We detached this subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21689071 and marked it off-topic.
Which is horrible, because you judge by what is said or done, not accusing people of wrong think/motive. It’s akin to self censorship, the suppression of view points in the name of ‘protecting freedom/democracy’
There will be hostile forces and actors, but we cannot lower ourselves down to their level to fight them because it’s convenient, while sacrificing our own value in doing so. In which case, we would have lost before we even begin.