Subject: Tyranny of positivism? (Was: Reboot ECA) Date: : Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:20:39 0100

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   From: zeljko@qsport.info
   To: Amanda Jansen <amanda@ouishare.net>, commonswatch@lists.p2pfoundation.net
   Subject: Tyranny of positivism? (Was: Reboot ECA)
   Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:20:39 +0100

On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM, Amanda Jansen <amanda@ouishare.net> wrote: > Love the proposal Frederic. It is clear and takes out unnessecary emotions or the creation of new troubles in paradise.

Dear Amanda (and all) -

I am not sure what do you mean by:

  1. 1 'unnessecary emotions'
  • maybe it refers to me being sad and disappointed by coordinators?

if so I really want to be in the space where emotions are freely expressed and not sustained to accommodate cultural norms of global north - no?

or

  1. 2 'the creation of new troubles in paradise'
  • maybe refers to my calling out Madrid coordinators for unfriendly-take-over?

if so I really want to be clear with you that this is far from paradise... and doing trouble is absolutly part of growing up and learning.


> I like the pleading for a better representation of French and English speaking cultures both.

Please lets not limit it to these 2 as we experienced this with others languages/people presented (and maybe even more with absence of many) ...it is very clear that (over-represented) Dutch take a lot of space in English and especially when it comes to 'coordinating' the rest of NGO Europe.


> Positive note: everyone does find ECA valuable.

Lets be a bit more realistic ECA is potentially valuable, for some it is more effort (often wasted) than gain!

> Otherwise criticism would just fall away or be dropped.

Considering the silence for many months by many participants fall away/drop can actually be also considered as viable option and should be discussed as only things that can die - do live ;-)


> That means there is energy to work with and to make this a success.

I think your dedication to positive input is impressive. I would rather commit as critical contributor (withholding cynicism just a tiny bit longer) with creative inputs, than simulate. Hope that is fine also. Is it?


Best Z

p.s. Please do not take this (only) personally I use your email to illustrate my point that We Are Different (it is easier to do it with you as we know each other a bit by now ;-) and this needs to be present, conscious, expressed and articulated.

ECA