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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176250689844/why-dont-people-understand-the-danger-of-the" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Why don’t people understand the danger of the “censorship is OK as long as were censoring the “bad people” mentality? This is in response to the Kareem Abdul Jabbar article about how the “zero tolerance“ policies are getting out of hand and punishing people for infractions from decades ago is pointless and unhelpful.</p></blockquote> <p>Ended up getting into a debate with her where she said there was no reason to worry about anti-bigotry movements causing censorship and I pointed out instances of people in the UK being criminally prosecuted for quoting rap lyrics or making Nazi jokes and she literally argued that those people were being bigots and them being prosecuted was not an example of censorship. </p><p>My head hurts I can’t argue with people like this.</p>: ldk if you can compare Fahrenheit 451 to people getting fired for being sexist/ racist. There's only an "atmosphere of fear" for bigots and I'm OK with that. Not to mention that these people aren't being fired from regular jobs they're being fired from jobs that have influence of what our society normalizes. 3h Like Reply <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176250689844/why-dont-people-understand-the-danger-of-the" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Why don’t people understand the danger of the “censorship is OK as long as were censoring the “bad people” mentality? This is in response to the Kareem Abdul Jabbar article about how the “zero tolerance“ policies are getting out of hand and punishing people for infractions from decades ago is pointless and unhelpful.</p></blockquote> <p>Ended up getting into a debate with her where she said there was no reason to worry about anti-bigotry movements causing censorship and I pointed out instances of people in the UK being criminally prosecuted for quoting rap lyrics or making Nazi jokes and she literally argued that those people were being bigots and them being prosecuted was not an example of censorship. </p><p>My head hurts I can’t argue with people like this.</p>
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