I do not prefer of any his "behavior" on this & other threads throughout this forum & his behavior is very different in other car forums so I find that anecdotal evidence personally curious but ultimately irrelevant.DFTBA wrote:All right, let's dive into your viewpoint.HerdingElectrons wrote:I for one hope he's not banned because you might as well be in an authoritarian state if you like that sort of censorship. I prefer to allow people to read all of the viewpoints & then one can choose the side or position on any particular issue they want.
So, you consider SageBrush's off topic remarks and blatantly incorrect information a "viewpoint"? Do you consider SageBrush's antagonist writing, hostile attitude and attacks "viewpoints"? Do you consider SageBrush's snarky comments helpful? Do you prefer the toxic environment produced by this very young man? If so, why? Let's chat!
I also do NOT agree with his POV & I believe he's maybe coming at this from a well intentioned perspective albeit a very narrow minded one IMO. Speaking from my experience he's either very young or extraordinary sheltered & no amount of internet banter is going to change that. It will take a paradigm shift within his personal sphere of influence to effect meaningful change to enable greater perspective beyond his current personal opinion &/or awareness.
Yes all that he has typed is plainly his viewpoint or else he would not have typed them. We as independent humans have the ability if we choose to discern from what we want to believe & what we don't. If the differing points of view are not allowed to be disseminated then this forum becomes yet another self serving echo chamber & the value of the information here plummets as a consequence.
If one is personally annoyed or offended he & anyone else can be ignored & the impact is minimal on yourself.
To summarize freedom of speech requires a great degree of tolerance of all parties to allow the speech no matter how much you disagree because there's certainly someone else out there with the complete opposite viewpoint of all of us.