I agree with your headline, but I don't agree with your reasoning.
"I try to stir things up, I like direct speech, and some I definitely hope to offend in hopes I wake them up to what I believe is truth."
I never hope to offend people with my opinions. We should all try to convince people with well written, logical, smart research. Offending people is the last thing we want to do. If we want to bring more people on ship, why offend them with our perception of the truth? Shoving the truth down peoples throats in an offensive way will get us nowhere quick.
"We are; either as a voting bloc, a movement, or a website(family) a COLLECTIVE!"
No, we're not a collective. We're individuals. You can't have a big, vibrant, healthy forest without strong, individual trees fighting for light. The Daily Paul is an organic community of individuals, and the forest is strong because of them.
"...then they gain popularity and either run with it and remain separated, or, strike a balance(goal accomplished) and conform."
Oh no! You just used the c word! "Conform," to what? The status quo? Unique individuals have no place in the sea of conformity.
What would happen to the forest if every tree in it conformed?
There would be no forest.
Variety is the spice of life.
Never be afraid to ask simple questions.
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