‘Free Republic’ Now a Safe Space for Trump Supporters
‘Free Republic’ Now A Safe Space for Donald Trump Supporters Apparently you have to stifle debate in order to protect freedom. May 12, 2016 By Robert Tracinski
On the right, we’ve grown to pride ourselves on our greater openness to debate and ideas, on having no need to toe a Politically Correct line or crawl into a “safe space” like pampered college kids who just can’t handle hearing from anyone who disagrees with them.
For myself, I am so personally dedicated to this ideal that I even perform the great personal sacrifice of reading the comments field beneath my articles.
Yet somehow I wasn’t surprised to see Donald Trump supporters, those swaggering tough guys, turn one of their favorite Internet forums into a safe space where they no longer need to encounter criticism or opposition. Earlier today, Free Republic proprietor Jim Robinson announced that the discussion board would no longer tolerate opposition to Trump’s candidacy.
On the other hand, SMOTI Dim Jim has a piece praising FR for doing the exact same thing….
It’s just so amusing to watch them eat themselves. I know I’ll have their election results thread up on one monitor and LGF’s on the other. It will be a night to remember.