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u/MrDisasterT Average r/memes enjoyer 8d ago

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u/Ogurasyn GigaChad 8d ago

Double D, Double the Die

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u/PoeTayToes_ 8d ago

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u/Albuspotter11 Cringe Factory 8d ago

I know these are all Star Wars related gifs; I just had to use this one after seeing your url.

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u/Maybe_Lore 8d ago

Potatoes are always welcome

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u/Different-Toe8472 8d ago

boil ‘em mash ‘em put ‘em in a stew

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u/FullMaxPowerStirner 8d ago

Yeeaaa whatever happened with these memes? Seems like they went dead during Covid.

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u/devilsephiroth 8d ago

I'm going to enjoy this

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u/KakiRedit 8d ago

This meme sums up Reddit perfectly

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u/noname585 8d ago

I got banned from r/crazyfuckingvideos because I commented on a video of a drug dealer getting beaten by people in the streets and said "too bad we can't do this to our corrupt politicians". That one comment got me fully banned from posting or commenting on any posts in that subreddit.

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u/Megum1n02 8d ago

Tbf inciting violence is usually an exception to the idea of free speech (even if it's justified I guess).

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u/TheChickenIsFkinRaw 8d ago

Saying anything that goes against the admin's opinions is an exception to free speech

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u/HauserAspen 8d ago

And, that was the last time we heard from TheChickenIsFkinRaw...

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u/Megum1n02 8d ago

Remember that one pedophile politician woman who was hired to the Reddit admin team and then every mention of her name on Reddit was blacklisted, even though she was a known predator? And then Spez lied through his fucking teeth defending her while not even addressing the only thing people said about her? And then he somehow realized only after backlash on that statement that nobody was gonna be okay with him not talking about the accusations? And only after that bullshit fell through did they finally fire her and pretend like they had no idea she was a child molester in a statement that contradicts itself a dozen times?

That was pretty wacky and uncharacteristic am I right?

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u/Shadowpika655 Plays MineCraft and not FortNite 8d ago

Technically speaking she didnt groom anyone...her father "raped and tortured" a ten year old and she still chose to support him/make him her election manager

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u/Megum1n02 8d ago

Ah, my mistake, that's much better.

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u/leavemealonegeez8 8d ago

Slow down there buddy, gonna get yourself a little more than a ban with that kinda talk

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u/Swimwithamermaid 8d ago

Remember that one time Spez edited someone’s comment? Actually, I think it was more than once.

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u/finefornow_ 8d ago

I member

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u/BigMcThickHuge 8d ago

Look out, here comes spez!

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u/Dastardlybullion 8d ago

The most absurd things can get you banned on Reddit. If you point out statistics about how dangerous pitbulls are, that can get you permanently banned on the whole site due to how fervent pitbull defenders are in various subs.

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u/Bloo_PPG 8d ago

I have a pitbull, She's really nice and sweet. I can also see a mean streak that was bread into her. It'll never go away, no matter how much training and I've come to terms with the fact I'll never trust her around children, another dog/cat/pet. There are precautions I take for walks and she'll never be off leash. But she's quiet, obedient, and loving 99.999% of the time. Part of having a pitbull is preemptively protecting them from themselves.

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u/NickTumare 8d ago

Complaining that you aren't allowed to advocate for violence against politicians is peak "reddit moment" material.

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u/Thick_Tree_444 8d ago

It's astonishing what kind of monkey brain vigilante and power fantasies get regurgitated and upvoted on Reddit.

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u/LOR_Fei 8d ago

Any time the French Revolution comes up and gets thousands of upvotes over a regime that executed women and children out of fear that they might join the fight against them, I cringe hard. Happens every day on this site

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u/Megum1n02 8d ago

To be clear (though I'm not sure if you're referring to me or the person above me), I'm not necessarily saying I disagree with the ban, just that it's a socially accepted reason to censor things.

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u/NickTumare 8d ago

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was agreeing with you that there is always a hard line, in terms of free speech, with inciting violence and it's silly for anyone to act surprised to get a ban for it.

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u/NickTumare 8d ago edited 8d ago

I don't agree that it's perfectly alright for politicians to use violence.

