Following my post on The Illusion of free internet, let me share with you some interesting short lectures on the freedom of speech.
Greg Lukianoff, President of Foundation of Individual Rights in Education discusses the line between permitted, acceptable and politically correct speech on one hand, and forbidden, unwanted and not tolerable expression of thoughts on the other hand.
Is the (self) censorship threatening our basic human rights?
Especially in Europe, and especially today, in the mids of a refugee crisis, when one attempts to discuss the threats of the different cultures and the possibility of nonviable multi-multiculturalism, they are almost automatically deemed fascist, nazist or at least too far-right to be allowed. Yet it is often forgotten that the most dangerous ideology nowadays is the radical Islam, as Raymond Ibrahim, author of “The Al Qaeda Reader” explains and along with many actual refugees, the continent is easily invaded by not so innocent people:
Christians around the world are also being a subject of harsh religious harassment in the Middle East, even more than any other religious group. But the Western media is not equally concerned with the many facets of the issue and it’s barely acknowledging it, thus creating freedom FROM speech against radical religions and practices.
George Will, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, pictures what an utopic politically correct world could look like and questions if there were a point where the “P.C. Police” would be satisfied? Would there ever be ‘ “enough” rules governing the jokes we tell, the mascots of sports teams, or the symbols on city seals?’
Yet again like many things political correctness is good and desirable with the right dose.
Take the right amount to secure a better society, yet too much of it and it will poison the critical mind of a person, making him a pre-programmed robot with no free will or rights.