Is Free Speech Compatible With Civilization
One of the greatest weaknesses I’ve found in free speech, as much as I stand by it, is that fact that it is absolutely a double-edged sword, picked up by our enemies to be used against us.
It’s not a perfect solution, but I think I have at least a partial one, and it is rooted, like some of my other recent thinking, in the golden rule: Treat others as you would be treated. Taken to a deeper context, do not allow others to abuse you or you state, through your actions, that such abuse is allowable.
In short – the moment the left, CAIR, muslims, BLM, the black lobby, feminists decided that “hate speech” was a thing, that the would not reciprocate and grant us the same rights – no, privileges in their eyes – that they demanded for themselves, to bring up problems we see and not be shouted down and run out by those with more power, is the moment they lost the protections of free speech.
Much like war crimes and reprisals. The second someone shoots at you from a hospital, hospitals are no longer exempt from being targeted.