Thursday, January 08, 2009

freedom of speech doesn't exist

I found out this week that you can't ask rational, reasonable questions if it relates to certain groups of people... Like asking if Israel is committing human rights abuses against Palestinians. You can't ask that, apparently, without being anti-semitic.
That strikes me as uncool.
I didn't even share an opinion about it [as i don't know enough to have an informed one yet]. I merely asked a question.
Another question is, could the USA be considered the world's largest terrorist organisation for violating international law to invade Iraq, along with every other atrocity they've been behind in the name of democracy [or should i say, Western capitalism?]. - See Chomksy to see where i get my indoctrination from.

I was delighted this year when a student asked me to stop promoting cocoa products as this was supported by child slavery in West Africa. I tried to get them to think further on the subject by teasing them about how that might be a good way to avoid child unemployment, and i found that some of them were as indoctrinated and unwilling to think beyond their curently held, overheard, half-truth version of events as many adults are. Others were prepared to step aside from existing ideas and think for themselves before slamming my ridiculous thought provoker.
There is hope.

5 comments:

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

For me, the worst thing is that you can't tell parents just how annoying they really are. And yet my father says that we live in a freee country.

MrWoody said...

Excellent comparison, NM.

Do you know anything about what's going on in Israel and "Palestine"?

Gaboose said...
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MrWoody said...

Gaboose - a splendid answer - of course you know my position on so called "child slavery" as a sensible answer to child unemployment. And as for chimney sweep sand their whining about sooty conditions and what have you, we all know that unswept chimneys provide a health hazard to adults who don't want to burn down in their houses.
needless to say, fully fledged adults should have more rights than mere children who haven't contributed to society much ... what do you think ;-)