Friday, March 14, 2008

Free speech? What free speech?

Why preach tolerance when you can simply sue people you disagree with?

Give me a fucking break, would you? Shouldn't entire nations be a bit more grown up?

As much as I believe that we should all accept each other, get along with each other, be tolerant of each other, etc. - OK, with the exception of Dick Cheney, Elliot Spitzer and Ken Starr - I also believe in the freedom to offend.

Can you imagine censoring anything and everything we considered offensive?

For me, that would basically wipe out the GOP...


Ette Patraicc said...

Is this the right room for an argument?

I've told you once.

No you haven't!

Yes I have.


Just now.

No you didn't!

(checks Blackberry) I'm sorry, I've just been notified that our license has been rescinded. I'll have to ask you to leave.

JLee said...

Freedom of Speech is not so FREE, is it? Even on a blog, you can get slammed for a personal opinion (yes, I have had it happen!)

Darth Weasel said...

lol I have NEVER been lambasted for expressing my opinion on a blog (insert eyeroll here).

It would be interesting to hear what Muslims would have done if their precious prophet had been subjected to the "art" our government paid Maplethorpe to make in his infamous "**** Christ" piece where he dipped the crucifix in urine. I have seen many offensive images and references to Christ and that is probably THE most offensive thing I have seen or heard. Then again, my reaction? Yeah, I thought (and think) that is not the sort of trash our government should finance. Then I moved on with my life. I guess I should have sued...ah, the sadness of missed opportunities.

Riot Kitty said...

EP: I love Monty Python!

JLee and Darth: Oh man! Darth, I thought of you instantly when I read J's comment...J, you remember the post about a friend who took the blog down for awhile because of asshole in-laws...

Hey, wait a minute...Darth, you should sue them! LOL