aka Killed in First Minute
21st October 2005
Aaaaaaand down we go.....
Nurenig;4782701[quote=MrFancypants;4782563] Before I answer let's recapitulate two points I made in my last post that you didn't challenge:[/quote]
I was refering to the fact that people in general get their news from tv now. It wasnt a attack on you
Again wasnt a attack on you, was related to people been made Sheep with easy. Case in point Von Mudra who thinks the Iraq was a good thing.
I'm going to quote Herman Goring & this is why I feel no matter what freedom of speech should always be allowed no matter how crazy, no matter how dumb because once you restrict one unpopular group you can use them same laws to restrict others. Like the Patriot Act been used to arrest americans when it was for Terrorists.
Herman Goring: "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship." Its too easy to remove the freedoms generations died for because some emotions will be hurt. It was easy for Hitler to turn Germans againsts the Jews. Whats to stop someone using mass media to turn it against your ethic group. This is why the freedom of speech is so vital.
I see your point and I agree that one should be very careful with giving up freedoms. However, giving people who want to destroy democracy by use of propaganda an unlimited freedom of speech seems like a much more dangerous risk to democracy.