Monday, 9 November 2015

Quote of the day: On free speech & self-censorship

“You cannot legislate against offence. No legislation, no invention of new crimes and
punishments, can possibly introduce irony, forgiveness and good will into minds
schooled in the art of being offended. This is as true of radical feminists as of sectarians
and radical Islamists. While we have a moral duty to laugh at them, they have also
made it dangerous to do so. But we should never lose sight of the fact that it is they,
not we, who are the transgressors. Those who suspect mockery at every turn, and who react
with implacable anger when they think they have discovered it, are the real offenders.”
~ Roger Scruton, from his op-ed ‘A Point of View: Why people shouldn't feel the need to censor themselves

[Hat tip RW]

1 comment:

  1. yes, but you don't have to worry about self censorship, they will do it for you.
    Try writing 'No Islam' or ' Ron Mark cab say what he thinks' and see what happens


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