A lot of lefties were sneering up a storm about it. Many of them were world class hypocrites, since they'd happily tweeted and retweeted real hate speech themselves, such as #killallmen.
And the less aggro types missed the point.
Sure, some people tweeting the hashtag were dinkum racists. But the vast majority were not. They were making a statement in support of democracy. One man's hate speech is often another man's free speech after all. It all depends on who's defining the term, and what their prejudices are.#IStandWithHateSpeech is trending?!— Peter Murphy (@PeterWMurphy1) June 1, 2016
Sadly, with fear-mongering #racist politicians like #Dutton & #Hanson, I'm not surprised. #ausvotes
Always astonishes me how lefties can't see this. They're forever advocating totalitarian policies that could easily be used against them as well in time.
Take their siding with militant Islam. These socialists are thinking, "Ripper! We can join forces with Islamists to tear down eeevil Western Civilization!", not considering what might happen if they are successful.
Human nature abhors a vacuum, remember. With one system gone, another will inevitably take its place. And it won't be the commie cuddle bunnies who get to call the shots. It'll be the hardcore head hackers determined to create a Caliphate. They'll happily turn on their erstwhile allies and go spacko with the scimitars. It'll be a bloodbath, no doubt about it.
That's why I offered this contribution.
Sure, it was just a tweet. And even a squillion of those don't amount to a hill o' beans in this crazy world. But if the sinister forces of political correctness do ultimately win out then at least I know I did something, however small, to resist them.#IStandWithHateSpeech coz the most hateful speakers -- often shouters -- are lefties. Proud to defend their rights along with others'.— Matt Hayden (@matthewhayden) June 1, 2016