A random tweet spotted in a crowd.
…liberalism is about individual liberty & free speech, not about authoritarian rules to protect sensibilities.
Classical liberalism is, but then that’s why classical liberalism by itself isn’t enough.
Or to put it another way, one thing I find increasingly repellent about some classical liberals is this disdain for other people’s “sensibilities” – this assumption that “sensibilities” is all they are, and that they’re kind of a joke. The tweeter checks most of the privilege boxes – male, pale, Anglo, straight, educated – so isn’t subject to the kind of social contempt that people who check fewer boxes may be.
Individual liberty and free speech are good, and so is equality.