That’s right. Someone holds a different way of thinking to yourself so automatically that makes me a BNP supporter.
You just proved my point. Diversity, except in thought. Read what I just said. Stop attacking what you think you read.
I have friends that I would debate constantly with because they leaned more to the left than myself. But they would defend to the death my right to speak, as i would for them. They have since drifted from the left, because they are fed up, frustrated and angry with the direction it’s going.
Look at the huge leap in support in right wing politics across Europe. Normal ordinary people resorting political ways they would never normally suppor because they are fed up with the way the left are going.
As a side note and somewhat related, check out this ted talk. It holds some valid points about freedom of expression, thought and difference opinion. In short, she was a feminist, but started to relate and humanise the “enemy”, and then she was turned against by “her own” for daring to challenge the thought process.
And for the record I find the BNP deplorable. But I have some slight understanding of why normal, working class people might find the idea attractive. And just because I don’t agree with them doesn’t mean they aren’t entitled to their opinion.
Again, the solution to hate speech, is more speech, allow the enemy to talk to manifest itself into the monster it is.