The issues of free speech has been raised in the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks. What is too far? Should free speech be moderated in any way?
Free speech should not be moderated in any way, as, where does it then end?
Educational lobby groups, individuals, and collective institutions should focus their efforts on teaching responsibility of actions, not, in how to limit or abberrate our freedoms in any way.
People should be encouraged to be creative from the source within for the benefit of the collective all, but should be taught more about how our actions have a rippling effect as if we drop a pebble into a still pond.
Teach and encourage ethics, personal responsibility, and above all freedom or choice, expression and satire.
Freedom is a relative position justified from the position of the observer. As we uplift our consciousness and breach through successive layers of dualities we intern expand our awareness and uncover a new scaffolding of relative freedom.
The concept of freedom thus, is quite limited as it can only exist within certain parameters. Thus, we should encourage collectively, the uprising of further and further and newer and newer freedoms as we strive for resolution on our mental body.
The concept of freedom then is one in which, if we limit in any way we then stain the fabric of our hearts and minds and give in to those whom would seek to keep man meek and depraved in darkness. Thus, the relative concept of freedom, is absolute, in its relativity.
Ask yourself – is what I am doing, reading, participating in creating a situation where I am able to uplift myself and develop a higher state of beingness where I am able to consider more and more points of view, which is the outcome of our expanded awareness?
Or, are we submitting ourselves where we believe in nothing but the doctrine of some would be guru or dictator .. or some other religious icon or Caliph. I challenge you to overcome your justification and think for yourself. Are you a follower, or someone whom is able to have their own opinion and dreams.
Remember – as Walter Russell has stated:
‘Fear of thought and fear of change are the two great anchors which hold civilization back, and hold the individual back.'<1> ‘
‘Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid … Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.'<2>
And, as could be no more adequately put:
‘At every crossroad on the way that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past.’<3>
‘The thinker has always been at an advantage over those who are content to be followers.’<1>
Enjoy the transmutation of falsity and the infinite choices available to the free mind.
- Walter Russell. Think, The First Principles of Business Ethics. (2003)The University of Science and Philosophy, 10.
- Betrand Russell, Why Men Fight.
- See, esp: Maurice Maeterlinck.