It seems to me there is this like political party here. Their ideals seem to be protecting some vague but sacrosanct “long term” by shunning any immediate movement. I just want to point out I think this is not fully logical because to achieve long term goals you need to do nitty gritty things like put your pants on in the morning. For example I thought it would be a fun easy thing for us to pick a day and all give Fleming a shout out on twitter (see the thread here: Twitter pump - Sat March 23 ) However I now think I should have just quietly done this on my own instead of put it out to the community, as all I got in response were arguments (that seemed quite flawed to me) that somehow promoting the SAFE network today was a sin we would pay for in the long run. If it was just some people playing devils advocate that’s one thing but EVERY response was this party line. Now I am not saying these are bad people that don’t contribute to the community, but they also shut down people that want to contribute in a different way.
As a salesman by trade, my skill is getting peoples attention so they can then hear the message of these long term thinkers. Think of it in layers just like the SAFE network: we need a layer of people doing the complex computations but we also need this other layer that is just the messenger of that “higher” level and grabs the attention of other parts of the network and delivers the message. Without this layer we just have a bunch of pie in the sky ideas doing nothing. I just want to cooperate and leverage each others strong points but it seems to me only one kind of strength is valued here.
The reason I would compare it to a cancer is because it only spreads: every time people with unique talents are publicly excluded from contributing it becomes less likely anyone else would try to contribute in a way outside party ideals. What seems to constantly come up is something like this straw man fallacy: sometimes scamcoins try to use sales tactics to get you to buy something overvalued, therefore any sales effort is bad even if you are giving people useful info about something that could help them.