why all this happened

@jb78000 (15173)
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.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
Sarcasm alert: It can't happen here.
@jb78000 (15173)
30 Sep 10
of course not. however i reservse the right to find your country a bit scary.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 10
only a bit?
@jb78000 (15173)
30 Sep 10
well very. it is disturbing to see attitudes that belong in the middle ages coming from a country with so much power. the usa and half the middle east should, in my opinion, be stuck in a box with no more than baseball bats.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
30 Sep 10
So very true rabbit. You know the old saying about history....
@jb78000 (15173)
1 Oct 10
repeating. well, it shouldn't if we know the warning signs and stop succumbing to stupid, blind hatred. your country is scaring me right now, there is an extreme right here too but nobody pays them much attention.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
1 Oct 10
Yeah it scares me too. Every time I read something about the right I tell my husband, oh look the population of blissville just rose again. Because you know what they say about ignorance?
@jb78000 (15173)
1 Oct 10
smack them. we have seen what such ignorance leads to.
@xfahctor (14130)
• 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.
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
30 Sep 10
Just as protecting women's rights in France has turned into the creation of fashion police prohibiting the burkha.
@jb78000 (15173)
30 Sep 10
france has gone too far imo, usually does. however i'll still hold germany up as a good example. it has turned into a pretty nice country, even with the current conservative government in charge.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 Sep 10
Thank goodness that we are British JB. None of that nasty stuff here. An Englishman's castle and all that sort of stuff dontcha know... Got to go there's a policeman at the door.
@jb78000 (15173)
30 Sep 10
yep and friends that won't walk home alone because they are too dark. i was in manchester during the nastiness. blooody awful.