So not too long ago over on Gab, racist asshole Andrew Anglin had a tasteless post up that the registry of Gab took exception to and ordered taken down or they would take down Gab entirely. And that started a shitstorm of epic proportions that probably rages on to this day. Nobody cares that it was a matter of survival that it got removed, companies need to go out of business because “free speech!”
Then, BitChute decided to take down another alt-right racist video called “Kill the Kikes! Race War Now!” Yeah, let’s think about that for a moment. And of course, the shitstorm just moved elsewhere with everyone screaming that they have a right to free speech with no consequences!
These people are just idiots. But worse, they’re idiots that can’t figure out why they have so many problems. They just think they’re right and everyone else is wrong, which is why I’ve largely stopped engaging with them because, like the religious, they are incapable of holding an intellectual discussion about their fanatical beliefs. It led me to make a video over on YouTube about free speech needing to be responsible speech, but nobody on the fringes, either left or right, is ever going to agree with me there. It’s really why I’ve stopped caring all that much what goes on over on Gab, because rational people have pretty much given up the ghost.
Now I am an advocate of free speech, I think people ought to be able to say whatever they want to say, but as they say, actions have consequences and none of these people want any consequences at all for their actions. They want to run around insulting people and suffer no repercussions because “muh free speech!” And I’m sorry but it doesn’t work that way. There has to be some base expectations below which people are not permitted to go. You have to expect that people will operate relatively maturely and not sink to just calling each other every name in the book. Yet that’s where Anglin and his cronies want to go, although I will admit that Anglin himself isn’t often as reprehensible as many others on his side, but they have to understand that actions have consequences and they simply refuse to do that. And when you’re on someone else’s platform and doing things that could conceivably destroy not only their reputation but their entire livelihood, you have no basis whatsoever for demanding that they put up with your shenanigans. None at all. Yet that’s exactly what these idiots want.
I really hate humanity anymore.