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Sepharo wrote on Mar 13, 2018, 15:55:
Sorry I have to agree to some degree...
You made an absurd claim, that while couched as merely your opinion, doesn't change that it's so absurd that anyone engaging with you should seriously consider whether it's worth it.

Edit: Maybe some clarification is incoming... but to clear up from my end:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activism
You think none of that has/had value?

Call it what you like - but I stand by my "claim" that activism is utterly pointless, self-serving, and in some cases, destructive and counter-productive. Cite all the examples you like; there are reasons why each of those endeavors succeeded that go beyond basic activism. That mine is not a popular opinion on a very liberal-heavy site is hardly a surprise. But I don't consider that a bad thing - liberals are all too often ruled predominantly by their emotions and see value solely in "doing something" and "raising awareness" without stopping to consider the value of what it is they are doing and whether the result they desire is obtainable through their given methods. Worse, without considering results they remain painfully oblivious to the fact that their misdirected "actions" are often making their opposition stronger and hurting their own cause. They'd rather just "do something" (with the cozy little side bonus of feeling better about themselves for "doing something"). Feel free - I am not one to tell you how to live your life. You do you. But taking offense because someone points out the pointlessness of your efforts (not even in a pointed condemnation but simply in a stated incidental opinion) is about as productive as putting your little hashtag in front of whatever word is triggering you this week or lying down in a public place in front of a local news station camera. That I endeavor to accomplish things that are important to me through actual meaningful and considered action is a source of pride regardless how many over-emotional adult males tell me that my viewpoint is absurd.

EDITED for spelling because while I am perfectly fine being viewed as a loon by my friends here on Blues, I'd hate to be viewed as an uneducated loon.

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