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[–] flimflamedthezimzam 1 points 58 points (+59|-1) ago 

Yep, forums are now what youtube comments were 3 years ago.

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 83 points (+83|-0) ago 

youtube comments

I'm gonna have to ask you to tone it down on the profanity. Language like this is highly offensive.

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[–] nbd 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Eternal September :(

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[–] q_uber 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

People ruin everything.

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[–] l23r 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hey now; I watch Judge Judy. And Steve Wilkos. And other trash TV.

But at least I admit it's trash, right?

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[–] mrcanard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Internet went mainstream

Sure did. Memory-lane, hearing about the internet, Barnes & Noble with 20 to 30 magazines & 60 to 100 books on computing, hooking up your first phone modem with the help of a friend and those same magazines and books. Being told that going online was like the wild west, go in with eyes wide open, don't click on anything if you don't know what it does, irc, etcetera.

This is not a complaint but now we have streaming everything plus the games, and everybody is trying to make a buck. I like to think there will always be a place for us. We need to work at it to make sure there is.

tl:dr I'm rambling

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[–] 123_456 1 points 92 points (+93|-1) ago 

It began with 9-11. We let fear take our freedoms.

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[–] gramman74 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I wouldn't say they won. But most definitely advancing

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[–] MamaFrankie 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Check out a BBC documentary called "The Power of Nightmares" if you haven't already.

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[–] mcwilshire 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The PC madness was at full volume back in the 90's.

Trigger warnings and such have nothing to do with 9/11. That's taking your shoes off and tossing your sunscreen before you get on a plane.

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[–] tippyc 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

it began way before 9/11. keep drinking the kool-aid

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[–] mr_skeltal 0 points 78 points (+78|-0) ago 

It makes sense that governments would try to control the internet, they've attempted it with every other medium of communication in the past. It's just saddening that a significant portion of the population have been manipulated into actually wanting censorship. Why anybody would sacrifice their liberties to prevent others from also having them is beyond me.

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[–] VicariousJambi [S] 1 points 34 points (+35|-1) ago 

Some people trust the government and the government wants to keep it that way.

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[–] PoopToaster 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

While all the big corporations are constantly storing and selling all of our data. We're losing the internet on 2 fronts.

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[–] BonsaiLeaf 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Wow, thanks mr skeltal

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[–] Dread_Pirate 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Since the internet has become more mainstream, a lot of the people that use it for primarily for basic things (social media/shopping) don't understand the power that is gained by being able to monitor everyone's interactions - being able to sway popular opinion, censor ideas that are against the mainstream ideal, etc. Many of these people can't even set up their own Wi-Fi router, much less understand that the internet is more than Facebook and Amazon. I feel a lot of it comes from just a lack of education due to the fact that they don't feel the need to be educated on the subject since it does not pertain to their daily lives, so they just go for the "Well if you have nothing to hide then it's not a problem" argument (ugh).

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[–] cointelpro_shill 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

This "censorship" we're talking about is a consumer demand that is met willingly. People don't have to be manipulated to say "Hey, stop showing me things I don't like"

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[–] mr_skeltal 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But when we're talking about getting movies pulled from theaters or video games banned from being released, it's the same effect as censorship. It's banning art and expression because it offends the sensibilities of some. That's the way I look at it at least. That's why I think that it's dangerous to ban things on the grounds of being offensive, because who's to say what unpopular opinion could be considered offensive next?

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[–] Spirits_ 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

The internet is the last bastion of actual free speech. The governments want to change that. Simple as that.

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[–] mr_skeltal 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Where would one find that list? I'd like to check it out.

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[–] TheBlackerMath 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What is the NFL doing that it needs the dongmall.info domain?

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[–] Easybee 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

We're gonna need to see that list, buddy.

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[–] hewman_robot 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago  (edited ago)

With the Internet, it was the first time people had a medium that they could comunicate without state-ethnicities having control over. Unlike state controlled media or coperate-news. What the ones in power see, are dissident views spreading without their control, leaks and support for intellectual avantegarde that promote change. All while 4-6 companies finally finished to own all news-media that are available for the common people in most industrial countries, and are connected globally via think-tanks.

