Information Control on Dissenting Opinions
Check out this recent comment:
Finally I find a way past all of the slick search engine traps to a blog actually talking about the TEAM for what it is! I have a LOT of family currently involved in the team, and I am having serious trouble watching them slip deeper and deeper and watching them spend their money on what is so clearly a scam. They all think that I am just trying to call them stupid because I’m the only one who has gone to college, but I’m really concerned that they are blowing serious money on this thing. I cannot find a way to reach them on this issue, because every time I try they accuse me of just not understanding how TEAM works and how its just been so great for their lives. I am watching their lives, and it looks awful.
Many TEAM/LIFE/MFC blogs are clones of one another. What’s the common denominator aside from copy-and-paste posts? There are few, if any, dissenting opinions in the comments sections of these blogs. Visit any TEAM/LIFE/MFC blog, and you’re transported instantly to a world in which everything (inside of TEAM/LIFE/MFC) is great and smelling like roses. Is that an accurate statement of what it’s like to really be a member of TEAM/LIFE/MFC?
Some of the people here on this site have in fact posted dissenting opinions and comments on several of these blogs, but their comments never got posted. Why is that? I can understand moderation if the comment is inflammatory, but what’s the problem with having a different opinion? Doesn’t discussing “ideas of consequence,” as Orrin Woodward puts it, involve active debate? If all you get is one side of the story, that’s hardly discussion and more like sermonizing.