For those who have no time to read: a guy who moderated a huge (and overwhelmingly liberal) forum on culture wars was driven into a nervous breakdown by progressive right-fighters who believe that anybody whose opinions depart an inch from the progressive dogma is a Nazi and has to be eviscerated.
The interesting thing is that there is no government involvement anywhere in the story. Censorship, like most of the state’s functions, has been completely privatized. There is no coercive power at all here. People are destroying the existence of free speech – a right which was unattainable for centuries and only historically recently became a reality – on their own and for the simple reason that this is what they want to do. Also, of course, it’s useful to capital.
The neoliberal model is predicated on a minimalist state – withdrawal of the state from the process of economic and social see development and its replacement with the ‘free market.’ (Petras and Veltmeyer 241).