29 Nov '11, 12am

Storms In Teacups Over Hurt, Not Harm: Benjamin Cheah, The Online Citizen Feelings were hurt, but no harm has been...

Storms In Teacups Over Hurt, Not Harm: Benjamin Cheah, The Online Citizen Feelings were hurt, but no harm has been...

Fourthly, this isn’t just about racism. It’s about rules of engagement on all topics. Someone’s point of view may hurt feelings. But it does not mean it is automatically wrong. Telling a bunch of good ol’ boys in the American Deep South, circa 1920, that all races are equal may hurt their feelings. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that statement is wrong. As my contact Rory Miller likes to say, people confuse emotion with truth. That is, many people believe something is right because they feel it is right – never mind the truth of the matter. By letting the state defend hurt feelings, such people will be allowed to dominate public policy debate by getting the police to arrest people who disagree with them. This distorts freedom of speech and expression and causes stagnation of debate. It also allows people to push through pet agendas without having to consider reality, lead...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/11/storms-in-teacups-ove...

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