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Tue, 24 Oct 2000 23:11:32 +1100 (EST)
Hi Danny et al
Just like pornography or child pornography, there are different
definitions of what is 'hate' around the world. But it would be
pretty easy to come up with a definition that was close to acceptable
around the world about what is hate, although it would only encompass
In the States last night (23rd), there was a documentary that
examined 'hate', and the issues outlined in the two articles I've
seen about it, I can't see many people objecting to what is portrayed
as 'hate'. The articles are available at
> The idea that there's some common category "hate speech" is
> just laughable -- it's even more contested and fuzzy a term than
Well, you may think this is laughable Danny, but there are plenty of
others who don't. As I said, there is no reason a definition can't be
defined, probably something along the lines of incitement to
violence. Of course there would need to be more to it than that, but
it can be done.
> I'm told the Girl Guides of America used the swastika as
> symbol before WWII.
So what if they used it before WWII? Do they use it now? I think not.
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