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  1. #101
    Scarab Lord downnola's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Made in Philly, living in Akron.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sagenod View Post
    Hold the phone: I'm not the one who's being adversarial. When you question my intent and have an inclination toward it being negative,I'm going to defend myself to the best of my ability.
    It just looks like sealioning to me, bubs.
    Populists (and "national socialists") look at the supposedly secret deals that run the world "behind the scenes". Child's play. Except that childishness is sinister in adults.
    - Christopher Hitchens

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by Sagenod View Post
    I agree 100% with that. Just to be clear, I never made any statements in defense of any figures or ideologies that are already regarded as toxic. In fact, I agree completely that our responsibility as a well-intentioned society should be to denounce evil. It's always up to the people.
    You say that, but then you say this:

    There has been an effort to silence Jordan Peterson and compartmentalize him as being alt right for quite a while now. Do your research and you'll see. A group of students pushed him and the ones who wanted to listen to him speak out of a campus auditorium because they deem him transphobic, etc.
    This is an example of free speech and freedom of association. As someone else has mentioned, free speech does not mean you are entitled to a platform (freedom of association means people can say they don't want their institution to be associated with a person).
    "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance." Paradox of tolerance

  3. #103
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    Essex, England
    RE: Define Toxicity


    fuck that blue bird...
    Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is irrelevance. People would rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially when it suits their own purpose.
    - Glokta
    The Last Argument of Kings, The First Law Trilogy.

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