Bigotry (you win, I give up)
rurpy at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 20 21:34:05 EDT 2017
On 04/20/2017 01:46 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
> I am not obliged to address every point of every post, and the absence
> of comment on any particular point is not generally to be read as full
Certainly anyone is free to choose to ignore bigotry on the list,
because one agrees with it, or does not want to oppose the poster,
or any other reason; that is a perfectly valid individual decision.
But that does not apply to an entire community. When members of the
community en masse react that way, and a few even laud the bigotry,
and still no protest, that is a condemnation of a community's ethics
and pretty indisputable proof the CoC is a tool, to be dragged out
when convenient to repress unpopular opinion or posters and ignored
when it interferes with propagating the popular view.
>> "if you are going to have a CoC, it must be applied even-handedly."
> I agree entirely with that.
Sadly, agreement is meaningless if ignored in practice.
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