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  • A-Speech that offends a person or group of people based on their social or ethnic group.

    2 10.53%
  • B-What ever those in power say it is.

    4 21.05%
  • A little of both of the above

    1 5.26%
  • Mostly option A and a little of option B.

    3 15.79%
  • Mostly option B and a little of the option A.

    2 10.53%
  • Other

    7 36.84%
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Thread: What is hate speech?

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    What is hate speech?

    What is hate speech?

    A-Speech that offends a person or group of people based on their social or ethnic group.

    B-What ever those in power say it is.

    A little of both of the above

    Mostly option A and a little of option B.

    Mostly option B and a little of the option A.

    other.



    Please note that is not a discussion on the legalities of hate speech. Hate speech laws are illegal in the US. Canada and other countries that do not value free speech have hate speech laws. This thread is what term do you define as hate speech.
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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Hate speech is saying homosexuality is a sin. Hate speech is NOT saying the Catholic Church is a patriarchal, mysoginistic organization run by pedophiliacs.

    It's saying that Islam is a violent, opressive religion that promotes terrorism. But it's not hate speech to say that the Mormon church is a patriarchal, homophobic religion.

    It's okay to say Evangelicals are all a bunch of deranged lunatics with a distorted view of reality. It's NOT okay to say that Blacks have lower IQs and that intelligence is an inherited trait. That would be hate speech.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Hate speech is saying homosexuality is a sin. Hate speech is NOT saying the Catholic Church is a patriarchal, mysoginistic organization run by pedophiliacs.

    It's saying that Islam is a violent, opressive religion that promotes terrorism. But it's not hate speech to say that the Mormon church is a patriarchal, homophobic religion.

    It's okay to say Evangelicals are all a bunch of deranged lunatics with a distorted view of reality. It's NOT okay to say that Blacks have lower IQs and that intelligence is an inherited trait. That would be hate speech.
    lol...bitter much?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    lol...bitter much?
    Not at all... Just giving some comparisons and examples...

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    This is easy:
    A politically incorrect exercise of the right to free speech that liberals take offense to.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    The term 'Hate Speech' is an attempt to get around the Constitution to stamp out speech that the powers that be would like to stamp out. Similar to some of George W Bush's shenagans in trying to get around the Constitution in the wake of 911. These are loopholes designed to interfere with our Constitutional protections.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Hate speech is a stupid term invented by the government to allow it to intercede in areas where it shouldn't and to add punishment were not warranted.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    This is easy:
    A politically incorrect exercise of the right to free speech that liberals take offense to.
    Does the right to free speech cover the right to say "I want to kill all niggers", in your opinion?
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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Does the right to free speech cover the right to say "I want to kill all niggers", in your opinion?
    Well lets see:

    -It doesnt cause anyone harm, like libel or slander
    -It doesnt place anyone in a condition of immediate, clear and present danger
    -It doesnt incite violence

    So, yes.

    Now, if you were to change your scenario to "we should go over there and kill all the niggers" in the context of speaking to an angry mob, THAT would be different -- but then, the reason for that has nothing to do with the use of the word "nigger".

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Does the right to free speech cover the right to say "I want to kill all niggers", in your opinion?
    It might warrant authorities to keep an eye on your activities if a person publicly states that. But expressing ones negative feelings should not be banned, IMO.

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