- Dec 12, 2009
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- Washington State
Well, yes and no. Weather I think censorship is bad has literally nothing to do with my agreement on those doing the censoring. None at all. My problem with censorship is scale and pretty much only scale. IOW, I do not think the internet should be cleansed of [whatever stand in analogy we are using] or for it to be regulated to some dark corner almost no one knows how to access. That would be the extreme I am talking about here when I refer to 'bad' censorship and that censorship is bad if we are talking about Nazis or pornography.It is not nonsense. Private censorship IS bad, at least to the extreme that it has gone on recently.In 1988 if Al's movie store didn't want to carry porn, no one made him.
In 2021 you are demanding that Al and all the other Als be forced to carry you brand of porn.
Don't look at me as the hypocrite, hypocrite. That's all you.
You and the rest of Trumpism demanding to use the government to enforce their personal petty grudges. How "conservative" and tiny-minded of you.
At this point, you're just plain being intellectually dishonest.
In other words, you're lying.
Either that, or you're batshit crazy. Most likely, both.
In any event, no rational basis exists for any sane, honest person to even attempt to have this conversation with you.
So, you got nuthin'?
Seems those are some good points you're evading. All this pretense that private censorship is bad is nonsense. It's everyone's right to censor whatever is in their purview.
Censorship is just exercising judgement. Whether you think it's good or bad depends on whether you agree with those doing the censoring. I assume you're ok with websites censoring pornography, right?
It would IMHO as well but then again, I am not so concerned about the republican calls as much as I am about the fact they are all calling for regulation. Do you think the republican calls are somehow worse than the ones the democrats have been threatening big tech with because the left is in power, not the right, and they want to directly control the message. The right wants open access. Not sure how that is even workable and certainly would cause more harm and less access but one is clearly a larger threat in my mind. Why is it reversed for you?Just because the government is not the one to solve it does not mean something is good nor does it mean that it should not be called out and rallied against as a people. Right now the market is to restrictive and ALL the talk is how the government can make it even more so.
Sure, I get that. And I'd agree that much of the censorship going on is bad. But I'm really concerned by the calls from many Republicans to "go after", or otherwise regulate, media companies that are censoring in ways they don't like. That would be far worse, more damaging to our nation, than putting up with biased or partisan media.