As a radical transhumanist living in a society where anti-transhumanist values are largely hegemonic I am wary of calling for action against the mere opinions of “anti-establishment misfits” (would by any chance one thing imply the other?), of whatever more or less repugnant sort they may be - hey, but as hate speech goes we do not appear to be above name-calling ourselves, “troglodytes”, etc..
The consideration that one of these times we might well be the ones in the crosshairs of campaigns, and more importantly *legislation*, aimed at regulating what can or cannot be said on the Net, should give pause even to those who amongst us are not especially concerned with freedom of speech and think that China or Iran are doing just fine in this respect.
By Stefano Vaj on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:35am
In Weberian terms, laws have to be legitimate. If the laws are not considered legitimate by the people, then they would lead to confrontation or corruption. I believe that the Internet must get the tools to regulate itself.
With kind regards
By Enrique on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:35pm