Black Hat drama this week shows the risks in creating a machine/process w/ the power to censor a group for personal views. Always starts w/ dangerous/unsympathetic views, inevitably expands to censor other groups based on shakier grounds. #slipperyslope
McCarthy built such a machine in the `40s and `50s. Started with Communists, then Communist-leaning views, then Socialist views, eventually expanded to include homosexuality. Victims lost their jobs, were blacklisted from their industries.