why all this happened
September 30, 2010 2:35am CST
it seems to be a commonly held attitude in a couple of countries that perhaps think they are better than the rest that the UN, the Geneva convention, and the very strict laws some european countries have on hate speech are an infringement of civil liberties. all these came into place for a reason. after ww2 there were efforts to make sure sometime so awful couldn't happen again. just how successful these efforts have been is debateable. we still have gross abuses of human rights throughout the world and germany banning board games might not change matters. however fascism is going to have a tough time rising again in europe, and i hope elsewhere although i am not altogether sure. we've seen it but the that combination of hate and idiocy from the insecure happens way too often, and it can be shockingly powerful.
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Sep 10
I don't think I can ever be accused of telling other countries how to live or create law. I may, on rare occaision, express my opinion or toss out a compairisson or two, but I usualy try to mind my own business and my own naition's affairs. BUT....since ya brought it up. The problem with regulating speach or expression is that it is the proverbial "slippery slope". It seems to me it has gone from simply preventing facisim, to out right prohibition of offending someone.