Centralization is a power relation

A thread¬†on r/ethereum has lead me to once again realize the disconnect between my perception of the Ethereum community and its reality. The first time this happened for me was in the wake of the “The DAO” debacle. I was unperturbed by the hack, having expected exactly that sort of thing to happen with regularity, and yet others seemed surprised and distressed. This was not a inevitability they were prepared for, it seemed.