Do you think many people have forgotten that criticism and “hate speech” are not synonymous?

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There’s a specific political movement who is quick to dismiss any form of criticism as “hate” or “intolerance”. They seem to think they are exempt from any form of criticism, a clear sign of proto totalitarianism. Even though there are clear distinctions between hate and criticism.

Criticism:
  • The points can be substantiated through various sources.
  • The arguments are intelligently organized and state the obvious.
  • There’s no nonsense
  • They point out every detail that has flaws
  • They explain the improvements that can be made (constructive criticism).
  • There is also some level of professionalism (Little to no ad hominems or visible anger)
Do you think many people have forgotten that criticism and “hate speech” are not synonymous?
Of course there’s also bad criticism that is nothing more than bias and smack talking but that’s mostly entertainment and art critic territory.

Hate:
  • Blatant verbal hostility
  • no structure what so ever.
  • Extremely biased
  • takes things out of context.
  • Uses fallacies, especially generalizations
  • Might use intimidation tactics (Example: “I’m going to tell your boss about your political views”)
  • Might try to censor (example: trying to get someone banned from a website)
Hate goes both ways, don’t assume that because you are supposedly against “hate” and “intolerance” that you can’t exhibit hate and intolerance as well.
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