@Background Pony #7360
Thank you for this response. Based on it, I have a few questions to ask you.
First, if the modern-day Nazis would use anything that could reasonably spread their ideology, does it stand to reason that the Streisand effect would be in their best interests? Censorship tends to backfire and increases the exposure of ideas that are being censored. Could it reasonably be inferred then, that Nazis would welcome Aryanne being banned because this draws more attention to the Nazi ideology? If this is the case, could this be taken to mean that censoring Aryanne, a pony parody of Nazism, is in support of a hateful ideology, as it prevents a parody (which can mock, ridicule, and weaken ideologies by pointing out their flaws) of their ideology from being shared?
Second, if modern-day Nazis are not interested in 'purity' of 'self-image', what are they interested in? Spreading their ideology? What is this ideology? If it does not include racial supremacy of the Aryan race, and if they accept Aryanne as a way to spread their message (as Aryanne is a parody of them which can be used to mock them), does it stand to reason that they are not actual Nazis, as they do not focus on purity as the Third Reich Nazis did?
Third, and this mostly applies to Osha's response (and I wasn't going to mention anything about this until Osha brought it up), Aryanne doesn't implant nazi ideology in the minds of kids. Firstly, 4chan and Derpibooru are not websites where I would expect to find kids, as it would most likely be adults who are on and know of these websites. While it can be reasoned there are kids who may be here, it is reasonable to assume that they have guardians which will be able to explain that nazism is bad. If they do not have guardians who can reasonably do this, can it be reasonably inferred that it is not the artists' or the artworks' fault, but the guardians' fault for letting such an ideology infect the minds of kids?
Likewise, as Digiqrow pointed out, if this argument is true, that simply looking at a swastica on the butt of a pony can turn you into a Nazi, then it is reasonable to conclude that looking at a picture of any symbol from any ideology will lead to radicalization. This argument is flawed, in part since it would open an attack path to arguing that any and every conceivably ideology should be banned from the site. I support freedom and liberty, and thus would argue that it should be allowed, as people should be free to make their own decisions. Likewise, forcing someone not to adhere to an ideology, no matter how bad it is (that is to say, no matter how bad the ideology you are forcing them away from), is an exercise in authoritarianism that one may claim to fight against, and could conceivably be taken to use against you as proof that you are, in fact, in the wrong, as you are forcing your ideology on someone else against their will. Forced religious conversion comes to mind, which I think the majority of people would find detestable today.
Likewise, it can be reasonably inferred that it is unlikely for the small percentage of children which may be here to find and art which could conceivably radicalize them, especially considering that scientific evidence does not support this claim, as Filliecs pointed out in his post here.
This also brings me to another point. Nazism is an ideology with many flaws. As such, I would think it is better to let them speak so that others will see how bad of an ideology it is, which strengthens arguments against it because of how easy it is to argue against it. Based on this, is it reasonable to infer that it is better to have an open dialog with Nazis so that you can show them the problems with their ideology so that they can be deradicalized?
Ignoring all of this, do you have any ideas on how to speak out against censorship on derpibooru, as is the point of this thread? Rather than debating politics and ideologies, we should be focusing on ways to combat censorship, though I suppose it is reasonable to consider that debating the ideologies can help fight censorship.
Again, thank you for your thoughtful response.