Ricky Gervais: Censoring Speech Is Dangerous

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2 сарын өмнө

Ricky Gervais has become one of the most vocal defenders of free speech-and he CRUSHES IT 💥 So well said.

Aubrey Leona
Aubrey Leona 2 өдрийн өмнө
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
usfdave10 23 өдрийн өмнө
Don’t tell that to Trump and his censoring citizens and private companies.
Daniel Madeson
Daniel Madeson Сарын өмнө
PragerU logic: we love free speech unless it’s for someone on the left, then we hate it. Let’s see Ricky Gervais argue for free speech like Noam Chomsky does. A French intellectual by the name of Robert Faurisson once made a comment that he denies Nazi death camps during world war 2 in around either the 70’s or 80’s and got suspended from the university he was teaching at and understandably was held to the fire ever since. However, Chomsky signed a petition to defend Faurisson’s legal rights to express his freedom of speech even on extreme and radical comments, got abysmal treatment by the media and a decent amount of people in France, but hasn’t backed down or apologized once for that and rightly so. That’s a real free speech defender right there. Someone like Noam Chomsky who will consistently defend anyone’s right to say what they believe in including the ideologies that the free speech guy himself despises or the ones that are rejected by the general consensus (as long as they’re no direct threats of violence). If you can’t do that, then not only do you not believe in freedom of speech at all, you never did in the first place. Let’s see Ricky Gervais have the balls to do something like that. I bet you he couldn’t cause he just tells you right wingers exactly what you want to hear and probably gets paid handsomely for it. Thank you PragerU.
wehrmeister Сарын өмнө
Tough times to be a comedian, anything having to do with race today is taboo, unless you're making fun of a white person.
Ben 2 сарын өмнө
kinda weird they use ricky gervais cause he's a big 'ol athiest.
JHL JHL 2 сарын өмнө
To censor speech is to censor thoughts .
bademoxy 2 сарын өмнө
what's even more dangerous- eventually fatal to society- is pushing people into victimhood identity groups while inciting class envy and resentment towards competence hierarchy. I say this has become purposefully intensified in the last decade or we're seeing the 3rd generation manifestation of orchestrated plans by those who tried this during the 20th century, costing 80 million lives.
Paolo Antinozzi
Paolo Antinozzi 2 сарын өмнө
Right expept for that Hitler -right thing. As everyone knows Hitler was socialist
HUW1097 2 сарын өмнө
Freely say or believe in whatever you want and others are free to agree or disagree.
Abishek Das
Abishek Das 2 сарын өмнө
What a great rap song.
JAJ Sentina
JAJ Sentina 2 сарын өмнө
Anyone here click this video expecting to hear, "I am Ricky Gervais for PragerUniversity." ?
Oliver Riggle
Oliver Riggle 2 сарын өмнө
you can say whatever you want, doesn't make it any less misogynistic
Mr. Ghost
Mr. Ghost 2 сарын өмнө
The left wants freedom of speech excluding the truth.
Amos Pressley
Amos Pressley 2 сарын өмнө
Well, I never thought I would be saying this, but... I agree with Ricky Gervais. Ewwww... I am off to take a shower now.
Pasha Golshan
Pasha Golshan 2 сарын өмнө
finally somebody said it
Jarrod schmidt
Jarrod schmidt 2 сарын өмнө
We have the right TO be offended, not the right NOT to be offended. It should stay that way. Sincerely, a radical leftist.
The Eleventh Doctor
The Eleventh Doctor 2 сарын өмнө
I’ll never forget the day when Ricky Gervais liked a photo of my cat on twitter
Agnès L
Agnès L 2 сарын өмнө
every Sunday and Wednesday, he has Twitter session and cats/dogs can ask him questions.There's a cat I follow who so excited all the time because Ricky usually replies to his Tweets :)
James Cn
James Cn 2 сарын өмнө
Pure gold !!!!! Ricky is a genious !!!
