Friends, free speech is a thorny issue, and it always has been.
Ok, maybe not always. I mean there was those few millennia where there was no free speech and the powerful just listened to what you said, and if they didn’t like it they stabbed you.
But these days we have free speech and that is a very good thing.
However, we’re still having trouble working out when someone’s free speech is being violated and when it isn’t. And this is an argument that the whole world seems to be having right now.
To me it sort of boils down to the difference between telling someone they’re wrong, and telling them to shut up.
There’s nothing wrong with the first, but there’s a lot wrong with the second. continue reading…