It has come to my attention that there are those on Mastodon who think that anyone who doesn't agree with their politics should be cast out of the federation.

Please stand up for Freedom of Speech.

True Freedom of Speech means you will have to deal with the fact that not everyone thinks the same way as you and will therefor come across views that either make you happy or extremly angry.

Communication is the key to making the world a better place and the only way that progress can be made.

If you lock people out becase they don't agree with you, you are only hurting those you claim to care about because those with extreme views will continue to speak, with the only difference being that no one will challenge them.

Arrogance is the biggest threat to our society.


@TheGnuMaster You assume that these people who want to lock others out could challenge competing ideas. The entire reason they do it is because their own ideas are being challenged in ways that they cannot reconcile. They don't follow the "sunlight is the best disinfectant, challenge ideas you disagree with" mantra because sunlight will disinfect us from their own ideas.

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