I’ve failed you. I get looked upon as a leader of this little group, and if I am to assume that role, then it comes with certain responsibilities, which I haven’t lived up to.
I should stick up for you more, and I don’t. Yes, we’ll disagree with each from time to time, but I don’t handle that very well either.
What this group needs is someone to actually lead, and that isn’t me. Can I contribute? I’d like to think so, but I don’t think I have the strength of character to actually be an effective leader.
In short, I’ve not done enough to ensure members of this site feel safe. I haven’t been assertive enough in dealing with arguments, and therefore I’m suggesting the following:
The Coalition site becomes a read-only site. By that, I mean we continue to contribute articles here, and do we more or less do already – we publish the same article on our own sites, and provide links so anyone who wants to engage us in conversation about the article does so on our own sites – where we have more control over what happens. That way, discussion can continue to be had, but in situations where the contributors feel more secure.
I won’t be abandoning this idea. The concept behind Coalition is one I’m very proud of, and I am very proud of all of you who have posted here. We are a diverse bunch, and I look forward to working with you, in any form that takes, as we move forward.