posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:16 PM
ladies and gentlemen, this is pretty clearly not simply an issue of freedom of speech. there are two general base reasons as to why this is:
1. the ad was bought, paid for, and has been allowed to publically circulate. who's "freedom of speech" is this? when there are hundreds and maybe
even thousands of people involved in this decision, it's hard to really see who's rights we're defending, and which side of the conversation we're
on. our freedom of speech is a public right, protecting us from being labeled as criminals for saying what we want to say. i'd like to ask, if this
"advertisement" is really a hallmark example of freedom of speech, then can we say the same things about all kinds of outright propaganda and accept
them? would we all agree to maximize this advertisement company to their full potential so they could write similar things about different countries
all over the world and get away with it? the gray line here is pretty huge, but i hope we can all agree that at the very least, some of us here are
using our inalienable rights to defend outright propaganda.
2. the MTA is a public and private corporation. they don't have to converse with their public about certain matters if they don't want to. there was
a pretty huge outcry for this ad NOT to run here in new york, but guess what? the mta is a partly private company, so if they decide they want to
start putting up these ads, they will. they have very loudly and clearly heard all of their surrounding public's reasons for not running such a
disgusting, biased ad. i mean it's literally hate talk that's paid for. this privatized corporation does not have to listen to its public, and is
acting like it would much rather listen to whoever throws large sums of money at it. this is, of course, not unusual.
i mean really, what did they think was going to happen if they ran it? people would just all of a sudden start giving blind support to netanyahu and
concede to the assumption that jihad is ultimately and intimately tied to being a muslim? i can't scoff loudly enough at this notion.
also shame on some of you here who are buying into this inadvertently by saying negative things about either israelis, muslims, or their respective
nations. we are all the same people, and it's moments like this that make me wonder how easily we can be swayed by a few sponsored words to isolate
ourselves between each other. how are any of you seriously defending this ad?