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Re: What's the point?

Posted by Beijing Man on August 21, 2008 at 18:22:09

In Reply to: Re: What's the point? posted by Activist on August 19, 2008 at 16:32:49:

By your logic any topic that any exmember cares about is fair game on this site. But that is not how this site has operated in the past. Certain topics, such as politics, have been off limits. Your posts are political in nature and not related to the cult in any way that I can see.

Like I said, why single out China for human rights abuses? The topic could quickly turn to human rights abuses by the U.S., for example, which arguably are more severe and far-reaching (abductions of foreign citizens,torture, renditions to foreign states that torture, illegal detentions, suspension of habeas corpus, military kangaroo courts, various war crimes, etc., etc., etc.)

Judging by the past here, however, such a conversation would be quickly shut down by co-ordinators. Maybe that has changed, though, and there is no longer any topic that is prohibited here, in which case, go ahead with your armchair activism. But if that policy has not changed, it is not fair that you can post political opinions while others cannot, especially during this critical U.S. election period.