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There is no true free speech for anyone who's gender critical anymore. The above statement, which I'm sure we've all read countless times by now, assures that anyone writing critically against the gender cult could be targeted for harassment (online and offline), and might end up cancelled and out of a job. All this for speaking their mind, for having the 'wrong thought'.

How did this mantra gain such traction? How can there even be such a thing as a 'wrong thought'? If your speech has consequences, then it's clearly not free. TRAs even use the word 'deplatform' to describe what they're doing against adverseries. They use the excuse that when someone is 'a bigot' they can do whatever is needed to silence this person. However, in these cases, the word 'bigot' is never clearly defined. It's just anyone who disagrees with or criticises them. Therefore JK Rowling is called a bigot for writing clearly and compassionately, without any bigoted ideas whatsoever.

Freedom of speech should be free, meaning that every word, every thought should be permissable. An idea should be met with well thought out criticism, but not dogpiling or harassment. And a thought should be met with another thought, and not mantras.

Maybe TRAs don't like freedom of thought, because they have so few thoughts themselves.

There is no true free speech for anyone who's gender critical anymore. The above statement, which I'm sure we've all read countless times by now, assures that anyone writing critically against the gender cult could be targeted for harassment (online and offline), and might end up cancelled and out of a job. All this for speaking their mind, for having the 'wrong thought'. How did this mantra gain such traction? How can there even be such a thing as a 'wrong thought'? If your speech has consequences, then it's clearly not free. TRAs even use the word 'deplatform' to describe what they're doing against adverseries. They use the excuse that when someone is 'a bigot' they can do whatever is needed to silence this person. However, in these cases, the word 'bigot' is never clearly defined. It's just anyone who disagrees with or criticises them. Therefore JK Rowling is called a bigot for writing clearly and compassionately, without any bigoted ideas whatsoever. Freedom of speech should be free, meaning that every word, every thought should be permissable. An idea should be met with well thought out criticism, but not dogpiling or harassment. And a thought should be met with another thought, and not mantras. Maybe TRAs don't like freedom of thought, because they have so few thoughts themselves.

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Look up "Holy Land Hummus" - Palestinian immigrant family built up a food business. The adults weren't that internet saavy, so they were unaware back in 2012 their 14 year old daughter was posting things like "Bring Hitler back" and using the N-word. It's all "edge lord" teenager stuff - which no one really cared enough to report to twitter and get it taken down back then. Somewhere along the way she grew up and realized it was inappropriate. She was working for her family's company in 2020.

In 2020 - someone dug it up, and her father's company lost all their contracts, had to shut down their factory, and let go most their employees.

It's the whole "two wrongs don't make a right" and "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" in my opinion.

Maybe a better response to "freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences" is just "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" - but I suppose that would be written off as a conservative attitude, even though I'm liberal/left and atheist.

Wow, that poor family :(

It's the whole "two wrongs don't make a right" and "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" in my opinion.

Yes, that's a perfect way to put it!