Don't know how many of you are active representing Libertarian views on Nextdoor, but I am VERY active. Probably too active. Anyways, just learned something interesting.
There are often a handful of people who ALWAYS take the government position in a way that is aggressive, unwavering, unapologetic and uncurious of other views even if well represented by me or anyone else. It seems they often take the time to do internet searches about me and dig up dirt. But when I do searches on them NOTHING. As I'm aware ND's founding documents sold the idea as an arm of government, it should come as no surprise.
So recently, I made it my policy to only respond to people who come forward and prove who they are and what they do for a living. A LinkedIn profile, Facebook or anything. And while I've asked for that information now from about 6 different people while discussing the subject of Masks, not one has replied. And they immediately withdraw from the conversation when confronted about this. One woman recently asked why I wanted to know. Here was my response.
"Internal documents for NextDoor make it very clear their intent from the very beginning was to collaborate with government. And there are many people on here defending government positions in an oddly passionate and uncurious way. Often, they reveal themselves subtly that they work for agencies like the Health Department. I won't name names. But it just doesn't seem all people here on NextDoor are just ordinary citizens trying to find the truth. But are instead actors with an agenda they are paid to represent. In fact, not a single one of them I've asked has answered confirming my view. So no sense in wasting time with them. They are paid shills whose views are corrupted. I have often suspected they don't even use their real names on here because they don't show up in any searches like I do, for better or worse. But I'm a real person. It seems smart to have people defending the government position, especially one that is ruining our community, prove they don't work for the government before their positions are taken seriously. Does that make sense?"
Michael F Denny