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In Euripides' Ion, parrhesia was opposed to Apollo's
silence; in the political sphere parrhesia was opposed to the
demos' will, or to those who flatter the desires of the majority
or the monarch. In this third, Socratic-philosophical game,
parrhesia is opposed to self-ignorance and the false teachings of
originally posted by: EdisonintheFM
a reply to: zosimov
OK I'm done, I gotta stop there, I just broke out in a sweat and I'm yelling at my phone.
I get diarrhea of the mouth sometimes, I apologize. Don't mean to go off topic.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
The Founding Fathers were very wise in this aspect to free speech. We need speech to challenge us. To cause us pause, to make us think. Speech we may not like or agree with is necessary for any culture to continue evolving.
The woke crowd, the "enlightened" crowd, stagnates because they refuse to adapt, to grow.