David,f you're not a hockey fan, why did you bother opening the thread?
I'm curious what caught your attention in the thread title.
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free speech rights, as distinct from political correctness
As someone who says he values free speech,
the winning of which has been at the cost of so much death and suffering,
and the winning of which continues to cost so much death and suffering
in so many countries still, do you not feel some sadness when people
who have done nothing to help win this wonderful thing use it
to express hate and malignity towards an athlete I an especially disgusting way?
Well, dlowan, I feel sadness
when I see people championing principles that I deem ignoble (usually authoritarianism
but I respect everyone's right to an opinion.
You assume you ride in here on some sort of white charger,
Sounds good, so far . . . .
puffed up and de-brained with your customary aggressive paranoia,
I am acutely aware that no one
nor any organization, sinister or not, has ever
had ANY interest
in me, nor watched me.
I am very aware that I am neither
grand nor have I ever been persecuted in any
degree, however slight.
U told me that u r a social worker. I infer that, incidental to your profession, u have knowledge of psychology; yes???
From your knowledge of paranoia's definition, will u agree that diagnosis is antithetical
to the facts presented???
to defend something which nobody is attacking.
That is incorrect
I read tacit implications that folks who don't share liberal perceptions
shud stifle themselves n self-censor.
One fellow directly impugned free speech,
(toward the beginning of this thread); I challenged him.
His comment was the subject matter of my first post to this thread.
Nobody who is expressing sadness and disgust is wanting to ban free speech.
How about that crack that:
". . . freedom of speech.
maybe it ain't all it's cracked up to be..." Post: # 4,966,043
I believed and believe that it was worthy of confrontation and refutation.
We are simply using it to say what we feel about this racist outburst.
Remarks in this thread were not confined to that,
but I respect your right to free expression anyway
because I am a freedom-lover