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Freedom of Speech

February 1, 2016

“Is it okay to yell “movie” in a crowded firehouse?”

Steve Martin

It’s a nice concept,  but when groups, (forget the government ) of every type, create environments of fear and hostility that, if you say this, your a racist,  or if you express that, you’re sexist, or if you mention something out of context,  you might be liable.

Therefore, the non-monetary price that is paid, could be some breakthrough dialogue that inspires peaceful revolution, which may be curtailed, not because of regulation, but fear.

Yet, the plus side of this unintended hampering,  forces the writer, speaker or artist to get creative to use words in such a way that the recipients consciousness is raised to the point where becoming less racist,  sexist, less violent was their idea.

You know, those Oprah “a ha” moments.

“Let it be their idea.”   5FM

Kind of like using “Irish Diplomacy”  where you tell a person to go to hell, in such a way that they look forward to taking the trip.

So, conceptually,  is it okay to yell “fire” in a crowded movie house?

Our current collective theory, says no.

However,  I think that for our species to evolve,  it should not only be allowed, but encouraged, as a means necessary to get in touch with our inner knowing and for each individual to decide whether or not there really is a fire.

Otherwise,  we are allowing ourselves to being molded into soul dead consumers of bad ideas, hell bent on having expectations that if we adhere to the norm and acceptable, we’ll be “protected”.

From what, or when? Hmmm.

We are all going to die anyway,  might as well go, knowing our world,  instead of repeating these incarnations,  till we get it right.

From → 5FM, humor, Paradox, Quotes, random

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