Why should you defend a fascist or neo-Nazi’s right to speak?
Because fascists and neo-Nazis are wrong, and the only way for us to convince them that they are wrong is to show, through rational debate, the flaws in their thinking. Otherwise, we will have groups of angry, resentful, hateful people that cannot change for the better. Bad ideas grow in the dark. Freedom of speech allows us to shine a light on terrible ideas.
We also need to point out fascist ideology in New Zealand by using public discourse. We cannot objectively identify isolated factors if we cannot discuss the inherent problems of fascism at length.
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