Emerson White wrote:
I am not disagreeing with the level of moderation, but I still would like a more clear directive.
Chris Kott wrote:
My favourite (read: most despised) technique that I have seen for seeming inclusive but actually being dismissive and condescending, is when someone states something to the effect of, "...and some people don't get it, and that's cool." Whether it's a technical or scientific point that's being discussed, or something on the spiritual or religious side, that last fragment of conversation serves to shut it all down. It sounds like they're being inclusive, but in suggesting that the technical or scientific point being discussed is lacking in perspective is actually condescension, at best.
It seems less than inclusive to me to suggest that someone lacks something in their personal or intellectual makeup which makes them incapable of understanding, regardless of how okay the poster is with that.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:
When I read the "and that's cool" part of the comment, it sounds more to me like "and I can accept that".
And the "some people just don't get it" does not sound as if the one who does not get it is lacking personally or intellectually, it just sounds like they don't agree, have a different point of view.