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Fri Apr 28, 2017, 01:33 PM

Conservatives Are Not Victims Of Free Speech, PERIOD.

There's a disturbing trend right now among the right that they think they're victims of "biased, liberal free speech" when they're really not. They can absolutely 100% say what they want to say under their 1st amendment constitutional right. But now with groups like "The Proud Boys" emerging looking to beat the shit out of Antifa and any other protestors who don't kiss Trump's ass 100%, things are getting very scary out there. But I find this whole "conservatives playing like they're the victims of free speech" thing very disturbing. We don't do that on our side. And with this thing in Wisconsin, they're literally playing with fire. Going after education and restricting a person's right to say what they want to say is playing with fire.

They're playing the free speech card like it gives them a free pass to be racist, sexist, belligerent assholes. Which is fine - it's their right to do so under our US Constitution. It's also OK for the other side to not like what the right has to say. But you know what? It's no longer the 1950s. You can be that kind of person, it doesn't mean the other 90% or so of the country has to agree with you or support your ideas. That's how free speech works. If they want to restrict free speech because they feel they don't get an equal say, they should realize that they own the fucking media!!!!!! Fox News is played in more places than CNN. Every book on every book shelf in every airport and every store has a conservative bent to it. Religious rock music is being played in more public places than easy listening music. Even the internet is being ruined - for any one article that could be useful in a report is buried under thousands of advertisements and videos. Conservatives have won the information war. Their message is *THE* message. We liberals don't have a say in anything anymore thanks to 40 years of AM hate radio. Yet the snowflakes act like they don't get a say in the media and that there's a "culture war" going on. There's no liberal media anymore. Even on our own talk shows, conservative guests dominate. Shit, let us have universities, maybe we can at least educate a few people. And if you think you're a conservative victim of free speech, there's plenty of ultra-conservative, right wing religious universities out there like Bob Jones and Oral Roberts that support your ideas.

And if they want to restrict free speech, they should realize that restricting free speech will hurt them as much as it will hurt us. They claim they're victims of free speech, but really they have a right to say what they want to say. I'd be mortified if Ann Coulter or SE Cupp or Rush Limbaugh were the commencement speaker at my graduation, I just wouldn't go. I wouldn't protest or anything, I just wouldn't pay attention. I find this whole "conservatives playing the victim when it comes to free speech" thing very scary. They're playing with fire. But when you show up to rallies drunk and belligerent with ski masks and crowbars, are you really supporting free speech? Really, the only thing you're supporting is your right to be an asshole.

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Reply Conservatives Are Not Victims Of Free Speech, PERIOD. (Original post)
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asiliveandbreathe Apr 2017 #1
angstlessk Apr 2017 #2
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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 02:14 PM

1. They have all the free speech they wnt - considering how the media

played up the 2016 election - pishtaw...nothin but BS....

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Fri Apr 28, 2017, 04:14 PM

2. Anyone, everyone AND their grandmas can deny speech (free or otherwise) to anyone

ONLY the government cannot deny speech (free and otherwise)

There IS a difference.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 04:25 PM

3. And if the government starts denying free speech, there goes the world.

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