We Must Defend Free Thought
It also matters because the people who are shutting down open discourse are sadistic bullies and we cannot let them win. While many of them actually enjoy causing others distress-a frightening realization-we must also remember that they are a small minority. And while the rest of us may never match their vindictiveness and underhanded tactics, we do have numbers on our side. All people-whether they are apolitical, conservative, libertarian, centrist, moderate or progressive-left-can join together to oppose this new threat to free thought.