...the stubborn need hard truths..
Collective, that's the ONLY way we're criticized...by those who fight us...(this is why I pound the drum that we, as a collective, are being attacked with guilt-by-association tactics, tying us to Alex Jones); this is the balance Michael is speaking to, I believe. He probably hearing "your website is full of ________(collectivist term)"
Some remain separated, SOME go "mainstream" because they've achieved a "revenue stream"...
Individuals, of course we are; who wants their reputation stained by the words or actions and attitudes of others. This OP is an individual, and this is my individual viewpoint; and in this sea of opposition, the cream will rise to the top, and be considered a leader for a time; does this not happen in every cause?
There was only one George Washington, among many soldiers.
Not to disagree, or squabble for the sake of squabbling; but we know outside media/political staffers etc. are looking in....Michael wants advertisers, and some of us individuals want to run for office, be discovered and offered opportunities to work in the "halls of government" or media where we can make an impact, and some of us just want our concerns validated...either way, nobody will lose their individuality, although they may lose their will to fight if the collective appears weak and ineffectual.