Posted by Kim on May 12, 2000, at 22:53:28
In reply to Re: here we go again (sigh), posted by boBB on May 12, 2000, at 20:13:27
At the top of MY babble page it says "This is a board for mutual education and support." Some of the postings on this particular thread have been neither educational nor supportive.
Having had extensive experience with the issue of "free speech" in the context of my professional life, I will add the following in a spirit of education: "FREE SPEECH" is subject to restrictions on the time, place, and manner in which it is presented. (Classically, you may not yell "fire" in a crowded theatre.)
Similarly, I do not believe it is appropriate to allow anyone to repeatedly violate the supportive atmosphere which has been created on this board. As posters to this board, we have created a society which has proved to be remarkably well mannered in dealing with differences of opinion. Strong opinions can be offered without resorting to name-calling or personal attacks.
The vast majority of the members of this board strive to keep this a safe, civilized forum. And the majority of us feel some degree of vulnerability due to our situation. It would be unjust (and very, very sad) if we need to weigh the danger of being attacked before participating in Psycho-Babble.