back in the day steve would post threads on very american and mostly jingoistic national holidays or remembrance days and be like ‘pc. please support the fallen. or talk about them. remember them.’ or what not
that kinda fell off even before he was removed
but fundamentally he had a point, even if it wasn’t one he was making
you’re a global community and probably the most well-known and visited of the pokemon chat sites outside of r/pokemon or whatever, but you’re also a distinctly #american one in terms of long-term ownership and cultural focus
speaking on the crises happening right now and showing some level of support from the top instead of just half-heartedly allowing discussions on pc discussion mediums is very important imo, and kinda expected at a minimum
particularly one that stresses its inclusivity and anti-racist nature and wants to be a loving place for its members
pc itself needs to make a statement of support, and if possible, do some research and find a organisation that is trustworthy and make a donation to show some solidarity
there are many ways pc can help even if janna or similar figures are uncomfortable with being overtly political
don’t support the rioting? help educational services or food banks or what not serve their communities
don’t support anti-cop talk, but support those protesting? send money to bail funds to help get them out of prison
the tendency for pc has been to shy away from being open about what it believes in unless sufficiently pushed, and i think this should be remedied for what is one of the biggest crises facing the country
enough of that shyness and ‘current events scary’ mindset, pc as a name needs to be clear about where it stands on issues that affect its members
I’d like to see something from pc. Normally i wouldn’t support pc getting involved in something political but what is going on in the world right now is more than politics. We are closer to a breakthrough against racism than ever before. The world is tired and we are ready to fight. It takes a collective effort and the LEAST thing we can do as a community is come together and stand strong and help.
Maybe we can set up a donation link to donate on behalf of the forums? Whatever we can do would help and would go such a long way. This is important.
Please note I am speaking from my own thoughts on this and am not speaking for any other staffer or administrator.
There's been some internal murmurings about what extent we should comment or work with social issues such as the riots in the States, so you're not alone. It's currently in discussions higher up, so maybe we'll have something to say about it soon. :)