Please don't use Lemmy :( Human rights, oppression 

Human rights mean a lot to me. I joined the Fediverse to make the world a nicer place. My efforts are pathetically small, but hopefully make at least a tiny difference.

I used to recommend Lemmy very strongly, thought the people who develop it were nice folks interested in making the world better too.

However, recent discussions with the developers has changed my mind completely.

I am very suspicious about their motivations now.

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@feditips Proud of you for speaking out about this touchy, but important, topic. Iemmy.ml (which displays plenty of content from lemmygrad.ml) being the face of Lemmy is as problematic as, for example, if Gab were the face of Mastodon.

The large amount of pro-authoritarian propaganda on lemmy.ml is very shocking, considering that lemmy.ml is the most prominent instance of Lemmy run by Lemmy's developers.

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(Retyping toots to fix broken links, sorry.)

@feditips Look at the modlog:

lemmy.ml/modlog

"Removed Community Libertarian, in the pursuit of a free society reason: No conservative communities allowed"

"Removed Community Conservatism reason: No conservative subs allowed"

There is so much wrong with this.

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@feditips First, libertarianism is not necessarily conservative. Libertarianism is about empowering people over governments. In fact, libertarianism originated from left-wing politics:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertar

There are left-wing and right-wing flavors of libertarianism:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-lib

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-li

Here's a diagram of what libertarianism includes:

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia

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@feditips Second, I get that lemmy.ml describes itself as "leftist" but deleting conservative communities (ones that are not far-right) without further explanation is too exclusionary for the most prominent instance of a fediverse platform.

Deleting the libertarian community and then trying to justify this by saying "it's conservative" is too much.

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@feditips The opposite of libertarianism is authoritarianism, and that's what Lemmy is promoting right now.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorit

The entire concept of the fediverse is libertarian, so this is a very strange position for Lemmy to be taking.

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@feditips There's now a post about this thread on lemmy.ml:

lemmy.ml/post/78808

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