It Is A Choice. Choose Wisely.
The guy arguing too much speech led to Hitler.
it's sad and infuriating we have to defend the concept and sanctity of free speech. I remember a paediatrician telling me, 'your free speech ends at my offence.'
I hope he has a perfect batting average of never having to offend anyone - wittingly or otherwise. In fact, when I check out his RateMD profile, a patient did just that commenting he made inappropriate comments. Maybe we should cancel his right to speech, right?
As for LinkedIn. Lol. The psychology behind people's hypnotic and dogmatic beliefs in vaccines isn't just a social problem. It's a dangerous one that's threatening our medical health. For example, people literally injured by the vaccines are being told it's in their heads.
What medical product has the power to destroy free speech and the right to medical autonomy?
It's insane and irrational at this point.
"I don’t want the government censorship. But, it’s not true that the best ideas win in the free marketplace of ideas. Most people are not capable of doing their own research and coming to the correct conclusion. We need voluntary societies to protect people from dangerous ideas."
To people actually stop to think about what they write?
What paternalistic, elitist tripe. 'Correct conclusion'. /Lionel Hutz shudder.
BREAKING: Trudeau gov’t internet censorship Bill C-11 becomes law.....
The bill passed via a motion with 52 votes for, 16 against, and 1 abstention, with one Conservative senator who voted against the bill saying its passage is a 'sad day' for Canada. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-trudeau-govt-internet-censorship-bill-c-11-passes-senate-will-become-law/?utm_source=daily-canada-2023-04-28&utm_medium=email
We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.” — Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis. And as fascism is, as originally defined in Mussolini's eponymous 1932 The Doctrine of Fascism, the merger of the SOCIALIST state with crony, co-opted big biz, that's what we have now. But it is now paired with its socialist cousin, communism as here https://blaisevanne.substack.com/p/introducing-fasco-marxism
Oh yeah. Of course, Nazi = National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party for a reason
A great war leaves a country with three armies: an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.” — An anonymous German saying
"Thus far, I do not appear to be on the list of those some demand be silenced here. Will that change? Only time will tell."
Anyone that would censor you is a "Card Carrying Democratic Socialist Marxist."
"There is something else the would-be censors do not say—and quite possibly would deny if challenged: They are afraid. Yet it is clear from their own words that they are afraid of the ideas they would see suppressed.":
Perhaps. Or perhaps the censors are criminals, with their successful criminal enterprises (private or governmental), some of which enterprises present as social media companies, dealing in censorship, surveillance, blackmail, and whatever else "works" for their purposes, and what they say is according to what they want the public to think, not necessarily having anything to do with how they feel.
I can't tell you the "real truth" behind these matters, but I think it is worthwhile noting that the truth can be very different from what is presented, supposed and said.
Side Q - have you read the book "how to listen to kids so they talk to you...and how to talk..." - very on point to your stance. there is a skill to how to talk listen and debate and I do struggle, it too takes patience and Grace.
What is the articulable standard for speech that should be banned, ie obscenities or ???
Similar to conduct that can be banned when decided/viewed as harmful to society?
Should substack (or any similar marketplace) post its guiding principle?
Point being there is considerable thought on this point already and likely we can point to where on that spectrum we fall. And have substack and other similar forums state where they fall.
Ultimately truth like light is a disinfectant and it does liberate. From my experience personally, and believe also socially
Sometimes it takes God's grace to reveal these truths to people who cannot or choose not to see it.
I try to be tolerant of most opinions. But one thing I absolutely cannot abide is the idea that free speech should be ‘moderated’, or even suppressed. Without free speech we are not free! The First Amendment is one of the bedrocks of the entire American experiment. You try to take away my freedom of speech and you’ll royally tick me off!