Sun 27th November 2011, 11:29pm
QUOTE(Maunus @ Sat 26th November 2011, 10:10pm)
QUOTE(communicat @ Sat 26th November 2011, 7:40pm)
Never mind social networking for the moment. A more cogent issue might be the question of whether or not WP is a social movement, given that social movements are essentially ideologically driven, and so too are most of WP's political and military history articles, which have a clear pro-Western ideological bias.
I don't think that is a very well thought question either. It would have to be several social movements since there is no single ideological platform that can characterize all or even mos of the community. Wikipedia is a medium that functions as a vehicle for many different mutually exclusive social movements at the same time.
You being a WP admin would say that, wouldn't you? But I beg to differ. I challenge you to provide just one instance of any high-traffic modern military history or military-political article exemplifying any social movement rationale that deviates from the single ideological platform characterising most of the English WP community (and the WR community, for that matter). The single ideological platform I'm referring to is of course one that's exclusively pro-Western, pro-capitalist, pro-"democracy" (whatever that means), and pro-official version of history and military-political affairs. WP's World War II and Cold War related articles are good cases in point. Please identify the particlar article or articles that exemplify your contention as stated.
BTW, your reference to the mutual exclusivity of social movements "at the same time" indicates a failure to understand the basis of NPOV, which is supposed to allow no room for mutual exclusivity, (in theory at any rate, but in practise it's the norm).