Brendan O’Neill: Censorship is the Midwife of Stupidity…

Date: July 12, 2017

01) Brendan O’Neill: Censorship is the Midwife of Stupidity

The official EQF stance on hate speech, is as follows…

1) Hate speech is a real thing, though it’s impossible to regulate it with genuine integrity.

2) It’s also easy to misinterpret what is hate speech, making laws against it a dangerous thing.

3) Not all people judged to be engaged in hate speech, are intentionally doing so.

4) Laws should never exist, which attempt to regulate the expression and exploration of ideas.

5) Addressing the problem of hate speech, is an issue of improving social awareness and cultural attitudes.

By definition…”hate speech” is any expression made with the intent to dehumanize, taint, injure, cripple, impoverish, insight violence or discrimination against, and cause fear against, a specific targeted minority or individual. It’s speech with malice behind it, where the goal is to crush other people in life devastating ways…in ways which might even lead to their murder…

This behavior does, in fact, exist…And it thrives, rather well, despite all the laws against it…

One of the primary reasons why I periodically point out hate speech, despite having a history of strongly condemning laws against it…is to point out the hypocrisy in the structure and enforcement of those laws…

…Indeed…some of the supporters, and drafters, of these laws, engage in hate speech themselves…The only nuance being, that they do it against minorities excluded from the “protection” of those laws.

Another reason I discuss genuine hate speech, is to explore the effects of hate speech on the targeted minorities…which can become devastating.

It’s important not to see “hate speech” everywhere you look, however… places on display many examples of bigotry…some of which are hate speech…This does not make an agent of hate speech…as their purpose is to offer it up for broader critique.

In the same spirit…this blog also sometimes displays content, highlighting hate speech and bigotry…or even just current social conflict, of a difficult and controversial nature…often what is expressed, I strongly disagree with.

This in no way should imply, in the mind of anyone, that I support or promote hate speech…On the contrary, I condemn hate speech, in no uncertain terms.

…But the misconception I’ve seen wielded against EQF resources, leads me to my last point…

…The distortion of “hate speech” as a weapon against unpopular ideas…or against the people who hold unpopular opinions…likely represents the single most dangerous thing about the concept of “hate speech”.

The writing has been on the wall, since before “hate speech” law even became a real thing…that the root motive behind these laws, are the suppression of speech, itself…leading to the suppression of society and freedom.

“Hate speech” law is the death knell, to any group finding itself socially stigmatized, by culture itself.

It doesn’t matter who you are, what your intention is, or how you objectively behave…If interpretation of you can be warped badly enough…they can equate your speech with “being dangerous”…or with somehow being “hate speech”…

This directly relates to MAP’s…in that many people assert things to us, which are preposterously untrue…Such as the accusation “we want a society, where raping children is legal”…With this false paradigm, they assert that our speech qualifies as “hate speech” [because it’s allegedly “working towards” such a goal]…and further assert that it must be censored, out of an illusionary sense of “community safety”.

Of course…this type of censorship can only have the opposite effect…Witch hunts solve nothing…They only compound the conflict.

…And that’s the problem with “hate speech” law…It’s rooted in the mindset of witch hunting.

It’s an extreme negative, heavy handed, destructive and clumsy approach, where we need something much more positive and enlightening.

Atari is making a new game console…


Date: July 11, 2017

01) Atari is making a new game console

02) First look: A brand new Atari product. Years in the making

“Atari is working on a gaming console, CEO Fred Chesnais said in an interview with GamesBeat at E3 2017.

Chesnais wouldn’t say much about the device, telling GamesBeat only that Atari is “back in the hardware business.” The last gaming console from Atari was the Jaguar, which debuted in 1993 and was discontinued in 1996.

Atari posted the brief video above on June 8, teasing a device called the Ataribox. The title of the video on YouTube calls it “a brand new Atari product” that is “years in the making.” Interested parties can sign up on the Ataribox website for more information.”


Waking Up With Sam Harris #85 – Is this the End of Europe? (with Douglas Murray)…

Date: July 11, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #85 – Is this the End of Europe? (with Douglas Murray)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Douglas Murray about his book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.

Douglas Murray is Associate Editor of the Spectator and writes frequently for a variety of other publications, including the Sunday Times, Standpoint and the Wall Street Journal. He has also given talks at both the British and European Parliaments and at the White House. He is the author of The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.”