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[–] hewman_robot 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

And at times I'm afraid of the outcome, because it could be one step closer to the end of most of the freedoms that we enjoy today. And will be used to enforce 1984 with people cheering for it.

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[–] BaronVonMonologue 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If they were tax funded, they wouldn't need to beg so hard on patreon.

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[–] Marble68 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago 

Interestingly, to me, the people wanting speech muzzled are mostly leftists who do so in the name of tolerance in one breath, then criticise anyone else who opposes this as being intolerant and oppressive.

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[–] bilog78 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Funny, I've seen just as many trying to muzzle people to allegedly protect free speech from those you mention.

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[–] Kithsander 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

To be fair, that's another part of the whole agenda. If you can keep people quibbling over which group is doing it, they're less inclined to stand together against it. Oh, you think it's the minorities fault? The majority? How about the elderly or the young? Which are you against so we can make sure they know you're telling everyone it's their fault so they'll get mad at you. Just keep shouting at one another while we grind you beneath our heel.

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[–] BaronVonMonologue 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

How do you stop people from launching censorship crusades without censoring them?

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[–] ArcherMcTaco 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

It's fucking embarassing. I use to lean center left just cause I thought gays should be able to do what they what, transgenders should be able to get surgery and begin a new life, government should stay out of how freaky I get in my bedroom, etc. Now I'm seen as this horrible monster by the left for not recognizing these made up pokemon genders, thinking otherkin is a joke, trans ethnicity is nothing more than modern day black face and as dumb as being an otherkin, and feminizim is as much of a joke now as it was when it tried making a comeback in the 90s.

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[–] Marble68 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Many people like you still cling to their own ideas and project them on this ideological monster. They refuse to objectively consider what they support.

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[–] Easybee 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Not where I am. New sex ed curriculum involving, gasp, technical names for anatomy and sexual safety in addition to abstinence? Wow, did the conservative nuts come out in force!

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[–] Lord_Shitlord 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I mean, I want to agree with what you're saying because I've seen the explosion of SJW bullshit in the last few years.. but I also was well into adulthood during the Bush years and we're talking about a regime that would arrest you at events for wearing the wrong t-shirt. So yeah.. hate to be the "both sides do it" guy but, "both sides do it".

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[–] Marble68 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Doesn't make it acceptable.

Also, Bush? Really? Bush derangement syndrome. Seriously. It was a decade ago.

And here's how jaded SJW have made me: you probably talking about people would show up wearing 'Fuck Bush' t-shirts at a BBQ where there were kids and belligerently refuse to leave or some other asshole like behavior - them claim 'Bush arrested me for my shirt!'

For reaL. Unfortunately for the people who do this, the world is not a stupid as they think it is. Additionally, freedom isnt a free ticket for acting like rabid sociopaths and claim oppression when they the police have to be used to restore decorum when these people are unwilling to rationally behave in a civilized manner. Be it code pink or black lives matter...

Code pink is a joke, and proof that any arrests made where reasonable and rational. Why? Because it is obvious they were simply being shitty, and not really caring about the war. If they were, they'd still be protesting. Instead, they were just there to treaspass and refuse to leave.

'I'm being arrested for my vagina costume!' Yeah right. Screaming at people at an event is not speech.

NOBODY has a RIGHT to be HEARD. Period. You cant FORCE people to listen to you who dont want to. Its harassment and possible tresspass. Unfortunately, leftists don't believe that. They believe they're so right they're justified in clockwork oranging people.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

People have always had to fight to keep things free and fair.

Nothing

ever

changes.

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[–] Link1299 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

arguably I'd say it has changed in parties.

its the tone that never changes.

I've decided to seperate myself completely from it as morons beat eachother over their differences. Criticize me for it I don't care. The worst you can do is make me laugh.

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