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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Notanumber, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Notanumber

    Notanumber A Free Man

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    I am a vegan and I am not offended by Katie Hopkins.

     
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    I'm not offended by Katie Hopkins and will defend her right to speak as long as she is not inciting hatred.
     
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  3. Stevicus

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    Who is Katie Hopkins?
     
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    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    Can we at least get a bit of background info first?
     
  5. Mindmaster

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    Don't know who she is, but I completely reject the concept of no platform. I don't care if you're Alex Jones or The Young Turks. If I don't like what you have to say, I'll turn it off, but I still think you have the right to say it and make it. Also, no one has to conform to my idea of politics for me to see value some of what they're saying. I'm not a vegan, not a lefty, but I still think that in many cases they make valid points. :D
     
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    Steven Yaxley-Lennon's girlfriend?
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Is it possible to know what this is all about without watching a 18 minute video?
     
  8. Notanumber

    Notanumber A Free Man

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    This might help. It is from beneath the video.


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    OxfordUnion
    1 day ago
    Watch the full debate here:

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    Oh my god Katie you are hilarious fantastic speech. I found it laughable how people in the crowd took offence for the woman who's name you mocked at 9:44, when you mentioned she WANTED to kill you... OH so this poor woman having her name mocked we feel sorry for but it's fine when she actively plans to murder Katie... Once again people getting too easily offended which you ironically mentioned numerous times in the speech. The easily offended, deserve to be easily offended. There are BIGGER problems in the world. To all young, naive and spoilt humans... WAKE UP!

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    Sue Furn
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    It shows how society has produced insecure people, easily offended & looking to others to defend them for feeling so. We need to stand on our own two feet & grow up as a nation instead of blaming everyone else who disagrees with our view.

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    David Elliott
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    @Sue Furn It's the entitled generation raised by the Baby Boomers who benifitted so much from the welfare state.




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    Eigen Symmetry
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    “I afford you the courtesy of respecting your intellectual capability to decide that..."

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    Naz bottled it from Katie well done Katie keep debate alive.

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    ChuddmasterZero
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    Katie’s final point is all that needs to be said. We either want a world where we put others in a position to decide what we are allowed to hear, or we expose ourselves to all opinion and ideas in the search for a broader understanding with our own reason and intelligence as a guide to deciding what to embrace and what to discard. It is nothing less than hubris to claim you can assess and evaluate ideas without a genuine attempt to listen to and understand them.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I've so many posts to respond to.
    Taking time off to watch videos would interfere.
    Written summaries are efficient.
     
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  10. Notanumber

    Notanumber A Free Man

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    They are debating this - The National Union of Students (NUS) of the United Kingdom has a No Platform policy. Like other No Platform policies, it asserts that no proscribed person or organisation should be given a platform to speak, nor should a union officer share a platform with them.

    No Platform - Wikipedia
     
  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Huh....speech control based upon agenda, eh.
    What a wonderful idea....couldn't possibly backfire.
     
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