It may be a flash in the pan, it may be dawning recognition. Whichever, it is pretty spectacular, and he has nothing to lose by being forthright.
"It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar" – Henry David Thoreau
And it ain’t even my election.
Free speech is about the state dictating what is or is not acceptable, it is not about free people freely expressing contempt for contemptible behaviour.
Refusal to finance a platform for thugs to spew their venomous bile does not constitute censorship.
Financing a platform constitutes support.
paraphrased from Lord Vetinari
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
As an aside, this is possibly the best piece of writing I've read in a while. Poignant, moving, and funny as fuck: