I lean left on most things, sadly it seems like free speech is something the left stopped leaning towards a while ago. Dissent is not to be tolerated and any detraction from the narrative must be quickly shut down and silenced. This disgusts me to no end. I feel that there's discussions that need to be had that just aren't allowed. You wanna talk about dealing with the violence built into Islam, you're a racist. Economic policy that allows lower class Americans to compete with illegal labor, racist. Common strengths and weaknesses found in different genders, you're sexist. Hell even something as obvious as agreeing with a compromise for a 13 year old girl with a dick is now transphobic. They may have the best argument in the world for what they believe, but that doesn't matter because they don't want to allow any discussion. That leaves me coming to a place like this to even be able to breach the subject. A place where people can scream "fuck niggers" and be taken just as seriously. Really makes me question if I'm on the right side of things if these are my comrades. Still I think it's better to at least be able to have the conversation and worry about the argument itself rather than the person it's coming from.