Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The political function of 'the right of free speech' is to protect dissenters and unpopular minorities from forcible suppression—not to guarantee them the support, advantages and rewards of a popularity they have not gained" #QotD



"It is forgotten that the right of free speech means the freedom to advocate one’s views and to bear the possible consequences, including disagreement with others, opposition, unpopularity and lack of support. The political function of 'the right of free speech' is to protect dissenters and unpopular minorities from forcible suppression—not to guarantee them the support, advantages and rewards of a popularity they have not gained... 
    "The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society. It is the right to disagree that is crucial." 
          ~ Ayn Rand, from her articles 'Man's Rights' and 'What Is Capitalism?'
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1 comment:

  1. So those against hate speech are in fact protecting that very speech from derision

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