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Old 19th April 2019, 07:42 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
It used to be that many people on the left recognized the need to protect freedom of speech even for racists.

Yes, against the authorities, not against a privately owned newspaper or the social media:

Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cape Girardeau on behalf of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

I don't remember the alt-right standing up for the left, but maybe I just didn't notice.
"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx

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