Ron Savelo wrote:
You just don't get it.
This is not a free speech issue anymore than you calling an African American a nigger would be a free speech issue, or you calling a Jewish person a Kike, or a Scientologist a Cult member and murderer.
You wouldn't know a Free Speech issue if it hit you square in the face.
So, keep violating MY privacy and MY right to free speech, and I'll keep taking down your hero's (Shawn Lonsdale) video till the cows come home.
Sorry Mr. Savelo,
The problem with freedom of speech is that in order to have freedom of speech you have to protect the very speech you disagree with and are offended by. You mentioned the above words as things not protected by free speech, unfortunately, you have to defend their right to say these despicable words otherwise the hammer might come down on you for saying things you do agree with tht the majority disagrees with (i.e. "The man on the cross, there was no christ" - LRH)
It's up to you when someone says those words to lambaste and confront those who use that language if you disagree with it, not to use the arm of the state. It's a relatively easy position to take against racist speech and just takes some basic communication skills to combat it effectively. You do not need to arrest a racist for speaking that way, just a few sentences will be enough to shame him.
Also by filing DMCA claims on YouTube you are playing with fire
Ron, you do not have a copyright on Shaun's videos. Ergo, you are violating federal law by using DMCA to take down videos and could face up to 5 years in federal prison for perjury. I find it ironic that a member of the Church of Scientology who was so did everything he could to expose the past "crimes" of Shaun Lonsdale would commit federal offense in order to shut out free speech because you don't have the ability to communicate your position. Even more so because you belong to a church that sells "effective communication skills."
Anyone who uses Shaun's according to fair use (though I think his videos are under creative common license which goes beyond fair use) and gets it taken down because of this champion of censorship and ARC breaks should file lawsuits against Mr. Savelo for fraudulent DMCA take downs. Your violations in other people's free speech will cost you, and not even your OT abilities can protect you from you're new cell mate 'Tiny.'
P.S. Don't drop the soap.