In full: Rowan Atkinson on free speech

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    The forerunner of the Defend Free Speech campaign was called “Reform Section 5”. This speech by Rowan Atkinson at the launch event in Parliament in 2012 should be heard by every politician, journalist and campaigner before they start calling for laws to silence those they regard as ‘extremists’.

Greg Tanous
Greg Tanous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT5W3GlZifo&t=213s

Vor 44 Minuten
rockstarJDP
rockstarJDP

As General Melchid would say, BAAAH! Rowan Atkinson is such a national treasure, don't let the Melchids grind you down!

Vor 3 Stunden
Diablo Anonimo
Diablo Anonimo

well said

Vor 4 Stunden
Tony in Tasmania
Tony in Tasmania

Look at how many overly sensitive pussies have disliked this video

Vor 5 Stunden
anicetune
anicetune

There's free speech in the UK, as long as you don't say the wrong thing. Then you can expect to be in trouble for harassment, alarm or distress, breach of peace, causing gross offence with intent to cause distress or anxiety, incitement, incitement to racial hatred, religious hatred, incitement to terrorism, treason, indecency, corruption of public morals, libel, copyright, patents or limitations on commercial speech such as advertising.

Vor 8 Stunden
Tony Wood
Tony Wood

Slowly Rewind - about 40 years should do it.

Vor 8 Stunden
HawaiiKnut
HawaiiKnut

One of my teachers from Middle School, who happens to be religious, voted against gay marriage in church in a election a few years back. I disagree with him, and was disappointed when I read about it. It doesn't stop us from saying hello to each other and having small talk at the store. It would probably be different if I was gay myself though.

Vor 9 Stunden
Christopher Gammon
Christopher Gammon

2020 Free expression ended. Alternative opinions(the truth) to the government's propaganda is bring suppressed

Vor 9 Stunden
Sentient Beans
Sentient Beans

0:14 Wrong! It is this: Crush your enemies, see them drivem before you, and hear the lamentation of the women.

Vor 9 Stunden
MrUmandMrEr
MrUmandMrEr

Re. Not the Nine O'Clock News, Rowan ironically edited/switched one of the trumped up Savage charges - "Walking around all over the place" was not in the sketch. The line was "Walking around with an offensive wife." - Do I win £10?

Vor 10 Stunden
Richard Smith
Richard Smith

1.4k snowflakes triggered. Go fuck yourselves 😃

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Y
Y

lol Scientology is a cult

Vor 14 Stunden
BeeBeeThree Adventures.
BeeBeeThree Adventures.

This is a guy that makes silent movies ffs

Vor 14 Stunden
Ian Robshaw
Ian Robshaw

Brilliant, but strangely accurate and all to common today. Left wing woke nonsense, maybe it's how they fund themselves, because let's face it there's no other way they could be financed. Not fit for purpose ridiculous laws made up by the radical few!

Vor 14 Stunden
Enrique Garzon
Enrique Garzon

Excellent speech !!! More relevant now than ever, we really need to hear this !

Vor 15 Stunden
pheel ingood
pheel ingood

Or the actor, Rowan Atkinson, expecting us to believe his BS about freedom to say anything yet ask him to joke about Islam....silence, literally hearing a pin drop. Hypocrites, all these lefty, simp, phonies.

Vor 16 Stunden
pheel ingood
pheel ingood

Funny, a video about free speech on YouTube, where people's speech is heavily censored by pc bullies and nazi bots.

Vor 16 Stunden
Legal Vampire
Legal Vampire

This is the first good thing I have heard Rowan Atkinson do since some of the Not the Nine O'Clock news sketches all those years ago, the ones that have stood the test of time, as not all of them have.

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KaspaYT
KaspaYT

Free speech in UK is falling steeply recently

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Leart Gaming Devious Challenger X
Leart Gaming Devious Challenger X

Rowan Atkinson is An British Comedian Actor and He's my Favourite actor

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April 2089
April 2089

True free speech will only take place when we can question the Holocaust

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Brett. sucks.
Brett. sucks.

Yeh ,fuck them.

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Brett. sucks.
Brett. sucks.

