9-11-07 General Strike: Analysis of diverging viewpoints http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/8/16/83822/0180
Recently some diaries have appeared, reporting on the ongoing netroots organization of a general strike this coming September 11, 2007. Various websites and blogs have spread the initiative informally, which urges citizens to refrain from shopping, work and school in order to show widespread opposition to the Bush administration's continuing disregard and disdain for our Constitution and civil rights.
The goal of this diary is not to promote the strike itself or any particular agenda thereof; rather, my intention here is to analyze responses on Daily Kos to this general strike movement and provide a brief overview of general strikes in a historical context. As can be observed in this diary from two days ago, if there is disagreement among our community members it comes from perceptions about the "organization" of the strike and the issues about which it seeks to raise awareness.
Here is Kos' policy/position regarding "conspiracy theories:" http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/DailyKos_FAQ#Contro...
Today I did something I've never done before (not even during the Fraudster mess), and wish I'd never had to do.
I made a mass banning of people perpetuating a series of bizarre, off-the-wall, unsupported and frankly embarassing conspiracy theories.
I have a high tolerance level for material I deem appropriate for this site, but one thing I REFUSE to allow is bullshit conspiracy theories. You know the ones -- Bush and Blair conspired to bomb London in order to take the heat off their respective political problems. I can't imagine what fucking world these people live in, but it sure ain't the Reality Based Community.