While I didn’t really care at the time. I am able to acknowledge the inappropriate placement of this post now that I have a clearer mind. I do not however wish to hide my feelings, as this was the mistake that led to such an outburst in the first place. So for now, if you wish to review the original rant, it is available as a gist. I offer this fully aware that it may be used as an attack vector, but my position is one that openness is essential, and therefore, the risk necessary.
With that said, I intend to redress some of these issues more succinctly here. I do not have fully time to do so at this moment, so I will just say this until then. From my perspective, there are some very difficult problems which seem to have no simple solutions sweeping various aspects of societies in some prominent western cultures.
From my own reading, at least, something very similar has happened at a few points already through history. Due to their pervasive and emotional context, these issues have now made their way, somewhat inevitably, into the Nix community. While the pedulum of history may be somewhat inevitable. I would at least like to find some sort of workable solution to these problems that is at least better than the current de facto us vs them situation it has seemed to cause elsewhere, and indeed is seeming to begin to be causing here and now.
I wish to do this for at least two reasons. I believe not speaking ones mind leads to resentment, and eventually radicalism which is the root cause of where the original post was headed. In the same hand, the person whom you wish to address, never getting the chance to here and address your honest criticisms, now also runs a greater risk of developing a radical attitude toward you, their own perceptions now left utterly unchecked by any seriously well thought oposition. This is essentially what I see developing here and now.
At least in America, political groups have always strongly disagreed, but I vaguely remember a time, before the internet, when it was still possible not to consider the other party not as an enemy per se, only as an opponent in a competitive sense at best, an idiot at worst. Due to the lack of productive dialogue though, as differences increase and widespread use of the fast comment style of internet posting grew. This has become more difficult as people respond more heatedly, and more drastically than they once seemed to.
We could just accept this as an inevitability in the Nix community, and allow a slow drift toward different factions popping up one by one as an inevitable cycle in human affairs, or we can at least attempt at a dailogue and work toward healing on both sides.
For me personally, at least, if we, as a community, choose not to try, then I no longer wish to be a party here, as I am afraid I cannot allow myself to remain silent on my views and opinions any longer for the sake of others, at the cost of my own personal health and energy. Especially since I consider my apparent adversaries as not really very far from me politically, in the broader sense.
To be continued…