Category Archive 'Hate Speech'

07 May 2015

Hate Speech and the Left

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“It’s free speech if the left hates the target.
It’s hate speech if the left favors the target.

That’s really all they mean. They have no principle of free speech that they support independent of a group identity. Thus:

Criticizing Christianity is free speech
Criticizing Islam is hate speech
Burning an American Flag is free speech
Burning a Gay Pride Flag is hate speech

It’s not the nature of the criticism, it’s only the favor of the target. You can’t argue the legitimacy or severity of the attack. That’s irrelevant. It’s all determined up front by who the target is.

So burning the American Flag is free speech. If you retort that it’s hateful to Americans they’ll say that they are complaining about the system and not the people.
If you burn the Gay Pride (rainbow) flag it’s hate speech. If you retort that you are only complaining about the system of the gay activist elite and their heavy handed tactics, and not gay people, the left will simply dismiss that as a lame excuse to hide your hatred.

Christ in Urine is free speech.
Flushing a Koran is hate speech.

It’s not the act or type of speech. The distinction free speech or hate speech is just determined by whether the left favors the target. That all. Then they make up indignant rationales to justify their position.

If they hate the target, then it’s free speech to criticize them and censorship to stop the criticism… If they love the target then It’s hate speech to criticize them and an act of protection to stop the criticism.”

–- Jeffrey Varasano

03 Dec 2013

European Hate Speech Indictments

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A police helicopter flying over Glasgow, Scotland last Friday lost control and crashed into the roof of a crowded Irish pub, killing three on board and six customers. An additional 32 persons present in the bar were injured.

Apparently, free speech was also a casualty as Scottish newspapers subsequently reported that a teenage male was arrested on Sunday for posting “racist and sectarian comments” on an on-line social networking site.

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Meanwhile, French prosecutors announced today that preliminary charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed last month against Bob Dylan for comments made in the course of a Rolling Stone interview last year during which the singer-songwriter discussed race relations in America.

Curiously, the offended parties were the Croats. What Dylan said was:

If you got a slave master or [Klu Klux] Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.

By a curious coincidence, the Republic of France was also awarding Dylan the Legion of Honor around roughly the same time that French prosecutors were indicting him for hate speech.


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