(This is really a fascinating a closeup look. - promoted by Paul Rosenberg)
This used to be a post about "FIRE". I no longer wish to publicize my remarks on this group, some of which were in error and others of which were I think overly harsh and rhetorical.
This is a personal decision -- please do not read conspiracies here! -- and not something I was in any way pressured to do. I apologize to those below whose comments will seem a bit weird without my text, but I think large-scale political discussion on the internet is not something I am keen to do right now.
Whether or not you agree with my position on this issue, I do hope you will accept my apologies for "pulling something off". I respect the Open Left community, and greatly respect the work I see everyone do, even when I disagree.