The value of being honest and authentic online exceeds the negative consequences. Support comes from principled actions and consistency not moderation and pleasing everyone. Perhaps this is the message of our age. We must be who we are. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and let the people decide who receives power. We see the results of appeasement and moderation via the party establishment over the last decades. This is all we know for certain. What has been is what has been. Results matter. Grey... Black... White... shades more severe than we imagine.
This is why Trump and Sanders have such strong support. We live in severe times.
Intersection of principles and practices...