reply to post by Thrice0ne
Thanks for your input. You won't silence me either.
The fact is, this IS about free speech. The report had nothing to do with 'understanding' minds, it had everything to do with INFLUENCING minds, and
Furthermore, there is no law against saying 'stupid' things, either, and I can't help, nor would I if I could, what YOU consider to be 'stupid'.
You have the right to your own opinion, same as I do, or anyone else. Neither do I care to influence who you choose to associate with.
Of course people judge us by our words. That's the reason I bother to expound my ideas to begin with! You are no different, since likewise you will
be known by your own verbal output. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Isn't that sort of the idea of freedom to begin with? I reckon that might be why the First Amendment comes FIRST! Without the free exchange of ideas,
and vigorous debate, all the rest sort of become moot, don't they?
I take umbrage at the label of "unintelligent conspiracy driven extremists" which is sort of the heart of this thread, now isn't it? I guess, by
your own words, it will be perfectly permissible for me to label YOU as such, and whine to the government that they better 'have you watched for the
good of society' when the shoe is on the other foot - right? You won't have a problem with that, now will you?
Through history, violence has solved a number of things. It's probably not the correct answer in this case, but it may come to us all, correct or
not. Part of that problem will be folks such as yourself, who try to sweep dissenting opinion under the rug. That just tends to irritate those of a
violent bent, when they perceive themselves to be ignored and minimized. Eventually, they WILL insist on being heard, one way or another, and it's
attitudes such as yours that tend to push the issues into action.
The rest of your post smacks of abject fear. Just as you are ashamed of those who would insist on their rights, I am ashamed of those who fear to do
I'm guessing we won't ever be holding this discussion over a friendly brew, eh?