It should be noted that the constitutional category of freedom of speech is one of the greatest democratic values and that love for one's nation is not nationalism, xenophobia or hate speech but a positive emotion of patriotism. Hate speech, on the other hand, is a tool used by those who defend contemporary totalitarian systems in a bid to kidnap the freedom of speech as determined by the Constitution and ensured by liberated Europe which has defeated three totalitarian regimes. The highest and the heaviest form of hate speech is to declare thoughts and ideas of the freedom of speech as hate speech. Only totalitarianism lacks room for the freedom of speech and provides it for those who feel it is their duty to prosecute this freedom.


Dr. Damir Črnčec, Reporter 28. 9. 2015