Question about this group's tolerance levels

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Question about this group's tolerance levels

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aug 15, 2007, 3:35 pm

Hello -- I've read some of the posts and have a quick question before joining and/or participating in this group. I don't see a predominant ideological focus here. Are multiple viewpoints truly tolerated?

(I was recently disinvited from the Political Conservatives group where I did tend to be feisty and opinionated, but that wouldn't have been enough. The real problem was that my views didn't match their narrow definition of conservatism and they silenced me by flagging my posts into oblivion. -- And, no, the irony of the threads title doesn't escape me.)

group - Political Conservatives
thread - Conservatives and Neo Nazis -- how much, if anything, do we have in common?
messages - 106, 128

aug 15, 2007, 5:40 pm

Well, this group has been near dormant, largely inactive since last year. It could easily be homesteaded and revived.

(This group might still carry some bad karma, as the founder of the group got himself banned from LT {the full story of that might be a story for another time}.)

Talk Groups tend to acquire the personalities of their frequent posters, so, with all the tumbleweeds rolling though here, you're right, there's no predominant ideological focus here.

aug 15, 2007, 11:09 pm

Thanks for the info Bob.

How'd the guy get himself kicked off?

aug 23, 2007, 3:27 pm

I really like the idea of a group to discuss politics where you don't have to pigeonhole yourself. If you take a step back and look at American politics from a distance, it seems like the dominant viewpoints espoused by political candidates and whatever media outlets are really pretty narrow. And it leads to an us vs. them mentality, which I personally find tiresome.

So. I'm glad about this group.