Friday, 13 April 2012

Freedom of speech (again)

I wasn't going to blog today as i wanted a rest from after the last post, But a few things have happened that has got me angry.

First of all remember my first post about this (about Liam Stacey), well now it has gone further. It is now a crime to to call someone a cunt, basically our lawmakers have decided they know what is best for us.

The second thing is a advert banned from buses for being "offencive" (Mayor Johnson's word), the background on this is that a gay campaign group run a bus ad saying "Get over it" ( i have no problem with this), well in return some religious group decided to run one of their own, basically same words but with opposite meaning, again i was not offended, How ever Mayor Johnson has decided that he will be offended on my behalf. Enough i say, this is going to far.

the third thing that happened was our caring government decided that if our cigarettes where not on show then no-one would smoke ( but what would they do without all the tax revenue?) .

Anyway while the third is the lesser of the sins , i want to concentrate on the first two, because that is our greatest threat at the moment.

"I may detest what you say, but i will defend to the death your right to say it"

That is a phrase that i fully subscribe to in every sense of meaning, if we silence people we disagree with or send them to prison then what the hell happens when criticising the government is illegal ?

It seems we have been brainwashed into thinking that the state knows best, well it doesn't, it is there to serve us, not rule us.

o first they came for a "racist" then banned a "offencive bus advert* then took someone to court where they found guilty of calling someone a cunt.

But don't worry, its all for your protection.....


  1. Break the law every day.

    1. It's impossible not to break the law, probably several at a time and continuously, because there are so many stupid laws passed by the control freaks who describe themselves as a government.

  2. This is something I wrote to you a few weeks ago but decided not to send at the time.

    It relates to the quotation I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

    As I once posted long ago to you in another place, this was attributed to Voltaire but he probably never actually said it. It is something that someone ought to have said though.

    As an interesting aside, Voltaire's adopted name is an anagram … of his real name when written in Latin form.

    I hope you have read his Wiki but, if not, here is the strap:

    I can thoroughly recommend you to reading Candide, his most accessible work, available in Penguin. It is a wonderful example of irony at its finest and is still very readable. You will see from it that there are some ways in which nothing changes. Sometimes things written centuries ago can help us greatly today.

  3. Well I do agree on one level with you Bill about free speech.

    But then I've been listening to breivik's trial in Norway and wishing they had starved him of the oxygen of publicity.

    Life is always never black and white but many shades of grey.