Our expert says:
The ANNEx has nothing to do with me, whatever anyone says there. I have and take no responsibility whatsoever for anything said there. I deal with and try to edit THIS forum only. I don't "CONDONE" ANYONE"s remarks here. Heck, on bad days, I'm not sure whether I condone my own. I don't condone much of what is dsaid in Parliament, in the United Nations or on DSTV.
IF CP Mom has been stupid enough to stir up yet another storm by making remarks there which others find ofensve and consider racist --- and it would be very stupid to do so --- what can I do about it ? Like Tired, I'm sck of all the bickering, which is not what I spent decades studying for.
Delene is right, while people are free to have their own thoughts, speech is not totally protected. In the old example used in law, you don't have the right of "free speech" to scream "FIRE !" in a crowded cinema and start a stampede. And EVERYBODY does have the responsibility to take care with the language they use so as not to be needlessly offensive. And if we claim the right to say whatever we want, then what goes with that claim, is the requirement to accept the consequences of what we say. You can't scream "Fire!" and then complain if your toes get trampled in the stampede.
And for clarity, the person's posting the nasty first messages under th nicknames "Jemma" and "Wit Zombie" were the same person, from the identical IP address, and not the same as the geuine Jemma and Wit Zombie who responded later
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