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The Zen of Tolerance

Tolerance for intolerance is self-defeating. Continuous disruption of communication is censorship.

You are entitled to voice your opinion. — freedom of speech

You are not entitled to force it upon everyone. — freedom from noise

You are not entitled to force it upon a subgroup repeatedly. You are not entitled to force your opinion upon someone if you are part of a group and each of you wants to do it. — freedom from harrasment

You are also not entitled to hurl hate towards participants, since that would disrupt communication. — freedom from injury

If you cannot stay respectful and friendly after being asked to, I will unsee you and advise others to do the same with a clear and brief explanation, so they can take an informed decision. — freedom to unsee


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I will use technical means to realize the zen of tolerance.

Tolerance for intolerance is self-defeating. Continuous disruption of communication is censorship.

Constant outrage disrupts communication. As does constant mocking.

This is the paradox of free speech: your freedom of speech is worth as much as mine. It ends where it impedes on mine. And vice versa.

In Freenet, FMS and the WebOfTrust plugin implement a technical method which can be used to realize this. The Federation is also experimenting in this space.

ArneBab 2021-09-30 Do 00:00 - Impressum - GPLv3 or later (code), cc by-sa (rest)