The wagons are circling … “hate speech” and blasphemy laws are restricting freedom of speech here and around the world. I have written and lamented often about killings, restrictions, bans and other forms of censorship by both official government actions and the unofficial acquiescence of control of the press and individuals. It is happening in more and more in countries right now: Turkey (and, by proxy, even in Germany), Russia, China, Egypt, Hungary, Poland, Indonesia, India, France, Vietnam, Thailand and many others where new laws regarding hate speech or blasphemy have cropped up. Even here in the U.S. it is being chipped away … in colleges where misguided faculty and students want “safe” places free from speech they feel uncomfortable with. (In my humble opinion, none of those folks should even be in college; rather, send them back to kindergarten to learn how to deal with differences.)
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