Dave wrote:I can contribute content about the economics of socialism
This is a genuine question: would you contribute in the form of criticism, or in the form of defence of this or that economic aspect of Socialism? To keep a blog-form coherent with the ideological categorisation put in place by Fox, criticism should be, in my opinion, posted in the discussion topic of a given article, while defence should be used to make articles in the first place.
But I'm saying that as a participant for the blog.
Red Star wrote:I would be willing to contribute - but would it be easy to have people from social democrats to anarcho-communists on the same blog?
Hehe, well, honestly it's probably an impossible mission. But personnally I think it could be great to have a blog, a 'publication' that emphasized our common goals rather than the differences. Of course, it'd also be a great way to have different opinions in the same media, it'd be a good way to get each side to consider, or constructively denounce, this or that opinion.
But yes I realise given the replies here and there that it's probably gonna be tough, if possible at all.
dillpill wrote:I think it would be best for us more pragmatic Social Democrats and Liberals to have our own blog.
See my reply above. But if it ends up being a cast of several blogs, then I'll side with you.
Okonkwo wrote:Perhaps getting together with the Liberals here (who also seem to be fairly few) would be a gut idea to create some sort of social liberal blog.
If we can rally one side, we should be able to rally a different side. Now, what's on the left of 'Social Democracy' probably won't agree on much with what's on the right, but we should see how it goes. As long as we don't end up splitting like in that joke about the Trotskysts in the phone booth!
HoniSoit wrote:Well, the mods (or whoever moderates the blog) will have to approve the articles. As long as the articles are of good quality, it really doesn't matter who write them.
I'm with HoniSoit on that.
Lensky wrote:Couldn't these blogs affect sister sites like Soviet-Empire? Soviet-Empire is a forum where leftists make up the majority of the site. If blogs do make people feel more comfortable on PoFo, couldn't traffic dwindle on Soviet-Empire?
I don't see the two being communicating vases. We shouldn't be careful not to walk on each other's flower beds as we say, but instead try to each provide the best contents.
Erebus wrote:I could give an input from my knowledge of Marxism etc, but with more of a Right approach.
See what I replied to Dave.
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