Friday, June 04, 2010

More Cynicism and Paranoia

From the original paranoid cynic.

So, how do you begin to restrict the speech of the general population without actually attracting attention to what you're doing? You hire people to pubicly promote an issue which is so despicable and tasteless, it will cause normal people to DEMAND that the government immediately put a stop to it.
"You must shut thse people up."
"This is just so ugly and vile and despicable, how can you let this behavior continue?"
"I demand that you immediately make it illegal to say ugly things in public."

So, you manage to convince the government to shut the people up. The government makes it illegal to say ugly things in public. YOUR definition of ugly. So now we have a law that prohibits ugly stuff in public. Good.??? NOT!!!!

What will happen when you decide that you have a message to promote and someone decides YOUR message is ugly? You'll get locked up.

Where does it stop? It won't. Don't get sucked into this.

You have the right to offend anyone you choose. You do not have the right to not be offended.

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