Bryan Derksen wrote:
More seriously, it's a meaningless analogy that
provides no useful
insight. Who's appeasing who? Perhaps Wikipedia is appeasing SlimVirgin
by giving in to her demands that any mention of this gossip be
suppressed, in which case the same analogy supports the exact opposite
conclusion. "Appeasement" is not inherently good or bad, one has to look
at the details.
It was pointed out to me offlist that it looked like I was claiming
SlimVirgin was demanding this gossip be suppressed. That wasn't my
intention; I don't know who specifically is driving the suppression
efforts and don't think it's actually all that important to name names
here. My intent was just to point out how bad an argument the analogy
was by showing it can be used just as well to support the opposite outcome.