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.
@ajroach42 The frozen fruit brigade couldn't care less about freedom of speech. If someone were to do a lecture tour of the ivy league on the topic of the crimes of the British empire - of which there are many - or an equivalent version in the US on the crimes of the US government in recent decades, then you would rapidly discover how much contempt the right wingers have for freedom of speech.
When they're not being disingenuous - which is most of the time - what they really care about is supporting power, and particularly their own power. This is why they keep complaining about censorship in a bogus manner, because they want the power to be able to harass anyone without consequences. Verbal threats is mostly how they operate at the ground level, and if that channel is cut off then so too is much of their ability to influence others.
@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.
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