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9-29-2011 @ 10:01PM
I was BLOWN AWAY by this article. And not in a good way. I pride myself on being especially tolerant and open to all viewpoints, whether I agree with them or not. And to read THIS as quoted from the article, REALLY rubbed me the wrong way:In the past, some conservatives who were in the guild because of friends challenged us, saying while we claim to be tolerant toward diversity, we weren't tolerant of different political views - just like GOP members of Congress today demand that the Democrats be bipartisan while refusing to compromise on anything.It's not about tolerance. We absolutely do not allow any comments in guild chat or Vent that are racist, sexist, or homophobic. And we also do not allow right-wing talking points. In other words, having women, gays, members of ethnic/racial minorities, or senior citizens in the guild is not a sign of "tolerance" -- it's who we are!" This person perfectly exemplifies the type of closed minded, ignorant and hypocritical thinking that is so rampant in our society today. To suggest that anyone leaning to the RIGHT of their views would by default NOT be accepting of all of those groups (gays, women, etc) is a notion I PERSONALLY find OFFENSIVE. These people make me sad for humanity. Whatever happened to giving people who don't embrace your political views the benefit of the doubt? Who knows, you might learn something....oh wait. These type of harpies already have all the answers.Disgusting.
9-29-2011 @ 10:18PM
I guess I have to ask you and others in the thread that have commented in such a negative way that if a similar guild were put together from say, Redstate, would it be more or less tolerant of dissenting views in its guild chat?No matter what you think of this guild personally, it's a fair question if you simply are criticizing because of the politics involved.Anyone that reads both sites as I do, can come to their own conclusions about that.As to the article itself, there's nothing wrong with people of like interests grouping together to be social and enjoy their favorite game. The guild itself sounds like a nice place to be if your views are consonant with the guild's specifically-stated leanings and if politics is an interest. It's not like it's a secret or anything.
9-29-2011 @ 11:13PM
"To suggest that anyone leaning to the RIGHT of their views would by default NOT be accepting of all of those groups (gays, women, etc) is a notion I PERSONALLY find OFFENSIVE."... but they didn't, at least that's not how I read it."Whatever happened to giving people who don't embrace your political views the benefit of the doubt?"Yeah, whatever happened to giving people the benefit of the doubt?
9-30-2011 @ 12:02AM
@MoaniqueThe problem is WoW Insider chose to allow a guild to air its political views. Personally I don't give a damn if the guild was from the Daily Kos or from the Tea Party. Such an interview could have been done without such partisan grandstanding as was done when it described the relationship in the guild. Let's try it:"The guild members are expected to avoid voicing certain opinions which go against the political values of the guild. If they don't like our values, they can go to another guild."See how much less partisan that is?
9-30-2011 @ 10:13AM
Conservatives are not necessarily sexist, racist, homophobic, or bigoted. But they *do* support candidates who on the whole push policies that make it more difficult to strive for equality. Even if that is not the rationale behind their support, they still help foster bigotry and inequality because of the policies their candidates push. On a slightly related note, it is absolutely hilarious how the party that represents the interests of big corporations suddenly adopts a victim complex the instant anything even remotely related to politics appears that they don't agree with 100%. The clear intent of the article was to showcase a unique kind of guild: one formed around a political background, with older leaders. And conservatives are reacting as if Wowinsider's entire staff went out and urinated on Ronald Reagan's grave.
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