(Tea Party 247) – The assault against freedom of speech continues in the UK. Why bother being informed on what’s happening in the UK, you ask? They typically foreshadow the lunacy that will soon reach our side of the pond if we continue to allow liberals to run society and determine culture norms.
One academic in the UK is now pushing for insults like “geek” and “nerd” to be criminalized as hate crimes because “they cause distress to people with high IQs,” according to Summit News.
Paul Joseph Watson reports:
An academic in the UK says that the insults “geek” and “nerd” should be criminalized as hate crimes because they cause distress to people with high IQs.
No, you’re not reading the Onion.
Psychology lecturer and psychotherapist Dr Sonja Falck says that “anti-IQ” insults are hate crime’s last “taboo” and that they should be legally treated the same way as homophobic and racist slurs.
During her research, Falck says that people being called “nerd” or “egghead” or “brainiac” contributed to them “being set apart as being different to others and feeling like they’re a misfit and they don’t belong.”
So in other words, these individuals developed high IQs partly as a result of being taunted as “nerds,” suggesting the insults actually helped them in life.
However, Falck claims that such terms cause emotional trauma and is calling for “legislative action” to treat the insults ‘nerd’, ‘brainbox’, ‘geek’, ‘egg-head’, ‘smart-arse’, ‘dweeb’ and ‘smarty-pants’ as hate crimes.
“The N-word was common parlance in the UK until at least the 1960s. Other insulting slurs about age, disability, religion and gender identity remained in widespread use until relatively recently,” said Falck.
“Society at the time turned a blind eye to their impact by passing them off as harmless banter,” she added.
Anybody else think this was satire for a minute? It’s truly hard to believe anybody thinks of this level. Getting our feelings hurt is all part of the human experience. Instead of making criminals out of people who say words that some might find insulting, we should be teaching children how to manage their feelings when they get hurt or offended. We should be teaching children that offenses will come, insults will be hurled, not everyone they meet are going to like them and it’s OK!
The “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt” me mentality is seemingly a thing of the past.
The next generation is being taught that their feelings reign supreme and nobody has the right to make them feel in any kind of negative way about themselves. It’s insanity. Words are just words and last I checked, we enjoy freedom of speech in America and the UK. When we start making words like “geek” and “nerd” illegal to utter, we will begin the end of free speech.
It’s so ironic that the left are always the ones coming up with the idea to ban words and label the use of them a hate crime when they are the ones who literally formulate entire arguments around name calling and personally attacking whomever they happen to be arguing with.
Apparently, when the left uses insulting language that’s OK. They’re fighting for tolerance, love, and acceptance after all.