Monday, July 2, 2012

FtB: The totalitarian hivemind that doesn't tolerate dissent... but is also tearing itself apart in an internal flamewar?

I hate to say it, but I agree with this commenter. The Harassment Wars over at FtB, well, that was a conversation that needed to happen, but it's getting really tedious at this point, and it is frankly starting to turn me off to FtB just a little bit. It's not really the actions of any particular individual (though I have to point out that a solid month before his involuntary departured, I pointed out that Greg Laden was the prime example of somebody who was on the right side but being a total dick about it), but rather, it's just that this admittedly necessary discussion is getting really, really tiresome.

Which makes it all the more funny when people post all kinds of nonsense about how FtB is a "totalitarian state", a "hivemind", does "not tolerate dissent". Yeah, um... if FtB was like that, it would be a lot more peaceful right now. Just sayin'...


  1. Ah, but you see, they're s n e a k y totalitarians.

  2. When conservatives or christians wish to Dissent or "Digress", they get called names, boycotted, slandered, and everything short of assassinated by liberals and atheists in the attempt to utterly Silence / Shame them. And when this is brought up, the reaction is "boohoo". So now for an atheist liberal to say that it's the Conservatives that are the main perpetrators of harassment for political / religious dissent is hypocritical and ludicrous. Free Thinking society MY ASS. You're only allowed your opinion IF you're liberal or atheist.