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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 01:26 PM

59. I think it's time to let her go on DU

 

Attacking her does two problematic things:

1. It gives a misguided individual the attention she clearly craves.
2. It alienates sympathetic people who see this as a form of bullying.

The thing is, the ignoring approach is best. If this young woman wants to keep attention, she'll keep saying increasingly outrageous things. In the end, she'll take that one step too far, and that will be the end of that. People will rapidly disassociate.

I was more radical and mouthy when I was her age. I cringe at some of the shit I said. I would not want the world particularly examining and attacking me for it at that time. I give her slack.

But constantly highlighting and going after her is doing no one involve any favors. Not her, not us, and not Bernie Sanders.

She highlighted her cause, had a major candidate make some campaign adjustments, and got people talking. Awesome. Let's move on now.

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