I should start by saying I don't understand a lot of the mechanics of this site. Now it's suggested that I don't understand the politics, either.
I just posted a diary explaining why I no longer ID as a Democrat after having been a Democratic elected official in my first career.
One of the responses is that this is a Democratic site and therefore my remarks are out of order.
I did not intend to be out of order.
Some years ago, I wrote an op-ed in opposition to the Iraq War, and a friend of mine suggested that I post it on Kos. I did, and my account remained dormant until recently, in spite of the fact she's regularly pestered me to have a presence here.
I reluctantly posted some of my American Indian flavored writings, and the responses encouraged me to post more. That was a pleasant surprise.
Now I'm told that if I can't support the party, I don't belong here.
If that's the case, I'm not offended. Just let me know what the rules are and I'll follow them. I understand I don't own this cyber real estate, and I have no interest in putting the amount of work into my diaries that I do if people find them offensive.
Because I'm Indian, I am used to writing for a small niche. That's my normal world.
Because, as far as I can tell, there's no central authority to ask, I'm going to put up a poll and abide by the results.