Confusion over hate speech

2019-09-04 06:02

THE latest bit of legislation to adorn our statute books is the old flag law that decrees that displaying such a hateful item is tantamount to hate speech.

I understand this. To the German people, for example, the display of a swastika flag would be dealt with equally harshly. What confuses me is that actual hate speech, as enunciated from time to time by our friends in the EFF and BFLF, goes unchallenged and unpunished.

So, where to now? Let’s just legislate that “hate” is an ugly four-letter word.

CONOR WARD

Champagne Valley

KZN

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