Comment 123021

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted June 04, 2018 at 17:11:59 in reply to Comment 123003

No one on the left is calling for prisons or gulags or anything even remotely like it for being politically incorrect.

Actually, there are plenty of people on the left who are calling for prison for what they deem "hate speech."

Mike on the Mountain is correct. If today we do not support freedom of speech and stand up against these freedom denying bullies, then tomorrow they will cheerfully classify the beliefs of anyone who disagrees with them as "hate speech."

And Ryan is also correct. We should be sensitive to the lived experiences of other people. We should stop and think how it affects others before speaking. In other words, don't be an obnoxious jerk. But if the government starts sending obnoxious jerks to jail, then we are going to need a lot more prisons. To quote Hamlet, "...use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?"

Ironically enough, I support the right of freedom of speech for these people to advocate for our right to freedom of speech to be taken away. To quote Evelyn Beatrice Hall, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2018-06-04 18:07:47

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