Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Kool-Aid Shout

I'm a bit weirded out at some of the behaviour of one of the Occupy groups I follow on plus. Twice now they've done posts that I disagreed with, I offered a criticism of the post, and they then deleted the entire post.

I'm not sure how to take this; is this a sign that they agreed with me? Is it a form of quiet retraction? Should I feel happy or offended?

The second post was today where they posted about Occupy being rooted in anarchism and as a great anarchist triumph. I said something to the effect of "There are a lot of others in the movement, many of whom are opposed to anarchism; it would be unwise to plant the anarchist flag on it unless you want to drive the rest of us away". It started to get a handful of +1s and then *foom* away went the original post. I don't remember what the first one was about (it was a few weeks ago).

(Update: they re-posted, with the following added: 「When I first shared the article, there was immediate disagreement about portraying Occupy as anarchist and excluding others. This was not my intention; obviously Occupy is supported by an overwhelming diversity of voices.

I deleted the post to give me time to reflect on it further; in the end I decided to repost and remind everyone that nothing posted here represents Occupy in any official way.」)

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