moderated Re: Non-permitted groups
I mentioned very recently that one of my reasons to be in this group is to get a better sense of the “defining culture” withintoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Groups.io. Mark has most clearly and eloquently established the “rules of participation” of HIS organization.
Like any “parent”, it is for him and him alone to set limits within “his house” that define “his values”. Since we are all known by the company we keep I see nothing whatsoever unreasonable here.
In his place, only strong convictions keep a steady course and avoid the shoals of timidity or inaction. One need only recall their own experiences as a child to understand that life can be very stressful in the moral vacuum that quickly arises when no responsible person establishes and enforces civility.
The individuals that founded this country were well aware of the forms of oppression that adversely affect minorities under pure "majority rule". They incorporated numerous checks and balances to mitigate this.
From what I have observed of his actions and inactions over recent months Mark consistently strives to “do the right thing”.
I am most favorably impressed to date with the moral balance Mark has established and maintains within Groups.io.