The New York Times Says 'Free Speech Is Killing Us.'
It has simply become too dangerous for the U.S. to cling to its norms of broad protection for all speech, no matter how hateful or extreme. Or so claims Andrew Marantz, a writer for The New Yorker and the author of a forthcoming book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.
In a New York Times op-ed headlined "Free Speech Is Killing Us," Marantz writes that "noxious speech is causing tangible harm." Citing the ideologically motivated killings in Charlottesville and El Paso, he warns that something must be done to prevent extremist speech from continuing to inspire violence....
Andrew Marantz's book named "Antisocial..." would be more properly named Antisocialist. Socialist wackos hate the idea of free speech. Freedom itself is repugnant to them, so it follows. Blaming speech for the actions of lunatic murderers is typical of the left. That is if they aren't blaming the gun they used. Might as well disarm the people while stifling their talk. It's for public safety, don't you know.