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Originally posted by wmd_2008
reply to post by judus
Well how would you feel if a member of your family was in that situation and comments were made based on colour.
The trouble is it's far to easy for idiots with no common sense to make comments on Facebook twitter and the internet in general, so to make a sick comment about someone who could have died, well maybe this will be a warning shot to others.
It was said yesterday his university want nothing to do with him either!edit on 28-3-2012 by wmd_2008 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lucifuge
Can I flip this argument round and say if he was a White male footballer and it was a Black male who made the racist comments? How would that pan out? And before you all jump in and say he would get the same treatment, would he really? In our country that seems to make the minority the majority and vice versa.
My opinion lets do away with race, creed, colour or whatever and just focus on the fact that beneath your skin we all have the same inner workings and are all human beings regardless.
Originally posted by Cythraul
This thread demonstrates a perfect clear line between those ATS members who truly believe in liberty and those who believe in tyranny (but possibly don't know it yet).
I feel that an old thread of mine - The Freedom To Not Be Offended - is particularly pertinent.
That's all I've got to say.
edit on 28/3/2012 by Cythraul because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I'm shocked that any of you actually support this sentence. Do we know what specifically he said? Or are we just blithely taking the MSM's word for it without even so much as asking for evidence?
Freedom of speech isn't there to protect popular ideas, it's to protect those that are unpopular. Did he threaten Muamba or just call him names? Who decides what words are "racist"?
I see a gap the size of the grand canyon in the logic and set of double standards arising applied in this case.
We cannot change people's hearts by throwing them in jail. Racism is based on ignorance and knowledge is the only solution to it.
This is the slippery slope where freedom of speech can be destroyed bit by bit in the name of "sensitivity, diversity and inclusion". The next step is you won't be able to criticize certain groups and interests including the government or you will be labeled as anti-social (and dangerous!)
You hurt someone's feelings so you should go to jail.
Are you sure you really support this idea?
The government will start having feelings too.
Better check yourself.