Close to a month ago, a group of Danish newspapers republished the (in)famous cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Which resulted in various religious maniacs throughout the middle east going crazy. And here at home, some groups of assholes have been running around lighting cars on fire (The thought of which is REALLY pissing me off!). I consider all opposition to the newspapers republishing the cartoons as an attack on freedom of speech. In any truly free society, freedom of speech ought to be considered an inalienable civil liberty that should never be dishonored.
I know of this great quote, by George Orwell: “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”.
I just thought of my own version, related to freedom of speech, that is directly meant for the situations of today (I am not implying that G.O.’s quote cannot be directly applied to today’s world situation, but it was not meant to be, as it’s not a new quote by any means):
When freedom of speech is under attack, utilizing it becomes a revolutionary act.