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Tom Bombadil

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  1. I'm trying to imagine someone talking about polotics but I don't even know what that is, so I'm afraid I can't comply with your request.
  2. I think Walrus' continuum argument is very strong here. It's not clear to me that there is some legitimate sharp cutoff that anyone can stand on and declare that crossing this line is tantamount to improper restrictions of free speech, while all the restrictions on the other side of this line are acceptable.
  3. Can confirm that you are not free from all consequence in Diplo
  4. Nah lol I'm not really making a substantive point I guess all I'm trying to say is that I hear a lot about safe-space culture, and I'm theoretically living in a hotbed of it right now, but I'm simply not seeing it. Now, the anecdotal experience of one person really doesn't matter that much, so I guess I'm not trying to argue anything really. Just commenting I guess.
  5. I said what I meant to say, that the fact of people becoming aggravated does not denote the existence of a safe space. Of course, preventing people from speaking by fiat is part and parcel of the very definition of a safe space, but I don't believe this actually occurs altogether that frequently. I say this as a student in university with (of course) a rather liberal student body. The conservative society here has weekly meetings where people get drunk and say the most obscenely racist, homophobic things etc. That stuff doesn't stay quiet, and people find out who said what, and videos are taken, and all. But people don't really care enough about it to even get angry at the speakers, much less attempt to protest at their meetings or something of the sort.
  6. I'm partially with Feanor. Where it occurs, the proliferation of 'safe spaces' into public spaces is in effect a tool for the restriction of what is considered 'acceptable discourse'. It's a gimmick. But I don't think that a situation where an individual says something that aggravates a number of people in the middle of a college classroom is grounds to claim that a safe space has been created. I worry that there is too strong a conservative reaction against people simply getting angry at something that some-one has said. Where violent SJW-ism does exist, it's problematic. But how frequently does it actually exist, excepting what we see online? Also .... isn't this an election thread?
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