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u/ShadowTacoTuesday 8d ago

Free speech was never freedom to say whatever you want. That notion falls apart from ten thousand counter-examples. It was always freedom to hold any opinion you want, especially political or religious. Because from open polite discourse the best ideas come out on top. Encouraging people to get hurt was never protected. Similarly there’s the classic example of yelling fire in a crowded theatre. Heck swearing isn’t protected. Defamation and fraud are a couple more common crimes that aren’t protected. No speech that isn’t an honest opinion expressed in a harmless manner is protected. When they told everyone it was rude to ever talk about politics and religion instead of being civil when talking about politics and religion because you absolutely must discuss these, that’s when free speech faced its greatest attack. And that’s when the wackos quietly festered and talked only amongst themselves or to no one until they finally felt free to come out into the poop show we have today.

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u/robodestructor444 8d ago

Which is hilarious coming out of that subreddit where the community says so many fucked up things

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u/SookHe 8d ago

I got banned from posting on r/funny for posting a video of a drunk pig rolling down a hill. There wasn't anything wrong with the actual content, but apparently it was a 'repost'.

How the fuck am I supposed to know it was a repost if I never saw the damn videos before?

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u/LemonLimeMouse 8d ago

It's better to ban reposting in general than have hundreds of bots reposting top of the week posts for weeks

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u/Nuclear_rabbit 8d ago

Yeah but banning a user after first offense instead of just taking down the post?

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u/BigMcThickHuge 8d ago

Funny is a massive sub and gets a post per second.

Eventually they probably caved and just ban reposters as the best option, instead of suspending/blocking every single post till spoken to on a person to person basis.

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u/LemonLimeMouse 8d ago

Yeah what the fuck

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u/SookHe 8d ago

Nobody wants to hear reasonable arguments, I want to wallow in my self pity.

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u/ShitTalkingAlt980 8d ago

Appreciate the honesty

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u/LemonLimeMouse 8d ago

You get my pity. I too have been banned for a repost before on r/ooer

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u/NeedleworkerWild1374 8d ago

I mean while many corrupt politicians are responsible for FAR WORSE and FAR MORE evil then a common drug dealer, society tends to avoid hard truths like the true cost of freedom.

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u/Bloo_PPG 8d ago

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

-ben Franklin

Quote is becoming more and more relevant.

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u/dekvik 8d ago

"omg why can't I promote death and violence to people I don't like?!?!"

Fucking neanderthal.

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u/CatDash2000 8d ago

redditors after being told someone doesnt deserve to die for not having the same opinion

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u/Underdogg13 8d ago

That comment is a violation of sitewide rules. Subs that don't enforce those rules are running the risk of being banned. Reading the rules would've saved you the grief.

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u/CatDash2000 8d ago

deserved

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u/ObscureBooms 8d ago

I got banned from r/JusticeServed for leaving a critical comment in r/Conservative

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u/MisterCBax 8d ago

I got banned from r/Anarchism for saying you should do what a cop says if their gun is drawn.

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u/killertortilla 8d ago

Yes of course you did dumbass, you promoted violence against people. That’s one of Reddit’s biggest rules.

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u/Redditdrifter0 8d ago

Fuck around and find out ammiright.

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u/WSDGuy 8d ago

Given the tone and content of the comments there, I kinda don't believe this is the whole story.

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u/No-Reflection-6847 8d ago

Unfortunately Reddit has some very anti free speech terms of service that all subs are required to adhere to. This is for the purpose of advertiser relations, not some crazy conspiracy theory to censor one political side or the other, simply a baseline that keeps advertisers happy.

The admins are just talking heads for reddits marketing team.

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u/RecoveringRagaholic 8d ago

Reddit is basically like high school where a few people control each clique and if you say anything that doesn't fall into the consensus you not only get bullied you get shunned

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u/kwonza 8d ago I'm Deceased

It got progressively worse over the years. I was on Reddit for 10+ years and never had any problem until a couple of years ago. Now I’m banned on probably 10 different subs mostly for the most mundane kind of stuff.

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u/Cautious-Angle1634 8d ago

It’s amazing the difference in feel from old Reddit vs now Reddit honestly.

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u/BigMcThickHuge 8d ago

I ended up in a conservative post once asking a question to someone saying some insane shit...and like 4 subs banned me for it.

They fuckin autoban participants on detection.

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u/JetSetMiner 8d ago

I'm banned from WhitePeopleTwitter for saying there's a difference between systemic racism and regular racism. I'm also banned from LGBT for saying trans women are not biological women. The very thing under discussion.

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u/PoignantOpinionsOnly 8d ago

Weird flex.

That was right around the time when child abuse images were starting to get banned.

