He may claim that free speech should be preserved even if it offends someone.
And so it is. Right here. Today.
Remember "free speech" is an ideological/legal constraint on government action against social and self-expression either verbal or symbolic. At least in the USofA the government cannot seek to punish anyone for their speech (except in strict highly specified cases where bodily injury is immanent). This applies to all levels of governance from federal thru the local school board.
This legal restriction DOES NOT apply to individuals, corporations, social groups or anyone, anything, outside the circles of government. These entities, us, are free to protest, jeer, shout down, interfere, interrupt, disrupt or just plain make a complete asshole display of displeasure towards the speaker whomever, where ever, when ever we so choose, without the interference of ANY governing body (again, legally constrained when harm is immanent).
We hear often how right-wing demagogues are so hounded on a school campus that they cannot give their talk and are thus denied their "right to free speech".
I submit that this IS the right of free speech in action. Free from government interference but with the full force of social opposition in all its glaring glory. You have a right to speak without being thrown in jail. You have no right to speak free from social backlash and opposition, even disruptive opposition. You have every right to give offence and to take offence and to express yourself accordingly, individually or in a group, always mindful that opposition, often loud and disruptive, may be right around the corner.
PC is a social movement counseling personal and group restraint on being everything from deliberately nasty/violent/bigoted to unknowingly insensitive towards each other. This is most often applied to identified groups that share some point of mutual identity that some other groups find vehemently objectionable such as LGBT, Native Americans, African Americans, gingers and the list grows longer.
PC is nothing more than "do unto others ..." If that offends someone, so be it.
This, along with the NAZIs, needs to be openly discussed on the national stage for all to see. Only an informed society can best determine how to react to political opinion whether that be NAZI hate speech or limiting the First Amendment to, somehow, limit speech we just don't like. We can only know the vile philosophy of the NAZI by hearing their hate speech. By legislating speech we drive it underground where it will fester and burn. At least in the open other movements in society can constantly throw water on hate groups.
Hopefully this society can realize that if we can limit the hate speech of the NAZIs we can limit the very uncomfortable speech of Black Lives Matter and Planned Parenthood, as well. And the poor christians with their persecution complex ... is not saying Merry Christmas a form of hate speech? More than a few christian legislator's, especially at the state and local level, may not disagree.
One of the big experiments in this country is to make the freedom of speech, and the demonstrations of opposition to what is said, absolute. Well, as absolute as we can without allowing them to incite immediate violent action.
It sits deep in the bowels of society for a generation or two (if we’re lucky) and becomes so infused in some corners of society that even the most wonderful little old ladies get absorbed.
What, you think you are high enough in the hierarchy to get yours over our dead bodies or what?
Well, that is one way to accomplish some things. We’ve had to go there before and, most unfortunately, looks like we’re going to have to go there again. Just gotta hope the damn bastards don’t take too damn much of the world with them.
If we’re going to crush them, the sooner the better. That’s just a practical thing. Limits the additional damage the planet would suffer on top of what we’ve already done to it.
Faith's occupied digging up the goalposts for the next move.
You know, I did notice that someone moved the goalposts from the Ravens stadium in Baltimore over into Levi Stadium for the Bama-Clemson game. You know, the ones with the magnetic uprights that attract footballs.
No, I don't think so. I think she actually believes this crap. She's not just spewing this to get a reaction. When you rely on only limited sources from only one end of the spectrum you will accept the lies, indeed, you will embrace them. No need to listen to a moderate conservative, moderate middle viewpoint let alone let something ... ick ... liberal, get within earshot.
Problem is there is a pattern here with my lady love. She does the same thing here that she does with her religion. There apparently isn't enough hate coming from her religious beliefs, she has to go look into the society in general to find more to feel comfort in. They have become intertwined.
I think the lady is truly and firmly planted in the alt-right.
Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.
Edited by Admin, : except => accept in first para; grammar fix in second sentence of second para.