I speak for the trees

When did creating sensible rules on how we use a community's environment become political?

Maybe the problem stems from the words sensible and community.

A community of 2 can probably decide what rules seem sensible amongst each other pretty easily. This gets harder at 5 and 150, and even harder at 50,000. Maybe once a community becomes large enough the trust that your values are shared degrades, so other mechanisms and abstractions need to be put in place to agree on what's sensible.

Along the way, maybe the abstractions (which are useful for surfacing the niche voices of the masses) get in the way of defending the very things that all voices share.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ― Dr. Seuss
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