Rasmus Høgh Nørskov
Rasmus Høgh Nørskov 2 сарын өмнө
A few years ago, the media in the US used terms like "radical" and "far" all the time. It was always "the far left/right". They were never interested in hearing from just "the left/right", because it wasn't edgy enough. Then, very rapidly, the words changed. The "far left" and "the far right" just became = The left and the right. And the debaters abused the hell out of this. Debaters on the right are very quick to convince the public that Left = Far left = Socialism = Communsim = Totalitarianism = the end of all things. Debaters on the right are very quick to convince the public that Right = Far Right = Fascism = Nazism = Totalitarianism = the end of all things. But I bet that probably 80% of people are in the middle of the spectrum and just a little to either the left or the right. I'm from Denmark, but the American politics and media are influencing other countries as well. I don't want the American way to become the Danish way. "Crushes it" "debater DESTROYS other debater". Come on man, he is just expressing his views....
Ahmad Chaiban
Ahmad Chaiban 2 сарын өмнө
Well said.
Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson 2 сарын өмнө
Ricky can u help Scotland the SNP are trying to destroy this nation and enforce a draconian anti-speech law
Tyler Campbell
Tyler Campbell 2 сарын өмнө
The thing that prevents violence from being the initial response to offense is speech. Take that away you'll get what you deserve.
Drag Line
Drag Line 2 сарын өмнө
Wish there were more liberal atheists against this smug woke bs. Gervais, Dawkins, Harris, Maher; some of the few.
MR.Twentysix 2 сарын өмнө
i ha+e jewish people and want them to bur, you may ha+e amber herd and want her to bur, you may want the chiness to bun. you may want your used to be boyfirend or girl friend be bruned, you may want to vent out all your anger towerds a group. but hey lets cencor that, and become a communist country and facsists. right. violate human rights right. as a great president once said. I WILL DEFEND "Voltaire In , Hall wrote the phrase: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" as an illustration of beliefs" sited info quoteinvestigator.com/2015/06/01/defend-say/ www.google.com/search?q=who+said+i+will+defend+your+rights+too+say+what+you+want&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA864CA864&oq=who+said+i+will+defend+your+rights+too+say+what+you+want&aqs=chrome..69i57.13222j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 see. this is how you know if its fact checked or not, is when someone sites the info. face book, reddit, any privite secotor that allows public invasion is in grave violation of human rights. and are nothing more then communist faccists
edawgrules 2 сарын өмнө
“Freedom of speech does not include the right to be taken seriously, listened to, or even heard. But you have the right to speak. Enjoy.”
Myley Cyrus
Myley Cyrus 2 сарын өмнө
Censoring political speech is also unconstitutional
Dan O
Dan O 2 сарын өмнө
how can ricky not afford a better microphone
JB Humffray
JB Humffray 2 сарын өмнө
Ricky Gervais is also a vegetarian, atheist, socialist, animal rights activist... how inconvenient.
Ryan Nice
Ryan Nice 2 сарын өмнө
Who in the world down voted this?????
Duggy Dugg
Duggy Dugg 2 сарын өмнө
to let a facility like MNpost censor.. invites corporations to shut down complaints about harmful unlabelled ingredients
EJSFilms2K 2 сарын өмнө
They created 'hate speech' to shut down free speech. That is the danger.
egioch 2 сарын өмнө
Well, this one is a no-brainer, if people cannot have a discourse they will resort to fighting, don't they?
rareword 2 сарын өмнө
“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” Thomas Jefferson
jwn5 2 сарын өмнө
Dude they already are, tonight im just now realising most of anything i comment is auto deleted in 20 sec, and it wasn't this bad a month ago and for what? A little bit of cussing? Man im about done with this bs
xmaswitguns 2 сарын өмнө
The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.
gimmeproof 2 сарын өмнө
If only others in the entertainment community were as educated as Ricky.
Chris Ericksen
Chris Ericksen 2 сарын өмнө
Government power is dangerous. Why just talk about censorship?
