Good evening my fellow Firestonians. Prior to the posting of this letter, I was involved in a heated discussion regarding Fed, the banning of yet another Jef alt, and the fiasco that shook this community earlier this year regarding disgraced Co-Founder Envelope. I would like to do two things here: apologize where it is due, and set a course for the future.
Firstly, I will openly and freely apologize to Fedora for the way I voiced my concerns. I did so angrily, in an improper forum, without attempting to garner his side of events on a personal level. This was discourteous, rude, and unbecoming of my stature in this group. I was a Discord moderator, one who is supposed to be a voice of reason and order—I was not. While I have some opinions about my swift and unprecedented removal, I will not describe it characteristically as unfounded or unjust. I did some stupid shit, and it blew back in my face; story of my life really. It ultimately comes down to, from an objective analysis of events: I, a grown ass man, threw a public tiff at another man in front of 15 year olds. That’s pretty cringe, ngl. Furthermore, I had a conversation with Fed in private, the only thing that need be said here about such is that I failed in an embarrassing way. I will also stress that I firmly believe in my experience with law enforcement and the criminal legal system, that Fed did not act improperly. My primary role in this community is to be an impartial arbiter of fact, a voice of law and order. This role that I have occupied throughout my time in ro-states has inspired me to currently pursue a B.A. in Criminal Justice & Criminology, to then pursue a JD. While I’d be remiss if I didn’t stress here I don’t legitimately believe that being a Lego judge is some high calling bestowed upon only a righteous few, I still consider it ironic that I failed in the one thing I’m supposed to do here.
Lastly, I’d like to deliver some ruminations on the overall theme of this debacle: truth is scarcely easy or black and white. To refuse to pursue reason because you have a distaste for someone comes at your own expense. I have routinely and publicly been critical of Fed before, and I likely still will be. Nevertheless, this isn’t just some ultimately trivial debate over a ro-law that Fed doesn’t like, this is real shit with real consequences. I feel myself and others have taken that for granted, and that’s unfair to Fed and everyone involved. At this moment, I don’t know if I should continue in this community, I must think on that. But I conclude by urging all of you to not make the mistake that I have by being clouded by personal affliction. Be fervent, be firm, but be fair.