Sunday, January 25, 2009

Announcement to Readers Regarding Free Speech; A Call to Fellow Bloggers

As of Friday, January 23, I instituted a policy regarding free speech issues. Any time I find a report of someone being jailed or prosecuted for using the right of political free speech, I will reserve the right to print the offending material or to link to it. I will in fact seek to do so. I am hoping that other bloggers will follow my example. My logic is as follows.

If "offensive speech" is disseminated more widely in response to attacks and threats, it will serve as a powerful disincentive to silence dissent. I do not object to rebuttal articles and videos. To the contrary, this response to that which gives offense contributes to the robustness of free speech.

I make a distinction between pornography and political discussion. It is interesting that the tolerance for pornography has increased as of late while political discourse has been riddled with taboos. This is itself a topic for discussion.

More troubling to me is the issue of holocaust denial and spreading disinformation about an ethnic group to create hatred. I have come to the carefully deliberated opinion that the cure for disinformation is information. People like David Irving who deny the holocaust should in my opinion be swarmed in cyberspace with information and thereby shamed into silence. It is neither possible nor effective to silence such individuals.

Most disturbing to me is speech which is direct incitement. In Rwanda in 1994, radio announcers used to directly coordinate the genocide of the Tutsi tribe with on air logistical support and information to extermination squads. They interspersed this with open incitement. The only free speech such chromosomal humans have is the last words they utter in front of a firing squad.

I hope my fellow blogger will join me in defending free speech by disseminating materials that are under attack. When our governments abdicate their responsibility. We are the last line of defense. We dare not surrender.

http://www.rudistettner.com/2009/01/free-geert-wilders-free-speech-in.html

1 comment:

USpace said...

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FREE Partij voor de Vrijheid! The Koran shouldn't be banned. Mein Kampf isn't a 'Holy Book', but it shouldn't be banned either, but you should be able to criticize it and the idiots who agree with it.

As many sane people know, Geert Wilders is NO racist. He is simply against out-of-control immigration; and against immigrants who won't assimilate; and the ones who beat Gays and rape non-Muslim women for not being covered up. He is also very much against the ones who kill their own daughters and sisters for their 'family honor'.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't criticize religions

just use Christian words
substitute for Islam's words

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here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God knew
Jesus as a pedophile

and a raping terrorist
converting slaves by the sword
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Muslims are not a 'race' anyway, they are followers of a religion/ideology and its Sharia Law. Most Muslims aren't even Arabs, which by the way, is also not a 'Race'.

But their duty is, according to their Koran, to spread Sharia law over the whole Earth. It might take 100-200 years, if they succeed.

Is that the kind of world we want for our great-grand childrens' great-grand children? A Taliban Planet? I bet not. Muslims are the biggest victims of Islam. Wilders is NOT against Muslims, he is against Islamic Fundamentalism.

We all should read the Koran, but be careful, for the Koran prohibits non-Muslims from reading it. I wonder why.

This is BIG, this is REAL BIG! SPREAD THE WORD to the world everyone! The EU Mandarins have crossed the line! If this goes to court, how much more of the public will become aware of this tyranny?
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.

The Christians and Jews don’t riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized, and held to account when they are not. Muslims included.

Geert Wilders is a hero spreading the painful truth. He MUST be protected!
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here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God says
Christians are a race

who love the Jewish race
and the peaceful Buddhist race

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Islam for everyone

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
decide to change your race

just simply change religions
your religion is your race

USpace
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All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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Help Halt Terrorism Today!
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:)
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