posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:37 PM
I have a very important question for you ATS. In light of the recent Paris shootings, AND the whole "The Interview" fiasco, I have heard quite a bit
of the term "Freedom of Speech" being tossed around. Now, obviously, as a red blooded American, I love the fact that we have this freedom, and am
ALL for it. That being said, in regards to the Interview movie, it was talking about killing an actual leader of an actual nation. This surely would
upset the Obama admin. if there were a movie about someone killing or assassinating him. So its understandable that Kim would be a little angry, but
we do have freedom of speech, so its all good.
Then, as far as the Paris killings. This paper has been posting these "offensive: cartoons for years, and they have also been being threatened
for years, including a bombing a few years back. Yet, with their freedom of speech, they continued to release these cartoons, as if they were goading
the very people they were offending. However, they have freedom of speech so thats ok, right? Oh, and while we are on the subject of "Freedom of
Speech", I just want to remind you how just last year, the WORLD was ready to crucify Clippers owner Donald Sterling, for, in the privacy of his own
home mind you, being illegally recorded mind you, discussing his dislike for having African Americans in photos with his wife. Where the hell was
"Freedom of Speech" then?
Now, lets talk about bullying, cyber or school, or workplace. Every time a teen commits suicide, the claim usually comes out that they were being
bullied. Everyone is so outraged. The bullying MUST stop right? What is bullying? Making fun of someone because they are different or have different
beliefs than you? Spreading rumors about someone? Maybe drawing nasty pictures of someone? Believe me, I am no fan of bullies, I was bullied in
school, and it was horrible. I didnt want to kill myself because of it, but I do think it helped to thicken my skin for later in life. A lot of kids
go through it. Fact is, it does and always has happened, its part of life.
Now with all that being said, can we call what Hebdo has been doing bullying in a sense? While I agree, and Ill say it now, I do not think that
anybody should have been killed or hurt just because of some cartoons about their god. Im just saying, that, along with the N. Korea thing, is this
kind of bullying that is going on? About Freedom of speech, should we not be able to bully and make fun of who we want, and talk about our dislike for
other people and other races, without being crucified for it? Is it not just our "Freedom of Speech"? What do you think ATS?
Sorry for rambling, I have just been pondering this a lot lately and would like to see where others sit on this?