Instead of looking at this site as some kind of 'collective', see it for what it is - individuals who come together to express their individual viewpoint. Sometime we agree with a viewpoint, other times we don't. Stifling self-expression should be repugnant to us all. A comment does no harm in and of itself. Sometimes someone may be able to sway another's opinion, sometimes not. The world needs open minds that engage in critical thinking, our views need to be challenged or else we stagnate. We need to be more tolerant. Defending rights and liberties should be our main aim. As long as no one encroaches upon my freedoms, what one says can never do me harm.
And you do have the choice to decide which threads to open and read. No one forces you to engage where you aren't comfortable.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
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