[arch-general] Arch should be apolitical

Amir Fletcher amirtux at protonmail.com
Mon Jun 1 23:18:50 UTC 2020

Arch Linux is a fantastic distribution. It should remain exactly that: a computer operating system for technical users. Politics should not be part of the project.

Recently, the Arch reddit logo was changed to a rainbow. This is for "pride month". It is forcing a political view on all of the users who did not ask for this. Many of us don't care about the views of the developers or moderators as long as we continue to enjoy Arch.

When this was brought up, the moderator silenced the criticism and deleted the thread.



This is where the problem begins. If we cannot even discuss disagreement with views being forced on us, what's left? Please moderators and developers, reconsider forcing your views on us and not even allowing discussion about it. We do not all share your views, but we can get along if everyone is left to their own devices.

This kind of topic should not even need to be brought up. It's very disheartening to see whoever moderates that reddit doing this. We just want to use Arch. In many cultures outside of Europe or the US, this is not welcome at all. Even in those countries, not everyone wants an agenda shoved into their face.

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