Also, this kinda came up, but not everyone using Masto/masto-like sites are tech savvy. Telling me to build my own instance or do _______ as someone who barely understand what it means and entails isn't useful.
Masto discourse is not accessible and some of yall are just hostile and annoying and condescending for no reason whatsoever.
Are there any #shortwave ham radio operators on Mastodon? (I have to assume there are, but I've never knowingly encountered one!)
For anyone still confused:
Please remember that actual freedom of speech does not mean you have a right to a platform and listeners. Your freedom is unaffected by being muted, blocked, or banned. You’re still free to stand on whatever street corner you choose and rant at whoever will listen.
But when you’re in someone else’s house, you play by their rules. You’re there because they allow you to be, and that privilege can and will be revoked if they decide they don’t want you there.
@Zero_Democracy is entirely to blame for this one.
birdsite, anti-Japanese sentiment
This thread is a pretty interesting explanation of how Japanese imagery became commonplace in cyberpunk media, and how it was based on anti-Japanese sentiment of the 80s and 90s: