A common rebuttal to accusations of hate speech or discrimination is the idea that calling out intolerant behaviour is itself an act of intolerance. The implication is that by calling out and rejecting intolerance, society is being intolerant. As su…
What concerns me is who gets to define hate speech. Some can define truth they don’t like as hate speech and have in fact done so. Some define anything they don’t agree with as hate speech while permitting truly hateful speech they agree with.
Yet we still have the paradox that those who want to destroy a free and tolerant society use free speech and intolerance to bring it down.