They should introduce a law allowing police to arrest anyone acting in a snowflake manner.

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Shinobi Engineer
Shinobi Engineer

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Jose Lozano
Jose Lozano

Yeah! Freedom of nonsense you preach. Who can take you seriously anyway?

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pheel ingood
pheel ingood

Me

Vor 16 Stunden
FireIron 36
FireIron 36

Me 👋

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danny austin
danny austin

so solid. Crystal clear! "Desire to gag uncomfortable voices of dissent"

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Whitekn1ght Lighting
Whitekn1ght Lighting

Absolutely fantastic tell her exactly the way it is well said Rowan Atkinson

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Jacek Wisniewski
Jacek Wisniewski

the TDS syndrome ( hatred of President Trump ) is so intense that it impairs some people's judgment !!! Sleepy Joe has done nothing good for 47 years, took money from Russians but some still don't care . This is really sad

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Jordan
Jordan

He's absolutely right.

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jimmy gray
jimmy gray

1.4 thousand dislikes from? The Comfy Cabbages i guess!

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Andreas Glad
Andreas Glad

Make a standup show were you make fun of Muslims and I Will take you seriously, mr Atkison, until then all that you say is empty words.

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kwokshsee
kwokshsee

凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹 *Taiwan should be ashamed of herself for having in her law, the offence of* "Insulting an individual publicly". This is one of the thingS that make the legal system of Taiwan a piece of a laughing stock. 凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹凸凹

Vor 2 Tage
Paul Sacco
Paul Sacco

That isn't the law working properly, it is the state working improperly. A brilliant speech Mr. Atkinson. And, yet, here we are, 2 years later, and biased execs at Twitter are deciding what the truth is!

Vor 2 Tage
VersusARCH
VersusARCH

Mr Bean doesn't need free speech since he doesn't speak at all. And yet he says with mimic whatever he wants.

Vor 2 Tage
hexxon77
hexxon77

Common sense is regarded as "offensive". "1984" happening in front of our eyes and with pandemic it is even more rapid...

Vor 2 Tage
Appleholic1
Appleholic1

Here in America we are now neck deep in the left wing hypocrisy of free speech which is not to be allowed if it offends someone.

Vor 2 Tage
Pi Barrante
Pi Barrante

As in people who judge life by skin color calling the rest of us racists

Vor 2 Tage
Kev Craven
Kev Craven

Secondly.... And I'm getting quite near the end now... https://youtu.be/NNzMjrJQKsc?t=32

Vor 2 Tage
Yuvraj Metrani
Yuvraj Metrani

1:48 Was "Trumped up" a hint ;)

Vor 2 Tage
S S
S S

I so wanted him to pick his noise during that..

Vor 2 Tage
Nocturnal
Nocturnal

wheres Teddy?

Vor 2 Tage
Magnus Ahlden
Magnus Ahlden

Love it!

Vor 2 Tage
J Allen
J Allen

Tell that to our Chinese overlords!

Vor 2 Tage
Ultima
Ultima

He said the P word "POLICE" Demonetized!!! Ban!!! Exiled!!! FINISH HIM!!! Fatality

Vor 2 Tage
phantom walker
phantom walker

cant even tell an irish british & german joke,,or its jail..

Vor 2 Tage
John Court
John Court

It is an accepted tenet that one can only take offence, not give it. Therefore, the only offence related to offence (apologies for that) is one of taking it. Thus, I would think the police can only arrest someone for taking offence, not giving it. So, it seems to me that the referenced section of the Public Order Act must be struck out if we are not to wander into Alice in Wonderland. Come to think of it, I could not imagine a better result than the prisons being full of offended and outraged people. Perhaps Rowan Atkinson could comment on this.

