If your instance says you will love and respect bigots ironically, I’m probably not going to pick up that irony. Especially not if you’re pals with FSE folks and love swastika jokes.

@brainblasted @catonano Co-option of the term "free speech" scares me when by those who want to be allowed themselves to speak on all platforms but who are are more than willing to threaten people who speak in ways that they believe are oppositional to their own views. So-called FSEs are not consistent, and it's ok and even good for communities to define their own boundaries.

The muddying of the waters is also dangerous because free speech is one of the few defenses against fascism we have.


@cwebber @brainblasted @catonano

Free speech is a good thing. It allows people to express their views without fear.

Freeze Peach, which is what these folks are after, is the ability to be offensive or incite hatred while you're not allowed to complain about it.

Freeze Peach sounds like a girly vodka cocktail, If it is not it should be.

1 part vodka
1 part Peach schanps
2 parts sprite

Blend with ice and serve in a low ball glass. Garnish with thin Peach slice.
@cwebber @brainblasted @catonano

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