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Maricopa Community College to Hold ‘Hate Speech versus Free Speech’ Conference

Maricopa Community College to Hold ‘Hate Speech versus Free Speech’ Conference

“identifying, resisting, and countering Dangerous Speech and its impact”

The left does not understand that there is only free speech.

The Washington Examiner reports:

College to host ‘Dangerous Speech’ training

This fall, a community college in Arizona will host a training seminar for students and faculty that will focus on distinguishing “hate speech” from “free speech.”

In October, Maricopa Community College in Arizona will feature a two day conference titled “Hate Speech versus Free Speech: Navigating the Changing Boundaries in Today’s World,” where attendees will learn about speech considered to be “dangerous” to society, as well as methods for counteracting it.

According to the event website, the purpose of the training is to “help build long-term societal resilience to violence” by teaching students and educators methods for “identifying, resisting, and countering Dangerous Speech and its impact.”

On the first day of the conference, a series of lectures and seminars will focus on “decoding Dangerous Speech,” which is essentially a method for providing individuals with guidelines for how they can identify and subsequently classify speech that they may disagree with to be “dangerous.”


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“help build long-term societal resilience to violence”

More equating of words with physical violence. We all know it leads to…

“identifying, resisting, and countering Dangerous Speech”

Which I assume is code for responding to words with physical violence, since as defined above words you disagree with are violence.

Without free speech, the public has no idea what’s going on, and voters are prevented from having all the information necessary to make proper choices. Whether any person, or group may find various opinions, or facts derogatory, distasteful, or otherwise not to their liking is of no consequence — a free society, and particularly one where voting has any effect on government, must have free speech. Once it is admitted that censoring “hate speech”, or any other speech, is permissible, those in charge of determining what may be said, printed, broadcast, etc. will use their power to muzzle their opposition. It must be up to the individual to decide how much of what is presented is lies and nonsense, after having the opportunity to hear all opinions — no one can be trusted to censor without doing it to their political advantage.

I hope they have a session on ‘Sticks and stones can break my bones….’

ahad haamoratsim | July 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Two days? I can do it in two sentences!
Free speech = any speech that I like.
Hate speech = any speech that I don’t like.

No, don’t thank me, Maricopa Community College. My invoice is in the mail, and it’s well under 10% of what you would have paid for your two day seminar.