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post Jul 15 2017, 08:57 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jul 15 2017, 09:45 AM) *
Admirable sentiments but now outdated. Like other past siboleths such as an Englishmans word is his bond and his home is his castle. As we've seen, all to often the perpetrators of vile rhetoric are too keen to turn it into physical reality. Freedom of speech was never really much of a reality anyway, so it's no big deal if managed properly.


Like China and Russia "manage" freedom of speech???😂
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post Jul 15 2017, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jul 15 2017, 09:45 AM) *
Admirable sentiments but now outdated. Like other past siboleths such as an Englishmans word is his bond and his home is his castle. As we've seen, all to often the perpetrators of vile rhetoric are too keen to turn it into physical reality. Freedom of speech was never really much of a reality anyway, so it's no big deal if managed properly.


You are of course correct in your evaluation. I,(we), was quite happy in my rose tinted world in the erroneous belief that we had reached the zenith of social existence but it is, as you say, a figment of our imagination.

I now look forward to the knock on the door from the boys in trench coats for even suggesting that I should be free to express my views. cool.gif


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post Jul 15 2017, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 14 2017, 08:46 PM) *
I dont want my tax being spent on peoples feelings. Thanks. And I guarantee you any such activity would result in prosecutions of innocent people who don't agree with the politically correct view that all amd sundry are supposed to follow, like 🐑. Poor old Diane Abbott for example. People were nasty to her on twitter. Lock em all up. Where?

This is more than hurt feelngs; this is people breaking the law under the cloak of the Internet. Under law, one is not allowed to say what they want. Never have done. The Freedow of Expression is conditional.
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post Jul 15 2017, 12:10 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 15 2017, 09:57 AM) *
Like China and Russia "manage" freedom of speech???😂


....ever heard of the Defence of the Realm Act?


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post Jul 15 2017, 12:11 PM
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This is more than hurt feelngs; this is people breaking the law under the cloak of the Internet. Under law, one is not allowed to say what they want. Never have done. The Freedow of Expression is conditional.


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post Jul 15 2017, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 15 2017, 09:18 AM) *
It would appear that we have that eternal balancing act between freedom of speech and state censorship. Do we really want to return to a time when everything we put into print was subjected to approval? Of course not and that is what the half wits who abuse the modern media format fail to grasp. A lot of rhetoric is banded about the use of social media in the proliferation of Islamic fundamentalism and the call to close down those sites that encourage but that in itself will not stop terrorism. Indeed if anything it will make tracking of individuals harder.

As contributors on here have stated, if you don't like what you read stop reading it.


Whatever we put into print is subject to the law of the land. Libel, incitement to violence etc can land you in court - if you can be identified. Hiding behind internet anonymity is a way of evading arrest or civil proceedings, a way to break the law without penalty. Don't curtail social media, just get rid of the anonymity.
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