In a Recent unscientific Survey 4 out of 5 Socialists said they believe Offensive Speech should be Controlled.
Rather than stand on Principle and cast Sunshine on supposedly ‘deadly’ speech expressed in newspapers, television and the internet thus allowing All if Us to condemn it… Our Government prefers to sidestep that argument and ask for Increased Control of all methods of expression.
Because controlling Speech is an important weapon employed by those in power to remain in power.
Think about it this way; If you’re doing things people hate you for, what better way to avoid their anger than to make sure they never know about it… and if they do find out, you can tell them whatever you want while making sure nobody can challenge your hogwash. If anyone tries to shed light on your crappy behavior anyway… send some Force their way.
Of course you need to convince enough people these controls ‘are for their own good’ or, in pure Irony, ‘to safeguard Free Speech’. Those that support you, for whatever unimaginable reason, will nod in agreement. They might even grab a Starbucks, Stop Bathing, Misspell a Sign and Sit in a Park. Get enough Useful Types like these and you’ve inoculated yourself against all those who recognize the danger you represent. Machiavelli would be Proud.
We are seeing this play out right in front of us.
New Controls are being created for the Internet. Last time I checked the Internet has done pretty well without them…
It Keeps getting Faster… It Keeps getting Better… all by Private Means.
But it represents all that Socialists believe is Evil.
And that cannot be tolerated.
If you can’t make fun of someone’s Faith, what Can you make fun of?
And since Socialism/Populism/Liberalism often serves as Religion for Atheists… it’s not even a jump, leap or reach.
By the way, the Fifth Socialist who didn’t Approve of Controlling Speech is having his Mind made Right by the other 4 as I type this out.