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  •  What I am talking about (2+ / 0-)
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    2thanks, Wee Mama

    As a group, we are open to criticism. The reason why I framed that particular debate "Idealist/Pragmatist" is because I had been using "roxxer/suxxer" before but thought it was way too harsh and thought I may accidentally add fuel to the fire by framing it in that, to be quite honest, childish way.

    But I do understand your objection, next time I post about the topic I will employ your suggestion. I hadn't thought of dissenter/supporter. Perhaps it may remove some of my own (unintentional) bias.

    Specifically about torture: no its not nice, and its not pretty. Sometimes situations aren't. We are not diary police. Passionate situations often call for a little incivility from time to time. But, if you feel you have gotten caught up in the endless wars about people and not issues, about worrying about who hr'd whom for what reason and dragging crap up from 3 years ago when this one person hr'd someone because they said X, then we are here for you.

    Thats why I like this system so much. We aren't going to follow any one around. We are here to make suggestions and provide a private environment where people seeking help to get away from the personal drama, we are here to lend an ear and our suggestions/criticism. People seek us out, we wont be following from diary to diary making sure that everyone lives up to some impossible standard of "politeness".

    •  Roxxer/suxxer (2+ / 0-)
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      rexymeteorite, 2thanks

      personalizes the debate as if it is all about a person, namely, Obama.

      It's about policy... and despite the constant reminders many of us make of this, people keep reducing the debate to acceptance or rejection of a person. That's just way too limiting and constricting as a definition.

      It is rather one dimensional, simplistic, and really doesn't work. I agree it is childish.

      Idealist/pragmatist also frames the discussion in limited terms, and defines all debate in a singular, inaccurate context.

      Thanks for giving consideration to my thoughts.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:48:10 PM PST

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