Just to clarify; "the broader world", is only applicable to white Westerners. We people here in Africa are NOT racist or abusive to others. We have ubuntu, something white people sadly lack. Ubuntu means humanness, showing tolerance and respect for other human beings. We're not self-centred, selfish, egocentric, hate-filled, bigoted, racist, homophobic, transphobic, greedy capitalists like the USA and the UK. All those traits are specific to the West.
There are men making misogynistic/racist/homophobic/transphobic comments on FB all day long without any consequence. Yet, when I try to point out that they are being misogynistic/racist/homophobic/transphobic, MY comments get deleted for "hate speech"!
In my (democratic) country hate speech is a crime. Hate speech is narrowly defined as an attack on marginalised people based on race, gender, LGBTQ status or religious belief, because we have human rights here. However, in fascist white supremacist nations like the USA, this type of bill would only perpetuate white supremacy and male patriarchy. Thus the USA is entrenching racism and bigotry with this stalking horse. Nothing wrong with the bill per se, the problem lies with the fascist, racist, misogynist, hate-filled, white patriarchal USA!
When I was watching the show last night I was already anticipating what Mike would be saying about this :)
We liberals are NOT shocked that right-wingers have different views than us, we are shocked at the fact that their views are so insane, ignorant, vile, hate-filled and bigoted!
has revolutionised propaganda ..... and is currently also seen in full force in countries such as China and Russia.
You left out the USA! I understand that you, as a white Westerner, do not realise the extent of the pro-Western propaganda you are constantly being bombarded with. You "can't see the forest for the trees", lol! We non-Westerners see it very clearly however.
At least China and Russia don't force their propaganda down our throats all the time like the USA does.
Hey, how about NOT training people to become stone cold killers? How about stopping your endless war-mongering and violence and cruelty? How about rather training your youth to have fucking EMPATHY for other human beings? Naw, that will never happen, you lot love killing and murder and death and destruction too much :(
They'll come up with some other way of spreading their propaganda. Make no mistake, corporations in the US don't give a toss about Left/Right politics, they will do whatever makes them the most profit. If spreading Right-wing propaganda is good for their bottom line they will jump to it!
A system that only favours profit and disregards people is always going to lead to this result. What the West needs to do is change to a humane, more equitable system, i.e. communism. That's what Comrade Mandela had always wanted. How do I know that? Because he told me so himself.