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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:21 AM
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8. Free speech is no good unless it's examined and debated
I'm all for freedom of speech too, I want nothing banned, unlike some McCarthyist posters here on DU.

But free speech is WORTHLESS unless it is examined. I'm using my free speech to determine if other posters on DU find homophobic propoganda to be disturbing. It's that simple. In my mind, Eminem is not much better than the swastika...
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  -Is it disturbing to see people push homophobia here at DU? DrWeird  Apr-16-04 11:16 AM   #0 
  - truth to tell, DrWeird,  Bertha Venation   Apr-16-04 11:17 AM   #1 
  - Free speech is no good unless it's examined and debated  DrWeird   Apr-16-04 11:21 AM   #8 
     - I like eminem.  chenGOD   Apr-16-04 11:36 AM   #27 
     - Eminem is better than the swastika  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:36 AM   #28 
        - OK I'm sure suome don't associate the swastikia with the Nazis  DrWeird   Apr-16-04 11:39 AM   #31 
  - Could you be more specific?  JVS   Apr-16-04 11:18 AM   #2 
  - Oh, pick me pick me...  VelmaD   Apr-16-04 11:20 AM   #5 
     - And you will be punished severely!  KinkyDem   Apr-16-04 11:22 AM   #9 
     - You kill all my threads! You slow down my internet connection!  Screaming Lord Byron   Apr-16-04 11:23 AM   #11 
     - yeah but  cleofus1   Apr-16-04 11:33 AM   #24 
  - I see a lot of stuff on DU that disturbs me  htuttle   Apr-16-04 11:20 AM   #3 
  - Stop it you're killing me  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-16-04 11:20 AM   #4 
  - I'm glad to see you've opened your eyes to eminem  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:24 AM   #13 
  - Bravo!  KinkyDem   Apr-16-04 11:21 AM   #6 
  - I've been here a month...  Earth_First   Apr-16-04 11:21 AM   #7 
  - GOODY!!!!  greatauntoftriplets   Apr-16-04 11:22 AM   #10 
  - funny that people play the "lynch mob" card  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:26 AM   #15 
     - When are you going to understand  KinkyDem   Apr-16-04 11:28 AM   #18 
     - that's my point - entirely -  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:30 AM   #20 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-04 11:35 AM   #25 
           - The red Hammer and Sickle is communist propaganda  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:39 AM   #30 
     - God forbid anyone point out the obvious cognitive dissonance  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-16-04 11:36 AM   #26 
  - Yes it is disturbing  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:24 AM   #12 
  - I haven't seen it.  Blue-Jay   Apr-16-04 11:24 AM   #14 
  - this thread is just a carbon-copy of my communist question post...  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:27 AM   #16 
     - I'm taking Matthew Shepard style homophobia.  DrWeird   Apr-16-04 11:29 AM   #19 
        - hey back in the 1920s in Wyoming there were  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:32 AM   #21 
  - I wanted to see how many would rise to the defense of  DrWeird   Apr-16-04 11:28 AM   #17 
     - I probably already have homophobic jerks on "ignore"  Misinformed01   Apr-16-04 11:33 AM   #22 
     - you're organzing a lynch mob  rumguy   Apr-16-04 11:33 AM   #23 
        - Hahahahahaha!  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-16-04 11:38 AM   #29 

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