[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 22:26:38 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 07:29:45 +0000, Alex Taylor wrote:
> Finally "endorsing" the text would give the rebel group a legitimacy which
> they neither have, nor deserve.  It's instructive to look at the track
> record of these renegades.   The Guile and Guix projects have both excluded
> and/or vilified people who disagree with the people in power (the same
> people who push the "social contract").    If you choose to endorse this
> text, bear in mind that the words are imprecise so don't be surprised if,
> sometime down the road, your endorsement is used as a weapon against you
> when you fall out of favor with the powermongers.

While it's fine to disagree with a particular strategy for a group of
people, please avoid overly subjective and hyperbolic terms like
"powermonger"---it does not add anything constructive to already
inflamed discussion.  Let's try to stick with stating facts, which can
be concretely debated effectively.

Mike Gerwitz

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]