[hackerspaces] Leadership abusing powers. Bullying. Extraordinary General Meetings.

peter phm at riseup.net
Mon Feb 23 05:19:03 CET 2015

On 22/02/15 18:08, JB Zurn wrote:
> Even this email thread is exhausting. If I had to listen to this at an 
> organization I would have quit already.

That's the point. Nobody had to listen. If you don't like 
thinking/ideas/philosphy then don't read my posts.

> I'm sorry, I understand how it feels when people don't like you. I had 
> few friends as a child. I finally figured out it was because people 
> didn't like being around me. So I did 2 things 1) I stopped subjecting 
> people to a situation that made them uncomfortable  (I left them 
> alone), and 2) I slowly learned what of my obnoxious behaviors was 
> upsetting them, and slowly changed them. Not because I was wrong, or 
> they were wrong, but because making people uncomfortable is mean.
> If I insist on doing stuff that makes people uncomfortable, -I- am the 
> one who is being mean.
> Food for thought.
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015, 12:28 PM Mark Rosenblitt-Janssen 
> <dreamingforward at gmail.com <mailto:dreamingforward at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > But more importantly, it's all so unnecessary. Why were you
>     still arguing
>     > about this in the first place, three emails later? It's such a
>     pointless
>     > argument about a tiny objection that can't possibly have been
>     something you
>     > cared that much about. If you had just said "sure fine
>     whatever", the whole
>     > issue goes away.
>     The reason is this:  everyone has their own little point of power upon
>     which the rest their identity.  For some, it's religion, for others
>     it's evolution.  Women know it well, because men have been
>     establishing the points of "truth" within the otherwise boundlessness
>     of (pre)existence to rest their soul on or using their strength to
>     establish it by fiat since time immemorial.  You simply didn't notice
>     the issue, presumably because your point of power is shared by a
>     million people.  The issue of using the pronoun "it" appears to be
>     (one of) Peter's.
>     A better strategy for Peter though is neither silence, nor frivolous
>     rebellions to get power:  it's to prove himself more capable in the
>     arenas in which the hackerspace's mission believes.  This is good
>     advice generally, since the issue of power is ongoing.
>     Marxos
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