Twitter style and tone

shakahislop

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its not twitter but i watched about an hour of ben shapiro and then tucker carlson last night. my gut reaction was one that probably a million people have had with things they don't like over the centuries: isn't this stuff going to be banned at some point? it feels so ostentatiously, blatantly negative to me. an incitement to hate.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
its not twitter but i watched about an hour of ben shapiro and then tucker carlson last night. my gut reaction was one that probably a million people have had with things they don't like over the centuries: isn't this stuff going to be banned at some point? it feels so ostentatiously, blatantly negative to me. an incitement to hate.
Well Carlson is promulgating a conspiracy theory that's now the official ideology of far-right terrorists.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
Well Carlson is promulgating a conspiracy theory that's now the official ideology of far-right terrorists.
well yeah. exactly. for a while i've been wondering for a while if the limits of 'free speech' are going to close in a bit in the coming years (I mean decades). i think RT is off air now for example. there are a lot of incentives for states to do things like this and there's an authoritarian trend in anglo culture I think. certainly the idea that you can say more or less anything you want with no consequences, outside of a fairly limited set of things considered hate speech, looks more and more like an quirk of the 90s and 00s than, as it used to seem, an irreversible long-term direction of travel
 
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mixed_biscuits

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well yeah. exactly. for a while i've been wondering for a while if the limits of 'free speech' are going to close in a bit in the coming years (I mean decades). i think RT is off air now for example. there are a lot of incentives for states to do things like this and there's an authoritarian trend in anglo culture I think. certainly the idea that you can say more or less anything you want with no consequences, outside of a fairly limited set of things considered hate speech, looks more and more like an quirk of the 90s and 00s than, as it used to seem, an irreversible long-term direction of travel
Sorry, you can't say that
 
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