Allow me, please, to present to you, in no particular order, some things that are not healthy for the Daily Kos community.
Thing the first: not being factual. For example, here is the verbatim quote from Markos about the NSA thang:
I don't give a shit
Seriously, I just don't care.
NSA spying is bad! So is stop and frisk. So is splitting up families by deporting children to countries they've never been to and don't speak the language. So is harassing American muslims.
Government overreach is bad. But to act like having the government track who you call is the height of government abuse is a very white privileged view of the privacy issue.
But as for Greenwald and Snowden? Seriously, I don't give two shits.
As evident in the quote, Kos' failure to "give a shit" is limited to Greenwald/Snowden and is not directed at the NSA abuses.
The emphasis in the quote is mine. Yes, Kos described something as being a "very white privileged view of the privacy issue." Again, emphasis mine. So let's review, shall we?
Things Kos described as constituting a very white privileged view of the privacy issue: acting like what the NSA was doing is the worst thing a government could do
Things Kos did not describe as constituting a very white privileged view of the privacy issue: what the NSA is getting up to.
In fact, he said the NSA spying is bad, but according to a lot of people, Kos doesn't think it matters, or doesn't care if it does. Misconceptions like that enable risible notions along the lines of Kos has sold site member data to the NSA, which of course explains his alleged lack of shit-giving on the NSA issue. It's all very nice and epistemic closeure-y, but it's, as I said, risible, not to mention straight-up CT. Which brings us to:
Thing the second: All this talk about how some people are here only to disrupt, etc., and are quite probably paid to do so, is nothing but toxic to this community. It's divisive and beyond pointless.
Whether or not there are people paid to comment here, for whatever reasons, couldn't matter less and here is why: