Salman Rushdie’s Stabbing Should Remind Us That Free Speech Is a Nonnegotiable Progressive Value
Conservative MSM heads explode when Bernie Sanders defends Donald Trump's right to speak on public social media platforms.
It's almost as if main stream left opinion isn't reflected by the Twitter blue checkmarks and "left" media like MSNBC.
The left has historically been on the side of free speech because typically it was the left's speech rights being taken away.
I think the #freespeech debate rests fundamentally on what your view of humanity is. Those against free speech I suspect think that most people are dumb and cannot be trusted to think for themselves. Those who tend to favour free speech generally think more favourably of people and their ability to reason for themselves. The intellectual elites in both the former Soviet Union and the United States both had this contempt for ordinary people in common. I find that very interesting.
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