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712 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by MelLowStar

Considering the fact that hate often leads to violence, should inciting hate be illegal?


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14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 2:41:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I only answered "yes" because I don't see any argument against making it illegal, other than "OMG it viol8s there rite 2 maek h8 :)."
14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 2:51:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
The violence is already illegal. Free speech and peaceful assembly are Constitutional rights...
14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 3:55:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Inciting hate? what exactly would that mean? it would be illegal to do something that someone else might "hate"? Under the constitution we have certain rights and as long as we act within our rights, we can do whatever we want, whether someone might hate it or not. The problem is people hating for no good reason.
14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 4:21:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/25/2007 3:55:33 PM superdave22 wrote:
Inciting hate? what exactly would that mean? it would be illegal to do something that someone else might "hate"?

The pictures that I included with this question make it obvious what it means. I'm obviously not referring to things like wearing a nasty brand of cologne in public that everyone happens to despise.

14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 4:24:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Considering the fact that hate often leads to violence"

that's pretty weak, as hate also often doesn't lead to violence. probably much less than it does.

violence is illegal, inciting people to violence is illegal. that's enough

14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 4:24:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think it should.
14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 4:25:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Those to me arent pictures of people inciting hate, they are people who are hating.
14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 4:32:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/25/2007 4:25:03 PM superdave22 wrote:
Those to me arent pictures of people inciting hate, they are people who are hating.

The picture on the left is of a white power concert, and the one on the right is a public rally. What do *you* consider to be inciting hate, if not that?

On 5/25/2007 4:24:14 PM ffsthissucks wrote:
hate also often doesn't lead to violence.

The kind of hate that I'm referring to does. People don't just wake up one day and decide that they want to stab someone to death for being the wrong color or sexual orientation. It starts with the sort of hate that I'm referring to.

14 yrs ago - Friday 5/25/07 - 4:35:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not really, we do have freedom of speech.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/2/07 - 8:22:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
People don't just wake up one day and decide that they want to stab someone to death for being the wrong color or sexual orientation. It starts with the sort of hate that I'm referring to.

Are you sure? Theres been many, many hate crimes committed by people who've never even been to rallies.

But then again, that kind of hate is bred by hate, most racists are people who have been wronged by other races in the first place to the point of becoming violent criminals. Malcolm X and Hitler are perfect examples of this.

You can't incite hate unless it was already there to begin with, I think rallies basically just RALLY up all the haters to one place so they can all hate together.

Quoting nazi-Floyd on tearing down the wall: "Together we stand, divided we fall."

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 9/15/07 - 4:10:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
it doesn't always lead to violence.
how can you enforce that law though?
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 9/15/07 - 6:30:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hating some injustice can lead to ending it even if you must use violence to do so.As long as you try every other means first.I believe this is where the violence in the world comes from. We attack first then talk we need to reverse that .
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 9/15/07 - 8:46:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would assume that inciting violence is the same thing as inciting hatred.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/16/07 - 12:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
What does 'inciting hate' mean? Whispering 'kill blac people' into someone's ear while they sleep?

It really shouldn't be, hate is a human emotion, you can't criminalize it. Freedom of Speech means being able to 'rally' people together. It doesn't matter what for.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/16/07 - 1:25:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hate squid.... I don't perfom acts of violence against them though, but I do incite others to hate them though.
SQUID ARE EVIL!
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 10/1/07 - 7:01:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not necessarily..
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 10/1/07 - 7:03:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ban everything!
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 10/15/07 - 9:09:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
It interferes with freedoms of speech, opinion, and assembly. And those are just the ones off the top of my head.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 10/15/07 - 9:30:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
if you mean publicly inciting hate towards a certain group of people, than yeah i think that should be illegal.



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