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Steam Flyer

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By now it should be clear to everyone with a brain that the stochastic terrorism charge is simply a thinly veiled attempt to stifle free speech.
More bullshit. You are free to say anything you want and repeat anything you want. You aren’t free to duck responsibility. If you don’t like it, don’t spread the hate.

Because "Free Speech!" ought to mean freedom from consequences of ones' speech... say for example, spreading harmful lies about a person or a group of people is actionable in US law. It doesn't seem to be happening often enough; last time one of the hate-spew bullshitter was held to account, he just shrugged and said "only an idiot would take what I say seriously, I'm just an entertainer."
 

Steam Flyer

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No, My link is to a substack article which is a perfectly acceptable source when Heather Cox Richardson writes in it and when Glen Greenwald writes in it.

Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of history, knowledgeable and truthful. Glen Greenwald is an entertainer in the hate-spew business.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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Because "Free Speech!" ought to mean freedom from consequences of ones' speech... say for example, spreading harmful lies about a person or a group of people is actionable in US law. It doesn't seem to be happening often enough; last time one of the hate-spew bullshitter was held to account, he just shrugged and said "only an idiot would take what I say seriously, I'm just an entertainer."
Yup. Just like the days when Regatta Dog was here bitching about black guys being able to say “nigger” but he couldn’t. He had great difficulty with the concept of freedom of speech vs. freedom from consequences. It wasn’t just unfair. It was SO Unfair.
 

Dog 2.0

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And screaming hateful lies, deliberately spreading lies to damage other people & groups of people, is central to the gaining of power for fascists so they can destroy actual freedom of speech.
Which is why the right to counter them is so important.
 

Marty Gingras

Mid-range Anarchist
There's still you and Sol.
There you go again, confusing freedom of speech with freedom from consequence.

Your rigidity reminds me of this passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.

Do better man, I know you have it in you.
 

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