+1 Get on with positive action!
Less chest beating, poetry, misdirection and encrypted messaging please. Fae On 20 Feb 2016 11:37, "Milos Rancic" <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 12:49 AM, Denny Vrandecic > <dvrande...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Whereas I do not agree with everything you say (but I think those are > > discussions for another time), I wholeheartedly agree with your insight > > that the Board as a whole is dumber than its member on average. Thank you > > for putting this down to words. I would even say, dumber than any of its > > members (including myself, who probably ranks at the bottom). > > ... > > Denny, are you ready? Take a deep breath! Relax. It won't hurt :P > > Do something! > > You know you didn't say anything in your email. It looks like your own > mantra, the product of your need to say something, while struggling > with anxiety caused by thoughts about possible reactions on your > email. But I'll stop criticizing here. > > What I see as maybe not that visible change to others, but definitely > a strong sign that something positively has changed inside of the > Board is your willingness to actually think outside of the usual > tropes. That's especially thank to Dariusz and you. Dariusz is doing > something we expected from Sj in the previous life and, yes, your > mantras are honest and I am sure I am not the only one who noted it. > They are expressing your and other Board members' fears, confusion, > lack of understanding the historical significance of your positions, > but also your good will. That's brave, and that's the *change*, > paradigm change. > > After you reset the culture of denial, you should now start thinking > how to boot the system again. Forget everything previous, forget the > common excuses for avoiding responsibility. > > Stop crying that you are not the movement leaders. You are. You can > like or not that fact, but there is no other person or body in > such position. If your vision is to be just the Board of the Bay Area > NPO, feel free to do that, but just after you make the environment > which would relieve you from the position of the movement leaders. > > Now, please get out of your cocoons! And do something! We need you here. > > -- > Milos > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>