Rob Kaufman suggests that the term ‘hate speech’ was created to identify and label any form of communication that is unpleasant and potentially insulting, particularly with racial connotations. This means that there is no clear definition or precedent for measuring the aforementioned ‘hate,’ because insulting statements may not always offend an individual who is part of the group being insulted.
As a result, there are some people who invoke the term today in order to invalidate any statements that are even loosely related to subjects of any identification, label, or class of humankind. This irrelevant claim is invoked as an emotional reaction to change the subject, end the discussion, and shut down any debate. Freedom of speech is not negotiable, because free means free.