Dingalow

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xkcds:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.
Free Speech

The idea of the right to free speech is that you are free to say whatever you want, and people are free to debate it. These are the consequences of free speech. Getting banned, cancelled, or in any way censored prevents people from speaking freely, which may not be the same as getting arrested but certainly shows that there are rules for this system, and that goes against the right to free speech. If people think someone’s being an asshole then that’s just their opinion and they just have to deal with it, rather than, as this comic puts it, “showing [them] the door” (although I would call it shoving them through the door against their will because their opinion isn’t wanted, but that doesn’t make banners seem like the cool guys does it).

xkcds:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

Free Speech

The idea of the right to free speech is that you are free to say whatever you want, and people are free to debate it. These are the consequences of free speech. Getting banned, cancelled, or in any way censored prevents people from speaking freely, which may not be the same as getting arrested but certainly shows that there are rules for this system, and that goes against the right to free speech. If people think someone’s being an asshole then that’s just their opinion and they just have to deal with it, rather than, as this comic puts it, “showing [them] the door” (although I would call it shoving them through the door against their will because their opinion isn’t wanted, but that doesn’t make banners seem like the cool guys does it).

(via atopfourthwall)

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