originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: infomaniachousewife
If you have contact with him could you offer him the right of reply here ?
Staff will ensure communication is respectful and those who wish to see an amicable resolution to this situation will have a chance to speak to Mr Roe
If he now says he didn't mean it we may be able to put this sorry episode to bed , shake hands and move on.
This is a nice idea but I think that the moment may have passed, for the time being at least.
While we here at ATS fully understand and respect Issac Koi's right to privacy this incident, beyond the bitch-slapping, does highlight a difficulty
that we have in communicating with the wider world. If Mr Roe, whatever his convictions may be, is willing and
able to put his name out there,
and Issac Koi, and the rest of us, are not, then that is going to raise suspicion amongst some, and if Roe, or others, want to use it to their
advantage then they, as demonstrated, are able to do so. Issac Koi has pulled back, and though there will be many who will remain loyal to him,
others will view his work with suspicion because of the intimation that he does not have the 'courage of his convictions'. I see absolutely no
benefit to anyone for us to become an insular clique but at the same time, there are, as mainstream as 'conspiracy' has become, negative assumption
made by some about those of us who enjoy these pursuits. I have experienced it myself, I am sure many others have too. It happens right here too, in
amongst ourselves...we're not even setting each other a good example
, we're not taking responsibility for our own back-yard yet.
Mr Roe obviously
doesn't have to worry about his reputation and endangering his ability to support his family otherwise he would not be in the
position that he is, like many others perhaps he has found that he can make a living from his 'interests' in this subject, and therefore he has an
agenda to protect that living. If you surround yourself with needy fanatics, throwing a tantrum will not change their opinion of you, that seems to
be what some people like, over emotional outbursts and name calling, so his popularity is probably safe. If Issac Koi has not been profiting in any
way, other than in gaining love and admiration from those of us he serves, then of course he is threat to Roe (and any other number of agents of
profit and deflection).
I can't see Roe ever
wanting to come up against Koi in a 'fair fight' and legitimately he can avoid doing that by calling the 'name' card, and
saying it is unfair to begin with. To me all of this
is about that. He wins simply by grabbing the short and curlies, because we want privacy
and for good reason
our jobs/lives would be/could be juged differently and we don't have the resources or protections should those effects be
adverse to our livelihoods. He made a very cheap shot, but it is a highly effective one, it seems. Not sure what the solution might be.