Political discussions in this group
- Look, I know everyone has their political ideologies and opinions
and some are quite passionate about them. I also understand that
this is a very important election for our country. I have my
political beliefs and opinions like everyone else. Like most of you,
I am also concerned about what will happen to our country in the
I joined this group for discussion about podcasting, not politics. I
am here to make friends and learn new things in a positive
environment intended for a specific subject, not to make enemies in
a heated discussion about opposing political points of view, most
all of which are subject to the beliefs and viewpoints of the
individual antagonists/protagonists involved in the debates, no
matter what side of the political fence they sit on.
Your arguments are not going to sway my opinions and my arguments
are not going to sway yours. Why bombard me with all this rhetoric
when we could be collaborating on a common passion we all share
If I want to get into political debates with someone I will join a
political newsgroup. There are more than plenty of them out there
and I can easily find one I am comfortable with and fit my political
But that isn't the purpose of this group, and it doesn't belong
here. I don't care if it is pro- Rebublican, pro-Democrat, pro-
Libertarian, pro-Green Party, whatever. This isn't the place for it
and as member of this group it offends me to get these e-mails
stuffed in my mailbox every day. It is destructive to relationships
in the group and detrimental to the cause. It does nothing to
promote or positively impact podcasting and it simply doesn't belong
I believe an individual's political viewpoints are their own private
business and not anyone else's concern. I have my own strong
opinions but I keep them to myself and don't try to push them on
someone else. I don't want anyone else pushing their ideologies on
me. Your political and religious views are personal. Vote the way
you want to vote, but don't tell me how to vote and don't try to
sway my vote or get upset because I don't vote your way. My vote is
my vote, not yours, and who you support and vote for is nobody's
business but your own.
If everyone in this country treated everyone with more RESPECT (a
Republican mantra) and were more TOLERANT of differing points of
view (a Democratic mantra) - see? No one is "holier than thou" here,
all political parties are self-righteous and full of it to a large
degree, so there really IS common ground here - If everyone actually
practiced these mantras this country would be a lot more united,
even with differing opinions.
Someone said they were going to unsubscribe from the group because
someone else bashed his views. Childish? perhaps. Then again, it is
to be expected when someone is offended and feels alienated, which
is completely the opposite of what this group is supposed to
I will unsubscribe from this group myself if this nonsense doesn't
stop. Childish? No. It simply isn't why I joined this group and if
that is what it has degenerated to it is no longer a productive
group about podcasting and serves no useful purpose for me as a
Is that what you really want? To polarize people and chase off those
who may have differing political or religious opinions but could
otherwise offer valuable contributions to this group and the world
of podcasting? Or do we want to build a community to assist and
elevate each other and ourselves with RESPECT and TOLERANCE to all
It's your choice. Vote wisely.
On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 15:45 +0000, Rick Savoia wrote:
That's an interesting statement, and part of the problem.
My beliefs are swayed by strong, logical arguments. Anyone who
doesn't respect and listen to strong arguments is treating their
opinions as religion. Religion is based on faith, not fact. I prefer
my politics (and everything else) to be based on fact.
> Your arguments are not going to sway my opinions and my arguments
> are not going to sway yours.
- Oh, goodness.
Instead of acknowledging and respecting the point of the post you want
to draw me into a philosophical argument over the semantics of it.
No offense, could we please keep this group focused on podcasting and
leave the politics, religion and other topics for flame baiting to
their own groups?
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> That's an interesting statement, and part of the problem.
> My beliefs are swayed by strong, logical arguments. Anyone who
> doesn't respect and listen to strong arguments is treating their
> opinions as religion. Religion is based on faith, not fact. I prefer
> my politics (and everything else) to be based on fact.
> Best regards,
> > Your arguments are not going to sway my opinions and my arguments
> > are not going to sway yours.
- On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Rick Savoia <rick@...> wrote:
> Oh, goodness.Which actually begs the question:
> Instead of acknowledging and respecting the point of the post you want
> to draw me into a philosophical argument over the semantics of it.
> No offense, could we please keep this group focused on podcasting and
> leave the politics, religion and other topics for flame baiting to
> their own groups?
Of those podcasts that contain matters of such a sensitive nature, do you
have your own forums for discussions? And if so, what software are you
using, and what has the success been in using a forum? I know that a decent
sized audience is usually required for such a thing, but is anyone out there
doing it with a decent result?
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