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Comment Re:Article advocates red terror (Score 1) 372

There was never a catastrophe in Switzerland, but their living standard is one of the highest in the world.

What a wonderful parochial worldview. Switzerland has grown fat by selling its services during catastrophes, from their pikemen to their banks being used to syphon money out of conflict areas.

Comment Re:Clickbaiting (Score 1, Insightful) 393

Funny, the majority of the posts I see at +1 or better now are repeating some form of Trump's 'failing NYT' bullshit. And it is bullshit, as even TFS shows that the NYT is doing fine.

I thought it was the Right that was supposed to be the realists and the Left the ones living in a fairy-tale world?

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 914

You don't get it: everyone is free to express their opinion to Youtube and Disney that they shouldn't sponsor an asshat; Youtube and Disney are free to act on that.

To then postulate that PDP's asshattery deserves full First Amendment protection, but that of the complainers and Youtube and Disney doesn't is the height of hypocrisy.

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 914

But there's even more: to the extent that companies like Youtube and Disney are being pressured by asshats writing letters and threatening boycotts,

And here we have the right-wing hypocrisy in plain view: freedom of speech is not allowed to people who disagree with Youtube and Disney's sponsorship of an asshat.

Comment Re:Irreverent vs. Inappropriate (Score 1) 363

I believe in free speech, so I suppose to some extent that makes me a hypocrite

No it doesn't. That's a right-wing frame, don't buy it. Free speech automatically implies freedom of association: no-one can force you to stand by and listen to speech you don't want to hear.

If you are worried, you should be worried about whether or not you are abusing a power relationship to impinge on that secondary freedom (of association). But hypocrisy it is not.

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