This call for some sense of common purpose and an end to the bitter divisiveness and petty infighting found within the broader polytheistic community should not be missed. While the pain the authoress clearly feels at the self-destructive behavior she see’s in our community is sharp poignant throughout, she also presents some good constructive ideas for moving forward.
“There is no such thing as speech that is free. You must pay for everything that you say.”
— Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Sykes, Jarhead
I am about to pay for my words.
This piece will likely make me very unpopular, because I am going to talk about a very large, nasty elephant in the Polytheist room. A very large, nasty elephant that a lot of people aren’t wanting to address with sincerity, much less with any intention of doing something about it.
I accept the impending consequences. I accept the coming backlash, the (intentional) misinterpretation of my words, the spitting of black toads and the toddleresque tantrum-throwing.
Indeed, I welcome it. What better way for my voice to be heard than through reactionary criticism of it? Those that hate me and what I have to say shall be my most adamant and dedicated Word-Bearers.
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