- Oct 14, 2019
Well it depends on our power whether you the moderators will be able to deal with such responsibility. I'm not saying being unable to do so is a bad thing. You guys have your own lives to handle. It's not necessarily a bad thing but if it's done badly it will be bad and that's why I'm skeptical. But if you think that you will handle this easily then go on with this twitter.I disagree with the majority of people that participated in that poll. Having a Twitter account isn't necessary a bad thing if we believe that our position and values are legitimate. I'm confident we have the moral high ground. The issue is, we can't ever control the narrative or fight back on bad faith accusations if we're always defensive. No idea ever established itself by being merely passive - look at any civil rights movement in the history of mankind. I also think that people who voted 'No' in the poll subconsciously accept the narrative that we're evil and bad and harmful and that we need to hide in the darkness. I refuse this narrative.
The problem is that some people are idiots. We are being raised to think that freedom is not needed and someone else should decide for us. But again if you think you can talk to them why not? We should break all taboo. We should talk about sex. About anything. And I would love to see someone saying something else about suicide rather then "it will be ok it will pass go to a psychiatrist you freak".Being suicidal is okay and the legal and moral right to take your life and end your own suffering is very important if we want to pretend to live in a compassionate and empathic society. What empathic person is gonna prolong the unbearable suffering of a person that sincerely want to die? It's sad and I wish it wouldn't happen but I can speak from my own experience that reality isn't pink and bubbly. It's a cruel planet and I can't blame anyone that simply wants to leave for whatever reason. It's honestly not even my business to judge their reasons. Giving people the power to make this consenting and informed decision for themselves - and that includes giving them information - is crucial.
In my country you could be attacked for such words and called "far left". Eh it's not even 100 years since we can choose our rulers. I'm angry at that too you know? I wish people understood us that the life is not always easy.But I guess it's such an outrageous thing nowadays to simply say "My body, my life, my decision". And that decision might include ending all of it - that's part of being an autonomous human being. I have the legal and moral autonomy to decide over my own life, period. If saying those words is controversial, too controversial for a twitter account, we'd rather end the right to die movement right now.
But if we don't try it will stay the same so we have to try... We just have to calculate and minimize the risks.
But of course if you decide to stay I will give you all my love to support you. Which isn't a lot but maybe it will be enough... Unless I forget which is likely but.... I hope you will succeed!