The Internet is brimming with grotesque hate speech
- Calls for aborting all white babies.
- That really shitty rapper who lynched a cute little blond white child in a video.
- These utterly racist rants that Medium features every week from black bloggers calling ALL white people racists or agitating for race war.
- Calling to put all white men in concentration camps.
- Calling conservative black or gays traitors and uncle Tom’s.
- Vitriolic hatred of Christians, crucifixes submerged in urine, ect
There’s SO much hate speech online against anyone white, conservative or traditional. It really is prominent too, not burried in Reddit comments but featured on the frontpages of Alexa top 100 sites.
But Nilofer Merchant & Co really don’t care about hate speech when it’s against the other; when it’s against those that you really don’t understand but percieve as being your ideological opponents.
The truth is that your free speech will always be someone else’s hate speech.
Hate speech is human nature, but actually it’s mostly harmless. If you don’t like it don’t go to websites were people are rude. It’s as simple as navigating away or getting off the computer… Problem solved.
For a moment try to imagine a world with NO hate speech. It would truly be a 1984 tyrannical dystopia where anyone remotely interesting becomes a thought criminal.
Good luck with your war on meanness.