unhinged tusky fascism rant 

it absolutely blows my mind that some people think that forking and removing the gab rick roll easter egg block from tusky means the fork is fascist software by fascists for facists. it's such a low bar and i can't believe i've had this discussion more than 0 times

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unhinged tusky fascism rant 

like first of all, there's a large swath of people that believe software shouldn't have artificial blocks in them for any reason (myself included), including people in the original pull request objecting to the block. we're not NECESSARILY fascists- useful idiots in the war against fascism at the worst i imagine. but intent matters here- the block being removed isn't necessarily to allow people to use fascist instances, but to use ANY instance.

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re: unhinged tusky fascism rant 

@jookia Except when it only blocks (the worst of the worst of the) fascist instances removing the block literally only helps fascists

re: unhinged tusky fascism rant 

@elomatreb that's a fair argument and i don't disagree, but intent matters to me as a factor and i can easily see this being a situation of the block being removed as protest against all blocking

re: unhinged tusky fascism rant 

@jookia I agree that intent matters, but I'm having a hard time seeing anything but malicious intent from many of the people who scream about app blocks. It compares to the more general discussion about free speech, with good intentions I'd be willing to give a certain amount of free speech maximalism a pass but in our current climate that's just too rare to trust

re: unhinged tusky fascism rant 

@jookia (i.e. it's easy to concern troll while making it look like they're just concerned, while their real goal is just to normalize the presence of blatant fascism in networks and communities)
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re: unhinged tusky fascism rant 

@elomatreb yeah, i agree. but in the specific case of freetusky there's not really intent to see. calling an app fascist or its developers fascists (or nazis!) is a heavy judgement based on nothing

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