Sunday, February 1, 2009


I'm lucky enough to have never been the victim of any kind of bashing, but I don't rule out that it might happen in my lifetime. It's sad that the word got co-opted like this. defines bashing as:


1. the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing: a series of unsolved bashings and robberies.
2. a decisive defeat: We gave the visiting team a good bashing.
3. (used in combination)
a. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
b. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing.

Now, I'm guessing they're using the 3b. definition of the term. Last I checked, that's a protected right known as "Freedom of Speech". Is definition 1 and 3a., the definitions used typically in the homosexual community, protected under Freedom of Speech laws? Of course not. That's assault, and a hate crime. It's sickening how they can compare definition 3b. to definitions 1 and 3a. There's no comparison.

I have the right to not agree with your religious beliefs. You, however, don't have the right to beat me half to death for it.

1 comment:

  1. This nation was founded on Freedom Of Religion. We should protect Freedom FROM Religion as well.

    As for the definition of 'bashing'... having suffered an attack of 3a, I'd agree that 3b is a BIT out of place.

    Of course, those that say hate-speech should be protected are all up in arms against anyone who calls them out as a crackpot. I say to them, you can't have it both ways.


As always, be respectful of your fellow human beings.