I've got to think the teeth-grinding in Admin is escalating to dangerous heights over Bernie [View all]
For when a site that has sold its soul to one candidate finds that its success, fame, and its very economic survival hinge upon the opponent's supporters, something has to give.
The first thing that on DU gave was civility, with the Swarm, the alert-abuses, the nitpicking PC vigilantees and the intimidation practiced daily.
The second thing that gave was the equitable treatment written in the Terms of Service, where people go MONTHS waiting for "review in 3 days" that never comes. There's formal "tombstoning", and then there's the "benign neglect" form. Neither of these is administered in a non-partisan, reasonable way, and bring no credit to the Admin or their lackeys.
What will be the NEXT inhospitality inflicted upon the visiting public? People who posted here for a decade no longer visit, even to say Hi. Some have died, but the others have been banned or quietly (or not so quietly) left in disgust. DU is bleeding of self-inflicted wounds, losing some of the most thoughtful, articulate and committed people any political party would be glad to have on their side.
It is social Darwinism at work...and while one would hope that people who could imagine a place like DU would be able to sustain the principles that made it what it was, all evidence to the contrary suggests that extinction is coming for this once reputable, proud and worthy website.
It's like cancer at Stage 4. No hope of recovery.
What is DU going to do when Bernie wins the nomination, and then the White House? Ever heard of the Black Swan event?
A Black Swan event is an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred. However, after evaluating the surrounding context, domain experts (and in some cases even laymen) can usually conclude: it was bound to happen.
The US has been peltered by a continuous migration of black swans this century....and Bernie is the logical outcome of them all.