Empathy is a practice.

I try to remember to practice radical empathy with the people I meet.

Sometimes it is hard. Today it was hard.

When I talk about our long range wireless, mesh networked, BBS research, it is hard for me to be empathetic to someone who responds "oh, yeah, hard to censor something like that."

It occurs to me that when the frozen peach brigade talks about freedom from censorship, what they want is freedom from moderation, and occasionally freedom from consequence.

They've never been censored. They don't know what that might look like.

Censor my ass, be a kind human being.

@ajroach42 "Frozen peach brigade?" I don't think I'm familiar with this phrase, and a web search doesn't seem to turn up anything for me.


@ryan @ajroach42 It’s a reference to “freeze peach”, a derogatory way of referring to the “free speech” ideals of hypocrites (typically right-wing jerkasses) who believe the speech they agree with (and their own speech) should be free from consequences.

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