Monday, July 23, 2007


Is it not contradiction of the most paradoxical nature to try to establish the right of free speech for everyone in the same population that is ruled by the majority?

Is it not denial of the most ironic nature to try to believe the majority rules when it is the minority elite’s major money that out shouts any votes?

Is it not conundrum of the most futile nature that while our speech may claim to be free, our silence is paid for and costs us dearly every day.

Too much couth and ruth,
not enough sooth and truth.


Pisces Iscariot said...

Before freedom of speech, freedom of thought is required - in order to achieve freedom of thought, freedom of media is required.

gregra&gar said...

Is it not redundence of the most obfuscatory nature to try and make a difference between media and free speech? Besides, free speech should indicate that one has freedom to express thoughts from where other minds have yet to tread, much less popularized in the media.

One of the saddest statements I've heard lately came in a comment to Troutsky's blog: "I don't form an opinion until I hear three others on the subject." So much for free thought, much less free speech.

Pisces Iscariot said...

True, what I was trying to get at was the fact that thought is generally dictated by the media which in turn is owned by those who stand to gain by controlling our opinions.
"I don't form an opinion until I hear three others on the subject."
It is very unusual to find three different opinions on any given subject, most being of the black/white good/bad variety, the author of that statement is admitting to not being able to form an opinion - obviously a product of the multiple-choice education system :)

gregra&gar said...

And "three other opinions" doesn't necessarily indicato different opinions, even though they may be expressed differently. Most people have to put their own little twist on things, not because of original thinking so much as the trick learned in school to keep from being caught cheating or copying.

By being media owners able to control what people talk about they silence talk about what the government wants ignored. If Paris Hilton were carried out of Iraqi rubble in a bloody blanket with more intimate parts than her pussy laid open to the TV, perhaps the Mainstream Masses might catch on to what the US is doing … maybe.

Pisces Iscariot said...

...maybe is right.
You're dead on about the opinions: change a word here so or there so as not to be accused of plagiarism (for the minority who actually bothered to check out plagiarism in the dictionary (that archaic book so seldom used these days)