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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:15 PM

The Outstanding Hypocrisy Here At DU [View all]

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Okay, so what I see on the news are a lot of people demonstrating their displeasure with something someone said.

A few of them, as with any angry mass demonstrations do destructive things. Now, when that happens in protests we like, "they must be agitators, provocateurs, etc."

But we have quite a few folks here taking the position "what's wrong with these people is that they don't understand freedom of speech."

That is true to a large extent, because they didn't grow up with it. But this criticism misses the the elephant in the room.

By and large, the protests consist of people gathering, chanting, carrying banners and signs, and not doing any harm to anyone.

In others, they are engaging, exercising, and thus expanding their own freedom of speech.

The ones doing violent things cannot be a majority of the thousands upon thousands who, by and large are simply walking down a street, shouting and gesticulating.

The outstanding hypocrisy here is that the simple observable fact of the overhelming preponderance of non-destructive protestors, is the folks here who say:

"These people need to understand free speech!"

Uh... Wtf do you think most of them are DOING?

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