On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 12:38:25PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote: > Freedom of speech does *not* mean freedom from consequences. > > If you say unpopular, controversial things then it's entirely > reasonable that people around you may evaluate you based on what > you've said. They may decide that they don't want to listen to you any > more. They may decide that they don't want to work with you any more, > or have you in a position of power in a project. Words have power. > > Decrying this as a "political correctness storm" is a favourite > argument of the morally bankrupt who want the freedom to spout hate > without being called on it. well said, I agree with every word. -- cheers, Holger ⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ holger@(debian|reproducible-builds|layer-acht).org ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ PGP fingerprint: B8BF 5413 7B09 D35C F026 FE9D 091A B856 069A AA1C ⠈⠳⣄ Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but out of hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety, or a hope to preserve their religious values, or dislike of their opponents, or raw political opportunism, or convenience, or ignorance, or greed. That word is "Nazi". Nobody cares about their motives anymore.
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