The threshold of what is or isn’t a civil society appears before us. Tolerance of differing ideas is ebbing. The incarceration of individuals who are suspected of wrong think is a notion I’ve heard as is limiting free speech.
If ideas, good and bad, cannot be discussed, they will still find their way into action, perhaps in less appropriate venues and in even less savory forms. I’d much rather be offended by free speech than suffer the consequences of an Orwellian society.
“Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”