Well, looks about that time. Despite UAgg's move out of India, I, along with a few others had decided to stay in eIndia. I thought that opinion might be changing about us, that we might have a place here. That we would be regarded individually, as opposed to a collective.
There is a vocal minority that likes us, and is willing to work with us, but there seems to be a silent majority that does not.
One of the things I was really looking forward to in eIndia was how I perceived your debates went. Despite being on different sides, opposing views were actually considered, and treated with respect. I'm not sure if the landscape has really changed that much in a few months, or whether I had just been fooled by a clever facade.
Today's dissenters get branded as "traitors", "brainwashers", and "propagandists". It doesn't even have to be an EDEN-centric statement. Votes are organized in back-channels to exclude certain portions of the population.
I get it. I'm not an eIndian. At least, not in some eyes. I've been repeatedly told that most communication is off-site, on IRC or Skype. Due to time zone differences, it seems that IRC is never really hopping, the few times I've been on. Never have I been invited to any Skype conversations. Party feeds and shoutboxes are rarely, if ever, used. Elections are decided seemingly at random, with 0 campaigning.
I guess I just don't fit in.
Best of luck eIndia in your baby-boom attempts, and in finding your place in the world.
I sincerely thank you for taking me in when I had no home to call my own.
Time to be moving on.
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