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John Hayward shares KICK-A*S thread about NOT giving in even a little bit to censorship and the importance of free speech (BOOM)

Added 08-15-22 02:30:03pm EST - “Don't bend the knee to censorship, even a little.” - Twitchy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Twitchy.com: “John Hayward shares KICK-A*S thread about NOT giving in even a little bit to censorship and the importance of free speech (BOOM)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This guy could write a thread on how to poach an egg and he’d find a way to inspire us to poach ALL THE EGGS and do it in a way that will save America. Seriously. Just add this thread about the importance of free speech and fighting against censorship to the ‘awesome thread’ pile.

When you open the door to politicized censorship, no matter how high-minded your ideals supposedly are, eventually people with knives, guns, and bombs will kick that door all the way open.

Once you signal free speech is on the political bargaining table, some very rough customers will show up to drive hard bargains. You've told them your society is not really committed to freedom of expression, dissent, the exchange of ideas. You won't FIGHT for those ideals.

Poisonous ideas like "hate speech is not free speech" will inevitably lead to very hateful people deciding what gets classified as "hate speech" and banned. To be honest, it STARTS that way. No benevolent ideology has an appetite for censorship.

When you abandon your commitment to free speech, you immediately create a power structure that decides which speech is allowed. Every totalitarian ideology will crave a position in that power structure. Every faction will insist on banning what it considers "hate speech."

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