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Was she invited
...... to speak?
As it was at educational institutions, perhaps it was part of studies related to extremism. I admit she would serve as a text-book example of an extremist.
She was invited
by the University that sent her the "warning".
but then it's Canada, so freedom of speech not an option.
a text-book example of an extremist.
Not too biased, are we?
I see you don't think it is nice
..... to not be a fan of hate mongers.
That is YOUR opinion.....
I don't think it is nice to tell someone in advance that they may not say or discuss certain things, assuming in advance that they will say something offensive. The fact is, this person is likely to be offended by her no matter what she says.
The "warning" was rude and stupid.
YOU consider her to be a hate monger, but that opinion does not make you right.
Neither does it make me wrong.
RE: tell someone in advance that they may not say or
tell someone in advance that they may not say or discuss certain things
Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate,
it would be acceptable to you?
Warning not so rude and stupid
It was a request she abide by their rules and laws.
Try going to any US university and preach racism or Nazism. Or maybe you're part of the crowd that claims any prior restraint, even just pointing out rules, is wrong.
Do you rather they should wait till after she violates their laws, throw her in jail, and tell her ignorance of the law is no excuse?
Defining hate monger is always going to be a personal perception I suppose, but I see no way anyone would deny she thrives on being controversial, even using insults to achieve her fame. Not much different than Howard Stern, Al Sharpton or Russ Limbaugh in tactics, but I may grant a modicum more restrained.
Some people, and we all know some, love to disagree and cause upheaval for any cause....indeed, often for no cause, just enjoying bellicosity and discord.
Try going to any US university and preach racism or Nazism
Didn't Columbia host Ahmadinejad last year?
Why do you assume Coulter will preach racism or Nazism or anything like that?
Why do you assume she will break their laws? Do they "warn" ALL their speakers in such and insulting fashion? It's ridiculous. The "warning" is just the guy's prejudice, based on the fact that she does not share his philosophy. It was exceedingly stupid and rude.
Aside from that, don't you see the inherent wrongness of "hate speech laws?" Think correct thoughts, comrade.
I believe that the warning came after her prior address
to another University's audience, rather than before she left the States.
Then again Farley Mowat, a Canadian author of substantial repute has been denied access to the United States for decades for opposing US training flights over Canadian soil. And no, he doesn't write Marxist tracts, mostly he writes fiction drawn from his life and love of wildlife. Examples People of the Deer, Never Cry Wolf, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, or memoirs of his time with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in Italy during WW2.
So perhaps it is he who is without sin who should cast the first stone. Assuming you can find a sinless person, which is exactly the point Jesus was making.
I think you should choose your words more carefully. I suppose one of us should have sent you a warning in advance.
When you point your finger there are three more fingers pointing back at you.
Ann Coulter has no fingers?
maybe you think she doesn't point.
That was meant to "point out"
.... (no pun intended) that because I consider her a hate monger makes me one of the same.
Some examples of WHY Ann Coulter should stay home
"Left wing tolerance"
Right wing tolerance
Exceptional, Mark !! ROFL Rob
Is this acceptable behavior to you?
In Ottawa, the president of the student federation barred a volunteer organizer from putting up posters advertising the upcoming appearance.
Sounds hateful to me. Would it be okay in North Korea or would you be protesting?
How did that get in here
Or are you now implying I am a communist sympathizer?
It's NOT about YOU...
Geeeez! At least attempt to read the post.
Not allowing a volunteer to put up a poster announcing a speaker is very much the kind of thing you might find in North Korea, China, Venezuela, for instance.
Do you sanction such behavior?
Get a grip!
"Would it be okay in North Korea or would you be protesting?"
I highlighted that just in case you missed what you typed. Seems to me you were talking about Angeline
Geez,you need to get a grip.
You have to read and understand the posts...
I was ASKING Angeline what she thought of this decidedly N Korean-like action. That is very obvious if you READ instead of following your prejudices.
I did not in any way do what she was saying, calling her a communist sympathizer.
I think YOU are the one who needs to get a grip, or at least learn to read.
patronising and obnoxious
why does it always surprise you that some people
don't read and understand things the way you do?
So, you assign your own meanings...
to things when you read them? That must be interesting. It does explain a few things though.
I prefer to try to discern what the person who wrote it actually meanta and what the words actually mean. Radical, I know.
I was very happy to prove you wrong again.
So nice, Ed, to see you happy.
Doesn't happen often.
RE: Doesn't happen often.
and it doesn't last long.
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