Neutral is a strong position. Neither side likes you when you’re neutral.
Dante’s rhetoric is no different than, “Either you’re for us or against us”, which is the bullshit slogan of bullies throughout all of time.
Just read up on him real quick. I forgot what a crappy time he had:
“For Dante, exile was nearly a form of death, stripping him of much of his identity and his heritage.”
yow. No wonder he was bitter.
I love finding really short summaries like that.
I’ve been online since 1989, so I’ve watched it grow a lot.
The Internet in 2002 was much smaller and far less social. There were many places to congregate, but you had to be a bit of a nerd to find them, or use a commercial dialup service.
Internet is FAR better now, but it’s still got a long way to go.