The quote comes courtesy of Omona They Didn’t.
It’s not rare to have people complaining about the United States allowing hate speech, but free speech means all speech, and that’s the way it should be. Partially because it gives everybody a voice, no matter what, but primarily because limiting any speech is a slippery slope to government mandated fuckery.
Personally? I don’t mind hate speech much at all. Why? Because I love complete freedom of speech. It makes things more of a meritocracy than ever, as nobody can complain they are being unfairly silenced.
You see, if somebody is free to say whatever they want, then that conversely means I am free to criticize the everliving fuck out of them however I want. More often than not, I’m confident I can make the more convincing stance, so I welcome the stupidity.
To me, showing people why an individual is full of shit is far more rewarding and convincing than simply crying to the government or interest groups about the bullshitter and getting it banned.
Not to mention it’s a lot more entertaining too.
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall On Voltaire
This may seem completely off topic, and to a point it is, but it’s something that has applications to just about everything in the world, and the Asian pop world is not an exception.
With constant fan wars raging, the levels of anger and butt hurt currently in the Asian pop realm is unprecedented. As such, you see many fandoms resorting to empty legal threats in response to…well…just about anything.
Point being, freedom of speech exists for a reason, use it. Don’t try to hide from it by whining about how you’re gonna bring a lawsuit against people after you say controversial shit like this idiot. Instead, simply argue your case in a rational way, it’ll win over the intelligent people who are privately reading the discussion, and in the end, those are the ones you want on your side anyway.