“The regime had understood that one person leaving her house while asking herself:
“Are my trousers long enough? Is my veil in place? Can my make-up be seen? Are they going to whip me?”
– No longer asks herself:
“Where is my freedom of thought? Where is my freedom of speech? My life, is it livable? What’s going on in the political prisons?”
It’s only natural! When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression.
Showing your hair or putting on makeup logically became acts of rebellion.”
The freedom to think, ask questions, and express ourselves is a valuable essential endowed right to the human person. To be able to express and establish one’s beliefs remains a crucial asset in the preservation of genuine liberty. Indeed, we can’t afford for this most basic freedom to be suppressed or eliminated. Without the freedom of expression Art itself too becomes deluded into nothing more than a useful propaganda machine by tyrants that seek to influence the masses to accept their domination and control through the use of the arts.
In the current censorship climate that disturbingly has arrived on American Soil the freedom of expression and the press is being muzzled by the day. Big Tech such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter continue to implement aggressive censorship practices that increasingly highlights the apparent belief that Big Tech believes it has the right to shape what Americans can learn, believe, or even hear which is a shocking totalitarian concept or approach that on its face runs contrary to U.S. values.
About this sacred endowment of freedom of expression, an important question proposed during a recent riveting interview conducted on American Thought Leaders asks, How does self-government survive in an era of, as Bovard a Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute describes it, “massive, concentrated corporate control” over speech?
Hopefully we the people of the Untied of States of America can begin once again to see each other not merely through the lens of Right or Left-Democrat or Republican but as fellow Americans who primarily desire to maintain a free and thriving sovereign country. Of course as Americans we may have opposing views of how to achieve what would be in the best interest of the country but one solid factor remains apart of this noble aspiration is our liberty to freely talk about it.
Indeed despite the hostile censorship climate that seems to be growing everywhere their are people Left, Right ,and to the Center who want to be able to discover the truth, engage in discourse, and are therefore constantly realizing the value of maintaining the freedom of Expression. It is a living hope that through this pursuit in peace that Divine justice will be wrought in these digital areas of the public square so that future generations can enjoy this most basic and beneficial aspect of our human experience.
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