[ExI] intolerant minds, a different flavor

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 28 15:41:46 UTC 2009

At 11:54 PM 4/27/2009 -0700, Lee wrote:

> > In the case of holocaust deniers, they are negating
> > a fact, not stating an opinion. It is like negating
> > that a man was killed when there are witnesses, the
> > corpse, the killer confession and many records of
> > what happened. It is like telling lies in a trial.
>One does not know they're intentionally lying. One
>may believe quite differently from them, that's
>about it. People often debate the record about

Omg. Lee, you started out by asking how apparently sensible people 
could become "intolerant", demanding or accepting restrictions on 
certain kinds of public speech. Mirco accurately used the word 
"inflammatory" for such speech, which is exactly to the point, but 
you and some others instantly side-stepped this key aspect and 
shifted the topic to some sort of lofty parliamentarian or academic 
debate. John Clark seems to think an inflammatory KKK march complete 
with frothing speeches calling for the ill treatment of black humans 
is annoying in the same way as someone raising his voice in the 
cinema during a movie.

Damien Broderick

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