Censorship happens in the blink of an eye

Lisa

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From official tournaments. Official tournaments always have rules, beyond basic rules of the game. If you want to use cum and shemale in your home games, no one is going to stop you... There's a lot of things to be concerned about, especially as far as censorship goes... The Scrabble thing is entirely a non-issue though.



Trump lost the popular vote... Against Hillary fucking Clinton. Consider that for a moment... Donald Trump lost the popular vote to a woman who is one of the most hated people in American politics. He's not terribly popular among independent voters, either... Who make up the vast majority of voters in American politics.

That's not to say he can't win 2020... But it was never going to be a landslide, considering he's been sitting in somewhere in the 40's for his approval rating since he got elected. That's not exactly popular.
Trump won the election and he’s gonna win the next one too. He’s got to 51% and I bet it’s even more than that..
 






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Any censorship whatsoever should be an issue for a free speech guy. It was an issue for me when social media started banning right wing outlets. You can look back at my comments from the time to confirm this. It seems like everyone else’s principles die across the partisan divide
i checked that article. on the surface, i agree. before making a decision, i would ask if these groups expressly advocated for violence (BLM? antifa? on the whole, not the most peace-loving groups), but the article never mentions it. however, i do know FB and YT want to consolidate and control the public information stream and remove everything from non-official sources (right AND left).
until i hear specific evidence against them, i support their right to remain there 100%.
 






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From official tournaments. Official tournaments always have rules, beyond basic rules of the game.
yes, they had rules that worked for decades until the PC movement entered the picture and everyones skin became paper thin.
even from your perspective, why should a word be banned? dont you understand that if one bans a word then there cannot be any dialogue between two people about it? if the left really wanted to end racism and all of the other -isms that they think up, why should we ban words when we could simply disarm the power associated with them? words inherently have no power. people give them power by labeling them "bad" or "offensive". banning them makes them even more powerful. allowing them to be said disarms them completely.
children grasp this concept-- put an object on the table and tell a 6 year old that the object is not important. put a different object in drawer and tell him or her that its very dangerous and powerful. then see what the child reaches for.

If you want to use cum and shemale in your home games, no one is going to stop you.
thanks for telling me what i can do in my own house... for now...

There's a lot of things to be concerned about, especially as far as censorship goes... The Scrabble thing is entirely a non-issue though.
i disagree. every instance of censorship and infringement upon the first amendment hurts EVERYONE. it needs to be called out loud and clear. for the right and left. we are in danger of losing our right to freedom of speech-- when that disappears under whatever premise ( PC culture, jess` fascist/trump censorship of anarchist/anti-fascist FB/social media groups, disagreeing with the official CDC/WHO BS-19 narrative, etc.) we are completely finished.
 






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i checked that article. on the surface, i agree. before making a decision, i would ask if these groups expressly advocated for violence (BLM? antifa? on the whole, not the most peace-loving groups), but the article never mentions it. however, i do know FB and YT want to consolidate and control the public information stream and remove everything from non-official sources (right AND left).
until i hear specific evidence against them, i support their right to remain there 100%.
They were from what I understand independent journalistic type groups (and the pages that followed them) and I haven’t heard a single allegation that they were promoting violence. Even if they were, again I think that’s a very grey area that heavily depends on a lot of factors outside of the content in question. Such as intent and means for starts.
 






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yes, they had rules that worked for decades until the PC movement entered the picture and everyones skin became paper thin.
even from your perspective, why should a word be banned?
In general, words shouldn't be banned. But competitive-level Scrabble isn't a general thing... It's a very specfic, apparently currated thing, with a list of banned words that predates and has removed previously banned words since they've developed unoffensive definitions.

More importantly, Scrabble hasn't published slurs in its official dictionaries since 1994...

dont you understand that if one bans a word then there cannot be any dialogue between two people about it? if the left really wanted to end racism and all of the other -isms that they think up, why should we ban words when we could simply disarm the power associated with them? words inherently have no power. people give them power by labeling them "bad" or "offensive". banning them makes them even more powerful. allowing them to be said disarms them completely.
Here's the thing... Some words will always be hurtful, at least in most circumstances. Should they be "banned"? ,No. Absolutely not, especially not buy the state... But they also probably shouldn't be used in a Scrabble tournament, either... But how much conversation are you going to have over "shitstorm" and "cum"? People are assuming the "offensive" words that were banned were just slurs... But having found the list... Well, most aren't. Honkey.

children grasp this concept-- put an object on the table and tell a 6 year old that the object is not important. put a different object in drawer and tell him or her that its very dangerous and powerful. then see what the child reaches for.
Children are also... Children. They don't understand things. . But there comes a time, that if you want to fight for your right to use slurs, to supposedly destroy their harmful meaning... That's a weird hill to die on.


thanks for telling me what i can do in my own house... for now...
When the Scrabble gestapo come in and put a gun to your head for using "shitstorm", I'll fight with you.

i disagree. every instance of censorship and infringement upon the first amendment hurts EVERYONE. it needs to be called out loud and clear. for the right and left. we are in danger of losing our right to freedom of speech-- when that disappears under whatever premise ( PC culture, jess` fascist/trump censorship of anarchist/anti-fascist FB/social media groups, disagreeing with the official CDC/WHO BS-19 narrative, etc.) we are completely finished.
Scrabble saying "you can't use these words in officially sanctioned tournaments" isn't censorship though. No more than the Pokemon Company saying "this year, you can only use these specific creatures in the video game tournament or cards from these sets in the card game tournyment". It's codified rules for a very specific thing.
 






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i checked that article. on the surface, i agree. before making a decision, i would ask if these groups expressly advocated for violence (BLM? antifa? on the whole, not the most peace-loving groups), but the article never mentions it. however, i do know FB and YT want to consolidate and control the public information stream and remove everything from non-official sources (right AND left).
until i hear specific evidence against them, i support their right to remain there 100%.
No one is going to expressly advocate violence, since that speech was never protected by the 1st Amendment, and being familiar with CrimethInc... They've never explicitly condoned violence. However, as an anarchist collective, they are certainly going to choose to side with the violent oppressed over violent oppressors. (A thing to remember; anarchists tend to believe the state is inherently violent.)
 






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I heard someone say that after awhile the pollsters have to start being accurate because it’s their reputation on the line. No one believes the biden is winning polls anyway.
No one except the RNC, every analyst on the planet, and likely trump himself.
Lol...from what I know it’s the opposite. Most people who wanted a job had one...that’s how good trump is!
That's simply not true, but don't let reality get in the way of your idolization of your Dear Leader. We'll all see come November.
 






Lisa

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No one except the RNC, every analyst on the planet, and likely trump himself.

That's simply not true, but don't let reality get in the way of your idolization of your Dear Leader. We'll all see come November.
Trump knows he’s winning.

It simply was true...he gave us the lowest unemployment in 50 years...that’s when the dems knew he couldn’t be beat. And he still can’t be beat. What are biden’s claims to fame after 40 something years in government? Kissing China’s butt...making deals for his son to get wealthy? Dude doesn’t have a prayer.
 






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