Things that have been happening in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere in the world are about to finally happen here in the Philippines. This may be the first step.
The absurdity of political correctness has now been legislated!
Criminalizing “offensive” speech is an attack on critical thinking as it suppresses dialogue.
How do you quantify “offensive”? When somebody’s butthurt, they already have the right to sue?
Think about the implications of this.
This is the effect of making feelings the priority instead of facts.
How can you have a discussion with someone who has opposing ideas then when this law is in place?
With this law, I can easily claim that I am offended by a contrasting idea to get someone from an opposing camp jailed or penalized.
It is no longer a stretch of the imagination for something like a Christian business being sued out of existence by a same-sex couple, an atheist, a Muslim, or the rest of the world for that matter.
For instance, let’s say I am running this farm where I live as an events venue and I decided to refuse a same-sex couple from having a wedding here. If that couple claims offense, I can be sued even if I refuse service in the most respectful of ways.
Risa Hontiveros certainly opened up a can of worms with this “Bastos” law of hers.
Ironically, the “Bastos” law is “bastos”. This is what you can expect from leftist liberal ideology. They would claim tolerance and respect of other beliefs yet they would suppress and even destroy others who would oppose. This is fascism at its finest.
Say goodbye to comedy clubs then.
It’s disappointing that the President allowed that bill to lapse into law.
Certainly, a win for snowflakes is the loss of true freedom of speech.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised if any of my posts from this day forward would be suppressed.