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its circumstantial . . .
who is doing the drowning out
who is being drowned out
what form does the drowning out take
where does the drowning out take place
and what is exactly being drowned out
they all matter
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It depends on how. One position being more popular or more loudly advocated is just having more speech. That's great. But when a few powerful or wealthy people silence everyone else with that power, that's not more speech. That's a little bit of speech being amplified to an astounding volume. More voices added to the discussion are better, and yes, some voices are going to be lonesome. That's what happens when you share space with other people.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
It'd be hilarious to see gay bashers shoved into the closet, as they figure out no one will listen to or associate with them, much as they've done to lgbt for the longest time.
I could beat you unconscious with my fists or an object, but that's assault/battery, or something...not a free speech violation.
I could tie you up and gag you, but that's kidnapping or restraint without consent, or something....not a free speech violation.
I could kill you, but that's murder or manslaughter or something...not a free speech violation.
I could yell loudly, possibly with artificial aids (megaphone, microphone, speakers, or something like that), so as to prevent your speech from being heard...but you are still free to speak, and anyone near enough can hear you...not a free speech violation.
Effectively, no matter what I do, I cannot prevent you from speaking without violating some law. Only the government can beat, stun, gas, imprison, or kill you without it being illegal.
And there's no way you can be stopped from speaking without your consent unless one of those methods is used.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
No, freedom of speech is the freedom from governmental interference with speech. Private individuals shutting somebody down has nothing to do with freedom of speech. In fact, drowning people out is speech.
Apart from which the example cited is in dire need of being evidenced. Where did that happen and when? Link?