Who would think one could be fined or even jailed simply from speaking? No, this has nothing to do with the old laws against profanity. This is punishment for simply speaking an opinion about something, or someone, or a lifestyle with speech that is not considered, “Politically Correct.” That term, by the way, was coined and introduced by Adolph Hitler as he set out to subdue all people and control their lives. Thought control is an important element in raising a dictator and keeping him in power.
If an ethnic person attacks you and intends to kill you, and in the process of defending yourself, you call out something to do with his ethnic background, YOU will be the one arrested and jailed. Not the perpetrator who enjoys full protection from the government. Because you thought negative about that person, possibly because of a past experience, it becomes a ‘hate’ crime, that can be properly identified as, “Criminally Thinking.”