Scandinavia and the World

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Bye Bye England and Friends 2 4, 6:56am


Well actually it's "her" opinion - tulpoeid is a woman - and you're "white knighting" to her defense here I see.

Since that's obviously your buzzword for any man defending any woman.

I know you intended it as an insult against me, but I'm not effected by buzzword-nonsense like that.
But apparently you think it's an insult so I just thought I should point out that you just "white knighted" yourself into this discussion. ;-)

Regarding you "argument" it's a ridiculous one.

Tulpoeid should be free to criticize Humon for drawing what she damn well pleases in her own comic on her own site - but I shouldn't be allowed to criticize tulpoeid for criticizing Humon?

Or in other words - when people say what you agree with they are protected by freedom of speech, but when people say something you don't want to hear they should just stop "white knighting" and shut up.

Yeah - that's not actually democracy but fascism you're advocating for there buddy...

Also I of course never actually criticized tulpoeid for criticizing Humons choice of topic as you claim.
Instead I criticized her for thinking she has the right to tell Humon what to draw or not.

Because there is of course an absolute difference between offering YOUR opinion on something and prescribing actions for other.

"I didn't like that drawing" is fine while "You shouldn't draw that" is not

Tulpoeid also actually ended her comment with:

"And at best they offer personal opinions."

WTF!?! Well of course they do!
Every single comic Humon or any other cartoon artist has ever drawn offers their personal opinion on anything! That's how cartoons work - they are the expression of the personal opinion of the artist making them!
But tulpoeid obviously don't want Humon to offer her personal opinion - she wants her to suppress that personal opinion and thereby give up her freedom of speech to satisfy tulpoeid's wishes.

Which is not OK in any way at all, because that's simply undemocratic.

If you don't like Humons comics you're free to complain about them and I'm free to call that whining - because that's what it is.

But if you pass the line from whining to actually trying to tell Humon what she should or shouldn't draw comics about or tell her she should suppress her personal opinion to suit you tastes you're actually attacking the very idea of freedom of speech itself and thereby democracy.

And no amount of your ridiculous little "white knight" nonsense is going to stop me from point that out. OK?