the white supremacy statement actually holds true. It's not worded well, but the idea is essential to the situation. If Blizzard allows their stage to be used as a place for individual ideologies, even ones that are noble, it absolutely opens the floor for anyone with an agenda. It's a slippery slope, and it sets a precedent, that is dangerous. I think we can all agree that we would rather not open up more avenues for people to spread hate.
It really doesn't though. The white supremacy arguement is a classic strawman. I can't speak for the U.S but hate speech is not protected as free speech in our charter of rights and freedoms in our constitution here in Canada. Hate speech can be clearly defined, differentiated and punished. Giving people the right to free speech is not a slippery slope toward hate speech and you can punish hate speech while allowing others to voice their political opinions. What blitzchung said was not hate speech but obviously the KKK voicing hatred towards people of colour is. They are not the same thing at all and obviously no one is arguing they should have the right to spew hate if blitzchung is allowed to protest. It's just people setting up an easier argument to win.
Besides this hypothetical also completely ignores one the biggest cruxes of this debate in the fact that blizzard is being hypocritical in their statement of punishing all political speech when they actually haven't to players of different regions. This also ignores morality and conflict of interest of Blizzard/Activision having Chinese government tied shareholders and stake in the Chinese market influencing this decision.
I apologize if I'm coming across as aggressive. I'm just tired of seeing this arguement brought up when it really doesn't have any point in this debate at all and is merely people trying to switch the conversation away from what is actually happening.