@jcast Yeah... that's part of the problem for sure.
I mean, I can't exactly expect leadership in any movement to fully align their views with mine. That would be arrogant.
I would like to at least be unaware of their more toxic views, however. I understand that that is somewhat willfully blind. But is it too much to ask of leadership to stay on topic when voicing their thoughts in public?
Here, we have (by my reading) a leader attack an organization within the same movement based on a personal dislike, which they disguise (quite badly) as an issue tenuously related to the movement, with smoothly executed trolling tactics.
This isn't just a lack of discretion. It's effectively an abuse of their leadership position.
I don't think we can expect to come together if we let our leadership get away with this.
Then again, protesting this amplifies the issue.
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