- Feb 23, 2005
If you want to discuss a new topic, you start a new thread. That's the way it usually works.Real question. How are people supposed to educate themselves if the sources of free information are stymied where they exist?
The title of this thread indicates to me at least that the discussion here is relative to the ban of alcohol and cigarettes. I asked a valid question regarding the tools that exist to counter what one might perceive to be harmful policies enacted by a government such as with the ban of cigarettes.
A user came out of the woodwork to disagree with the response that was offered to my question and it seemed to have furthered the discussion that was being had.
I assume some Chads or Karens possibly can't handle that every post within this thread is not an update on when cigarettes will be "legally" sold again and have chosen to exercise their right to complain as a result.
I can understand the position. That said however, I am talking here about what can a regular person logically do if you actually don't agree with the situation which is imposed on you in the first place, there are obvious answers to that question but I am more interested in understanding the options that exist which are less obvious.
The Charens are free to disregard comments which they do not share an interest in, they are also able to make use of the ignore list so as to create a safe space for themselves. They have some options to choose from when participating in the discussion but what options have you left me now that such conversation is being forcefully avoided for fear of whatever you decide needs to come after such a threatening comment?
So I am asking seriously now, is secessionism banned on MyBroadband as is in China? Is there a reason behind closing the discussion of this subject within this thread? Maybe more importantly, would you care to share your view on the tools which currently exist to challenge what you perceive to be harmful governmental practices or policies?