Remember how Louis Farrakhan referred to Jews as "bloodsuckers and parasites"?Remember how the media largely gave him a pass?
Poland should scrap its hate speech laws. They were not put in there by Poles.
Absolutely!Think about it. If "hate speech" laws were actually enforced fairly, about half of recent Holocaust-related materials would have to be criminalized, and sent to the incinerator, for what they are--racist, anti-Polish hate speech.
Hello Harvey, The ideal would be that we all did our best to keep "the law of loving kindness" on our tongue - and tried to treat everyone with the kindness and respect we would want for ourselves.That would preclude any hate speech, but not stop us speaking out straightforwardly when we needed to.
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