I was Just Pondering....

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Why is it OK to openly slate Parelli and their methods, and Amy Tyron on the strength of video evidence which the powers that be only think is proof she deserves a couple of days hols, but not really anyone else?

Is it because the criticism of these two started gently and when no-one really objected people had the b*lls to say what they really mean/had the cheek to break the rules?

People - myself included - are quite happy to rubbish these one or two "targets" when we've probably never even met them, yet we won't/can't speak our mind about people we have negative personnal experience of, even if we believe them to be ten times worse that Parelli etc...

OK we could be lying/exaggerating/have a personnal vendetta against someone but one person's slating only gathers worthwhile weight when others turn out to share the same opinion. So why is it that you cannot express bad experiences and name names? If someone is lying etc... surely everyone would just leap to the defence of the criticised person and a fair balance would be maintained.

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Alas, everyone can see the same photo but describe it differently and then it can become like a game of "Chinese Whispers".

We each have personal views and opinions on things and to be truthful each of us should take what we need and ditch the rest. It's advice and help not rules and regulations. If everyone starts dissing a person/method, it almost becomes like the de rigeur to all jump aboard the same bandwagon as you have said you have re Amy Tryon/Parelli...

Yes, we are all entitled to our opinions on things but as I've got older I've found its not always a good thing to express negative opinions. UNLESS that person/method/advice has led to someone, man or beast getting hurt then yes, you should say BUT only if you are absolutely certain that the person/method in question is 100% to blame..

It seems too many in society are quite happy to point the finger of blame taking no responsibility for their actions. I am not saying you should sit on the fence. I am not saying you should never say a bad word against someone. But, before saying anything we should be in possession of 100% of the facts before passing an opinion.

We all know the old chestnut of theres no smoke without fire, it would be easy to destroy someone with bad press and I can only assume negative thoughts/experiences are not allowed on this forum to prevent the forum being thrown into litigation for slander or such like.

Thats what PM is for, no airing of dirty laundering in public, but you can speak in private...thats called freedom of speech.

I shall now descend from my soapbox
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Maybe it's because people think that they aren't going to meet people like Parelli, but there's every chance that they'll meet the others at some point and don't want the confrontation! Just a thought!

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Agreed, hence my thoughts on making sure you have 100% of the facts before opening ones mouth !

We've all been there when we've inserted our own feet into our mouths
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Thanks, both good points. Do you think going on TV makes people more "fair game" for public criticism? If it does I would think the same applies to anyone who advertises a service and puts their name to it.

I'm just surprised that admin is quite OK with with blatant negative views about a select few, but a lot are off limits.
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I think in the case of AT everyone had access to the videos, pictures etc and were able to make up their own minds. In teh case of PP then again hundreds of people an go and watch them, see them on TV etc and make up their own minds.

With regards to individuals it is only your opinion to go on which could be wrong. For example, if someone met you on a bad day they might not like you as much as if they met you on a good day
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