Quote of the Day: Idea of Trump

Quoth Spiddz:

Donald Trump is a poor man’s idea of a rich man, dumb man’s idea of a smart man, and weak man’s idea of a strong man.

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Posted at 9am on 01/03/17 | Comments Off on Quote of the Day: Idea of Trump | Filed Under: Zoulapia

The equivocation of ‘censorship’

There is a common discussion that I see popping up whenever activists succeed in shutting down an event from some sort of reactionary, recent example being the cancelling of talk by notorious right-wing troll Milo Yannopoulos.

Among other arguments on the morality of events, I see people bringing up the idea that shutting down such events is censorship. As soon as this happens, usually an argument starts on whether it really is such. One side claiming that it is not because it’s not a state actor that is suppressing free speech, while the other is claiming that in the absolute technical terms, it totally is:

censorship
ˈsɛnsəʃɪp/
noun
1.
the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene,

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Posted at 1pm on 20/02/17 | Comments Off on The equivocation of ‘censorship’ | Filed Under: Pondering Infinity, Uncategorized