The Name of this Site is caucus99percent
First of all, I want to emphasize this comment made yesterday:
What I do continue to see though is what I term "broad brush insults". On both sides. Make a general statement about how bad this or that is and how stupid people are for doing this or that, while the generalized group targeted in the broad brush insult attack also include members of this site. On both sides. Without a clear distinction of intent those type of insults are easily transposed to any individual reading them. It's subtle and it hurts. It leads to division and is the antithesis of this site's premise.
I would hope folks keep this in mind as they pen their rants.
"Oh my, JtC how can you allow your site to be overrun by anti-vaxxers?!!!??"
For one thing I hate the term "anti-vaxxers". I am willing to bet that the vast majority of so called "anti-vaxxers" have ALL of their childhood and adult vaccinations, they are simply anti-this vaxx. Broad brushing the anti-vaxxer moniker is another form of "othering", lots of that going around, don't you agree?
The name of this site is caucus99percent.
This country has been "othered" into two camps, the vaxxed and unvaxxed, as if I need to tell you all that. The propaganda is thick, on both sides of the issue. It seems that dichotomy isn't lost upon c99 as well. Let me wax philosophically on that for a moment if you will.
One camp has the whole world and the vast Mighty Wurlitzer at its disposal. Everywhere you go and every form of media voices this camp's position. It is incessant and ubiquitous. You can't escape it. It censors all outside of its purview.
The other camp is threatened, ostracized, banned, cajoled, humiliated, censored, on and on, insert your own descriptors here _____. Guess where these folks have to go to voice their opinions. Is it any wonder that this camp gravitates to the very few sites that will allow them to be heard?
This site has always championed the voiceless and will remain that way until the day I die or it is taken down and "othered" by said Wurlitzer.
To that end, c99 will continue to stand upon its principles, to the bitter end. Like it or not, that is what this site is and always will be about. A voice for the 99 percent, especially when there are strong forces to the contrary.
I'll leave you with a quote from another essay here at the 99:
Covid has proven to be the most valuable tool in the arsenal of those that wish to divide us.
The name of this site is caucus99percent. There is room here for all 99percenters.