Hello again, Wil.
It's obvious that I'm not going to change your mind - nor is it my place
to do so. But there /is/ one question of you that I would be remiss to
On 05/23/2014 11:49 PM, Wil Sinclair wrote:
If they are exposing serious problems
that desperately need fixing, then what does it matter what their
Because their priorities are out of whack. By their obsession over nits
and trying to find things to hold against the projects and their
participants, they necessarily will uncover things that need fixing...
Over and before the numerous much larger, much more complicated and much
more *important* things that need fixing that are plain for everyone to
see but just don't happen to be usable as weapons against others.
(Systemic bias, participation by women, the changing editor landscape,
increasing PR manipulation... I could go on all day).
Also, they harp repeatedly on the same points over and over that have
been "asked and answered" by the community, the discussion of which has
repeatedly shown to be both unproductive and cause for strife. Given
that strife is their *objective* that is perfectly predictable -- but
that's not a worthwhile endeavor for someone who wants to be a
productive participant in the movement.
Case in point is their obsession with imagining that the project are
replete with pedophiles and pedophile-enablers, focusing on what they
hallucinate is a lack of diligence in handling the matter because we do
So perhaps you can understand why you emerging from WO with questions
about "child protection" rang all sort of alarm bells. You didn't look
like you were genuinely curious but as though you were simply aping one
of their calls for war. Coming from most anyone else, it'd have been
dismissed as simple trolling - but you are *not* anyone else.
Like it or not, you are the spouse of the most visible person of the
movement and what you do will always be associated with what Lila does.
Imagine a little what your reaction would be if the spouse of your
local chief of police was publicly socializing with known gang members?
Yes, you are your own person -- but you do not live in isolation and the
motives of who you hang out with *does* matter.