Despite agreeing with some of what "SJW" crowd says in theory, I find the recent waves of social media censorship to be downright Orwellian.
Going beyond the more blantant censorship, the pressure toward conformity to be stifling and soul crushing.
If I (correctly) state the the infection fatality rate from COVID-19 is estimated to be around 0.25-0.80%, I'm a heartless bastard who doesn't care about anyone's life.
If I (correctly) state that while Breonna Taylor was totally innocent, George Floyd was kind of a piece of shit ... I'm justifying his murder (and, to be clear, I do think he was murdered).
I'm tired of it. So I'm here. I'm fine with disagreement. I just don't want to be considered fucking Satan. I'm more than happy to return that courtesy to others too.
Case in Point: I don't want to be on a platform where the gender critical subreddit gets banned. I don't even agree with them! I think transwomen are socially speaking ... basically women. But you should be allowed to not think that!
I was gaslit into thinking that Reddit would only ban the most extreme hateful shit. I was wrong. They want to narrow the range of acceptable debate to practically nothing.
Reddit is going to become hugbox circle jerk ... and that's not very interesting to me.
I look forward to getting to know the people on here.