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aiwendil wrote

I think this is why they call the left a circular firing squad. I do think it is important for us to passionately discuss our differences, but I agree that we need to be able to respect each other. I think that the reason people had an issue with the "left is anti-science," post was largely how it was framed. I think you could make the case that there are those on the left who are reluctant to embrace technology, but broadly saying the left is anti-science with some poor examples is just asking for trouble. I don't see why this needs to carry over on to other threads though and I haven't noticed that so much.

I think the problem with ideological differences is not that we don't all want a better world, but our ideas of what that better world looks like. We can never get anywhere near that better world if we can't make some concessions to each other on the more minor issues. I think it would be a good idea to figure out what things we can mostly agree on and build our individual platforms from there. Maybe we don't all get everything we want, but everybody can get some of what they want.

I agree we are better than the bickering and right now it is more important than ever to stand united in solidarity with every person's struggles and in so doing build an understanding for why the issues that are important to others are so important to them even if they aren't as important to you.

I really feel like raddle has been a positive force in my life lately and I hope that it can continue to be a place where we can learn from each other, debate each other, maybe even fiercely debate each other, but when it comes down to it, to support each other.