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Free Speech Isn’t Just a Lack of Government Censorship

If you’ve been following any tech or free speech related news recently, you’ve probably heard about Curtis Yarvin. Here’s a brief summary: Curtis is now uninvited from speaking at a tech conference due to his (unrelated to the talk) political beliefs. In light of this and similar recent events (the ludicrous banning of Chuck Johnson from twitter), let’s take a look at free speech as an idea and tool.

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Salon TV Critic Can’t Tell Difference between Two Non-White Male Actors

Sonia Saraiya’s fingers furiously pounded the keyboard of her Macbook Pro. This piece of art, entitled HBO’s “Silicon Valley” leans in: The bro-tastic startup culture confronts its Woman problem in season 2, would be her magnum opus. Silicon Valley, a show loved by millions of people, was her target. She couldn’t believe that the unenlightened plebs had lapped up such utter garbage. They had been brainwashed by the misogynist culture that contaminates everything it has ever touched, from the pyramids to the building of modern civilization. She would free the masses from the chains of mental oppression. Brogramming culture, bro coders, and bros in general, all of them were to be smashed by this feminist warrior. The ratio of men to female characters on this show was way too low. Only two of the six main characters were female. By female we assume she meant gendered, as well as sex wise. It’s kind of crazy she didn’t clarify as we all know that gender is a purely social construct. We will assume she was not being transphobic, as she clearly has her heart in the right place.

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