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Free Speech and Political Correctness


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#1 auto1571

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

Free Speech and Political Correctness

 

I think there needs to be some sort equilibrium in regards to political correctness and free speech. In some countries, it seems that there is no equilibrium and political correctness has gone to an extreme. If the words that you're using are not designed and/or intended to be derogatory then it is nonsensical for a government to say that you mustn't say that as some people may feel offended by it. If certain people are offended by what others say, when what they're saying is not inflammatory then therapy might be a viable option; governments changing words, phrases, terms etc that have the same fundamental meaning is not a reasonable solution to people feeling better about themselves. 

 

Having said that, there are people that will use Free Speech and the argument against being politically correct just to justify their own malice behavior. 

 

What do you think?


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#2 SlippinJimmy

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:47 AM

I have a very hard time moderating this on forums. Its hard to know when to draw the line.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:23 PM

absolutely agree.  Free speech is the foundation of western democracies.  It is the only real defense against totalitarianism.  New hate laws in the UK now declare that if a person even perceives that they have been subjected to a raciest comment relating to religion, gender, or any and all of the LBGT  factions, they can be prosecuted  Furthermore it is not just the person to whom the remark may have been directed but anyone who heard or seen the perceived action can report it. No evidence required. The "perpetrator"  can be arrested, prosecuted and will be subject to a 15 year jail sentence.

 

Anyone deemed to have been watching extremism terrorist videos on line including the far right can again be subjected to a 15 tear prison sentence.   So I could be sent to jail for 15 years because I watch the endeavors of the leftists using their agenda to cause chaos, divide groups, develop a victim attitudes in every minority they can influence, take PC to extremes and demand tolerance for every cause except those relating to the majority of indigenous white British people.

Any religion can be criticized, challenged, or questioned except Islam.

 

N Ireland still holds its Christian beliefs and British identity very dear. Not long after Gay marriage was permitted a couple of gay activist went to a bakery in NI, knowing that this bakery was owned and operated by people with deep Christian beliefs . They ordered a wedding cake and wanted it inscribed with "support gay marriage" (Gay marriage laws do not exost in NI) The owners refused to make the inscription, were taken to court. The court found that they had a right to refuse. The gay couple appealed and it went to the high court who found in their favour. The gays were group funded. The bakery lost everything because of the expense of the court cases.  Google NI bakery.  Obviously the bakery had no rights whatsoever.  This imo was a set up .






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