The violent consequences of being branded ‘hateful’
In the United States, there is no legal concept of hate speech, precisely because it can be used subjectively to shut down debate and attack people on the other side of an issue. My concern is the rise of its use, culturally and politically, it could bleed over into making laws. We don't want this concept gaining any ground in the United States. The left likes it because it's a malleable club they can use to hit anybody. They attach the hate label to virtually anyone who takes a position that is outside the lock-step orthodoxy of the progressives. Right now, the SPLC has $500,000,000 unused donor dollars sitting in domestic and off-shore accounts.