“If a person cannot solve a conflict with a friend, how can they possibly contribute to larger efforts for peace? If we refuse to speak to a friend because we project our anxieties onto an email they wrote, how are we going to welcome refugees, immigrants, and the homeless into our communities? The values required for social repair are the same values required for personal repair. And so this discussion must begin in the most micro experience. Confusing being mortal with being threatened can occur in any realm. The fact that something could go wrong does not mean that we are in danger. It means that we are alive. Mortality is the sign of life.”
“Bad argument gets counterargument. Does not get bullet. Never. Never ever never for ever.”
I will not delete or otherwise attempt to hide public statements. Exceptions:
- I believe the statement poses a serious risk of imminent harm to others.
- On platforms that don’t permit editing (Twitter) I may delete a post immediately after publication in order to correct minor typographical or grammatical errors.
If I edit an existing statement in order to change its intended meaning, that edit will be clearly indicated and the old version of the text will be preserved. (Editing for typos, spelling, and grammar will not typically be noted. Editing for clarity will be noted at my discretion.)
Requests To Disengage
If you request that I stop speaking to you, I will.
- If you speak to me, I may respond.
- I may rebut public false claims or mischaracterizations of me or my beliefs.
I will not attempt to evade the “block” features of social media sites in order to contact anyone.
To understand what another person is saying, you must assume that it is true and try to imagine what it could be true of.
— George Miller ("Miller's Law")