RE: An open letter to @nextgencrypto
I note Bernie tried to use @themadcurator to positively affect Steem, but FTG made it impossible by flagging it to death. This has caused him to retreat to the SOP of simply flagging anyone that refuses to acknowledge his greatness, classic narcissism, and the closest approach to terrorism and censorship available on Steem.
Despite the futility of it, I have maintained my own approach of advocacy of productive acts to grow Steem in response. The dichotomy between my comments and his inability to functionally respond with anything but more flags just keeps me entertained. Sadly, my counterflagging has resulted in me becoming one of the most notorious flaggots on the platform, according to a post I saw today. While I am achieving my goal of demonstrating both immunity to the feeble sanctions he attempts to exert (nothing I hold of value is at risk from the weapons he desperately employs) and creating a record of opposition to such self-aggrandizing behaviour on Steem, I have preferred to be noted as contributing positively to encouraging content creation, as I have in the past.
Nietzsche pointed out that we can become the monsters we seek to fight in the battle. Limiting the economic impact of my little stake applied as flags, and maintaining my SOP of positive engagement will, I hope, prevent me from being sucked into the dark side of such profiteering and flaggotry.
Keep on Steemin' on, my friend!