Thursday, February 12, 2015

Yeah, it's kind of hard to call it 'Fox News fever-dreams'* when

President Lightbringer really IS- still- hanging around with domestic terrorists.

And no wonder he didn't spend much time on that murdered hostage; with so much golfing to get in, and old friends to visit with...

I've got friends who love and trust NPR for news; they may not care about this crap, but I do.
In this case, the competing social and constitutional demand is the control of hate speech in the interests of social cohesion, without which the very idea of a nation is impossible. Look at the sectarian bloodbath that is the Middle East. Or look at the tensions in China, Myanmar, Ukraine, Nigeria, the Balkans, and elsewhere. Nothing guarantees that different peoples can live together, or that nations will remain as we know them…

I do not know if American courts would find much of what Charlie Hebdo does to be hate speech unprotected by the Constitution, but I know—hope?—that most Americans would. It is one thing to lampoon popes, imams, rabbis and other temporal religious leaders of this world; it is quite another to make fun, in often nasty ways, of their prophets and gods. The NPR editors were right not to reprint any of the images.
Yeah, who cares about that damned 1st Amendment when we've got social cohesion to work on?

And dumbass actually thinks allowing people to ban speech that troubles them about 'their prophet or god' would bring more cohesion?  What kind of idiots work at NPR?

*It's the Gawker post Ace links to that uses that phrase.  And others.

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