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The "progressive" Process of Historization

by Lasthorseman Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 at 09:05:06 PM EST

I do realize people might take me as having a radical world view.  This leads to misunderstandings and things one may say in the heat of the moment.  

Given the number and scope of multiple impending "the earth will end tomorrow" type scenarios one would think liberal, progressive, the party who wants to be diverse and include everybody would have a far more clear policy about banning people who participate on politically oriented blogs to learn and interact with other people but may have said something resulting in a ban.  I would at least expect an email, a reply to an email,perhaps even a warning but no.  A ban from a "progessive" site removes your menu items for posting comments and diaries.  Now I could fully understand lasting under 48 hours over at hannity.com.  I can even understand my ban from dailykos but now I can claim bans from both orange and green.  boomantribune is my latest accomplishment and the inclusiveness, the diversity, the kumbahya is just as much an illusion as the power of "the decider".  It is not a ban that disturbs me as much as the method.  Stellar way to garner support for a cause.

The market for confirmation is far greater than the market for information.

I have wasted far too much time trying to interact, learn, offer support or become active in things that are going to fall apart soon anyway.  Time now is better spent stocking food, searching for that survivable homestead and practice riding the Apocalyptic horse.  I leave it to the pontiffs, the experts, those who are so far more enlightened than myself to save the world.  See Apocalyptic horse above.

Seems to me that a "yellow card" and "red card" approach is one way. Maybe a "sin bin" is better.

I think that banning should for the most part be unnecessary. Simply put: don't feed trolls.

While you have a pretty radical take on things, Last horseman, I don't see that as being grounds for excommunication.

Seems to me ET has evolved a fairly effective method of "self regulation".

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 at 06:25:36 AM EST

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