My father and I, and several of our accounts are in both of these lists:
Why did we vote this way?
We did not vote for centralization as those who made the blacklist have suggested. We voted to try and maintain checks and balances between the Tron witnesses and the Hive witnesses (who were then Steem witnesses). Our thought was that if neither side had 17 representatives, then neither could do harm to the blockchain. In our view, both sides had done wrong.
The hive witness side froze stake out of nowhere in the dead of night without making any efforts to communicate their intentions with the community. This, through a chain of numerous events, is what sparked this whole controversy. We were very frightened at the idea of a group in power who is willing to freeze stake without warning, or consultation with the community.
In similar regards, we were very off-put by the actions of Tron in using the exchanges to overtake the chain. We did not like the precedent that it set, and we viewed it as equally wrong. We also did not like the idea of a few day power down that they attempted to push through, and we considered this a threat to the blockchain.
It was after this point that we began to vote for 5 witnesses from each camp to try to keep either faction from getting full control of the chain, and thereby force the two groups to come to consensus before large changes. This is the very definition of decentralization.
The Korean proxy also voted with this strategy in mind. Even @aggroed said that this was a good compromise. Here is one of his tweets:
[Note that the Steem (now Hive) witnesses apparently negotiated this compromise and then turned around to punish the Koreans for participating in it. In addition, they punished us for using the same strategy that they negotiated.]
The other 11 we voted for were witnesses who did not freeze stake, or participate in the Tron exchange takeover because we did not particularly want either group in power.
You may disagree about whether or not this strategy is adequate. But I hope we can agree that my father and I did not:
actively contributed to (and publicly declared support for) the centralization of the Steem Blockchain.
We actually actively contributed to (and publicly declared support for) the decentralization of the Steem blockchain using a strategy negotiated by @hiveio's own witnesses.
I am posting this in case any of my followers do not know that we are on the blacklist. I ask you all to vote for proposals 101 and 102. We should not be punished for voting for what we personally thought (and think) was best for the blockchain, and neither should the community of voters who voted through the Korean proxy. We all used a strategy that was negotiated by the witnesses.