It irked me David Bailey administrator scolds Steve about some casual political remark on the Sean Webb page, which I found apropos because it goes to the heart of posing to have critical thinking skills. Then David proceeds to go into a little pro Trump tirade that smacks of naked hypocrisy.
When I do actually intervene it is usually because someone has pressed the 'Report' button for one reason or another. The main action I take is to PM people and have a private discussion, though real trouble makers do get banned. My comment to Steve, was as an ordinary member.
In the past we have suffered attacks that threatened to bring discussion here to its knees. Either by trivialising the conversation, engaging in endless attacks against anyone whose views were not completely in line with "established science", etc. I took the job on for no pay or perks, simply because I felt that some of the subjects covered here are worth protecting.
In the USA here Capitalism is worshipped even though it has totally corrupted our politics.
Here in the US, I haven't met one Trump supporter who doesn't think Trump is trying to protect status quo, i.e. White Western Culture. OK, fair enough, nothing wrong with that, but isn't that a bias?
Surely it is possible to protect White Western Culture, without so much economic injustice and endless wars?