I go away for a bit and come back to see KG has been asked to leave a thread. From the outsider perspective it appears some may have been baiting in their initial responses to KG (the need for politeness appears to only go one way -in favor of the majority - sometimes on the hub) which inflamed the situation.
Just remember a little bit of non biatchy education can go a long way. I remember a similar thread a few years ago and I had some similar concerns to KG. It got pretty feisty however one or two members took the time to respectfully tell personal stories. I can't remember who those members were it was so long ago.
And it may not have seemed like it at the time however I thought about those words, particularly in relation to the hopelessness asylum seekers face in first port (after fleeing their homeland) of call countries.
So when the poor images of little Aylan popped up recently and the community got talking I was able to contribute some points to the conversation and have I think changed a few people's understanding. And a few of those people *may* be in a position to *maybe* do something to help (as opposed to offering armchair critique).
So I suppose my point is being kind with your responses may actually help the people you want to help. Isolating members from a discussion should be an action of last resort (left to the mods) when there has been a clear breach of the rules.
Make love not war.