Here's Why the Conversations in these Threads are Important
Have we grown too thin skinned to accept other opinions? Have we become so divided that we wont listen to each other anymore?
It's important that we have these discussions, even with the acrimony. It's how we learn from each other. Both sides of the issues, on the same site, in black and white, I know it's a novel idea in this day and age. That's why c99 is an open discussion zone. Free range politics means we chickens can roam wherever we want.
Have you ever visited an echo chamber of a site, but stopped short of commenting because of the animosity, knowing you'll be banned for speaking up? You can do that here, for the world to see. There are folks that read this site every day, looking for answers. You wont find any answers in an echo chamber, unless one is looking for bias confirmation.
The world is running hot, so are emotions, I get that. We are all seeking understanding in a world gone mad where the truth is obfuscated by the constant drum beat of propaganda.
Now is not the time to shut up. I'm afraid that if we don't get our act together, soon, we are all done. At that juncture, who is right and who is wrong becomes a moot point. Forever.
We stand on the rim of the abyss, has there ever been a more existential time period in history? We slow walked to the edge but we now look determined to expeditiously sacrifice ourselves because of ourselves.
I'm a firm believer in free speech, I mean it. C99 will stand firm in it's convictions.