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.


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.

Are you seriously drawing parallels between revoking an invitation for a sitting member of congress, and McCarthyism? Do you not understand the difference in power dynamics at play here?

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