I would hope you would know better than to throw straw men into the air and assume either myself or Simon are daft enough to fall for it. It is you who are misprepresenting others. My criticism of the OP was directly on topic. However, your personal remarks towards others are indeed meta-discussion.Monlam Tharchin wrote: ↑Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:59 pmMantrik and Simon, instead of simply disagreeing, criticisms and insinuations about others' Dharma practice being cowardly or incomplete? Misrepresenting our position and dismissing us as snowflakes doesn't show any desire to communicate.
If this is how metadiscussion about politics goes, maybe you can see why some feel the way they do by the actual political discussions themselves.
I'm not sure about a ban on politics here but this thread is kind of a microcosm of the problem
Kalden Yungdrung and I aren't newbies here either. I would hope that input about DW from a member since 2010 would be met with more than derision.
I think I was entirely accurate in describing the OP as in tune with 'snowflake' students who seek to shut down debate they may find upsetting by banning speakers and setting up 'safe spaces'. That's exactly what was being proposed.
Quite what someone's length of time as a member here has to do with the validity of an argument I don't know. Let's see.......I joined in 2012 and have contributed far more posts than KY, even with a gap and re-registering. I have also been a Mod. All of which shows that you can be here a long time, post many thousands of times, be a Mod, and still write nonsense.
I am responding to the OP (Original Post) not the other interpetation of OP (Original Poster).
The Original Post was not written in well-constructed English but expressed a view.
To describe that post and view as in tune with that of 'snowflake' students is not an attack on the person but a refutation of that view. Thank you.