Rebecca 2 сарын өмнө
that’s actually quite odd to think about how hate speech/ hate crimes reside on subjectivity, that must’ve been where we allowed ppl to start thinking with their emotions and not their heads
Nick Ames
Nick Ames 2 сарын өмнө
Pat Condell exercises Free Speech
IncoherentClam 2 сарын өмнө
God I cant stand this guy. Pompous obnoxious babbling buffoon
otowise 2 сарын өмнө
Hate speech is a crime of perception, therefore it matters not what is said it’s solely down to the persons perception of what was said, the crime of hate speech is only a crime once the so called victim perceives the offence so you could say something on Monday and have committed no crime but by Wednesday someone could have reviewed what was said and that is when the crime was committed.
Jeffrey Riddle
Jeffrey Riddle 2 сарын өмнө
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with what Ricky just said. We are (and should continue to be) the person who decides our fate. Whether we are hoisted by our own petard via our words or we lift up a generation to higher heights is OUR choice. How offended a person is or is not by our words just means that intelligent people can vote with their feet as to how to accept that speech. It is amazing what goes on in Ricky's country at Speaker's Corner. There are any number of people sometimes literally on a soap box "preaching" this agenda or that agenda. When the speech is good people listen, when it is not, they leave. Sometimes, if the listener feels offensive, they rebut the arguments or agendas presented. The "town square" works! THAT is free speech.
Robert Goffman
Robert Goffman 2 сарын өмнө
Klass Video !
Robert Goffman
Robert Goffman 2 сарын өмнө
Super Video !
WC3fanatic997 2 сарын өмнө
Anyone who censors someone has something to hide
United States of America
United States of America 2 сарын өмнө
I am the United States of America, and I approve this message. ✅
Philosophizer 2 сарын өмнө
Sattler 2 сарын өмнө
Well said! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
nitla asalp
nitla asalp 2 сарын өмнө
The revenge of the nerds😋❤️👍
*Shaking My Fucking Head*
*Shaking My Fucking Head* 2 сарын өмнө
Social justice warriors are destroyers. They didnt do anything besides complain, virtue signal, instead of doing the real solution, they became part of the problem.
Fred West
Fred West 2 сарын өмнө
True dat!
Gloria Bisco
Gloria Bisco 2 сарын өмнө
Freedom of speech is about protecting hate speech. The only speech need protecting is hate speech. Nobody wants to suppress nice speech.
Kathy Coleman
Kathy Coleman 2 сарын өмнө
The modern left defines hate speech as any time that their far left rhetoric is not being spewed by someone's mouth. I stood against censorship in the 90s when people were burning Harry Potter, attacking the (Dixie) Chicks, and trying to control gaming and music. I stand against it in every form of discussion, culture, and entertainment today--ironically alongside people some would argue were the people I previously opposed. But freedom of speech and protecting people from censorship has never been about whether its a left wing or right wing idea to me. Freedom of speech and protection from censorship is, in my opinion, the lifeblood and founding principle that holds all other aspects of liberty together. All other freedoms spring from it, and all defenses of freedom generally recognize that if protecting political, cultural or ethical ideas was a chess board, free speech would be the king. If you lose that it's checkmate and you're screwed.
Will 2 сарын өмнө
I wish I could give every like I'll ever have, to this video.
Cynical Dude
Cynical Dude 2 сарын өмнө
Ricky Gervais deserves a knighthood, as he is the people's champion fighting for free speech. And of course one of the funniest men on the planet.
a1p tv
a1p tv 2 сарын өмнө
As the managing editor of a small newspaper (The Cedaredge Newspaper), I had to be very caeful that our news stories could not be misconstrued by any reasonable person. Some of them were, anyway. So, what price 'hate speech?'
Les Smith
Les Smith 2 сарын өмнө
I agree with Ricky except for when he says, as an example, on Twitter if you are slightly to the right, you're Hitler. I know he's saying that is how Twits see it but that murderous S.O.B. was a socialist.That's what the NAZIs were, The National Socialist Party. Just to be clear.
Emma Leviathan
Emma Leviathan 2 сарын өмнө
Great art pushes the limits and provokes thought. Art shouldn't be censored. It will either flip or fail, but let the people be the judge. Artist need to be free to take that risk. Great art can be offensive and may need to be in order to create a better system.
