Talk:Dignity/courageous examples of graceful responses

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Truth and Reconciliation[edit]

There is a notorious episode in the history of Wikiversity that is still crying out for a sincere Truth and Reconciliation Process.

On October 19th, 2008, I wrote this:

Better Footing

  • The disruption, chaos, and turmoil that arose in the wake of two controversial and unjustified blocks has hurt a lot of people, as well as the project. We have seen such lamentable effects as stigmatization, shock, alienation and anomie, scapegoating, shattering of faith, and acedia. In some cases the level of distress has been so disturbing as to cause multiple bouts of projectile vomiting. We are not just talking about shpilkes in the gennektegessoink here. We are talking about toxic reactions sufficient to cause GERD.
  • Using a block as a coercive tool is neither an acceptable practice nor a sustainable practice in an authentic learning community. Such practices amount to Bill of Attainder and Immurement and have no place in Wikiversity, full stop. I can think of no practice more incivil, uncollegial, unscholarly, unbecoming, or physiologically toxic as binding and gagging a fellow scholar.


Moulton 20:16, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

When the requested Truth and Reconciliation Process did not materialize, I turned to satire and parody as the remedy of choice. It didn't repair the injustice, but it had a therapeutic effect for those sorely victimized by the corrupt exercise of raw political power. —Moulton 10:23, 24 February 2011 (UTC)