A lot of openly self described white supremacist subs were starting to get banned as well.

You didn't have a problem with /r/jailbait, /r/coontown, /r/uncensorednews and other similar subs?

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u/BuckyFnBadger 8d ago

I got banned from anti work for mentioning I was banned on another sub Reddit. Didn’t break the rules or mentioned the comment, just admitted I was banned.

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u/StillNoSourceLmao 8d ago

Especially right wing subs man, can’t even comment in them they’re such echo chambers

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u/FrogMissileTrebuchet 8d ago

You're wrong! Blocked!

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u/StillNoSourceLmao 8d ago

This is memes, not a right wing echo chamber, so I know I’ll be able to talk, and maaaaybe even disagree!

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u/USSRisQuitePoggers 8d ago

Its not free speech without censorship!

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u/DH_Drums 8d ago

Literally 1984

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u/miku_dominos 8d ago

Doubleplus ungood sub

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u/RadicalizedRaccoon 8d ago

I love you

No one ever mentions that part of the book

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u/miku_dominos 8d ago

Ever since I read the book I've been fascinated with Newspeak, to the point I'm studying linguistics at uni.

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u/RadicalizedRaccoon 8d ago

Wow that’s cool! I always thought it was sort of a good idea lol

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u/RustedRuss 8d ago

Is that thoughtcrime? Room 101 for you!

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u/miku_dominos 8d ago

O'Brien has to interrogate me first. Then Room 101, then betray Julia, lol.

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u/RustedRuss 8d ago

And then we prepare the rats

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u/Goaty1208 My mom checks my phone 8d ago

So people actually read the book?

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u/Alltheweed 8d ago

Lol you can speak freely, but only if we agree with you.

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u/supremechode 8d ago

That should be reddits motto

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u/sandwichcandy 8d ago edited 8d ago

Always has been. All the way back to atheism being a default sub. Although it used to at least be a bit more clever, even if it was just as stupid.

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u/Tai_Pei 8d ago

Although it used to at least used to be

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u/RagingMage_420 8d ago

Plays Metallica "Eye of the Beholder"

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u/baconsingh 8d ago

🤘🏼

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u/davgonza 8d ago

have you ever heard the tragedy of darth freespeechus the wise

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u/chevalerisation_2323 8d ago

That's any right wing sub ever LOL

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u/I_MakeCoolKeychains 8d ago

You are free, to do as we tell you

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u/ccsnoomoji 8d ago

Freedom is an illusion

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u/why-so-sensitive- 8d ago

Reddit* freedom is illusion. This place is galore of echo chambers.

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u/StopReadingMyUser 8d ago

I like the smell of my own farts

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u/WisherWisp 8d ago

'Ya always like your own brand'

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u/killertortilla 8d ago

There is no freedom of speech on a privately owned website. If you think that’s some sort of illusion it’s your own stupidity blinding you.

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u/Equal_Relative5865 8d ago

I mean if he violated reddits rules he would be banned from reddit. This is an admin in a sub called free speech banning someone for speech. It’s just ironic and funny. Not that deep.

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u/Inevitable-Goat-7062 8d ago

Memes are the dna of the soul

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u/autistic_bard444 8d ago

lunchtime, doubly so

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u/Darkblade360350 Linux User 8d ago

Freedom is slavery

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u/Past_Ad4485 8d ago

War is peace and ignorance is strength

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u/Brick_Bandit 8d ago

Wicked is good.

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u/Past_Ad4485 8d ago

This is 1984

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u/Phoenix_of_Anarchy 8d ago

It’s a garbage sub anyway with no understanding of what free speech really is.

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u/AssPiss_420_69 8d ago

Free speech is when I can say whatever I want without consequences, from either the govt or private entities, and everyone who disagrees with me gets disciplined.

  • right wingers

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u/MoneyMagnetSupreme 8d ago

These days i see this kind of thing much more from lefty americans than right wingers. (Speaking as somebody who lives in Hong Kong and is in no way involved in US politics)

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u/MisterDisinformation 8d ago

Andrew Tate defender. Totally unbiased and just an outsider.

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u/EloquentAdequate 8d ago

Common Andrew Tate fan L

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u/StillNoSourceLmao 8d ago

Nah, you don’t. Because we understand that freedom of speech has to do with the government.

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u/butrejp 8d ago

"heres a worthless anecdote from someone who admits to having minimal experience with the subject"

you can't take your reddit/twitter/whatever feed as representative of the real thing. only the most outrageous posts go to the top.

