I’m researching the shirtwaist factory and the Newhouse family.
Necro thread time… but it’s a necro thread with cats so it’s okay
Thee are my roommate’s cats. This one is Random, hobbies include screaming for attention, being held like a baby, and playing fetch (especially with toothpicks).
This is Puff. He’s a needy little thing with separation anxiety and has decided I’m his new favorite person. He demands cuddles and also is difficult to get pictures of.
That is NOT up for debate.
Debate is what we do. It’s how we come to a better understanding about the pros and cons of a thing instead of all just yelling our opinions out into the ether (which we also do at times). Right now, you’re telling the city to not debate, to not figure out for themselves what’s best. THIS is silencing, hun. No one is stopping you from saying whatever it is you want to say right now, but we all also got the right to disagree with various bits of what you or anyone else says.
To propose otherwise is authoritarian, the opposite of what we do here.