As much as it might hurt to be quietly muted by people you once thought were your friends, it is true, nobody is guaranteed a say on any post that isn't their own. I'm the biggest advocate of "freeze peach" as there is, but even I can recognize that this is how Hubski works, and it isn't that bad, especially if we're comparing it with the more draconian and top-down version of reddit moderation. Say what you want, and if you can't say it in a reply to someone, then say it on your own. If it's that important, and you're civil, I take an optimistic view that you'll still find an audience for your opinions. And if not, well, the world's going to hell in a handbasket anyways, so what?