freedom of speech - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Freedom of speech, an essential part of real democracy, can only function when there are mechanisms for checking facts and integrity. When lies run wild to vandalise the fabric of society, we will soon find ourselves vagrant of the philosophical houses our ancestors fought so hard to preserve. Lest we forget.
The biggest single driving force of the Sovereign SillyZen (SS) Movement is our commitment to the freedom of speech and to express your ideas without fear. As such we encourage you to send us both support and critical thinking points for us to consider. For example, in what way are we wrong? In what way are we paranoid? As usual, you can reach us at Waawaawaah.com or drop your comments into the boxes we have placed at every supermarket globally (cunningly disguised as rubbish bins, hah! We so clever). Anyway, this is the only official and public face of the SS movement, accept no substitution, this is the real thing! The key thing is, if they have no public photo or face, if they hide their name, they are fake news!!!! This is real. Stay with us at the SS Enterprise, opps, I mean the SS Movement, not bowel movement, no, that would be gross!! Love, hugs!
You have freedom of speech, what you lack is the ability to combine empathy with logical analysis to make it work.
Freedom of speech is a wonderful liberty and health inducing function of society if, and only if, the citizens exercise their right to freedom of thought beforehand - exploring their ideas to see if they come from a place of love, good intention and virtue - or emotional indifference, entitlement and fear.
Words are more powerful than guns, so operated safe-speech the same way you'd operate safe-gun protocols. Will the words bring unity and love or division and hardship on others? What are your speech-safety-protocols?
You have the right to say whatever you want, but your audience has the right to ask you to say it politely and in a way that seeks brings more unity and sharing of perspectives.