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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

About that free speech thing




Deep sigh.

Again with the cultivated ignorance from the flying monkeys of the Right. One of the things you constantly hear them whining about, when they're complaining about the leftwing socialist libtard media, is about how the liberal media suppress freedom of speech because they won't publish "politically incorrect" viewpoints.

Should I make the type larger here? Would that be the written equivalent of speaking slowly and using short words? 

How often do we have to go back to first principles with this crowd? I'll go through it once more:

Freedom of speech means you get to say whatever you want, no matter how repulsive. Nothing complicated about that.

It does not mean anyone else has a duty to listen to you.

It does not impose a corresponding obligation on anyone else to provide you with an audience.

It does not mean anyone else has to provide you with a forum.

It does not mean that you have the right to be taken seriously.

It does not mean that, having spoken your piece, you are somehow immune from criticism.

It means that you can say whatever you want, but if you:
then other people are going to call you out.

OK? Knock yourself out, Ezra. And you, my brave Fighting Keyboarders, back to your posts.

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