In doing a little research for this one, I ran into Propertarianism. It is a fascinating alternative to our current governmental system. I am liking it so far, as it values merit just like Meritocracy does, yet it has it’s own distinct twist.
I am just now wadding through it, but it might very well render the following line of thinking for me, obsolete.
So here goes nothing!
My admirable friend, David Rothschild tweeted:
“FREE SPEECH does not include Hate Speech…hate will not be tolerated”
(Which pretty much inspired this blog, so thank you, Sir!)
OK. I hear you.
I actually feel ya, D.
I feel for everyone, your voice represents.
I truly do!
PS: This is not directed at your personally.
However, the law of the land, states differently.
I agree hate speech as defined, is a deplorable civil Tort.
Hate is also a nasty emotion that can lead to violence, if unchecked.
Agreed. Agreed. Agreed!
BUT, so does lying to the masses, and that’s perfectly legal!
It is perfectly legal to lie from any pulpit, including your T.V. It is up the public, to discern the truth for themselves.
It is called critical thinking, perhaps folks have heard of it?
Anyway, unfortunately, that would require thought and research, something most are categorically unwilling to do.
I do not want to see any aspect of our fabulous FREE SPEECH laws repealed.
Not even the right to lie*
More importantly, neither does SCOTUS.
In fact, they recently ruled Propaganda to be legal, by rolling back a previous unconstitutional ban on it.*
I believe that lies literally lie, at the foundation of almost all kinds of hate.
So silencing the words that give voice to it, does not change it’s existence.
Unfortunately, hate will always be with us, whether seen or heard.
Only the ignorant believe they can remove hate, by banning the words that express it.
In fact, it can be argued that festering hate leads to more violence, than hate that has a voice, no?
When it comes to free speech, either it is ALL free…
or we as humans, are not.
For me, it is that simple.
Because a line is the sand, always shifts with the prevailing winds.
Beyond the Media, who have been doing it for decades, who exactly determines what is hate speech, anyway?
What about Conservatives or Liberals?
Or the current Administrations incumbents?
Will they decide, each in their turn?
Because that means the definition would change with each new party at the helm.
Each new agenda stifling opposition and criticism, to their favor.
Oh wait, that is already happening. Isn’t it?
Maybe we should let “The Church” handle that one? They are our moral superiors, are they not?
(Tongue in cheek)
It seems to me, hate is rooted in fear and watered by jealousy and envy. How can we legislate that?
No, really. How?
Here’s the deal…
We will never remove the feelings, even if we attempt to legislate the way we can express them.
This is what makes shifting laws governing the limits of free speech, so dangerous.
But blaming violence and war on ‘fighting’ words, instead of someones inability to control themselves, is irrational.
Are we really going to take the ‘Devil made me do it’ mentality into a New Age?
Let me put it this way:
I PREFER to know where intolerance, prejudice & ignorance resides.
Can’t fix something, you don’t know is an issue.
Can’t avoid something that is well hidden.
I want to know what people are thinking, so we can talk about it.
But I realize, I am not a mass mentality thinker.
As someone old enough to be your Mum, I feel like everyone needs to go to their forking rooms, and think about “IT” for awhile!
Is this the way we really want to go?
Are we really pushing for a low IQ mass mentality, a hive mind.
Is that what Unity is?
Are we really going to bash everyone down, to comply with whatever that master-minds say we must think, or feel?
Because if that is where you kids are wanting to take humanity, I can’t go with you.
I just can’t
It will be the destruction of our civilization, and the death of our species will not be far behind.
Thank you Trophy Gen, (although it is NOT your fault) for your unmerited bullshit and faulty logic. Way to be “woke” enough, to lead the Sheep to slander.
In the end you will win nothing, as your ill-bred ideology will bring you socialism and with it a dictator or worse, the collapse of you society.
Whether you realize it or not, you are attempting to dummy down all of mankind and systematically eliminated the voices of reason, to your own peril.
There is no where to go from there.
Thankfully, due to my proximity to the exit, I wont be going with you.
I was REALLY hoping folks would figure out how to heal past this ancient crap & start creating a different vibe altogether, because you cannot legislate human emotion.
You just can’t.
This isn’t 1984 (Orwell’s) where we get to eliminate words that we are uncomfortable with, to suit Big Brother.
Or is it?
WE NEED TO DECIDE, STAT
I know it happened on my watch, but I cannot pin-point to the exact moment when humans became such easily offended & spineless pussy’s.
But man it is unattractive.
And exceedingly dangerous, given the Trojan horses that are already within this bleeding heart, border-less country.
I feel like we’re all caught in high school hell, on groundhogs day.
Something I would think plays straight into the hands of Communist Russia….hmmmmmmmmmm…..hahahahaha~
Good luck with silencing your enemies!
Because censorship will never make them stop hating you, in fact it will only embolden them.
I personally prefer to teach my descendants to be Lions, and to ignore the opinions of Sheep~
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*Although this might be changing for me.