From my leaving-Facebook note
> In 30 years someone's going to be writing a history article like "did you know about this social network that facilitated mass surveillance by authoritarian governments and stoked ethnic hatred, and users knew about it and didn't care?" and are you gonna be like "Yes, it was awful, when I found out I stopped using it and started working on platforms that empowered people" or are you gonna be like "yes but it was so helpful for staying in touch with friends"?
Can we take a minute to appreciate comrade Mariela Castro Espin? She's the director of Cuba's Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), a deputy to the National Assembly, a Communist, and an unwavering champion of LGBT liberation as part of Cuba's revolutionary project
Thanks in large part to her work, Cuba
• runs PSA campaigns in print and broadcast media against LGBT discrimination
• officially participates in the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
• explicitly includes free trans healthcare in the socialized medical system, and
• is about to adopta a new constitution removing heteronormative language from Cuba's definition of marriage!!!
free speech take
censorship, in and of itself, is not a problem
censorship is a problem when it serves the ruling classes of our current capitalist cishet white-supremacist patriarchy
but like, censoring nazis or capitalists is not a problem and it will never be a problem. free speech isn't a good thing;
people only take it for granted as an inherently good thing because a bunch of idealist french dudes in the 1700s said it was good