Hate speech, the latest tool of the powers that be to silence criticism and suppress free speech.
You can either have free speech, or anti-hate speech laws, not both.
Restricting free speech under the guise of "combating hate speech" makes it far more palatable to the uninformed masses.
Sorry, but you don't have a right not to be offended. You don't have to watch, you don't have to listen, you don't have to read. If someone is
deliberately targeting YOU, and YOU personally, then you possibly have a claim for harassment. No need for the hate speech tyranny.
It's used as a tool to silence everyone from political groups to comedians. You know what I'd do if I didn't like a comedians' material? Not go and
I'd like to think they'll be some form of public backlash against this horse#. But considering the state of things in Europe, seems unlikely.
Am i saying that people who support genocide, sharia law, al-qaeda and the like should be allowed to say it? Absolutely. They have a right to say
whatever they want. You don't have to listen, pay any attention or give publicity to such people promoting such things. They are bad ideas, they
should be dismissed based on the arguments against them, not suppressed.
I can't help but think of the hang man poem at times like this. Comes to me every time I read about new restrictions to freedom of speech in one sort
In Nazi Germany speech that the State didn't like was called "Sedition" and "Treason"
in Stalin's reign over the USSR it was called "Counter-Revolutionary"
In the Modern West it is called "Hate Speech"
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