|Forum topic by DKV||posted 425 days ago||799 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
425 days ago
Coastie and Rick, I love this site. I mean where else can you read about your favorite hobby, help those in need, grab inspiration AND banter about things that don’t matter (or in some cases do matter)? I agree that some of the best woodworkers in the business visit and use this site. It is a treasure trove of ideas, thoughts, projects, help, etc. The list could go on and on. Another great part of the site is the OT section. Not one other site has such a cross section of our society where hundreds of different opinions can be plugged into.
Believe it or not I enjoy everyone’s opinion. The only opinions I don’t enjoy are those that would have this site turned into a dictator controlled and regulated place where only the opinions of a few matter. This is America, not North Korea, Iran, or any of the other suppressed countries where you either preach the party line or you are banned. Isn’t America all about the ability to express an opinion and not get thrown in jail.
I’m curious as to why anyone would want to suppress this. Open thought helps those narrow minded individuals that might never have come to see reality but for our ability to see and hear ALL opinions not just those of a few. It is beyond me why individuals continue to try and control what others have to say. Is it fear? Is it a lack of self confidence that their beliefs may in fact not be the truth? Are they the ones so shakey in their beliefs that they are near the tipping point?
I’m not sure what the answer is to those wanting to control our lives but I am sure that this is probably one of the best social interaction sites on the web. Facebook? Google+? Twitter? None of these come even close to the interaction that can be had on LJs. For those that enjoy a very monitored and regulated woodworking site there is always Saw Mill Creek to be had. The straight and narrow is strictly adhered to over there. If that’s your cup of tea then please join them.
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