Instance stuff / Patreon!
I have created a Patreon to help cover the costs to run / hopefully upgrade our hosting plan and grow our community! Like I said, I first made this instance literally just with the intention of the joke in the domain name but I think it could have potential to become a nice latinx community instance. So feel free to donate so I don't have to charge people to get in da club, and maybe 1 day grow past masto.host!
On the other other hand, if say my instance has them blocked but they can still respond to our posts, maybe it could be nice that people would still be fighting them / defending us. I think maybe the difference the intention,,? As long as you’re engaging to resist and not just to shit on someone ~for fun~ while it is considered acceptable to
Honestly I’m on the fence about how I feel as people are saying they’re looking forward to yelling at / trolling the shit heads that will be joining. On one hand, maybe it’s good they’ll be met with resistance, but on the other hand why engage with them at alllll. Why lend them any kind of fucking space to spew anything
Uh yeah we blocked the fuck out of gab
Still sucks to know that they can still find us to target and still reply to our posts, even if we can’t see it. Like just plugging your ears and closing your eyes while racists are probably yelling at you outside your bubble. Especially as an instance of minorities
Deplatforming Nazis is unequivocally the right thing to do.
Total tolerance is, at best, a placebo for your own ego. At worst you are directly enabling hatred to proliferate.
Think about it this way: the rim of your coffee mug is totally tolerant to the coffee you pour into it. It is up to you to stop the flow before you injure yourself or someone else with your negligence.
Total tolerance is dangerous. Civil society cannot function this way.
concentration camps mention
As we're seeing again, we admins presenting their cowardice and complicity with bigots as a moral decision to remain 'fair'.
This is the exact reasoning that allows immigrant children to be ripped away from their families and stored in concentration camps while they get sick and die.
Because we have to 'hear both sides'.
And that's pure bullshit. People who say that just don't want to be targets b/c they're afraid of standing up for something right.
So they hide.
Poor freedom of speech. Its meaning has taken such a drubbing in the last few years.
I mean, originally, it was just "the government can't tell you what you can and can't say".
Then someone decided it meant "what you say should never have any consequences".
Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can deny you a soapbox".
Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can refuse to listen to you."
Now apparently it means "every program that could possibly access my soapbox MUST do so."