[WikiEN-l] Metapedia - worse than Conservapedia

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 22:31:52 UTC 2007

Oh yes, I'm sure faux-intellectual white supremacists and Christian
fundamentalists absolutely need to be heard through their own
"encyclopedia". It's not like they would disavow the rights of others to
speak freely.

Oh wait, yeah they would.

While obviously freedom of speech is meaningless unless you defend the
rights of every nut job and hate monger to have his say, I certainly don't
have to condone what they are saying or support their project. Just because
I wouldn't forbid them from saying what they please doesn't mean I have to
advocate that they do so. The less heard from these crackpots the better.

On 7/25/07, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/26/07, Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Compared to Conservapedia, I don't see them having any
> > specific page attacking wikipedia in any shape or form...
> >
> > Wikipedians don't simply dislike Conservapedia because it is critical of
> our
> > endeavors, we dislike it because it is poorly written and fundamentally
> > opposed to the spirit of inclusiveness and neutrality that Wikipedia
> stands
> > for. The same goes for Metapedia. It's a lobby for a particular
> viewpoint on
> > subjects, not a fair and comprehensive encyclopedic endeavor.
> >
> First of all, you appear to feel you have the right to represent what
> wikipedians
> as a group dislike. That feeling is without justification.
> It would furthermore be quite legitimate to say that Encycopaedia
> Britannica
> falls well short of the requirements of neutrality that Wikipedia sets
> for itself.
> And yet that does not allow us to point a finger at Encyclopaedia
> Britannica and
> say that their compendium is a ridiculous endeavour.
> The world really has space enough for more than one viewpoint. And it
> certainly
> has room for more than the "neutral viewpoint".
> --
> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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