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xetog

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This is how free speech now operates
« on: Jun 27, 2020, 10:44:46 AM »
I alluded to this issue in another post, but I thought that I would copy the alleged text of the tweet in full:


"White Lives Don't Matter. Now we have the opportunity to carry out a resolute offensive against the white, break their resistance, eliminate them as a class and replace their livelihoods with the livelihoods of people of colour and LGBTQ"


If it were a white person tweeting that they would find themselves sitting in a prison cell, not getting promoted to professor at a prestige university.  I find it highly offensive and would like to know by what right someone named Priyamvada Gopal has rights that I don't possess in my own country.


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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #1 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:06:55 AM »
Free Speech has come and gone. RIP Free Speech.  :'(
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:09:15 AM »
Substitute 'Jew' for 'White' and that's Hitler talking
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #3 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:13:07 AM »
I fully agree with the comments & can see civil war coming.
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #4 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:16:28 AM »
I think we can all agree on that xetog.
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:32:45 AM »
This article in Spiked discusses the case.

Gopal, another academic with a non-subject specialty, has tried to back-track by saying that she didn't mean what she wrote but she meant that 'white lives don't matter as white lives'.

Gopal is living proof that academia & idiocy have a close co-existence.

Well Ms Gopal, just because you have a chip on your shoulder about whiteness, doesn't mean I, who had the good fortune to be born white, should not continue to be classed as white.

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« Last Edit: Jun 27, 2020, 11:38:22 AM by Diasi »
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #6 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:39:09 AM »
I still excersise my right to free speech....but I dont half suffer for it....It appears that I am now a biggot, racist, moaner and evil person. But only by the loony left ;D ;D ;D 

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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #7 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:41:23 AM »
I still excersise my right to free speech....but I dont half suffer for it....It appears that I am now a biggot, racist, moaner and evil person. But only by the loony left ;D ;D ;D


Bit like myself then.  ;D  If it's a spade then I say so, no jigging round the houses.
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #8 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:46:01 AM »
White lives don't matter as white lives - yes, I can construe that in a positive manner, although it takes a bit of work - but the rest of the OP quote - that's hate crime, no doubt about it. Why hasn't she been reported to the police?
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #9 on: Jun 27, 2020, 11:56:58 AM »
White lives don't matter as white lives - yes, I can construe that in a positive manner, although it takes a bit of work - but the rest of the OP quote - that's hate crime, no doubt about it. Why hasn't she been reported to the police?
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Well you go onto Facebook & Twitter & post 'black lives don't matter as black lives' & see if that gets construed in a positive manner.
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #10 on: Jun 27, 2020, 12:01:08 PM »
I am not on either of those media, but I can guess what would happen
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #11 on: Jun 27, 2020, 12:04:14 PM »
I am not on either of those media, but I can guess what would happen
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Yeah, would the car have 'Police Scotland' on it?
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 27, 2020, 12:29:08 PM »
Almost certainly
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Re: This is how free speech now operates
« Reply #13 on: Jun 27, 2020, 12:57:11 PM »
Just a thought from me, a non-academic, if Gopal was sexually assaulted by a white guy, how would she describe him to the police?
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