FREE FOR NONE
It’s that simple. Otherwise: when, where, and how would you like your next war? With, of course, its very own ‘holocaust’?
I FOLLOW A GUY
whose team does a lot of research and he freely makes a lot of his stuff freely available on the web for free.
though that in his latest he pays much attention to ‘holocaust’ — a word which in earlier times was used to describe a large destructive fire. If we capitalise the word its meaning then shifts to the destruction and injury of millions of people in Europe during WW2.
SHIFT TARGET LEFT
and consider that Europe, much the same as the United States of America (and the United Kingdom and other ‘western democracies’) makes a big deal of the concept of ‘Freedom’.
Freedom (as held within another ethereal concept known widely as ‘democracy’) in these contexts
maintains claims the inalienable Right Of Free Speech. Wow.
Free speech apparently means the Right of anyone/everyone anywhere within The Jurisdiction to spout anything he likes. Anything, within the ill defined bounds of (I guess) ‘human decency’. Brrrr.
IF IT EXISTED
such would be an extremely powerful Right indeed—one possibly worth fighting for, even perhaps dying for.
I like the idea. Not of fighting and dying and stuff—to me that is ‘last ditch’ negotiation—but of being able to say anything one likes so long as it can be defended with facts. Possibly leavened with opinion, but only facts can be justification.
Now to bore you further (if you got this far): I’ve never been challenged when stating this axiom, that
CONTRADICTIONS DO NOT EXIST*
Now consider that in Europe, if you state stuff questioning the Holy Holocaust** you can be done for it by law. One prominent UK writer has done time for doing so and I dare say he will pull his head in in future. (Perhaps he actually believed all that rubbish about ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’? You know, that, and the oft touted garbage about ‘Free Speech?’)
Remember always that just a single (among hundreds of millions) black swan is sufficient to negate the saying that “All swans are white”. So?
YOU ARE EITHER FREE
YOU ARE NOT FREE
And a single instance of someone being locked up for speaking freely is sufficient to destroy the case for ‘Free’ Speech.
“Hey Argus! Cool it! Them’s my agents you’re outing … live and let live, Pal!”
* Meaning that there is (and can be) no such thing as a contradiction. If you find an apparent contradiction, check out the legs the damned thing is standing on because one of them at least is false. Wrong. Incorrect. Naffed.
** The Holocaust. Capitalised, all-embracing title given to the treatment of Jewish people subject to Naziism.