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u/traveling_designer 8d ago

Says Andrew Tate simp

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u/TheMustardisBad The Trash Man 8d ago

He said the N-word..... without the pass

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u/Lexxanator 8d ago

Clearly

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u/DesastreUrbano 8d ago

That feels like a trap or one of those from r/SubsIFellFor

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u/wi000000 can't meme 8d ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/PewdiepieSubmissions/comments/abi7kr/free_speech/ reposted a meme and posted it to three different subreddits

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u/LandscapeSweet1531 8d ago

Sir- what did you say? I want to repeat it and get banned too

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u/ChadicusMeridius 8d ago

Or worse, expelled

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u/NoOneKnowsIExist420 8d ago

You need to get your priorities together

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u/Voushkov 8d ago

What did you say?

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u/miku_dominos 8d ago

Its Reddit after all. There's a vibe to each sub and you'll quickly find out what is acceptable and what isn't. Otherwise that sub would be full of the type of posts you'd expect with unrestricted freedom, and then the sub itself would be gone.

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u/digitalcircuitrider 8d ago

Exactly. People talking about irony and hypocrisy, but from the minute that I spent looking at the sub, it's supposed to be about news/issues relating to free speech, not a platform to say whatever you want. If you go there and start off topic threads you'll probably get banned.

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u/tx001 8d ago

There's still some irony

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u/Fantastic-Climate-84 8d ago

The tolerant must forever be intolerant to intolerance, in order to preserve tolerance.

Basic shit.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

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u/atatassault47 8d ago

Its not a paradox.

Tolerance is not a moral virtue, it is a Peace Treaty. Peace Treaties do not protect those who break the treaty.

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u/slipper-thrower-at4k 8d ago

Tf did u said?

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u/Fabulous-Mention-200 8d ago

You're only allowed freedom of anything if it doesn't open the narrative up to critical thinking

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u/areolegrande 8d ago

Meh, it's like anywhere else. You are always free and welcome to speak!

Consequences aren't mutually exclusive, like obvs nobody wants Nazi propaganda or whatever anti-vax Facebook group nonsense around because it's only harmful or confusing and nothing more.

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u/Nijinja 8d ago

Free Speech*

*Terms and conditions apply

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u/steve123410 8d ago

You do know free speech is about talking about things that affect free speech. You can't just walk on there and drop hatespeach and not get banned.

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u/MasterWarChief 8d ago edited 8d ago

There is nothing in the post that suggest they were banned due to hate speech. There is also the matter of that some people will quickly call people racist or accuse them of hate speech due to having different opinions.

Example: People calling those who don't like the new Velma series racist. Or any Democrat or Republican on the internet.

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u/gothpunkboy89 8d ago

Example: People calling those who don't like the new Velma series racist. Or any Democrat or Republican on the internet.

Ironically I said I liked the series and got 6 messages from the same user calling me racist and saying the best thing I can do is kill myself.

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u/malighos 8d ago

To be fair, if you liked the velma series, it does not mean your are racist, but the best thing you can do is to kill yourself.

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u/ProphecyRat2 8d ago

No no no no.

If I cant say racial slurs and talk about how great my race is and historically more advanced than everyone eles, and that all other races should be thankfull for our “cutting edge technology”… well then this place is 1984!

And you are all controlled by the thought police and everyone else is just a subhuman savage sheeplle bootlicker woke,,, uhhh, sheepls, yea!!

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u/processingpowaa 8d ago edited 7d ago

I know this is a meme but it is absolutely shocking how many people don't understand that free speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences.

LMAO seems there are lots of those people here in this post

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u/Definitelynotadrone 8d ago

the power or right to express one's opinions without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty. That is the literal definition of free speech

In this scenario, OP has been censored and restrained. Meaning the free speech subreddit is breaking the free speech definition, and thus not really empower free speech

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u/quaintmercury 8d ago

OP doesn't have any ownership over reddit. This is no more censorship or restraint than if you covered up some writing someone had spray painted on the side of your house. Censorship only applies to things the speaker owns or creates when it comes to private people. If you write a book and someone breaks into your house and burns the manuscript and threatens you then that violates your free speech and you are being censored. If no one will publish your book your free speech is not being violated. It is not censorship if other people will not help you present your speech to the world. It is if they prevent you from doing it yourself. Forcing others to spread your speech is very much anti free speech.

