posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 03:54 PM
reply to post by peter vlar
While speech in and of itself doesn't kill it has the power to urge people to do so just as much as a gun needs outside prodding to fire a round. It
doesn't do it in its own.
IMESHO, I think our culture has become weak... thin-skinned and entirely incapable of tolerating anything, including mere words, that doesn't fit a
form of certain political comfort and correctness.
At one time, we learned from childhood that sticks and stones may break our bones but words could never hurt us. This taught us to turn away from
cheap insults and valueless remarks. When we do this, we can walk away and they don't mean a thing. Words designed to cause hurt have no weight
unless those hearing them give them value.
This doesn't make excuses for bullies and such but... we don't have to live just to be victims and we don't have to fear words just because we
don't like them or the blathering mouths behind them.