On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Oliver Keyes <ironholds(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I've been in the Wikimedia movement for over a
decade now. I've seen
Wikimedia-l. I've seen internal-l. I've had death and sexual assault
threats show up in my inbox.
And this, /this/, is genuinely the most
horrified I've ever been by any message I've seen yet.
Nope. I've read worse from you, Oliver.
This email is not a good faith email. it is not,
neutrality of its language, a civil email. It's the kind of blinkered,
detached, ultrarationalist gaslighting I associate with people in
No assumption of good faith. No discussion of the issues. No admission
that different people can legitimately and normally interpret things
in different ways. The framing of things so that the options are that
James is a liar, stupid, or suffering from PTSD. Whether deliberately
or not, it is deeply manipulative and frames the entire discussion
with assertions that James is disconnected from reality.
Many of the active posters write like this to this very public list on a
daily basis, and it is quite hurtful to many people. Much more hurtful than
this private email.
But whatever, let's open up yet another thread for people to go after each
Brilliant move, you civilized people.
This is my personal email address. Everything sent from this email address
is in a personal capacity.