I am pissed off after more allegations of spookery than I can even remember, so my apologies but this shit has got to stop.
That’s reasonable, but still might be cause for wondering why some people think this of you
The logic of the bullying is to attack the target for everything, including trying to avoid engaging with toxic bullying.
I try to stick to the questioning of assumptions, but consider non-responsiveness as being a weak point in any set of assertions. For instance, why should the rights of men that ‘feel’ they are women trump the rights of biological women?
I don't like the "Fight Club" ethos that is sustained here in part beacause of desire for a very narrow bandwidth of ideas to prevail.
You are the one that tries to ‘no-platform’ people that challenge your assumptions, not me, I want to talk about it because I do value widely varying belief sets.
The worst sorts of personal attacks are perpetuated- or simply normalized-because of this, I feel.
Attacks are generally directed at those whose ideas run counter to dominant social conditioning. As you did to me from the start by claiming I am a right-winger. This is simply a passive aggressive way to avoid having to address sticky questions.
If we can bring ourselves much more solidly into the domain of ideas and much less into the realm of personal attacks, this board will begin to get a lot healthier.
Well, that is not to be disputed, but we get ‘much more solidly into the domain of ideas’, only if we allow contrary ideas to ferment so as to produce better ideas.
Sounder » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:21 pm wrote:I have advanced several challenges to AD, without rancor, -yet never get an answer. Why is that?
My interactions with you are often frustrating and unrewarding- that is a big reason why. I certainly have tried to engage with you.
Oh please, I will continue to pepper your productions with questions regarding the legitimacy of the assumptions that appear to drive your world view, ignore those questions as you wish, they are apparently directed toward others.
None of us is under any particular obligation to dance to another's tune. I wish we could all accept that more.
That is funny, coming from someone that only allows two-step dancing.
All these things will continue as long as coercion remains a central element of our mentality.