I think it is and here's how I look at it. There is too much censorship and control over speech.
One cannot use the pretense of freedom of thought if inquiry is not permissible.
And further, there exists no intellectual honesty without the right to dissent.
People should be able to say what they want even if you don't like it. People are entitled to any opinion, even the "wrong" opinion. It's true that some people are hateful, but even if I don't like it I don't have a right to control them.
But what's worse, good people are silenced. Brilliant people are silenced. Too many people are silenced because their words challenge others and that is inconvenient for them. Freedom of speech matters more than someone's hurt feelings. Nowadays, anything regarding people of color (with racial persecution and prejudice issues) and women (domestic violence, sexual assault and unequal pay issues) coming out of a white person's mouth or a male's mouth, even if these words were in no way hostile towards black and women, will be censored and frowned upon because they're still viewpoints that the other side (minorities and women) don't like and wanna hear.
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The problem is that people feel this way, Not to say this opinion is incorrect in fact I agree. A simple word called "freedom" is too commonly misunderstood. We aren't politicaly correct and we don't want to be, this is why one person may hurt another's feeling and this is okay to them, because they all believe in freedom, freedom of themselves and not another, we are trying to make life both kid friendly and still fun for adults but no one thinks about that. What I want should be, is the way most people think, not about what's best. If you want to speak, speak and deal with the criticism but you can't fight the fact that there WILL be that criticism. We all view freedom the wrong way, and when it comes to what SHOULD BE instead of what we all want we fail.0