- May 25, 2013
You seem to not realize you don't have "free speech" when you are on someone else site. It's like being in a house belonging to another.Right, exactly. Like I said, America itself is being destroyed by such censorship, despite our supposed recognized right of free speech.
Yes, you have "free speech" but you also have to pay the cost of uttering that speech if it is unwelcome that location. Keep talking "crap" and you are liable to be forcibly ejected from that house that belongs to another.
You DON'T have any rights to utter whatever you wish in another persons "domain" and expect to not be confronted if it is outside the allowed norm for that persons "domain". You seem to have issues with separating public spaces (which you do have almost unlimited "free speech") with private spaces. You know, private spaces, those things that ARE OWNED by others and not the public at large through the government. Free speech is only guaranteed (in the US) to be protected from government intervention.
As for whether you lean right or left... your elucidations are consistent with those on the right that bemoan Twitter, FB and YouTube "censoring" certain people/views and that demand their "fweeedumz!". This little tidbit even further reinforces that view as you also hear it decried by those on the "right" here in the U.S. (I see it frequently over on the Disqus discussions for TGP, OANN and Breitbart - I hang out in many places):
I think you conflate free speech with absolute freedom of speech. The latter you only have in your privately fully owned by you area, and even then some speech can still be illegal if overheard by others (like threatening to kill the President, a member of Congress or any other person), so even there is a "crimp" on your absolute free speech.The corporate censorship is being done in cooperation with, partnership with, and at the request of and sometimes even under the threat of government.