muteKi Member Oct 22, 2018 13,153 a sunken pirate ship Mar 26, 2020 #451 Monsoon said: Cheebo was allowed space to backtrack on saying he'd vote on Hitler over Trump as "it's just a prank, brah", but Frozenprince gets an indefinite ban because of "inflammatory comparison" by joking that Era is comparable to a prison. You seriously can't see how this comes off as biased even if it's unintentional? One of those users actually created a separate thread for the rape testimony so the rest of OT could see it, while the other has been trying to downplay rape all day. Think of what kind of environment you just helped create by being more trigger happy on the other. Click to expand... Click to shrink... Yep. For the uninitiated, one of the things that Foucault was getting at with his statements on prisons is that these apparatuses of the state are meant to contain and pacify revolutionary thought and exist outside of a traditional moral context. Trying to restrict electoral options to being a binary choice (especially 'a vote for anybody but Biden is a vote for Trump') and not allow for other possibilities is, as Mekanos stated maybe a bit more explicitly, is a form of that sort of containment and pacification. While I posted a bit tongue-in-cheek I did mean something serious behind is, as is common for my posts. Banning Frozenprince for riffing on my post turns whatever jokes or subtext we were making into, in a manner of speaking, actual text, because it stifles our ability to carry on discussion from the left of Biden in this thread and look at other options besides banning these fellows, and developing an intellectual framework for understanding the way in which power is trying to make us think fewer things are possible than there actually are.