I 'm really grateful for your commitment to free speech, and the clarity you are demonstrating in your understanding that just because someone does not like what is being said, that in itself does not merit shutting the dissenter down, and labelling them as purveyors of 'hate speech'. To my mind, such a manouvere is a manpulation tactic that seeks to intimidate and silence perspectives that the manipulator does not like.

If we can't respect sincere, rational, thoughtful discourse, and seek instead, to silence the voice which is laying out undeniable facts, which we want to suppress, then that is the first step in violence. Next comes the use of the punch, the gun, the bomb.... And the repetition of history in which every brute tries to prove that might makes right.

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