smalltowncynic wrote:But now I'm wondering, what is the difference between those sites and racist sites? Is there a difference at all? If so, why are racist sites allowed according to you? And child porn isn't?
The difference is pretty obvious. If a child porn site offers illegal pictures of children then it is illegal because it is PROOF that children were violated and a crime has been committed. If they talk about how much they like little boys or some crap like that, that is not illegal because ostensibly no little boys were actually hurt. It's the difference between fact and fiction.
smalltowncynic wrote:Of course, referring to the freedom of speech discussion in another thread, I think racism is not a way of expressing feelings. You give a reason for people to hate immigrants, black people, and other minorities. Therefore I think you should be allowed to deface and take down these sites.
You need to rethink things a bit, bud. Are you saying hate and racism are NOT feelings? First, hating certainly is not illegal nor should it be nor can it be (we'd all be in jail if it were). Next, what is the difference between "...[giving] a reason for people to hate immigrants..." and giving people a reason to hate the government or a sports team or the color red? If you want to go around and make books, websites, or pamphlets expressing how much you hate Mongolians and why you think they are bad shouldn't you be allowed? What if everything you say about Mongolians is true, yet VERY offensive and controversial? If some people stop you from saying that about Mongolians, then certainly they'll stop you from saying it about a government, person, or religion, right?
Things change from legal to illegal when a person or group promotes or encourages an illegal act or commits one themselves.
Therefore I think you should be allowed to deface and take down these sites.
Then what's to stop someone who disagrees with HTS from taking down it down?