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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Opposition Parties (uncensored thread)
« Reply #270 on: July 13, 2022, 02:24:03 pm »


If you drill down as far as possible, "freedom" means:

- I don't want to wear a mask
- I think Political Correctness is threatening us

Neither of these positions are worthy of serious consideration.

That's your opinion, and an exaggeration.  Masks are fine, but people were fined for walking outdoors in a park.  Let's think about that for a second.

In a healthy, free society it is a good thing to question authority instead of simply submitting to them.  If we don't stand up for our civil liberties we will lose them. Brushing it away with "Well, it was an emergency and for the common good" is not good enough.

You are my friend, but I will be frank and try to be respectful. You have a long track record of statist positions and your support for some if not many basic civil liberties is at many times weak, for lack of a better word (remember our discussions on privacy).   If you're ok with being controlled by government and put a high priority on order that's fine, but expect that many others may not share this.  Some feel that being chained in movement,  or speech, etc is not fun.  Even if sometimes necessary.  Even thread drift on the other board...I say just let people talk, who cares really.  Is order so important all the time, to that extent? But the big C insists on micro-managing ... which people typically resent.

A key difference of opinion that keeps popping up. On the Political Compass I lean about -4 or -5 on the authoritarian/libertarian scale, I suspect your score is higher.

I dislike Pierre as a person, he's slimy, but that doesn't mean I disagree with him on all issues.  But he is now a meme.
I queef, therefore I am.