のBE2つ 2 сарын өмнө
He’s just spitting the whole truth
ExhumedXxXx 2 сарын өмнө
He hasn’t been cancelled yet?
BlackSh1rtandJeans 2 сарын өмнө
Not for lack of trying.
S M 2 сарын өмнө
So apparently I'm a coward, because I'm neutral lool even though I've been agreeing mostly with the right so far...
ALDO NAPOLITANO 2 сарын өмнө
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." S.G. Tallentyre, describing the philosophy of Voltaire.
Garrett 2 сарын өмнө
He didn't crush it... he literally spoke with common sense. He simply understands what all of us have been saying for years about these people and the damn politicians who are with/or enabling them.
Kenshigo 2 сарын өмнө
Isn´t it funny how comedians are journalists and journalists are comedians these days?
Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins 2 сарын өмнө
Let me guess, Ricky is a far-right fascist now?
Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins Сарын өмнө
Xi Jinping Yeah sure, first of all you would have to tell me how you would define speech that would harm someone? I don’t personally believe speech can “harm” anyone
Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins Сарын өмнө
Xi Jinping Naa I disagree, all speech should be protected.
SonnyGTA 2 сарын өмнө
There’s no such thing as hate speech… There is only speech.
Burt Garwood
Burt Garwood 2 сарын өмнө
Thanks Ricky for using your platform to speak the truth.
Harry Mann
Harry Mann 2 сарын өмнө
'Censoring speech is dangerous'. Certainly is. Just ask this guy.... mnpost.info/zone/i5PJjsfTabOhiag/video
Linn Mac
Linn Mac 2 сарын өмнө
Every thing in life you needed to know you used to learn in kindergarten. Now you have a cross dress queens story telling. WTF! no wonder so many are so and confused.
Albert kurz
Albert kurz 2 сарын өмнө
Did someone know the soundtrack wher is playing in the back of the video ?
onlinealiasuk 2 сарын өмнө
Ive disliked Ricky Gervais for years , never thought we would end up on the same side for anything
onlinealiasuk 2 сарын өмнө
whos the interviewer? was this done for PragerU or is this from something else?
L Rodriguez
L Rodriguez 2 сарын өмнө
And now NASA is removing "offensives" names they gave to things they found in space ...that is crazy...the world is going bananas
Listen to MORE MUSIC
Listen to MORE MUSIC 2 сарын өмнө
Opportunity to us is everyday in the modern world because of “platforms’ to other countries in world seeing success would be like mental splinter but anything can be accomplished with right mind state and dedication , support
Listen to MORE MUSIC
Listen to MORE MUSIC 2 сарын өмнө
Made to look so easy and glamor , when in reality is not the case. No pain No gainHARD WORK AHEAD
ProductBasement 2 сарын өмнө
Speaking of necessary caveats to free speech to protect children, it should be illegal to share HIPAA-protectdd information in a public forum. Its one thing to private message someone on social media with health information for a specific purpose,, but all this cancer mommy blogging needs to stop. As a hogh-functioning disabled person myself, I have had to admonish my family members multiple times for outing me on social media, and its very embarrassing. Now my information is out there forever
Based & Redpilled Department
Based & Redpilled Department 2 сарын өмнө
I'm very happy that there's still a few celebrities out there who aren't bending the knee to this nonsense, and i'm happy that so many common people are standing up, thinking for themselves, filling their chest with self-pride and denouncing these celebrities who back this nonsense and telling them the fundamental truth that they're not better than us and they're not more than us just because they pretend to be other people on TV. It's time to tear down celebrity CULTS and recognize they are just people like us, they can have an opinion but speak for no one but themselves and they're not any more enlightened than any common person. Lucky for me i grew up a punk rocker and John Lydon taught me this shit decades ago so i've rejected celebrity cults (including any pertaining to him) since my teens, but sadly a lot of people still worship those fools as if they were gods of some kind.
Barra Tales
Barra Tales 2 сарын өмнө
Freedom of speech should not apply to news outlets... NOT when your job is to report the factual line of events. Aside from that entity I'm all for free speech.