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u/RoseBankLovesYou 8d ago

By this logic, punching someone for threatening to kill you would be an imposition on their free speech.

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u/dekvik 8d ago

That's not an opinion, though.

"You should die" and "I'll murder you tomorrow" are not the same. English, use it.

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u/killertortilla 8d ago

Fun fact: Reddit is not the real world. You have zero rights here, you have the privilege to make an account and post shit opinions, just like the rest of us.

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u/CaptainDogeSparrow 8d ago

Doesn't change the fact the name of the subreddit is "free speech" and banned the dude for some bullshit he said.

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u/FrogMissileTrebuchet 8d ago

It's a sub for discussing free speech. They still have rules or else reddit would ban them lol.

The rule that gets the most attention is the one banning people for wrongly defining freedom of speech.

In context, the rule is 100% justified. Braindead redditors that think the idea of freedom of speech is locked down to just the 1st amendment and therefore it's only a violation of free speech if daddy government censors you. When in reality, anybody that censors speech is violating the principle of freedom of speech.

There's not much benefit having a discussion about freedom of speech with somebody that willfully denies the definition of the concept. (Anybody that would say "oh I just didn't know, reddit taught me wrong" shoulda read the rules before posting)

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u/CouchPotato1178 8d ago

for the most part, speech doesnt really do any harm, especially online political opinions. so there really shouldnt be any consequences for speaking your mind ever. no matter how many people disagree with you

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u/CoolBeansMan9 8d ago

speech doesnt really do any harm, especially online political opinions.

Where have you been the last 7 years?

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u/booga_booga_partyguy 8d ago edited 8d ago

Really? Let's use an actual, real world example - Bush Jr's Iraq War.

If people who were actively promoting Dubya's lies, like Bill O'Reilly, had been shut down immediately and/or faced consequences for like peddling bullshit (like being sent to jail), that according to you is WORSE than what actually happened, viz. tens of thousands of Iraqis dying in an unjust war and leading to enough regional instability that allowed ISIS to become a regional power?

You really think this?

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u/YourOwnInsecurities 8d ago

Kanye praising Hitler doesn't do any harm?

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u/Truckerontherun 8d ago

It made him sound stupid, but I fail to see what physical harm occured in what he said

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u/headpatkelly 8d ago

physical harm is not the only type of harm. if it was, then you wouldn't have to specify. preaching hate and violence can indeed lead to physical harm too though. there's a reason incitement to riot is illegal in a lot of places.

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u/AussieConnor 8d ago

The only harm it did was to his own reputation

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u/Kaihwang 8d ago

I don't know a single person who hears Kanye West and thinks "Yup, he's got a point, gotta praise the Nazis now."

So come up with another example, because the only harm he has done is to his own career. I think everyone knows the man is just insane

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u/Lots42 8d ago

Nonsense. Hitler fans do harm.

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u/headpatkelly 8d ago

literally check out r/kanye and you'll see people on older posts defending him. there are videos of black isrealites praising him. granted, they're a minority even on his own subreddit, but there are definitely people who actually buy into his bullshit, and just because you're naive and ignorant of them doesn't mean they don't exist.

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u/ozobpop 8d ago

how many people don't understand that free speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences.

I don't think you do.

https://thebensmartblog.com/2017/04/26/why-freedom-of-speech-vs-freedom-from-consequences-doesnt-make-sense/

This article explains why what your saying doesn't make any sense at all

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u/awesomefutureperfect 8d ago

The 'faith on campus' link makes me immediately question that dude's credibility. Yeah, that link is trash. People against hate speech are not okay with murder as a consequence for hate speech. He specifically talks about imprisonment when he sets the terms that the government won't interfere. What prison is he talking about that isn't governmental? He keeps saying "we" will do this violence? What "we" is he talking about that isn't sanctioned police violence? This is projection, where death threats usually come from right wing sources, ironically all too frequently from pro-life groups that act on those impulses. That link is trash.

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u/ozobpop 8d ago

You have a severe misunderstanding of freedom of speech. Hate speech is not a limitation of free speech. Calls to action are different. Death threats are not protected, as they incite violence. Racism is protected, as it does not fall under any limitation.

"Freedom of speech is not regarded as absolute by some, with most legal systems generally setting limits on the freedom of speech, particularly when freedom of speech conflicts with other rights and protections, such as in the cases of libel, slander, pornography, obscenity, fighting words, and intellectual property."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech

That link is trash

Gonna call any link that doesn't agree with you trash. I bet you will call this wikipedia link trash too. Let's see!

