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Sometime I feel this site spends far too much energy on introspection and too little energy on the enemy. Ask yourselves: what would Rommel do?

Really, this is quite worrying as it gives me the exactly same feeling as from the failed leftist sects of the 60's and 70's: people who all have the same basic opinions but who schism over differences so tiny that no outsider can even grasp the nuance.




Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri Apr 10th, 2009 at 03:27:21 PM EST
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And yes, I've been wanting to say this for a long time.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri Apr 10th, 2009 at 03:29:56 PM EST
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I feel this site spends far too much energy on introspection and too little energy on the enemy.

Well, a certain instigator of mass murder probably explained that one;-
 "Henry Kissinger once said: "University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."

We aren't making a difference in the european dialogue, so we lack an underlying project which drives our conversations and keeps it on-track. We are reduced to being a group of disparate individuals who share a roughly similar political view. And given the multiplicity of our cultural backgrounds sometimes, in a written medium, we're gonna get things wrong in terms of how we say things or "hear" them said.

It is the biggest value of the meetups is that, seeing people face to face makes you much more tolerant of their foibles because you have an imprint of the individual as a person rather than just a faceless sig.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Apr 10th, 2009 at 03:45:13 PM EST
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That's probably true - but as I keep on saying, this is quite a new empowering phenomenon (online collaboration) and a certain amount of introspection is important (if not the meaning of life itself) in order to develop a dynamic organization.

This introspection imo is something that has to be gone through to realize the full power of what this empowering enables. I do not know what this will all lead to - but I suspect it will change the face of 'democracy'. I always have this very simple outlook: there are more of us at the bottom than at the top - so we are we getting fucked?

Yes, there are a lot of problems to be addressed immediately, but there is no short-term solution. We have to find out how to work together. To be proactive, rather than reactive. And that means questioning our own democratic values.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Apr 10th, 2009 at 04:44:22 PM EST
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