Walter Williams expresses some thoughts that should be aired about the vile Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity video at Oklahoma State. In that video it was advocated that “n_ggers” be strung up. Abominable.
Williams notes that:
"To truly support free speech, one has to accept that some people will say and publish things he finds deeply offensive. Similarly, to be for freedom of association, one has to accept that some people will associate in ways that he finds deeply offensive, such as associating or not associating on the basis of race, sex or religion."
"I am all too afraid that too many of my fellow Americans are too hostile to the principle of liberty. Most people want liberty for themselves. I differ. I want liberty for me and liberty for my fellow man."
The bottom line is that free speech is not free: it requires incurring the cost of listening at times to people expound vicious and ignorant views.