Vor 2 Tage
MarsTimes
MarsTimes

😅🤫😂

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Kerri Anderson
Kerri Anderson

I keep this eloquent speech in my diary love the cuteness of pink panther bob Hawke one of his favourite sayings keep the b a r s t atds honest well said hear hear I'm with drop no 5 whatever and put in new amendment common sense kerri

Vor 3 Tage
Astrid de Groot
Astrid de Groot

Thanks Rowan I hope more people stick there neck out and speak out x

Vor 3 Tage
Felix Fox
Felix Fox

Great work guys and much needed it is getting a little silly out there... Police aren't politicians they just uphold the law even when it is as ridiculous as stealing a mars bar because you took only the wrapper lol ;)

Vor 3 Tage
Emmett Turner
Emmett Turner

Hear hear, Mr. Bean! I know Rowan probably doesn't like being equated with the character but I have the right to insult him with it (IMO, it's a compliment)... and it sounds like he would agree with this right. Thanks, Mr. Bean. :)

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Reg Staples
Reg Staples

LOVE IT - yes he has my vote @Ray Mak :)

Vor 3 Tage
Michael Penner
Michael Penner

Wow!

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Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson

Unfortunately sanity is losing, and insanity is becoming ever more the norm.

Vor 3 Tage
Lola Daisy
Lola Daisy

Eloquence and humour a perfect combination! Excellent! #Truth2Power ✌

Vor 3 Tage
Khurram Aziz
Khurram Aziz

If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching.

Vor 3 Tage
FireIron 36
FireIron 36

Cancer

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Walter Engler
Walter Engler

Ah yes .. Free expression and Free Speech. Unless you are a Liberal in the US in which case anything you say that does not conform to their beliefs is labelled "Hate Speech" and thus a valid target for being banned on all social media platforms. I keep wondering how a country, founded with a Constitution where the very first amendment protects the Freedom of Speech showing how critical and how key this is to any civilized nation, has descended to the point where twitter and facebook and other platforms regularly ban or remove postings THEY consider to have violated THEIR rules relating to what THEY consider free speech. And anytime anyone calls them on it they run behind a law passed in the US that protects them from lawsuits over the issue and basically yell like a child "nah nah ne nah na you can't touch me". We also have Democrats who consistently propose and support laws that would place certain controls (all under the guise of Fairness) on aspects of the media, such as a proposal to require contrasting views to be presented on radio channels (since so many seem to have a conservative bias). Say what you may about the GOP and Trump. But they do NOT run around asking for speech to be restricted on platforms, they do NOT harress the platforms when anything counter to their beliefs is presented. The only limitations on free speech in the US seem to be coming out of the old American Nazi Party and by requests from the Liberals and Democrats. Orwell you taught them well.

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Asher’s Tribe
Asher’s Tribe

Couldn’t possibly agree more.

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James Ralph
James Ralph

1.4k down votes ... I wonder which religion they adhere to .....

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Dorothy Lensa
Dorothy Lensa

Part of the topic he covered was religious intolerance, they're probably anti-religious or cancel verse.

Vor 3 Tage
Anything's Possible - Spotify / Apple Music
Anything's Possible - Spotify / Apple Music

As long as you are not being hateful, you should be allowed to say what you want. I express myself though music. Well said Mr Bean

Vor 3 Tage
Andreas Glad
Andreas Glad

WRONG! there are NO limits to free speech, and being "hateful" is a part of free speech. Further more, sometimes "hate" is well deserved and nessecary.

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saimon174666
saimon174666

The strongest weapon against hateful speech is a crowbar.

Vor 4 Tage
FireIron 36
FireIron 36

Well idk nukes did pretty well against Japan 🤷‍♂️

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Romeishome
Romeishome

Apparently, in SF, you have to lose your teeth to have the second most precious thing in life.

Vor 4 Tage
S Hopkins
S Hopkins

Sir, I have a cunning plan.

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Lady Eluxe
Lady Eluxe

How could anyone disagree with this???

Vor 4 Tage
StringGene
StringGene

Seems there will always be monsters that want to control the world, and the first thing they attack is your free speech... just ask Galileo

Vor 4 Tage
rickimam
rickimam

Bravo Mr. Atkinson!

