True, but there was a healthy dose of sarcasm in my post, as to what happens when there's too much micromanaging of threads: it does indeed, take away the diversity of opinions & news reporting , just as you say ....
Okay Madame, which is it? Avoid the people that you don't get along with and play nicely on the playground or do Trump supporters ( such as yourself, edible and runaway ) get a special pass on that?
I see you didn't even address the issue of the misattribution of quote, which started this entire mess. And furthermore, wasn't corrected until a moderator stepped in with a warning. How would you like it if I posted a quote with your name and refused to correct it ( properly ) but ran around the mulberry bush of confusion because it garnered more attention and stirred up a shit storm?
Why couldn't SHE have just corrected it when I asked? All I asked is that she remove "Ahavati said" and she refused until warned by a moderator.
Since when, by your own dictates, is it okay to conduct oneself in such a hateful manner as runaway or edible, whom you yourself have warned and banned for her unacceptable behaviour?!
You and I have had COUNTLESS personal conversations over the four-year course of Trump's presidency, and not ONCE have I ever been hateful or derogatory to you about it. On the contrary, I was always respectful and in agreement with you that this was happening for a reason, regardless of my dislike for Trump.
I haven't visited runaway's thread until I clicked your link because I DON'T CARE what opinion he has or how he expresses it. I am not interested in such a thread, not its contents, as evidenced by my lack of participation. He has a right to both a thread and opinion without me interferring. UNTIL he steps in my thread to shit all over the place with disrespect. I've posted only a handful of times in edibles' latest, and only once to her directly for the same reason.
Here, remember this guy you nominated for president because of his speech in regards to our conspiracy, right wing, ultra conservative, Proud Boy, Oath Keepers, and QAnon supporters?
Hemi for President !
He's got it right:
In regard to all of it, every piece of it, every carved manatee and trick full of pipe bombs, itís the determination to only see what fits your worldview....thatís the central thing.
How much more evidence do you need? How many more on-camera quotes and on camera outing themselves do you need to see? What would actually constitute proof for you? At what point do you decide to accept what is in front of you? At what point do you decide that just once, the world is as it seems, no black hats, no double double double conspiracies, just a group of people who are afraid for loss of their privilege and power that they have had for generations, coupled with declining education and financial status, the rise of ďfree speechĒ social media controlled by a small group of wealthy people and very expensive computers and then at last someone unscrupulous enough to see a voting block who would sweep him to power....what part of that ending badly with heavily armed paranoid people trying to ďtake backĒ government doesnít ring true for you? What part do you need explained to you? What part of 50 years of increasing poverty and social divide between richpoorbkackwhitehavehavenot which has brought civil unrest to every single society that this has happened too as far back as we have written records do you not find convincing?
Get out of the politics and look at the society.
The breathtakingly vain view of a bog standard US citizen right now is that they have no lessons to learn from history, that this is some unique and new thing in how societies have always behaved.
The rich are too rich, there are far too many poor, the middle class is broke, the American dream died at the end of the 60ís (maybe mid 70ís), politics doesnít serve its people, and power goes to those who can create or group enough hate together to shout all others down.
Welcome to the world.
Read a book.
Specifically read the history of Rome from the rise of the Gracchi to the death of Antony and cleopatra, then tell us again how special your little republic going up in flames is....
Here's another for posterity's sake:
Step one: Ignore the fact that a dishonest source was quoted, and instead demand that it should be discussed anyway as being as true and valid as any other point of view.
Step two: accuse the person of a made up thing to divert from the use of obvious lies. Donít be smart enough to understand that the obviously made up thing was made up to help stupid and usually racist people not feel so bad when their actions are held to account
Step three: complain again about how nobody wants to listen to you.
Step four: continue to only quote things that reinforce your dullardís world view and personal fears, fed by your total lack of understanding of how the world actually works, and your inability to learn it. Donít worry about the credibility of the source. Donít read the replies. Donít stop for a moment to wonder if the philosophy is right, and maybe the true exercise of intelligence is the learned ability to consider information and make an informed decision about the veracity of it.
Keep going. Keep banging away. Keep winning the internet. Go to your grave, your lineage of stupid firmly secure, a solid legacy of the mediocre, knowing you really did a good job of winning the internet on a poetry forum. You put aside world peace, mental stability, book smarts, credibility among your peers, but goddamn if you didnít really show whoís boss, anonymously, pointlessly, among the 5 people in 7 billion who read it, on a poetry site....
Repeat from step 1. Do it as fast as you can. Make sure you are fast. Quickly.
So which is it, Madame? Hemi for president because he has it right? Avoid members you don't like or who you know dislike you to play nicely on the playground?
Or fuck Hemi for President because he's got it all wrong? And fuck playing nicely on the playground because fuckall Trump supporters have a right to voice their opinions, in whatever way they choose, in whoever's thread?
Which is it?