‘Speech is Tyranny!’

Blogger Ken at Popehat pens a super essay on why censorship is a no-no:

“Let’s be clear — the right to free speech is the right to express oneself without state retaliation. It is not a right to speak without social retaliation. Speech has consequences. Among those consequences are condemnation, vituperation, scorn, ridicule, and pariah status. Those consequences represent other people exercising their free speech rights. That’s a feature of the marketplace of ideas, not a bug.” (emphasis mine)

You said it, Br’er.

Our own Queen of Clowns appears on Ken’s, ahem, list of infamous crushers of dissent, where she is royally skewered for inventing “reverse chill.”

Read the whole thing; it’s excellent.


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