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I guess Free thought is illegal now.

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:09 PM
Is freedom of expression illegal? Just wondering. I thinking for yourself bad or evil?

If we have a differing opinion than the state are we enemies of the state?

What is freedom?

What is totalitarianism?

Is it ok to have your own opinion without being labeled a "terrorist" or "extremist" or a "radical".

Do we imprison people for free thought? That's insane.

Come on lets be civil we are FREE americans.
edit on 12-5-2011 by John_Rodger_Cornman because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:10 PM
You are free to follow the rules.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:15 PM

Originally posted by Lysergic
You are free to follow the rules.

Really cute. Do you write your own material?

Rule created and dictated by who?

A repressive corporate oligachy?

Lets have real freedom not oligarchical legalism.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by John_Rodger_Cornman

Free thought is only illegal if TPTB ever learn
to read your thoughts.You shouldn't let these
things bother you.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:20 PM
Who is saying we cannot have free thought? Do you have a link to show who is saying this?

To answer your question, yes we can THINK whatever we want, be we can't DO or SAY whatever we want without some kind of recourse.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:22 PM
just the government atempting to control us free spirits
edit on 12-5-2011 by lewenhart because: made a mistake

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:25 PM
Free thought is 100% legal just like it's always been, it's what you do with those thoughts that might get you in trouble.
edit on 12-5-2011 by InfiniteTraveler because: typo

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:31 PM
No. Lysergic didn't make that up - and don't let him try to convince you he did.

THAT came from the U.S government.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:34 PM
Then of course there is the school of thought which suggests that we do not so much have free thought as the freedom to think over and over and over again the same thoughts we have been thinking for most of our lives.

When one manages to break free of this cycle of thought it can be considered to be an epiphany. As we continue to break free of the cycle of thought we begin to collect epiphanies until we have enough of them to begin putting together a conscious interpretation of reality.

Do you have free thought? I dunno.
Do I? Only to a degree, but I am working on my collection right now.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:32 PM
More to the point are our thoughts our own to begin with ?

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 06:00 PM
Or we could go this way.

Does thought take energy?

If so, thoughts cannot be free.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:53 PM
Free Thought has been illegal since at least September 12th, 2001
... maybe even April 20th, 1995. (OhKay City)

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Free thought could lead to the realisation, that the very tools to empower the people have been either taken over or disinfranchised and therefore the only course of action left is violent revolution, which would make you a terrorist.

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 03:33 AM
This is interesting. In my opinion, free thought is frowned upon by society but can never be outlawed.

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