Category Archives: freedom

Criminalizing Hate Speech — What Could Go Wrong?


From Billie Murray, a Communications Professor at Villanova University, writing in The Hill: Although this is a contentious and complex issue, there is no reason why our democratic institutions cannot develop guidelines for criminalizing hate speech. We already restrict speech … Continue reading

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The Round Table Discussion on the Role of Irony in University Discourse Will Go on as Planned


National Post: Ryerson University [Toronto] has canceled a panel discussion called “The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses” following pushback from activists who said the event was giving a platform to fascists. The event, which was set for August … Continue reading

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You Knew the Ending…


…but it is nice to see others getting the word out. Steve Kelly, thanks for not suing me…and h/t IMAO. The fascinistas are a real threat. Antifa the same.  Entitled jerks. Where the hell are the old hippies, denouncing this … Continue reading

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Entitlement, Media, Innuendo and Fear


The feelings of entitlement. The media cover. The innuendo. Each make for a dangerous mix. Add fear to the equation, and we are in for a bumpy road. _____________________________________________________ I don’t like these Nazi, Skinhead, White Nationalist types. Nasty politics. … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Free Speech Advocates Hold Small Rally in Boston


And hooligans show up. But the violence is the fault of the alt-right. Even though these folks were not even “alt-right.” #UPDATE: #BPD confirming rocks being thrown at officers on Tremont at West. — Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) August 19, … Continue reading

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Naming Hate Groups


The Southern Poverty Law Center has long ago forgotten about southern poverty, but has distinguished itself as the McCarthyist ‘hate group watch.’ City Journal: As for chronicling “hate groups,” the SPLC is principally focused on maintaining lists of individuals and … Continue reading

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They Used to Be Better Than This


Liberals used to be so much better than this. I fell asleep listening to John Lennon’s Imagine last night, thanks to Facebook and the Pentatonix. While I actually disagree with the lyrics I recognize the spiritual and aspirational nature of an … Continue reading

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