just because you meant it as a joke doesn’t mean you didn’t do something wrong. i teach preschool and i can’t believe six year olds understand this concept better than adults. if you say something hurtful, you’re the bully, not the person who gets upset. it might feel icky to realize that you do have bigoted beliefs; but when you blow off apologizing with “people who know me know i don’t mean it,” you’re not helping the people you hurt and you’re not changing the way it sounded. why in the heck is it so hard for grown people to just admit they were wrong and apologize for it.

freedom of speech isn’t freedom from consequence and i’ll say it until my blood runs dry. hate speech is also not covered under the first amendment. and again, a concept preschoolers understand: your words are not more important than the safety or comfort of another person. 

yes. legally i can’t stop you from printing and screaming whatever you want. but legally you can’t stop me from being angry and responding to it. and if you expect others to just “not get offended” by what you say, you must also expect others not to take you seriously at all! listen. if you understand i can send a child into the hallway for calling another child names, you can wrap your head around the fact you don’t have the right to do and say whatever you want without somebody reacting. this isnt your world, it’s all of ours, and we’re allowed to ask you to leave the classroom. grow up, realize you actually might have done something bigoted - even by “accident” - and change yourself for the better.

and if you’re the type who just throws a hissy fit every time somebody points out you’re being a bully… congratulations. you’re acting like a four-year-old.

The Bullied have become the Bullies.

It’s funny how in a few short years, those who claimed to be the victims, have become the very people they despise.

Homosexuals shame Heterosexuals

Trans shame Non-Trans

Blacks are racist against Whites

Native Americans hate Americans

Liberals hate Conservatives

Fat people shame Thin people

Young people reject Old people

Women attack Men

Free Speech is now discouraged

Individuals rights are rejected by SJWs

Atheists make fun of Religious people

And because you people can’t accept that fact you’ll either ignore this because you’re ignorant and in denial, or you’ll attack me and prove my point. But just remember. You have become the very people you reject.

  • person: so i kicked jim out of my house for being nazi scum
  • liberal: freedom of speech means everyone in the entire world has to listen to white supremacists advocate for genocide.
  • liberal: every single place where someone can speak must openly allow for white supremacists to preach about the joys of genocide at every given moment.
  • liberal: if there is a single person ever who doesn't want to support the advocation for genocide they are literally anti-freedom of speech and worse than the people advocating for genocide.
  • liberal: even though said nazis are literally not being jailed or murdered for what they're saying, and in fact are literally preaching how we should jail and murder people en masse for saying shit in opposition to their advocation for genocide.
  • liberal: their rights are being GROSSLY taken away.
  • liberal: and that's why you should let jim back in your house so he can go on another rant about how hitler was right.

luffykun3695  asked:

I have a question. I am American and I keep seeing other Americans bring up "freedom of speech" in arguments having to do with things that happened in Canada. Does this even apply? Does Canada have any similar laws regarding freedom of speech?

The answer is yes and no.

The yes, is that yes, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects freedom of speech (as far as freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression is concerned):

In Canada, section 2(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication”.

BUT absolute freedom of speech has never been the norm in Canada. If you are hateful in your speech you can be charged.

Under the Criminal Code of Canada:

Public incitement of hatred

319 (1) Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Wilful promotion of hatred

(2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.