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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    Should topics which ask for arguments for and against human rights be given a hard line. BAN THEM?! Human rights should be something which are accepted by everybody?

    Example questions, which argue for the validity of the human rights legislation which protects the equality of all human beings.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...d-america.html

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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    Should topics which ask for arguments for and against human rights be given a hard line. BAN THEM?! Human rights should be something which are accepted by everybody?

    Example questions, which argue for the validity of the human rights legislation which protects the equality of all human beings.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...d-america.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...rspective.html
    I think the mod team can do a hell of a lot better job at moving bait threads to the basement and unworthy BN threads out of the BN forum, but I don't think they should ban topics.

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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a unanimous poll with this many voters.

    Wow.

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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    ''What a stupid poll. ''

    Not really!



    If these 'should we hate?' topics don't have enough counter debaters, they tend to quickly decend into a hate mongering propaganda machine, for bigots, mysogynists, rascists...



    ''they're fun''

    ?



    ''human rights are just another set of rules invented by a governing body''

    They are rules for the protection and welfare of human beings, which makes them important.



    ''convince people''

    Have you ever succeeded in convincing a rascist, to change its spots?



    ''Human beings are inherently unequal and human rights are a social construct. ''

    Take any 2 human beings, and you can make a list of pros and cons about each, which will make both equal overall.



    ''constant examination of tough topics is key to proper understanding of them. ''

    True! 1 point from me to you. One can trawl through the threads and search for new and challanging points. Even those threads, which are top heavy with bigots sometimes have a few gems in there.



    Though, should the types of people who are rejected in most social circles be given a platform? Is hate mongering a valid political orientation?

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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    The best way to combat stupid speech is with better speech, not by attempting to silence the opposition. This is the ploy that is used by the left to stop religious speech.

    Let the market-place of ideas take care of itself. The best ideas will always win in the end. Have faith in the first amendment!

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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post



    ''they're fun''

    ?
    they encourage actually thinking about your point of view on topics you otherwise wouldn't think about, and arguing against other positions, which is always fun.

    ''human rights are just another set of rules invented by a governing body''

    They are rules for the protection and welfare of human beings, which makes them important.
    important they are, but they're not perfect, not everyone agrees with them, and everyone has a point of view on them, and most feel strongly one way or the other, making them perfect for debate
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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    Not really!
    Yeah, really.

    If these 'should we hate?' topics don't have enough counter debaters, they tend to quickly decend into a hate mongering propaganda machine, for bigots, mysogynists, rascists...
    Not here, they don't. But then, you don't realize that, because you're a noob with an axe to grind.

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    Re: Should a hard line be taken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    ''What a stupid poll. ''

    Not really!



    If these 'should we hate?' topics don't have enough counter debaters, they tend to quickly decend into a hate mongering propaganda machine, for bigots, mysogynists, rascists...



    ''they're fun''

    ?



    ''human rights are just another set of rules invented by a governing body''

    They are rules for the protection and welfare of human beings, which makes them important.



    ''convince people''

    Have you ever succeeded in convincing a rascist, to change its spots?



    ''Human beings are inherently unequal and human rights are a social construct. ''

    Take any 2 human beings, and you can make a list of pros and cons about each, which will make both equal overall.



    ''constant examination of tough topics is key to proper understanding of them. ''

    True! 1 point from me to you. One can trawl through the threads and search for new and challanging points. Even those threads, which are top heavy with bigots sometimes have a few gems in there.



    Though, should the types of people who are rejected in most social circles be given a platform? Is hate mongering a valid political orientation?
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