I disagree. Decisions by state leaders that influence millions of people clearly are political in my view. That this influence comes in the form of death, destruction and suffering doesn’t change that.
Some things have a magnitude that makes it impossible to stay apolitical about it. If someone states “I don’t have a position about the Germans having killed a couple of million jews”, that IS a political statement.
“Politics” is usually about the tussle of personalities (and ideally policies) involved in selecting leaders, and influencing their decisions.
To the extent that some leaders support a war and others are against it, or are failing to take a stance, then this is “political”. You have to chose which leader’s approach you support.
Who cares whether this issue is or is not political.
As yebellz said:
That’s the start and end of it really. They have the right to do this with their platform.
Of course, it might be helpful for them to know if some people don’t like their decision to use the platform in this way, but the weight of numbers in the “thanks for helping the Ukraine OGS members thread” indicates that rather more people do like their decision.
Why being that rude?
If you have your own ideas, why don’t you express them instead of shouting at other’s?
What I can understand from your post is “I don’t want that anybody talks about that war. Social credit is managed badly. This prevents me from being free to have my own opinions since I can’t share them without losing social credit”.
So your opinions aren’t popular, are they?
I bet you’re quite proud of that.
But you’re the minority and that hits a nerve on you. So you want to compensate that by hitting nerves on others.
That’s the way to start a fight, isn’t it?
What about all the other wars in countries you have users from? What about the concentration camps in China? Why are you so arbitrary in your choices? It leads me to believe you don’t actually formulate your own thoughts, and just support the current thing you’re told to care about, of which 90% of what you receive is propaganda.
You do not see you’re entering a vicious cycle, because let me tell you, in a couple of weeks or months, when no one knows what ukraine is anymore, you’ll have the next current thing with a flag to support to prove to everyone how woke you are.
This has been explained in other places, but OGS barely has users from other countries currently being under invasion, while we have many users from Ukraine.
What about them? Why do you assume that our support for cause A would imply the lack of support for cause B? It’s like I say I love peanuts, and you start telling me I’m arbitrary in my choices because I didn’t declare my love for strawberries as well…
See it from this side: this would be the exact reply people could offer you for your stance. How are you so sure you can formulate your own thought, why do you care about this logo, and how much of what your read is propaganda?