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.

2 comments:

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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