Such an ugly word and it has no place in a society where democracy is supposed to be sacrosanct...... or at least, it is when some people are getting their own way.
But what about the dissenting voice..? What about that person who goes against the grain...? What of THEIR 'freedom of speech'...?
I'm probably within a whisker of being banned from this site. Surely I've pushed Horizon's patience to the limit already with my relentless commenting on Brexit. Now we start to see the Brexit gang call for the rules to be changed so that I can be silenced.
And it seems that this demand is starting to gain some traction
How can somebody (HY) who makes such comments be considered fit to be a moderator...? The comment should have been responded to with a comment along the line of:
"The poster is not breaking any site rules and indeed, by making comments on a matter of public interest, by raising topical points that are currently in the news, is legitimately adding to the discussion"
But that's not happening. In my opinion, the moderator concerned is showing bias towards a mob who are demanding censorship...... that a legitimate point of view, regardless of whether it is in the public interest, true, supported by reliable evidence or relevant, must be silenced because the message is uncomfortable to some readers.
I won't die for want of being able to post on Forum Box. I'm active in a number of places and this site is just one small microcosm of the wider public debate. I'll just have a bit more time to do other things.
If indeed I am to be banned or removed because I oppose Brexit, then it will be yet more evidence (as if any were needed) that Brexit is anti-democratic, and supported by fascists who oppose freedom of speech, civil liberties and the right to have an opinion.
Go ahead. Do your worst.