Vor 4 Tage
Advent Books
Advent Books

This is a good speech. I am 100% for free speech and this is why I use NEBU2.com as a replacement to FB

Vor 4 Tage
David
David

so 1.4k people dont want free speech? I wonder who they are

Vor 4 Tage
m0rthaus
m0rthaus

Hot take by Mr Bean, "intolerance to intolerance is just a new kind of intolerance". "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. " - Karl Popper, world-renowned philosopher. However, this whole video is being taken completely out of context by most of the commenters here. Mr Atkinson's speech was with regard to the expansion removal of "insulting words of behavior" from the Section 5 statutes. This was an overreach of law, resulting in many abuses of power against protesters whom were exercising their right to free speech non-violently and inobstructively - and a noble cause to fight against, and they succeeded.

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Super Anonymous
Super Anonymous

youtube recommended to me this after i see teacher beheaded in france

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Ramming Speed
Ramming Speed

White people are being demographically replaced and TAXED for our own replacement.

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SliK
SliK

Nowadays there isn’t “freedom of speech” practically as it’s always a double standard with the general public media. For example, if someone didn’t agree with blm, they couldn’t go out and say it without being seen as a racist.

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Gregory Burford
Gregory Burford

Yeah, to be fair you raise a great point here. People are so quick to say, "You're acting immorally!", they forget the flux nature morality as a whole. I disagree with the nature of a representative democracy in which all important decisions are made behind closed doors, but saying so outlines me as an anarchistic, anti-politician leftist, something I am not. It's honestly ridiculous, we're allowed to voice our opinion 'jUsT aS lOnG aS aLmOsT eVeRyOnE eLsE aGrEeS wiTh uS!' How do they expect us to get people to agree with us if we're not allowed to state our point at all? Let alone actually argue our case! Orwell was right, Big Brother IS watching...

Vor 2 Tage
Jason Dorey
Jason Dorey

Rowan Atkinson for Prime Minister

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James Russell
James Russell

It actually gives me heart to know that even if the police knock at my door for offending somebody, that everything’s ok. Because Captain Blackadder is with you in spirit ❤️❤️❤️

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Siôn-Iestyn Pope
Siôn-Iestyn Pope

tfw an engineering student turned comedian somehow becomes a symbol for the very very real """culture war"" that is definitely happening. That's right!!!! We leftists are coming to take your free speech Mr. Bean!!! >:-] https://demos.co.uk/project/hate-speech-after-brexit/

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john higgins
john higgins

i was casually talking to a of duty police police man in a social club and i know who I know was an ex royal navy like myself, and and in the conversation i said that i had been watch a program on you tube about the commissioning of hms queen Elizabeth and a rating was being interviewed and he clearly stated that before joining the royal navy he had 40 convictions for theft and served a prison sentence and i said the that this chap would never have got into any of the armed forces, IT seems that the will take any body who will apply to join', his reply was the police force is getting like that now the will now arrest anybody for any thing and any excuse will do .they are a public liability.

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sexhaver420
sexhaver420

Based Bean

Vor 5 Tage
William
William

Rest in peace Rowan Atkinson! His islamic beheading was savage but hey that's just islam.

Vor 5 Tage
FireIron 36
FireIron 36

What is this comment? 😂

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Hudhud Hud
Hudhud Hud

Stfu

Vor 4 Tage
Smurf
Smurf

The question I'd like to ask is: why do you have to be offensive?

Vor 5 Tage
Adam Hope
Adam Hope

Such a great speech ,sad now the PC and snowflakes who are a majority have taking over,and now are woke are ruining everything,from movies to TV shows and to these dreadful remakes truly sad

Vor 5 Tage
VinylViper
VinylViper

1:30- 2:30 NTNOCN 😂😂😂

Vor 6 Tage
DJAra888
DJAra888

Of course, Obama was deceitful in what he stated, because as a cultural Marxist he hated any speech that did not match the American Left's insane babbling! Still, great points by Rowan Atkinson!

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Richie Peacock
Richie Peacock

Welcome to Wokeistan. The left’s wet dream made true.

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Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher

Comedians always the smartest people

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Madrockon
Madrockon

@mar ka Ironic... You clearly care to reply to me in the first place. Which means my comment is doing the job i indented it to.

Vor 15 Stunden
mar ka
mar ka

@Madrockon lmao get a life noob😂💀🤡 mans thinks what he says matters in YouTube comments hahaha

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Madrockon
Madrockon

@Weißbrothäutiger Zisgender mit Hang zur Normalität "Bitch, please" No constructive argument from you either? As expected from conservatives.

