In short, wiki projects existence itself is a political act. Furthermore, it's a "liberal" (in wide sense) political act: you may attribute values as free and universal access to knowledge to various political factions, but these values are the founding principle of this virtual place.
Also, even neutrality is a political act. Without bringing Orwell into our small mess, *aiming at* saying the truth (or whatever it might be) becomes a revolutionary act. I may agree some wordings/choices are questionable in consideration of WMF's mission but neutrality is not algebraic zero. Actually neutrality implies protecting our interests. Vito 2017-03-02 14:55 GMT+01:00 David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com>: > On 2 March 2017 at 13:30, Peter Southwood <peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> > wrote: > > It is not possible to get away from politics while remaining in contact > with civilisation. Politics follows you around. It is possible to ignore > politics only until they affect you directly. > > > Well, yes. Who are these people with lives of such privilege that they > don't have to think about politics? > > Literally everything Wikimedia has ever done is heavily political. > Here in 2017, the following are political: > > * scientific fact > * acknowledging scientific fact > * spreading knowledge without permission > * the fact of education > * availability of education > > That's just going off what's come out of the White House in the last > month, off the top of my head. > > There is no such thing as "no politics", there is only "I am not > personally reminded of the discomfort of others". > > > - d. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>