1. There are so many times you can flog a dead horse. It did not hear you the first time.
2. You cannot change a person's mind. What they think is what they think. They make that choice.
3. Ah but it never stopped anyone from trying...Or thinking that because the wind blew in a particular direction, they won the toss.
4. When you take food out of a starving man's mouth, do you expect him not to dance to your tune?
5. No such thing as 'freedom of speech.' We like to think that there is (at least in the civilised world). There is no such thing). If there was, I could walk up to anyone, and inches from their face, tell them they are scum of the earth and expect to walk away just like that. We all know that may not happen. The person could be holding a knife (perhaps they just went shopping!), use it, claim provocation, and with a good lawyer might even get away with self defence! The same reason paedophile sites are shut down and it's a crime to associate with those in any manner or form. Silent sharing or storing of child pornography is against the law in many countries. So you see, unrestricted Freedom of Speech...of extremely offensive posts on the issue of rape on the internet is not as civilised or as great as some of us would like to think. Rape is a crime, as is paedophilia. And yes, the slippery slope argument applies here.
6. Freedom of speech is the greatest PC con ever. It is possibly the biggest fallacy the world has ever known. It should be thrown in the bin; along with a lack of common sense. The point is: human beings from time immemorial know when to exercise certain freedoms. An unfortunate case in the past: Slavery. Current case: Terrorism. No freedoms there! We choose what works for us as a society and dump the rest. It's the same thing we do today. If anything has changed, it is that we have more choice than ever before to do what is right and abandon what is wrong. Because we say that from experience, we know better what harms us and what helps us and our communities grow.
Have a great week, people.