posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 04:52 PM
Originally posted by DantesLost
material that goes beyond the pale.
to go beyond the pale means to go beyond the rule of law or to go to barbarity. the term is thought to stem from the idea of leaving the english
controlled portion of ireland around dublin (the english pale) and venture into the gael controlled land. the saying used in it's proper context
supposes that the gaelic irish are barbarians, little better than animals.
if i were inclined, being a gael, i might easily take offense to such use of the phrase, i choose
not to, i choose
to believe that the
offense was not your intention, it would be entirely my perception.
to protect free speech we must allow people to say things that are abhorrent to us, hate speech included, we all have the right to reply and must rely
on the power of our intellect to persuade the listener to the rightness of our views.
we should allow, in the form of words, any pornographic material a person can imagine and write. i have no issue with the written word, it hurts
no-one bar the reader who chooses to read it.
a serial killer should not be allowed to profit but should be free to write and publish a biography, why not?