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Why America needs a hate speech law
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/29/why-america-needs-hate-speech-law/ (http://archive.vn/qCQss)

Richard Stengel, a former editor of Time, is the author of “Information Wars” and was the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs from 2013 to 2016.

All speech is not equal. And where truth cannot drive out lies, we must add new guardrails. I’m all for protecting “thought that we hate,” but not speech that incites hate. It undermines the very values of a fair marketplace of ideas that the First Amendment is designed to protect.
All speech is not equal, I wonder if some speeches are more equal than the others? Richard Stengel should be careful for what he wished for.


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A pregnancy craving led a longtime vegetarian to eat a hamburger — and change her career.

Tammi Jonas, a 49-year-old Australian, had been a vegetarian since she was 19-years-old. Jonas maintained a meatless diet until she became pregnant with her third child.

During the pregnancy, she had a strong craving for a hamburger. Jonas had become “dangerously anemic” while carrying the child, forcing her to rely on iron supplements because of her meatless diet.

When the iron supplements became less effective, she broke down and grabbed a hamburger.

“I was at work one day and just thought: ‘A burger would fix this,'” Jonas said in an interview with 10 Daily.

She had red meat once per week to keep her health up throughout the pregnancy, but the habit didn’t go away when the child was born. Jonas decided that if she was going to continue to eat meat, she wanted to ensure the animals were respected.

“I never thought it was immoral to take an animal’s life for food,” she explained. “I’ve always been comfortable with my place in the food chain, but I thought it was immoral to treat [animals] cruelly, to not allow them to go outside and breathe fresh air and to be confined in crowds in sheds.”

Jonas decided to become a butcher, raising animals on her own farm. She started by raising pigs because they were the “worst treated in industrial systems.”

"I feel the most justified in eating the meat when I know they had no fear, no pain, they were just alive, and then they were dead," she explained.

She noted that her version of farming doesn’t harm the environment. Jonas warned climate activists against condemning the consumption of meat as a whole.

"Hats off to you if you don't want to participate in any livestock production but try not to have too hard a go at those of us who are trying to restore landscapes with livestock and doing a much better job of it than your vegan impossible burger," Jonas said.

Several Democratic presidential candidates have supported policies that could reduce red meat consumption as part of their climate policy.

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I thought it was slang for becoming an abortion doctor at first.

This is basically a non-story though. Pregnant woman eats burger after not wanting animals to be hurt so she opens her own farm to eat meat responsibly. Also props to her for calling vegans idiots.


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It’s a fair question. Yes, the First Amendment protects the “thought that we hate,” but it should not protect hateful speech that can cause violence by one group against another.
What he means by this is the plebs shouldn't be able to say shit that disrupts the precious narrative of fake news scumbags like him. And the piece of shit is willing to trash the Founders' legacy because Orange Man Bad.

All speech is not equal.
And some is more equal than others. Like highly privileged propagandists for garbage like Time.

Freedom Fries

I don't see anything wrong here. I love meat and eat it every day. I eat animal products with basically every meal. That said, I really do like the general idea/movement away from factory farming. I am generally glad to pay a little extra for grass-fed or at least cycled and free range when I can.

If she thinks pigs are treated badly, I hope nobody tells her about the chickens (although pigs are very smart so maybe they "feel" it more).

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