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u/avcloudy 8d ago

You, and the article you linked, have correctly understood that freedom of speech is more than the limited concept of legal protection from governmental consequences, but in a peculiarly American way you have taken the baggage of your interpretation of free speech and applied it to the general concept.

Or more directly, there are forms of speech where the natural consequence is to break all ties with the speaker. You can’t be upset they are trying to censor you when they stop engaging with you in any way. You can’t say the consequences are so extreme that they make you not want to say awful things and therefore they are trying to censor you. Just because you want to avoid consequences does not mean the idea of consequences is unjust.

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u/awesomefutureperfect 8d ago

A community has every right to keep racists out. Whenever you have a lack of moderation, conservatives turn the forum into an open sewer of pure degenerate idiocy.

I don't misunderstand freedom of speech, racists do not have the right to be shitty people wherever they want. I absolutely can limit some piece of shit from being racist on my property or where they are disturbing the peace and being a public nuisance. You are just some child who copy and pastes junk and doesn't even bother to understand the argument that is being presented to them which is why you are unable to directly refute anything I said.

Go away child. You are boring and you don't know how to listen or comprehend.

The lengths you are going to defend people who stupidly promulgate hate speech says a lot about the type of person you are. The sources you use to substantiate your arguments show you to have a very shallow ability to choose quality sources.

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u/Big_P4U 8d ago

I've gotten banned from subs and I don't even know what I wrote

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u/ReynardTheFozz 8d ago

I got banned from there and r/justiceserved because I am in r/PoliticalCompassMemes

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u/LiwetJared 8d ago

Reminds me of when I got banned from r/unpopularopinion.

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u/benjohn87 8d ago

I got banned from r/justiceserved because I make posts in r/conspiracy. I didnt break the rules or make an edgy comment or anything. They just simply did it because I participate in that subreddit. Wild.

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u/dantesgift 8d ago

I was banned from /r/WTF

my buddy says that it takes alot of talent for that...

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u/SpiderTingle 8d ago

The free speech: I HATE MINORITIES

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u/Auglicious 8d ago

Anyone who claims to be passionate about free speech is until you disagree with them. Then they can't take it. See Elon Twitter...

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u/supremechode 8d ago

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u/Vlad-V2-Vladimir Professional Dumbass 8d ago

Any political subreddit. A couple of the conservative ones don’t even hide it and have an actual rule saying that leftists will get banned if they comment

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u/supremechode 8d ago

I didn’t even know there were conservative subs. r/politics and r/politicalhumor plague the popular page.

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u/bageltre 8d ago

r/conservative

Expect to get banned like instantly (if they let you comment to start)

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u/Vlad-V2-Vladimir Professional Dumbass 8d ago

r/ConservativeMemes as well (which as far as memes go are pretty bland or hateful)

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u/RustedRuss 8d ago edited 8d ago

I’m going on a ban any% speed run wish me luck

Edit: took about 1-2 minutes to get removed but apparently they don’t ban you they just don’t allow comments if you don’t have a flair.

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u/Vlad-V2-Vladimir Professional Dumbass 8d ago

You’d probably get banned if you were a leftist who got the flair, anyway, but no one is stupid or self-hateful enough to spend that long in that subreddit lol

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u/RustedRuss 8d ago

Yeah I don’t even know how to get flairs in communities I like

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u/Smofinthesky 8d ago

that's the same for pretty much every big subbreddit tho. Which are predominantly leftist.

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u/Lots42 8d ago

Or...and bear with me here...conservative speech is usually hate speech.

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u/awesomefutureperfect 8d ago

What you mean is that you define right leaning as behavior that breaks the terms of service, because conservatives have no idea how to exist in civil society. Conservatives used to be able to fake it until all their role models they copy all their behavior from lack all maturity, basic public morality, and stopped attempting to pretend like they care about their country or democracy or every American. Nobody is stopping conservatives from talking about fiscal rectitude or family values or strong national defense or free market capitalism, because it would be hilarious to watch them pretend like they cared about those things when their actions are explicitly against all of those things. No, conservatives are downvoted for saying ridiculously stupid things and they are prevented from being hateful and insanely dishonest. It is weird that you feel persecuted because people aren't forced to tolerate just how horrible conservatives are.