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Weißbrothäutiger Zisgender mit Hang zur Normalität
Weißbrothäutiger Zisgender mit Hang zur Normalität

@Madrockon Bitch, please

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Madrockon
Madrockon

@O O But i haven't. As seen in the comments above. I'm saying that to trigger you because i assumed you was a conservative.

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James Bartle
James Bartle

Excellent!

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CDB8939
CDB8939

He could probably be UK Prime Minister and President of the USA at the same time. At least we can understand what he is saying. https://youtu.be/s2n87YKSjrA

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FireIron 36
FireIron 36

Anglo-American Union Or United States of England (After the language)

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Richard McEllan
Richard McEllan

? boris is fine, and trump is great.

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Reptile Spit
Reptile Spit

You don't have to be a right wing nationalists to be an advocate of free speech. David Cameron as PM was having hissy fits over criticism of royal family by renowned authors. Fcuk double standards and self righteous hypocrisy

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Mitch Matthews
Mitch Matthews

But Obama has been supporting the bringing down of a President (then candidate) through false information. As of 10/17/2020, both Facebook and Twitter are facing huge criticism of their stifling free speech by banning reports form the New York Post of Hunter Biden's dealings with China and Ukraine, as well as if Presidential candidate Joe Biden was involved.

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Simon Perry
Simon Perry

Never a Truer word spoken very eloquent

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Malcom Alexander
Malcom Alexander

The same thing happened to me...except a friend in my church was at the time, the editor of BBC newsroom south east and it was VERY quickly dropped. When he made enquiries to the Crown Prosecution Service they said: "Oh you won't be interested in that, it's a very minor case." He replied: "On the contrary, we intend to air it this evening."

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Dietmar Schillinger
Dietmar Schillinger

Well said

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Terry cobb
Terry cobb

The law should not aid in communism zukerberg.

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Terry cobb
Terry cobb

Is he refering to all social media perhaps? Mark Zuckerberg listen up you dushbag!!

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Uchiha Ikoy
Uchiha Ikoy

In the U.S., the media & college/university campuses corrupt the norm of what is freedom of speech. They use terms like "microaggression" to muddle free speech. They have a cancel culture approach instead of using more speech.

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Alec Ogden
Alec Ogden

We're headed down a slippery slope towards fascism if these people don't grow up. Remember the Nazis? Remember North Korea?

Vor 6 Tage
Magdalana Rose
Magdalana Rose

Welcome to 1984

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parkflyer68
parkflyer68

The world is full of fucking snow flakes, ....don't like my comment!? you're probably a snowflake!

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FireIron 36
FireIron 36

I’m a beautiful snowflake 😌

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David Bamforth
David Bamforth

There is no free speech in Britain. Only woke snowflake opinions . They can say what they want, we right wingers are banned from saying anything. We cant even have an opinion. Its all encompassed eventually in the same old racism word. Same story every time, the masses are silenced for the freedom of the rebellious uneducated trouble causing rabble.

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m0rthaus
m0rthaus

​@Thesepretzelssuckass 2 The poor thing, he probable just got banned for the above comment

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Thesepretzelssuckass 2
Thesepretzelssuckass 2

Oh dear, you right wingers really are oppressed more than anyone

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Evan Blenkinsopp
Evan Blenkinsopp

Answer me this: Which celebrities have ever been “cancelled”? What is your definition of “cancelled”?

Vor 6 Tage
FireIron 36
FireIron 36

Their 100 year free trial of living had ended

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Rich on a Hill
Rich on a Hill

Build our immunity to taking offence... I'll vote for that Captain Bladder sir!! 🙂

Vor 6 Tage
jor_r
jor_r

Well, what the hell happened? How did it all fall apart. Free speech is all but gone in 2020.

Vor 7 Tage
FireIron 36
FireIron 36

HOW DARE YOU THINK THAT! I DISAGREE WITH YOU ENTIRELY AND FIND YOU OFFENSIVE!! SO THAT MAKES YOU OPINION WRONG!!!

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