HATE SPEECH + Birthday Celebration!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONOREE IS  Kwame Nkrumah  former President of Ghana, controversial as both a Marxist and later as a dictator.



1.  Please follow the moderator's instructions. When passionate people discuss tough issues, things can easily get out of hand, but we've managed to have hundreds of fruitful discussions by having a moderator keep things fair and respectful. 

2.  If there is a disagreement, the person who disagrees addresses his/her opposition to the moderator and not to the other party.

3.  Please be on time so we can begin and end on time.

4.  If you’re posting a comment, please limit it to logistics or links, and avoid discussion points.   Please don’t post any “sorry I can’t make it” or “this looks good” comments because everyone signed will receive it. Simply un-RSVP if you cannot attend.

The following conduct is prohibited:

·  pointing fingers at others

·   appropriating the discussion to serve a personal agenda

·  raise one’s voice in anger

·  name calling

·  telling others they are “wrong” or that they cannot speak to a subject because they no frame of reference when addressing sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion or social class 

·  Verbal attacks of any kinds directed toward anyone including wait staff, venue management, and group members which include the moderator.

5.  No side conversations are permitted while the discussion is active. Those who need to talk are welcome to leave the room to do it.

6.  One person speaks at a time.

7.  Please raise your hand or give physical indication that you wish to speak.

8.  Please speak briefly but be as thorough as you can.

9.   Please do not deviate from the topic being discussed.

10.  In rare situations, an attendee may be asked to leave for repeated violations of these rules. The moderator has full authority to request removal.

11.  If asked to leave, the attendee should quickly pay his or her bill and leave the room and the building without further incident.

12.   You’re “permitted” to “non-show” 2 times. On your 3rd no-show you’ll be removed from the group.

13.   Do not sign up for a BOOK event unless you intend to read the book.

14.   Please read some or all of the materials linked for each discussion. Failure to do so has the result of a) you speaking in ignorance and b) the group cheated out of a more enlightened voice. 


Yup. We're Talking Hate Speech. 

The subject line contains some, but not all people and organizations which brings at least some segment of our population to express disagreement.

Today we will talk about ideas, words, and behavior of those we hate the most and whether it is in our best interest to tolerate them while continuing to say (assuming we believe it) that the ideas expressed are in sharp contrast to what each of us believes in and in fact repulse us.

Or do we selectively call for the banning or limiting expressed based upon the fact that they are "improper," "harmful to our children," and of "no value whatsoever" ---to us.

Can we be faithful to our own value system in supporting the right of expression?   Who or what would you limit or ban?

What do we allow "for society's sake" and what do we ban?

And who (or what) ultimately has the power and/or authority to choose?



http://bit.ly/1qqyAzT (Generally-Book On Point)

http://bit.ly/1p2n9kw (Generally)

http://bit.ly/1pxZTaQ (Generally)

http://bit.ly/1wdra5u (Generally)

http://ti.me/UqWvnO  (Phelps)

http://bit.ly/1f5dDlj (Phelps Supreme Court case)

http://huff.to/1nUdTeB (Phelps)

http://on-ajc.com/1oWzjZe (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1no4Q78 (KKK)

http://huff.to/1pvnREX (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1leoaTm (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1p2nEv6 (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1poiTro (KKK)

http://cbsn.ws/UA7Geg (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1qrltkB (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1mAs2tA (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1rz0KLU (KKK)

http://bit.ly/1lHmVgB (Fox)

http://bit.ly/1suTSR9 (Fox Etc)

http://bit.ly/1jFbqAs (MSNBC)

http://thebea.st/1m6SZJM (Hip Hop)

http://bit.ly/UYc5YC (Hip Hop)

http://bit.ly/1nr7F2S  (Hip Hop Misogyny)

http://bit.ly/1yvXrXG (“Anti-white”)

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