Quote: Originally Posted by Pangloss
I'm a pretty hard leftie, and I've always maintained that free speech is absolute (except for the "fire in a theatre" variety) for everyone.
The Lokan and Browne quote is exactly right.
So much for baiting the left.
I actually wasn't baiting persay, but then again, I don't consider you an extreme left wingnut.
We need the checks and balances of right vs. left, but what we don't need, is the left or the right using an institution as weapon to censor speech.
And as unfortunet as it maybe, I see the left of the line, using institutions such as the HRC as a weapon, more so then the right. You see the right usurping free speech when they try to stifle ideologies that do not conform to what they see as normal sociatal decency, ie: Homsexuality, be it porn or lit.
So no side is immune to the wiles of the weapon, only one uses it to stifle speech, on the intent of thought.
I find that terrifying.
Slippery slope be damned, when one can be punished for a thought, our society has begun to eat itself.