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in the past hour Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Live from the Seattle Womxn's March!.
You wrote: "These marchers do not have 'the right' to live in a world where video game characters are not scantily clad women."

That false accusation right there? That's pure Donald Trump. Classic Breitbart. Classic Steve Bannon. Everything you say comes out of the same sewer as that idiotic bit of gamerage bullshit.
And you whine about ad homenium. The reason people call you names is to drive you away. Nobody wants the likes of you in any cause. You're a dishonest creep.

You have no friends, dude. Ask yourself why that is.
11:51 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Look: Nate Gowdy's Stunning Photos from Trump's Inauguration.
It's photography, not piloting a jet. People with eyes know what they're talking about.
8:04 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest.
Yamamoto did not "figuratively" attack Pearl Harbor. He actually attacked it. He killed those people. He started that war. With speech.
7:59 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Look: Nate Gowdy's Stunning Photos from Trump's Inauguration.
Yeah, all those effects are hamfisted. Really distracting; like every time, the photographer wants to draw your attention to his handiwork and not the subject. The vignetting is particularly crude -- it almost seems like ironic commentary on Instagram filters or something?

You could still use that look. The contrast, the darkness, the vignette effect. But dial it down about six notches. Stick a huge fucking watermark logo on it it all you care about is everyone knowing your name.
7:53 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Live from the Seattle Womxn's March!.
"The woman vote." Kind of says it all, doesn't it?

Stop being a little bitch about Trump. There's nothing about Trumpism for you to complain about. There's only one reason you aren't on the Trump Train: Trump isn't all about you. You like everything about what he's doing except it doesn't make you feel special enough. You need to find a way to be yet another fucking fedora, yet *also* be unique. The gamergater *against* Trump. And Hillary. And EVERYTHING.

The uniquest fedora ever. Wow. What's the word for that? When you have *that* much of a need to be special?

Oh, yeah, I remember: S-N-O-W-F-L-A-K-E.

You are ever so, so special, snowflake. And please accept my sympathies. Everyone does feel sorry for you. You've obviously had something bad happen to you and we can all see that. I don't know what they did to you, but whatever it was, it did some damage. You've been victimized somewhere along the line. You're a victim, and you're special.

Thank you for participating. You haven't won anything today, but you showed up. You did!
3:52 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest.
Richard Spencer threw the first punch. People died. And then someone hit back, with what can only be described as saintly restraint, given the stakes.

In Germany, and dozens of other countries with healthier democracies, and less corruption than the US, the government puts limits on Nazis and other hate speech before it comes to violence. They know that if they don't, there are citizens who rightfully ask if their church will become the next Mother Emanuel, and they will rightfully strike back in self-defense. Then you've got open warfare in your streets.

When Milo Yiannopoulos or Richard Spencer radicalizes a disturbed young man to walk into a room and start executing innocent people because of their ethnicity, and then Yiannopoulos or Spencer turns around and gives another little talk like the one that set the last mass murderer on his course, the remedy is not "more speech".

Incite... kill.. criticize... incite... kill again... is not a dialog. It's cycle of radicalization, terrorism, and witty repartee followed by more radicalization and MORE terrorism.

Look at the countries that have deported or banned Spencer or Yiannopoulos or banned Nazi political parties. Show me where that censorship led to less freedom. Show me where it led to tyranny. It didn't.

Your premise has been disproved. Over and over and over. They suppress hate speech, they jail Nazis, they shut down terrorist organizations disguised as "political" parties. And then? The real political dialog goes on, the press continues to act as a check on corruption. You said if you don't allow the KKK to march, it's the end of freedom. I showed you this country, and this country, and this one and this one and this one, again and again and again where they didn't let them march, and the outcome you predicted didn't happen. Didn't happen.

How many times does this prediction have to fail before we accept the fact that the prediction is false? It's not an unreasonable prediction. It could have been true, if we didn't know better. But we know better. We've seen the proof. The experiment has been repeated.

My point is to look at how dogmatic Americans can be about rights and freedoms. They get all this crap drilled into them in school and nobody questions it. A rich man can destroy Gawker because of a personal grudge, but we delude ourselves into thinking hate speech and terrorist radicalization are "the price we have to pay" for freedom. The UW administration thinks, dogmatically, in spite of all evidence, that they're making a fucking point by rolling out the red carpet to a terrorist spokesmodel. Sometimes the only price you have to pay for freedom is to use your god damn common sense.
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3:28 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest.
Please repost my comments, but be sure to give credit to "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn". That's the most important bit.
10:22 AM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest.
We do not have free speech. We have a vast, complicated system of controls on speech. Copyright. Trademark. Trade secrets. Government secrets. Personal information. Libel. Slander. Medical advice. Legal advice. Lawyer client privilege. Doctor patient privilege. Limits on broadcasting: how many watts, what frequency, seven words you can't say, what time of day you can say is. All manner of gag orders.

This is only off the top of my head. With some homework the number of ways the freedom of speech and the press is limited, even though it "shall not be infringed period" goes on and on.

But here comes a white Christian radicalizing the next Dylan Roof or Timothy McVeigh, and *then* all of a sudden freedom of speech is a radical absolute. We think nothing of jailing people for printing images of Mickey Mouse, but the "right" of Nazis to spread terror is sacred?

Don't tell me censorship is some foreign practice you can't tolerate. You live comfortably with censorship every day, and you like it. Censorship is normal and healthy. Be a grown up about that simple fact.

If we can contort ourselves around the black arts of copyright and fair use laws without crushing freedom, we are capable of telling the ethnic cleansers and terrorist apologists to shut the fuck up, while still having a vibrant body politic.

And this is not a hypothetical claim. Look around at dozens of advanced democracies across the globe. They do it every day and it works.

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12:32 AM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest.
Just want to point out that Spencer is banned in 25 countries in Europe. He is *not* "allowed to say" that shit in those countries. Here we supposedly allow it, because this radical notion of "free speech" is our bulwark against tyranny.

Yeah, how'd that work out? Those 25 countries didn't elect Trump.

This knee-jerk, uncritically swallowed folk belief that tolerating garbage people, coddling Nazis and terrorist recruiters (but only if they call themselves Christian) is in no way a necessary condition for a free society. We are surrounded by free societies -- many that are freer and more just and stable than ours -- that don't stand there smiling while they let Nazis piss on their leg.
12:08 AM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest.
You don't have to pretend the guy organizing terror and oppression isn't violent.

It's not "just opinions", "just a point of view". When people call for ethnic cleansing, when they encourage and justify police violence against blacks, they are the generals of of the army attacking you. When they shot down Admiral Yamamoto's plane, they were't killing a non-combatant. Saying the planes should attack Pearl Harbor at dawn wasn't Yamamoto exercising his right to free speech. "Just saying", just an opinion. He was participating in the attack by telling the attackers what to do, and when. Spencer is participating in the attacks carried out as a result of his words.

You don't have to pretend that terrorist recruiters and radicalizes are non-violent. Today somebody hit Spencer back.