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Comment Re:Twitter shouldn't be shutting anyone down.. (Score 2, Insightful) 832

So do you think comcast should be allowed to create a TOS that kicks anyone who uses their service and criticizes it off of their internet? How about apple revoking the licenses of anyone critical of their child labor practises? You dont have a RIGHT to their services after all. I for one don't want to give away my free speech to CEO's and corporations. You are very short sighted if you think arguments used to silence opinions you don't like won't eventually be used against you. Free speech is a concept that is a good idea. The first amendment is a right based on the good idea of Free Speech. The first amendment is not the end of the concept of free speech. We would not have feminist, the civil rights movement, or black lives matter if it were not for freedom of speech. How about you stop sawing at the branch you are sitting on?

Comment Re:Here we go. (Score -1, Flamebait) 432

No the world is divided into people who stand for their principals and people who hypocritically pay lip service to principals. Anti-sjw people aren't against actual social justice, just the useless posturing and twisting of social justice causes to create a new caste system. A social justice warrior doesn't actually advance the cause of social justice. You simply have been mislead as to the meaning of the word. Look up it's origins sometime. The term was created by the left to call out their hypocrisy.

Comment Re: Fascist bastards ... (Score 1) 189

>>Do you believe that free speech creates an obligation in others to help spread said speech? >>Free speech does *not* mean anyone else is required to help you spread what you say to a wider audience.

I think that a person who is for free speech has an obligation not to interfere with anyone else's speech. You have miscategorized this issue to imply "Someone allowing a view they don't like to exist is going through extra work to enable someone else's speech" That's not how the internet works. It's more work to be a censor than to "help spread" speech. If anything people are going out of their way to destroy the expression of competing viewpoints; killing ideological diversity. While I dont think people have an obligation to provide a platform for views they hate, I hold the people who do just that in the highest respect. If you really believed in free speech you would too.

>>Do you believe that free speech creates an obligation in others to listen to said speech?

Nope but it certainly creates an obligation not to interfere with other people's right to listen. (Which is what you pro-censor crowd are afraid of anyway) When you censor you aren't just hurting the person speaking. You violate every person who could have heard it as well. You took their right to choose what to listen to away from them.

>>Free speech does *not* mean anyone else is prevented from saying that what you are saying is good/bad/ignorant/insightful/beautiful/ugly. I agree with this point as it stands. See my first point.

Comment Re: Fascist bastards ... (Score 1) 189

>>Do you believe that free speech creates an obligation in others to help spread said speech? >>Free speech does *not* mean anyone else is required to help you spread what you say to a wider audience. I think that a person who is for free speech has an obligation not to interfere with anyone else's speech. You have miscategorized this issue to imply "Someone allowing a view they don't like to exist is going through extra work to enable someone else's speech" That's not how the internet works. It's more work to be a censor than to "help spread" speech. If anything people are going out of their way to destroy the expression of competing viewpoints; killing ideological diversity. While I dont think people have an obligation to provide a platform for views they hate, I hold the people who do just that in the highest respect. If you really believed in free speech you would too. >>Do you believe that free speech creates an obligation in others to listen to said speech? Nope but it certainly creates an obligation not to interfere with other people's right to listen. (Which is what you pro-censor crowd are afraid of anyway) When you censor you aren't just hurting the person speaking. You violate every person who could have heard it as well. You took their right to choose what to listen to away from them. >>Free speech does *not* mean anyone else is prevented from saying that what you are saying is good/bad/ignorant/insightful/beautiful/ugly. I agree with this point as it stands. See my first point.

Comment Re: Fascist bastards ... (Score 2) 189

Maybe they dont have an obligation to protect the principals of free speech but their actions certainly dont lend themselves to the idea of free speech. You can censor stuff and not be a government and if you do you are acting against free speech. I dont see how corporate control over speech is any better than government control, so XKCD can suck a dick on this one.

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