why and how

without truth there is no justice
without justice, love is empty

You’ve entered a truth zone.

DEMOTROPOLIS is not a spectator sport.

Feel free to participate by publishing or engaging in discussion.

Here, you can request and be taught how to publish your own truth.

There will be some limitations, but the existence of this site is to inform, educate, pontificate, and generally address issues which affect we, the people.

Since the folks here think cats are people and trees can feel, one might assume that issues such as care of animals, threat of planetary destruction, toxins in the food, water, and air, along with police brutality, government corruption, health care, education, immigration and all things related to social justice, will be welcome topics.  Love is good, too.

Of course stories with happy endings are blessings to help us all through the struggle.

True news stories are welcome.  Opinion pieces will also be welcome, so long as opinions are stated with respect.

Censorship will be at a minimum, applied only to keep us free of bigotry and verbal assault. We’ll do that together somehow. Use your imagination to find solutions.

Editing may be applied for minor corrections, but also when requested.  Content will be accepted as is or not at all, unrelated to whether those with administrative power agree with an author’s opinion.  After an author successfully publishes several times without incident, that author will likely be given access to publish without review.  Of course that access will be retracted if the author abuses the privilege. Hopefully the scales will mostly lean away from censorship. As long as people are presenting the truth, it is relevant to many of us, and it’s presented respectfully and accurately, it will be welcome.

Mainly, though, this is about love and respect.  Please enter and engage with love and respect. We will operate with zero tolerance for oppressive behavior.

We define oppressive behavior as conduct (typically along lines of institutionalized power and privilege) that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms any living being on the basis of ability, activist experience, age, class, income level, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, language, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, self-expression, sexual orientation, species, status as a parent or other such factors. Oppressive behavior comes in a wide variety of forms, from seemingly harmless jokes to threats of violence, from interrupting to verbal abuse, from unwanted touching to rape, from hitting to murder. Some forms are more extreme and irreparable than others, but all are unacceptable under our anti-oppression policy.

Any words posted which are in violation of this policy will be deleted. Anyone publishing such words will be warned and given a chance to adjust.

Art is welcome : poetry, drawings, lyrics, photography, video …

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Rather than trying to subvert the constitution, we are calling for its enforcement.

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Should you attempt to shut down this site or harass its authors, you are anti-liberty, anti-justice, anti-American … and undermining America’s national security.

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