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Thread #162832   Message #3878335
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
23-Sep-17 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Free speech- as long as you're Liberal.
Subject: RE: BS: Free speech- as long as you're Liberal.
"can the truth ever be "offensive""

My wife works for the local authority and often looks after
the educational needs of traveller families.
My wife is a committed positive multiculturalist. We both are.

Yesterday, after she viewed the latest episode of a Channel 5 series on traveller kids,
we had an idle conversation about negative traveller stereotypes and any basis there may be in reality.. and of what significance this may be...

This kind of debate cannot avoid ideas and statements that some would automatically seek offence in, if the talk was held in public.
But seeking objective 'truth' can not be truly possible if ideas are completely restricted and off limits,
just in case a few are determined to take offence in order to hijack, or derail the debate...??????