Proponents of free speech are lamenting the recent news that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is pursuing new legislation on controlled speech aka “hate speech” introduced next year RTE reported.
There already is existing legislation relating to incitement of hatred and violence, but as anti-establishment voices continue to grow louder the government, egged on by leftist Twitter activists and NGO’s, is seeking a legal means to further suppress these voices.
Support for the new legislation criminalising speech the establishment deems unacceptable also comes form the opposition with Sinn Fein’s Martin Kenny TD, railing against what he sees as the “normalising” of racist language.
The TD made reference to those opposing the EU mandated planation of Third World Migrants in small rural towns as an example of such language.
The government, and as we see the political establishment in general, have obviously been rattled by recent events in which rural Irish communities mobilised to oppose to population replacement agenda and stop new Direct Provision plantations being established in their towns.
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