Three statements by former Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker made more than half-a-century ago, underline why the freedom of speech is so critical, now as then. 1st, "The reading of history proves that freedom always dies when criticism ends.", 2nd, "Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.", and 3rd. "Freedom includes the right to say what others may object to and resent... The essence of citizenship is to be tolerant of strong and provocative words." Pre-war Germany might be a good model for what happens when good people see what is going wrong with their society, but are frightened into silence by threats to their lives and livelihoods.
(Not sure why you're not posting my perfectly good comment. Here it is, basically again. Do you only post complimentary comments? I think it would be good for people to think about this, that maybe this prophecy is being fulfilled. It's actually a comforting thought when we see prophecy fulfilled.)
It looks to me like John the Revelator prophesied about the cancel culture in Rev. 13:16-17:
“And he causeth ... that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
This is exactly what is going on. They're saying that unless you go along with their agenda, they're going to have you fired or boycotted.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the cancel culture, which is happening all around us right now. Those that speak up are silenced and discredited, and others who would like to speak up are afraid of the same repercussions, so are silenced in fear.
Interesting article. It certainly gives some things to be more aware of.
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