I think we all should just take a step back here for a moment to pause. @Nemisis appears to be talking of world events, while the rest of you are trying to keep it in the gamesphere. This disconnect is seemingly the source of your arguing with him: he’s talking “civil liberties,” and you’re speaking of the game and nothing but the game.
This isn’t a civics class, this isn’t a courthouse protest in some random US state, this is a commercial software product that we each are licensed to use. The owners of the software have said certain words are to be discretionarily removed from our community’s lexicon. The words themselves may actually be relatively benign, but the concepts and the feelings evinced are the reasons these words are being used. You don’t say the virus’s name, or bomb-making components, or racial epithets – without expecting to raise eyebrows.
And frankly, Nemisis, I’m getting tired of seeing you type that word here. Please have some consideration for people who wish to come here, like they come to the game, to get away from world events.