Thursday, February 02, 2017

Free Speech was first discovered in California!

The article being here.  Which begins with, "BERKELEY - UC Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, was rocked Wednesday night by a violent demonstration seeking to stop right-wing lightning rod Milo Yiannopoulos from delivering a talk there".  Dr. Wiki has a slightly different opinion.

Leftists will respond that Milo is some sort of fascist hate monger who doesn't deserve freedom of speech for reasons of public safety.  The rebuttal here is that all people who disagree with Leftists are categorized the same way.  My opinion being that Leftists have always bravely supported their own freedom of speech when they are in a rage, which is almost all the time.  When they don't want to hear something, however, there is never any freedom of speech.  Or to put it another way, the only freedom of speech that matters to them is their own.


Rummuser said...

"How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech."

~ Soren Kierkegaard

Looney said...

:) What about freedom to scream and riot?

Rummuser said...

As long as there are parents willing to foot the bills why not?

Inklings said...

I agree with you. We live in crazy times, and this is as good as it is going to get. I do get some strength knowing we were made for these times.