Originally posted by davidmann
Glossing over the subjects listed in your posting, I'd suggest comparing your concerns to the way these subjects are covered by the media; it may
help your understanding.
For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction.
So what is your goal? To outlaw 'hate', or just our reaction to it, as presented by the media?
Now this is what I find to be a worthwhile post ... in other words, spot on
Points on target. Well articulated. And says what many would wish to say (imo)
For example, there's a relative new post up and running right now
It's title announces words to the effect that 49% of Americans would approve of the US administration rolling-back legislation which grants US
citizenship to the children of illegal migrants
49%. Amost one in ever two Americans do not want illegal migrants to be able to utilize 'anchor babies' as a means of evading immigration laws
That means that OUT THERE, on the streets of the US, every second American holds that belief /opinion
people will claim that's 'racism'
Yet it's the opinion of 49% of Americans, out-there, beyond ATS mods
Is it reasonable to believe that some
of that 49% post here in ATS ?
So again, as Davidmann, myself and others have said -- ATS is merely a reflection
of what goes on out there in the real-world
IT would be a sad state of affairs (for ATS in particular) if people departed this forum because it attempted to stifle free speech and the *SAME
*opinions as are being expressed in the media, in parliament/Congress, in coffee bars, in living rooms, in schools, in buses and trains, etc.
I doubt anyone in the workplace or in a coffee bar or elsewhere would presume to attempt to stifle another's right to freedom of expression. It
would not be tolerated in the real world