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u/StillNoSourceLmao 8d ago

Not really, getting downvoted =/= censorship kid

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u/everyman50 8d ago edited 8d ago

Actually, it's not ironic. Free speech isn't all fucking speech, motherfucker. You don't edit: falsely yell fire in a crowded theater to incite panic and think that's permitted and say "free speech!"

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u/FutureMartian97 8d ago

Why so angry

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u/killertortilla 8d ago

Cole’s law.

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u/BecomeABenefit 8d ago

It's perfectly legal to yell 'fire' in a crowded theater.

The act of shouting fire when there are no reasonable grounds for believing one exists is not in itself a crime, and nor would it be rendered a crime merely by having been carried out inside a theatre, crowded or otherwise.

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/its-time-to-stop-using-the-fire-in-a-crowded-theater-quote/264449/

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u/JAEM89 8d ago

Elon Musk must be the subs manager..

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u/Safe-Chest-6003 8d ago

Not sure why you're getting down voted, pretty accurate. Mr. "Free Speech" has been banning journalist who make fun of him, the dude who posts his jet location (even tho he said he wouldn't) and a lot more

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u/AdMore3461 8d ago

It’s painfully obvious that Elon is using it to direct narratives that he wants and/or that benefit him, and is doing quite the opposite of free speech. But this still goes right over so many peoples heads.

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u/DisguisedEleiphant 8d ago

Ironic. But what did you do to manage that? Or is it pretty easy getting a ban there? =D

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u/maesterbae 8d ago

free speech, as long as it's according to their rules.

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u/FrogMissileTrebuchet 8d ago

It's a sub for discussing free speech. They still have rules or else reddit would ban them lol.

The rule that gets the most attention is the one banning people for wrongly defining freedom of speech.

In context, the rule is 100% justified. Braindead redditors that think the idea of freedom of speech is locked down to just the 1st amendment and therefore it's only a violation of free speech if daddy government censors you. When in reality, anybody that censors speech is violating the principle of freedom of speech.

There's not much benefit having a discussion about freedom of speech with somebody that willfully denies the definition of the concept. (Anybody that would say "oh I just didn't know, reddit taught me wrong" shoulda read the rules before posting)

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u/potatorevolver 8d ago

The nature of free speech is paradoxical. Do you allow all free speech, even if it means you allow tyrants and bullies to take that right from others, or do you police the bullies and tyrants to keep them from taking others free speech away.

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u/Truckerontherun 8d ago

There's a second part to that. Who decides what is acceptable speech, and if silencing them in social media is not enough, do you use physical force to silence them?

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u/headpatkelly 8d ago

i mean that's easy. the government decides. same as any law with reasonable limitations. they don't always get it right, and what is right is not always legal and vice versa, but the general concept of a government deciding what is and isn't allowed is hardly new. and yes, physical force is sometimes used to enforce laws, for better or worse.

i'm sure you accept some limits on expression, so it's really just a question of where the government decides to draw the line. if you think there should be literally no limits on expression, then there's a problem there. i think things like harassment, and medical professionals releasing private medical information, are and should remain illegal for good reason.

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u/SadlyReturndRS 8d ago

It's the philosophical Paradox of Tolerance, solved back in 1945 by a French philosopher who had just lived through the Nazi occupation.

In essence, intolerance against the intolerant is required for society to be tolerant, or else the intolerant will multiply and take over the society. One bad apple spoils the bunch, but for bigotry.

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u/bageltre 8d ago

In what world does allowing free speech prevent others speech

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u/Smofinthesky 8d ago

in Clown World

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u/SadlyReturndRS 8d ago

America?

Conservatives have been doing it pretty regularly. It's a big part of the whole anti-Cancel Culture movement they have going on. Forcing others to silently listen to or passively accept their unwelcome speech is restricting the audience's free speech rights to tell them to fuck off. And that restriction is done in the name of free speech.

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u/Smofinthesky 8d ago

Your premise is wrong and backwards. Freedom of speech exists specifically for that speech which you despise.

Free speech by definition cannot be used to take away other's freedom of speech. They can vocalize the opinion that you shouldn't have a voice but that's as far as it goes, under freedom of expression that is.

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u/Frency2 8d ago

Freedom and anarchy are two different things

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u/Smofinthesky 8d ago

it was a sub against free speech, dummy

although that's pretty much all of reddit these days

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u/DisturbingPopcorn 8d ago

Really, how does this happen?!