You’ve got to love Mike Adams… As a professor of criminology, he has a very clear view of human interactions, and he doesn’t mince words when describing his views of reality. He has a recent article where he describes his definition of hate speech:
Hate speech is verbal communication that induces anger due to the listener’s inability to offer an intelligent response.
Because this inability to offer an intelligent response is due to one of two reasons, there are really two different types of hate speech: 1) Speech that is too dumb to merit an intelligent response, and 2) Speech for which the listener is too dumb to offer an intelligent response.
They both induce anger in the listener, regardless of whether the speaker expressed his view with any feeling of hatred or animosity.