Saturday, June 02, 2007

This Doesn't Count As Blogging, You Know

It's just linking, and cheering, and being awestruck. Ballastexistenz on community:

Good allies don’t threaten to cut off their support every time they hear something that makes them uncomfortable.

Critiquing the priorities and power of a group that someone belongs to might just be a sign they care about that group, not a sign that they are evil incarnate or “infighting” or all that crap.

Critiquing power structures that benefit certain people above others is not the same thing as saying these are bad people who must go away and leave us alone and that we don’t appreciate them.

At the same time, it’s not always our job to reassure you that you’re not evil and awful and stuff. At some point just decide that as axiomatic and move on to something constructive like figuring out what’s right and wrong and trying to do what’s right.

Yeah, that's all you get. For the rest--GO.

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