Date: August 27, 2014
While it is not always true that the enemy is just someone you’ve yet to win over…I’ve often felt that they [most people] should be approached, with a dose of that mindset.
Holding a diplomatic dialogue, with those in a system oppressive towards us, with an aim to bridge understanding…that is admirable.
I don’t have any problems with this, at all. In fact, I’d like to see much more respectful “give and take” exchange, becoming the norm in how we interact with others.
Another thing…standing on their turf, while contesting and making your own case, is powerful. It says “my ideas and voice belongs here”, in a way that you just cant replicate through other venues.
This is one of the reasons, why I forge a space for myself outside of the sheltered boards…It’s important to “stand on their turf”.
…And I agree with [Tom]…Not everybody who gets caught up into the sex abuse industry, is a misunderstood saint, lacking all need for outside intervention.