I R 2 сарын өмнө
I may not be sure if I like Ricky Gervais all that much since he's said somethings that I disagree with and think are wrong, but he is spot-on here. Our first amendment protects the people's right to say ANYTHING THEY WANT, even things that are offensive! You may not think that it is a good thing, but if that is regulated even further than it already is (which scares me enough even though I understand and cautiously agree with their reasoning) there is a serious danger that "hate speech" will essentially be a definitionless word in the law passed (which happens a lot more than you think especially with controversial laws), meaning any judge and any person can interpret it how they want. Even worse, politicians, whom no one should EVER trust with ANYTHING, will be able to define it as they wish too. AND THEY RUN OUR COUNTRY.
Randy Ashman
Randy Ashman 2 сарын өмнө
Well said!
Fifa 2020
Fifa 2020 2 сарын өмнө
Social Justice is code word for Envy.... Envy is a Deadly Sin
Zoë H
Zoë H 2 сарын өмнө
Excellent ♥️
Mobile Civilian
Mobile Civilian 2 сарын өмнө
Food additives?! 🤯
Inside Animation McCrary
Inside Animation McCrary 2 сарын өмнө
is he wrong?
Bob Lamb
Bob Lamb 2 сарын өмнө
Thank you Mr. Gervais and well said.
Patrick Bodine
Patrick Bodine 2 сарын өмнө
FINALLY, someone who is not afraid to say what everyone has wanted to say for years!!!!!
LibertyMatrix 2 сарын өмнө
“There always comes a time in history when the person who dares to say that 2+2=4 is punished by death. And the issue is not what reward or what punishment will be the outcome of that reasoning. The issue is simply whether or not 2+2=4.” ~Albert Camus
Alex Gray
Alex Gray 2 сарын өмнө
It appears True when someone takes offense (a-fence) your boundaries get challenged.
Matt K
Matt K 2 сарын өмнө
That’s the truth well said
Steve 2 сарын өмнө
IF all they were doing is censorship it would be easy..But censorship is low on the list compared to Human sacrifice
Ronald Oldham
Ronald Oldham 2 сарын өмнө
Remove the background music. It's hard enough to hear him
тесн 2 сарын өмнө
Had to watch the video again because my brain focussed on the beat in the background 😂
Jarod Joseph
Jarod Joseph 2 сарын өмнө
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger 2 сарын өмнө
Diversity equals WEAKNESS According to the literal definition.
Bernard Guy Nunns
Bernard Guy Nunns 2 сарын өмнө
The best comedians should always have a great appreciation of free speech, they are the modern court jesters who can speak the truth for all of us.
TheGschultz 2 сарын өмнө
ricky gervais is a coward
Knight at the Crossroads
Knight at the Crossroads 2 сарын өмнө
40 years in communist ruled country with no free speech.....don't worry you'll feel exhausted and useless after a while and then keep going and finding new games to play...the underground will rise again and plotters agains regime will be heroes again.....but there will be noone to help from the outside.....if this happens it will last for many many years if ever to end.
The Edelweiss Pirate
The Edelweiss Pirate 2 сарын өмнө
Welcome to the People Republic of Scotland!
Thomas Cho
Thomas Cho 2 сарын өмнө
PragerU started out very respectfully, but as it gained popularity, it has fallen in the dilemma of numbers at any cost that many large organizations have fallen into. If Ricky Gervais is now a defender of free speech, then PragerU has lost on the morality ground . Just because someone says "free speech" and make fun of Hollywood, doesn't make him respectable. He is a disgusting troll who likes to make fun of people for his own pleasure and career than because he believes to be right. Shame on you, PragerU, for becoming what you hated.
Trolling snowflake leftist 24/7
Trolling snowflake leftist 24/7 2 сарын өмнө
I will forever be a fan of Ricky Gervais, he speaks truths, and doesn't give a damn.
Aramis Y. Cajigas
Aramis Y. Cajigas 2 сарын өмнө
An honest atheist.
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