Brian Peacock wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:23 am
Cunt wrote: JimC wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:06 am
I wasn't meaning him to be venomous, simply that a whole bunch of neo-Nazis and the like (who are truly venomous) would love there to be no hate speech laws whatsoever...
There is always room for argument over particular cases that may lie at the boundary of what is acceptable or not, but there is also clear, straightforward areas where the content simply must be banned. No need to invoke weird conspiracy theories, most people would want the truly poisonous stuff gone from the internet...
I don't think hate speech laws help without a serious optimism bias, and I don't think the lack of them produces hate...
Why not show me where they helped?
Is there a country that has eradicated racism? How about dimmed it a lot?
How would you demonstrate such a thing?
Most folks can't tell the difference between a joke about race, and racism, so I'm not too worried about it.
My special perspective does make it tough to swallow racist stuff without being a bit reflective.
Hermit wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:02 am
is what free speech for all looks like:
Free speech is literally Hitler, eh?
Quite the balanced, smart position on that conspiracy theory you have there, Hermit. I doubt I'll agree with you, but I understand now why some folks would hide from free speech. It sure looks scary when you describe it that way.
Shit, Piss, Cock, Cunt, Motherfucker, Cocksucker and Tits.
I don't want to forget this enlightening quote by our prestigious and sage member...
Hermit wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:41 am
Trump supporters are fundamentally racist.