Estonia, a nation known for its digital advancements and staunch democratic principles, finds itself grappling with the specter of suppressed free speech. The Constitution of Estonia guarantees its citizens the freedom of speech and the right to express their opinions. However, recent events might suggest a diversion from these foundational values.
Several prominent organizations in the country have advocated for the criminalization of what they term as 'hate speech.' The Estonian LGBT Association, funded by the Republic of Estonia, has expressed support for criminalizing hate speech. However, they want to broaden its scope by including three features not presently in the draft law: gender identity, gender expression, and gender features.
The Estonian Transgender Association, another prominent group backed by the Soros Fund, echoes similar sentiments. They emphasize the marginalized nature of the transgender community and believe they are more susceptible to hate crimes than other populations. Their plea for legal protection extends to gender identity, gender expression, and gender features, which they argue are crucial in ensuring their safety.
Furthermore, the Estonian Human Rights Center holds identical views. They heavily cite the European Commission's communication to the European Parliament and Council. The communication highlights the increasing mainstream nature of hatred, targeting individuals and groups based on common characteristics such as race, ethnicity, language, religion, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender features, or other primary features.
The clear pattern that emerges is that certain interest groups will be at the forefront when it comes to demanding the initiation of criminal proceedings against their critics once 'hate speech' is criminalized. This raises the question: Is the expansion of the definition of hate speech a genuine concern for human rights, or is it a veiled attempt to suppress dissenting views, especially those challenging the prevailing gender ideologies?
Estonia might find itself at a crossroads: preserving its commitment to free speech and open dialogue or succumbing to the pressures of globalist agendas that threaten to compromise its democratic ethos.
For a comprehensive understanding of the views submitted to the legal committee, readers can visit the provided link. As of now, opinions are still being collected, and more may emerge.