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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    A simple yes or no; or reply without personal extrapolations of another's words might suffice nicely.

    No one' it seems, is trying to explain away anything. Actions sow equal reactions.
    You want or need it simple? Okay. The answer to your question, then, is "No".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Twitter is a private company. It can set any rules it chooses. When the leftists got Twitter to ban certain people, it was Twitter's choice. Why would you let a social platform scare you? We got through the McCarthy Era and we'll get through this one.
    Social media has become entirely too great a presence in too many people's lives. The conflict and turmoil surrounding anything that happens on it, good or bad, is similar to the deeply emotional reaction that some folks have when a character on one of their favorite t.v. dramas is killed off. People were generally happier when their best opportunity for getting a bunch of people to listen to their opinion about something was to write a Letter to the Editor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    You want or need it simple? Okay. The answer to your question, then, is "No".
    Good! so, we're in general agreement about considering the past when looking to the future; even when we don't appreciate what that retrospection will bring.

    CC's thoughts, while distasteful, merit thought.

    As far as hypocrisy, welll, pard', we live in an imperfect world where hypocrisies abound in our lives and as such it usually seems an unworthy argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Good! so, we're in general agreement about considering the past when looking to the future; even when we don't appreciate what that retrospection will bring.

    CC's thoughts, while distasteful, merit thought.

    As far as hypocrisy, welll, pard', we live in an imperfect world where hypocrisies abound in our lives and as such it usually seems an unworthy argument.

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    The ubiquity of hypocritical behavior neither explains it rationally or justifies it morally. It's just, "Everyone else is doing it", and that's a juvenile's reasoning.

    Yes, looking to the past is sometimes useful in evaluating current situations and events - just not in this case, or given the examples CC provided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    The ubiquity of hypocritical behavior neither explains it rationally or justifies it morally. It's just, "Everyone else is doing it", and that's a juvenile's reasoning.

    Yes, looking to the past is sometimes useful in evaluating current situations and events - just not in this case, or given the examples CC provided.
    Changing the subject? Rationality and morality of hypocrisy is not the topic.
    Free Speech and it's fate ... is the topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Changing the subject? Rationality and morality of hypocrisy is not the topic.
    Free Speech and it's fate ... is the topic.
    I'm done before the thread is derailed.. good night to you sir.
    Denying someone else's free speech because somebody denied yours is very much a part of the topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Denying someone else's free speech because somebody denied yours is very much a part of the topic.
    Correct.
    As I've already alluded, there is no morality applicablility ; it doesn't exist in this situ.

    Rationality? That, sir, will be in the eye of the beholder.

    Without the above emotions to muddy the conversation, what specific avenue do you hold as the means to guarantee free and open speech to all ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Social media has become entirely too great a presence in too many people's lives. The conflict and turmoil surrounding anything that happens on it, good or bad, is similar to the deeply emotional reaction that some folks have when a character on one of their favorite t.v. dramas is killed off. People were generally happier when their best opportunity for getting a bunch of people to listen to their opinion about something was to write a Letter to the Editor.
    I think the loss of real communities plays a big role in all this.
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