yettee wrote: ↑
4 days ago
"if a tree falls in a forest but no one is there, does it make a sound"?
If I may: no. If reality cannot be experienced, there is no reality, as someone has to be there to give to be there to give meaning to it. There is no way around human subjectivity.
Now you can go full postmodern yettee on that
About what @JLBB
did, of course it's immoral and it's no surprise many members here intuitively and immediately thought it was. I've made the same mistakes in the past and have been called out for it, before going full postmodern Fred on them, trying to justify myself, while of course I knew what I did was wrong.
That said, I think it's ultimately delusional to think you'll ever be safe on the internet or in this world in general. You might think of yourself as beyond reproach, until the times and the ways of the world change and you're now considered a terrible person for having an opinion that seemed safe at the time.
That's why I never refrain from just saying everything I think, because there's no point trying to protect yourself. For one I'd be selling my soul, and second, if you become a target, you could be a saint and it wouldn't matter, they'd find a way to get you.
Anyway, that does not mean you should be a dick and do whatever you want either. JLBB's post wasn't that gratuitous, it was a trade-off. He wanted to get a raise out of some members (and brag I guess) as he said. I have to admit that it made me laugh, in a 'Oh God I can't believe he did that!' manner.
I don't approve of it but it's a pretty minor offense on the hierarchy of internet sins. It's still wrong though, but it's good that we can point it out without implying he's a terrible person forever for doing that, like some people insist on doing in the current intenet zeitgeist. Let's just hope that one day he looks back on it and repents