What separates the so-called liberals of today and the liberals of the 1960s is the issue of freedom of speech. The 1960s liberals were unqualified supporters of that freedom. But today’s liberal wants to suppress any and all “hate speech” — that is, whatever speech he happens to disagree with
Today’s liberal doesn’t realize that suppressing what he considers to be disagreeable opens the door to suppressing any speech, so that today the liberal suppresses what he considers to be hate speech, but tomorrow it is his speech that gets suppressed as out of sync with the times.
You either have complete freedom of speech or you don’t have any is the point.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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