The postmodern argument implies that free speech is what the Ku Klux Klan favours. Speech codes equalise the playing field.
Consider first a free-speech point dear to liberal hearts: that there is a distinction between speech and action.
The many religions’ track records of squashing artists, scientists, and other free-thinkers in economics, politics, and philosophy is terrible.
Renounce the principles of the major Western religions, and you can have a modern free society. But then you have also renounced religion.
How does one defeat an enemy with such a mindset? In the West, we have had our religious fanatics – but we tamed them.
We are getting better at thinking about religion, individually and socially. Compared to centuries past, more people now know how to think.
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