Those on the political left love talking about what they call “hate speech.” Yet, it’s always something that apparently only a leftist can define. Perhaps that’s because the definition is always shifting and changing to accomplish their ideological goals. Liberals are constantly inventing new categories of hate speech. After all, they usually find more and more things that they can fume about all the time.
This is nothing more than a natural extension of political correctness. The movement started out as a means of using social pressure to silence conservative voices. Astonishingly, it has now evolved into a legal weapon. As such, it endangers anyone who doesn’t agree with the current leftist ideology. Now, we can add in the potential of spending hard time for criminal action to the social stigma of becoming a pariah to the vocal left.
Amazingly, hate speech only applies to those on the political right. Those on the left can say anything they want about conservatives, Christians, and Republicans. The court of public opinion considers their barbed statements not only okay but even worthy of praise. However, what happens when those of us who are not part of the leftist clique say anything that isn’t in agreement with them? What happens when we don’t support any of the many causes which they hold to so dearly? The left instantly brands our position as “hate speech.” They then proceed to publically humiliate the offenders to the best of their considerable ability.
This whole concept and the laws created to support it stand in stark contrast to the First Amendment of the Constitution. This amendment guarantees our rights to freedom of speech amongst other, related rights. By its very nature, freedom of speech also includes the freedom to offend. This freedom is something that has existed since long before the founding fathers wrote the First Amendment.
Proponents of hate speech laws are therefore claiming that their imagined “right” to not be offended supersedes the right of freedom of speech that the Constitution guarantees. Nevertheless, this is a concept that has no basis in law. Yet, there are a great number of them in power between politics, academia, the news media, and government bureaucracies. So many, in fact, that they are able to push this bogus “legal principle” and turn it into law.
This has recently reached a new height, with the city of Minneapolis creating a hate speech hotline. Citizens can use this hotline to report any suspected acts of hate speech to law enforcement. While officially targeting any “harassing behaviors motivated by prejudice,” leftist political activists have made clear over and over again exactly what this term means. What is especially revealing is that a city official indicated that the hotline was established in response to the election of President Trump and is targeting his supporters.
Velma Korbel, the director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, made the following statement:
“Since the general election, many of us have experienced, witnessed firsthand or heard of actions of: racism, xenophobia, sexism and bigotry directed at people here and in cities across the United States. In no uncertain terms, hate-motivated speech and actions have no place in Minneapolis nor will they be tolerated.”
Interestingly enough, the city’s Department of Civil Rights has further revealed on their website the reality of the situation. The government will only enforce hate crimes committed against certain “protected classes.” In other words, this is clearly a leftist weapon which liberals intend to use against conservatives, Christians, Republicans, and possibly even Jews.