• Freedom for All

    From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Björn Felten on Saturday, July 27, 2019 03:49:34
    Hello Bjrn,

    Lee is posting in an echo, and from a BBS, legally covered by
    Swedish law. In Sweden we still allow a lot of leniency regarding BF>>freedom of speech.

    But hi is off topic.

    We have nothing, yet, in Swedish law that limits the freedom of
    speech based on being on topic or not. I usually tell him when he's
    too far off limit, and he always respects my request. Good enough
    for me.

    Reporters Without Borders, Rankings 2019 (April 2019) -

    3. Sweden
    43. Italy
    48. USA

    As can plainly be seen, some countries are more equal than others
    when it comes to freedom of the press (speech).

    As for FidoNet, what should be the standard? Should it be a standard
    for some, but not for all? Or one standard for all, in which every
    sysop and non-sysop would be expected to abide by?

    What you have in FidoNet today is three "sysop only" echoes, with
    each of those echoes designed to be gossip corners for sysops to
    discuss at length amongst themselves certain participants as if that
    is the only thing on their minds.

    Imagine that. Secret echoes. In this day and age. At least Ann
    Landers and Miss Manners posted their columns openly, for all to read.

    What ladylike creatures. None of them having the balls to man up
    to the challenge of debating real issues. Much easier (and lazier)
    to insult those who present challenges to their own warped worldview.

    But hey. It goes with the territory. Kinda like politics.
    What are the rules in politics? There are no rules.

    Only, the ladies in those "sysop only" gossip echoes insist on rules.
    Rules of their own making.

    Those "rules" will not be honored. Or respected. Not by me.
    Nor by anyone else with character. Which is something those ladies
    have nothing of.


    Every Bottom Needs A Top

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