Skip to comments.The Council of Europe manual on "Hate Speech"
Posted on 09/21/2011 4:21:13 PM PDT by VU4G10
For anyone interested in "Hate speech", the Council of Europe has published a 104 page manual detailing what exactly might be considered "Hate speech", and thus subject to serious preventive punishment. From the manual (page 5):
The identification of statements that could be classified as hate speech seems all the more difficult because this kind of speech does not necessarily manifest itself through expressions of hatred or emotions. Hate speech can be concealed in statements which at a first glance may seem to be rational or normal.
Potential "Hate Speechers" are encouraged to read the manual. It is surprisingly easy, according to the Council of Europe and Anne Weber, to engage in "Hate Speech". The easiest way to do so is to engage in Discrimination, which according to the Lisbon Treaty is outlawed in every form.
Note that also anti-Semitism is considered "Hate speech". Thus, anti-Semitic passages in text as in speech, including religious, is to be outlawed and punished, if equality before the law is to be properly upheld.
As a proper Citizen of the European Union, you are probably supposed to appreciate the broadness of the definitions, which will enable courts all over the continent to punish expressions that are seen as unsettling, controversial and potential sources of trouble and unrest.
Read the entire "Hate Speech" manual here.
I hate these liberty-hating communist bastards!
“A Guide on Politically Correct Speech” would be a more appropriate name. Something that the American P.C. supporters are afraid and too embarrassed to print here ! Otherwise their game is over at that moment !
Thoughtcrime is doubleplusungood.
They may be too late. (If you want to feel good - watch these short clips below.) They had Geert Wilders (a Dutch Member of Parliament) tied up in court, persecuted for 2 years, over ‘hate’ speeches.
HE WON! Yeah, Geert! (the last few links of Geert - warms your heart.
But first - here's a clip of an Austrian MP telling off the Turkish Ambassador - like in ripping him a new one. Guaranteed to lift your heart and make you laugh out loud.
And more recently, a Swiss MP - ahahaaha - the tide may be turning.
(scroll down page for clip)
below: Geert Wilders - in Part one of speech warning America about islam (You can see Part 2 and other clips of his ordeal, on YouTube. This is the speech he was attacked/charged for.)
below: one of his defense presentations in court - brilliant
FINALLY - he's acquitted of all charges
I keep these cached - for when I need reminding that good and brave people still exist and that, just maybe, we will pound these worms back into the sand for another few hundred years. (I send them to everyone I get a chance too- it may give others courage to stand up too - ot at least to hope.P
don’t worry, once the euro and the EU collapses, there is going to be so much “hate speech” in europe that all the laid off bureaucrats in Brussels will not be able to keep up with it all !
Would “F*** you and your manual” be hate speech?
I needed that chuckle tonight.
Home viewing bookmark.
The Nazi EU needs to experience bullet speech, by whatever caliber necessary.
Ummm...I think you just violated something in the manual
“Ummm...I think you just violated something in the manual...”
Most likely. If the EU fat-butt, poodle-licking wimps want to come and get me, I’m not the guy in a tri-cornered-hat with a squirrel gun sitting in a tree.
Anybody else feel a twinge of nervous doubt when they hear the term “hate speech”.
The entire concept is easy to twist so that it may impose censhorship.
Is speech that upsets or offends people to be considered hate speech?
If so, the potential exists to ban anything because literally anything can cause a person to feel offended.
“Ridiculing Obama? That offends me!”
“Making fun of my religion? That offends me!”
“Disgreeing with my personal truth(tm)? That offends me!”