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Kangaruex4Ewe It's extremely poor taste, classless, and ignorant IMO.
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I didn't cite the Danish newspaper kerfuffle to say anything about Danish society in particular, since I know very little about it. It was, in a broader sense, to point out how easy it is to champion freedom of expression until it's your ox that's being gored.
I don't see hate speech as occupying some grey area, rather, I see it as thought crime dressed in a cheap tuxedo. Advocates of censorship are ALWAYS a greater threat to you than what they are trying to censor.
I can think of no example where history has validated censorship. Inevitably we wake up with a collective hangover and say, "Yeah, I guess we shouldn't have burned those books, and locked up those dissidents, and strung up those heretics. But we learned our lesson. Won't happen again. Pinkie swear!"