Yesterday the LA Times featured an op-ed entitled The Case for Restricting Hate Speech. The author was a Laura Beth Nielsen who reportedly earns her living as a “research professor.” What aspect of molecular dynamics is she researching you may wonder? That would be “law’s capacity for social change.”
Ahh yes, the hard science of social change. For those not employed by NASA, social change is an antonym of the term terraforming. It means to make less like our native Earth. Used in a sentence, one scientist might say to another: We applied the social change suite of protocols to render that area uninhabitable to human life.
Such sanitization is precisely the effect Ms. Nielsen hopes to catalyze with her latest ummm…research. In it she argues that hate speech tangibly harms pox, females, BLTs…and no one else at all. Thus it must be made criminal, despite the faint…
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