Waking Up With Sam Harris #84 – Landscapes of Mind (with Kevin Kelly)…

Date: July 11, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #84 – Landscapes of Mind (with Kevin Kelly)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Kevin Kelly about why it’s so hard to predict future technology, the nature of intelligence, the “singularity,” artificial consciousness, and other topics.

Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Science, Time, and The Wall Street Journal among many other publications. His previous books include Out of Control, New Rules for the New Economy, Cool Tools, and What Technology Wants. His most recent book is The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.”

Sam Harris Speaks His Mind about Religion in a Synagogue…

Date: July 10, 2017

01) Sam Harris Speaks His Mind about Religion in a Synagogue

“Sam Harris gives a lecture about the dangers of dogmatic beliefs, specifically, religious beliefs and the misunderstood notion of atheism. Harris also talks about the strange proposition for believing that the creator of the universe demands recognition of it’s existence upon insufficient evidence and threatens eternal damnation with hell fire for those who don’t believe.”

When People Misrepresent Our Love Frontier…

Date: July 10, 2017

…I’m generally very careful [especially when I’m not giving any commentary of my own] to pick content that emphasizes both productive dialogue, and clear communication of ideas.

No…I’m confident not everybody is going to like what is being discussed, in every bit of media I share here…And I cannot please everyone, so I am at peace with that.

I’m most concerned with bringing issues to the surface, where they can be observed and talked about in the open…and people getting emotional, is just part of the process…It’s not something to run away from, or imagine that “the process is a failure” just because some people are getting upset.

I do follow a few loose rules, though…

…such as, I don’t normally share content from people who swear a lot, or behave especially belligerent…

…That doesn’t mean you can’t find a few examples of that here…After all, people who troll Social Justice Warriors, often bring up a lot of vital, important issues…and they usually just cut to the point, of what is so wrong in SJW rational and tactics.

Even in those rare cases…the media creator is sharing good insight…which is why the media was chosen.

Sometimes I share the media of people I fundamentally disagree with…and I provide a counter argument, viewpoint and related thoughts, myself…

…Again…it is all about the dialogue, and the pieces of wisdom shared.

It’s clear that some people leave “drive by” comments, where they’ve not even taken the time to understand…much less appreciate, this fact about Our Love Frontier…

…This blog is a dialogue aggregator [with a bunch of other fun, atmospheric stuff mixed in, because it reflects the type of person I am]…With a tiny bit of genuine looking around here…you cannot possibly miss this fact.

…Some people find this alien and offensive?…

…I expected this, yes…And keep in mind…their venom laced commentaries only attest to the sorts of people they are…

…They display that they are the sorts who shout down, threaten, intimidate and silence others…

Our Love Frontier, fundamentally, is an antidote to what they do and how they think.

Of course…they are going to get riled up, wherever they see a place of calm, respectable, orderly dialogue, existing in defiance of their chaotic tyranny.

That is all they are…chaotic noise, meant to disrupt the clear headed dialogue…

Here at Our Love Frontier, we don’t let disruptive noise rule the day.

– Steve Diamond

Death with Dignity…


Date: July 10, 2017

“Death with Dignity”…

…The name of this series was taken from the actual movement, of the same name…It is my intention, to highlight the issues and media concerning the pursuit of death with dignity.

I’ve been a strong supporter of this movement for many years…And however depressing the issue may come off…it is a very important social issue…and a personal issue for everybody.

I hope none of this comes off morbid…That’s not my intention…

Having lived with health issues most of my life…I’ve spent a lot of time, contemplating my own mortality…It just comes natural to me, to want a culture where this can occur as smooth and dignified, as possible…respecting personal wishes…and personal needs.

Here, I will highlight media concerning assisted suicide…the assistance of people going through death…plus philosophies and coping skills, dealing with death.

I feel I should add one thing…

…I do not support or endorse suicide, as a method to just simply end ones life…especially for the young, who are dealing with mental health issues.

While I respect that each persons life is their own, to choose what to do with…I do not believe suicide is a good option, unless one is facing a condition which will kill them in the near future…and they simply cannot deal with their condition any longer.

All choices of this manner, must be made by the person who is to undergo the procedure, and nobody else.

In my opinion…elderly people should have the right to choose this, as a method of ending their life…every bit as much as they should have the right, to choose to continue living.

It’s a very heavy issue, but…

…I hope this series proves to be a useful one…Maybe even uplifting, in some manner.


What I post in this series is an exploration of ideas and opinions…Some of these may come from people who are religious, or putting forward concepts I don’t personally embrace…but I find something useful, in the observance of what they have to express.