I am noticing a lot of newcomers pushing back on “off topic” posts in the commentary sections. These folks all seem to come from the rightward end of the political spectrum. Some describe themselves as such and others just slowly reveal this after many postings with their wording and sources and/or statements. Yet these are the loudest voices against “off-topic” discussions despite the very stark fact that the topic is anti-maskers/anti-vaxxers/anti-public health vocal proponents who repeat all the same propaganda and bullshit on their social media and then die or suffer severe damages from the very same virus they shitpost about. And non of their shitposting is original—copy-paste BS developed and repeated primarily in right-wing echo chambers as a wedge issue to garner support for movement conservatism and their candidates.
This is very troubling for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that those calling for this censorship are the very people who need to take a good hard look at who they support and those people’s actions that contribute to the deaths and harm of innocents—including the wedge issue of the 2A. Supporting one part of the party engaged in their propaganda fed wedge issue politics means support of ALL that party and that movement represents. They should be proud to defend their support and proud to own it as well—not sweep the uncomfortable reality under the rug or drive it away from the more popular and contemporaneous discussions on the commentary pages and to the less popular and less well-visited forum pages.
I understand the difficulty of managing and moderating a site like this (been there, done that) but if education is truly the goal of this site than pushing uncomfortable (to some) discussions out of the limelight does everyone a disservice especially since it is demonstrably a life and death issue and only one political end of the spectrum apparently doesn’t give a shit if people live or die just as long as they can maintain their position of minority power. If you support this than I say have the courage of your convictions and own it and defend your position. In the interest of educational discourse we should all be happy to have a civilized conversation about the underlying issues driving the issue at hand here at SAV.
this could be like the many "keister" debacles.
On the other hand, how many dirty names for men are there? There should be more because men are such assholes at times it blows my mind.
It takes two to tango in a relationship and if you're going through a bad marriage, perhaps you should look in the mirror to have some idea of what half of it looks like.
I did it to myself, and I didn't pass the sniff test either. I'm not perfect but I sure don't deserve foul names from men who don't know me.
Hey Rats, did you get my text??
We were asked to bring off topic discussions to the forum. That's NOT censorship. You can discuss what you'd like, just somewhere else on the website. For the most part, I just scroll through the off topic stuff anyway. When I want the news, I get it from a trusted news source, not social media. I love this site, I love the people, but it will never be a place where I gather news. I come here to pick on and talk about stoopid anti-vaxxers. Usually to get away from the news because gawd knows there's nothing good going on.
As far as the use of the "C" word, that's not censorship either. I understood it as VaxxyLady requesting we not use it on her posts. It's a reasonable request. You can search your vocabulary to find another suitable word. Use it anywhere else you wish on the site.
I‘m still kinda shocked that some of the most heartless / hateful people I’ve ever come across could be hung up on a word, any word. Depravity within bounds. What a concept. I know who not to invite to the next coke fueled orgy.
Is “bukakked with stupid“ offensive to anyone?