Tuesday, February 7, 2012

30 Days of Twain - Day 6

The citizen who thinks he sees that the commonwealth's political clothes are worn out, and yet holds his peace and does not agitate for a new suit, is disloyal, he is a traitor. That he may be the only one who thinks he sees this decay, does not excuse him: it is his duty to agitate anyway, and it is the duty of others to vote him down if they do not see the matter as he does.

My Take - Pointing out that the emperor has no clothes is the whole point of the freedom of speech.  The ability to cuss on a record, complain to the editor that your neighbors are loud at 3 AM, or to read whatever books you want are bonuses.  If you don't use the right to try to convince others that the government needs a thorough sweeping every so often, especially when you know it does, you're part of the problem.


Old NFO said...

Yep, and anonymity used to be one of the 'ways' to complain; now days,they will hunt you down like a dog, if you post anything 'scurrilous' on line. Even if it IS your right!!!

vicomtesse said...

To tolerate everything but intolerance. It's a sign society is headed back to the jungle.

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