Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We Can't Ban Everything That Offends You- Julie Bindel Video

Julie Bindel, a British lesbian feminist political commentator, talks about how we must NOT ban everything that offends, including banning Donald Trump visiting England.

"Banning people from publicly stating their views does not make those views disappear." 

 What banning does do is:

"blind us to the existence of the attitude that he articulates."

"Let us hear the argument put forward by those with whom we disagree, so that we can expand our knowledge and show rational resistance. This problem is getting worse and worse. we're in danger of making censorship the standard response to any view which offends. Unless someone is breaking the law by inciting with their words, I believe it is a crime not to hear them."

Well said Julie!

She also happens to not support gay-marriage.


jon said...

"We are not content with negative obedience, nor even with the most abject submission. When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will. We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us; so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make him one of ourselves before we kill him. It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be. Even in the instance of death we cannot permit any deviation . . . we make the brain perfect before we blow it out." - George Orwell, 1984

Incognito said...

Thank you.... love this.

Incognito said...

Wow, Jon... Hope you have been well! has been a long time.