“Shut up”, he explained …

Free speech again, gee I go on about it.

Of course we all believe in it …

but it’s a question of how you ‘strike the balance’, where you ‘draw the line’…

Sadly, it seems that far too many have drawn the line, and enjoy the freedom of speech appropriate to their side of the line but want to shut it down on the other side of the line.

And enjoy it they do, they relish it. The twitterverse is awash with rude and moronic abuse. The politically correct reserve no space for polite respect. Contrary arguments must be howled down rather than argued against.

I commend this essay for anyone with an interest in what they might be allowed to say in the future.

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