freedom to curb freedom

I’ve been looking for comprehensive videos on hate speech for a while and thought this one was pretty good. I think the problem of hate speech is probably the best argument against the BBC putting Nick Griffin on Question time. Whether what Griffin said can be classed as hate speech isn’t too difficult to work out, especially once you watch this video, and that realisation just really scares me. I was having a conversation with a friend on facebook about this a couple of weeks ago, and back then I think I was at a point when maybe I didn’t want to admit to myself the full extent of damage it could cause having the BNP on QT. Hopefully with my friend’s permission, I can recount our conversation in this post soon…



The F-Factor

This nub operates on the cynical assumption that people are much more inclined to do the right thing if there’s something in it for them. Neat piece of electronics they’ve got going there though. It’s the sort of thing I would love to spend hours taking apart, to then end up staring at the metallic entrails with a vague sense of sadness at the fact that I will never be able to put these pieces back together in the same way again.

health reform; even more of a no-brainer than “police reform”.

Here’s one of the 20 entries to make Obama’s Health reform video challenge final selection. You can now watch and rate each one by clicking here. There’s some quality nubbage definitely worth checking out there. If you don’t want to vote and want to just watch a few, just keep refreshing the page and a new video should come up each time.