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Spinoza on the Necessity of Free Speech

ShabShoral
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6/3/2016 12:43:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
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: At 10/2/2017 3:00:43 AM, YYW wrote:
: Bossy: You are Regina.

:Inferno wrote:
:You sound rather gay.

-- And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

"I believe that my powers of mind are surely such that I would have become in a
certain sense a resolver of all problems. I do not believe that I could have remained in
error anywhere for long. I believe that I would have earned the name of Redeemer,
because I had the nature of a Redeemer. "
Greyparrot
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6/3/2016 12:58:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2016 12:43:21 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
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That idea assumes a strong sense of Nationality.

Free Speech is ultimately a destructive force if the ideas don't converge at some point to enhance the general welfare of the nation.

We are living in a time where Nationalism in the USA is a generally censored idea, and fractious, petty individual needs trump the general welfare of the nation as evidenced in much of the covered free speech in the media. In this case, free speech only hastens the inevitable destruction of the nation as the citizens fall into distinctive, petty squabbling, and a more unified nation with a sense of purpose takes advantage.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations.
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.