Kavik_Kang .... you do realize I am one of those you despise, with the task of maintaining Stardock's interactions [Forums] and one of the 'rules' is where on our forums we allow Political opinion/expression, something you are approaching here [and one of the wrong places]...
I don't "despise" you. Notice that I keep saying that "primary forums of speech" should be declare public utilities. Private companies, like Stardock, should have every right to limit the discussion to their product. To have a website that is about their products and services and not, for example, politics. There is nothing wrong with what you are doing here, on a private company's website to keep the discussion about this company's products and services.
There is nothing wrong with GameDev.Net moderating speech, although they might consider the seriousness of that task and how quick they are to silence educational speech.
The point is that there is NOWHERE on the internet where there are not unelected, untrained people who decide who can speak and what they can say at their whim. "Chicken Farmers". People with no qualifications to be doing this dangerously important job. People who don't even believe that "The Game" exists, and are therefore easily manipulated.
The American solution, as was done with the telephone companies, is to declare places like Facebook and Twitter to be "primary forums of communication" and "public utilities". If there is no place where speech is not controlled, there are people, like me, who know how to use that to literally brainwash the masses.
If Vladimir Lenin were alive today he would already be ruling the world through the internet...
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
“Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
“There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”
“It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.”
“Sometimes history needs a push.”
“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”