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Monday, 11 January 2021

Quote of the day.

 “So, we must beware of a tyranny of opinion which tries to make only one side of a question the one which may be heard. Everyone is in favour of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage” Winston Churchill

Never more apt than the times we live in now.

Eddie

31 comments:

Tom said...

...I've not sure that it apt at this moment.

Laura. M said...

Siempre a favor de la libertad, no del libertinaje.
Cuidaros.
Un abrazo.

Ella said...

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
― George Washington

Chatty Crone said...

We are being censored here in America as we speak.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Absolutely correct! Nailed it!!!

JFM said...

I take quotes with a grain of sand.
As the times change so can the meaning ☕💮

Betty said...

Im not sure I am actually in favour of free speech at the current time as it can be dangerous to speak out if, for example, the speaker is challenging or disputing the Government rules for Covid! I am hearing so much on radio phone ins and then seeing on the news these anti lockdown protestors in the UK and wish they could be silenced to be honest.

Sandi said...

Trying to think of a way to post a roar here. Hmm. Well, ROAR!

Emma Springfield said...

I agree with the Prime Minister.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm trying to imagine how this applies to our situation right now in the states.

Susan Kane said...

Amen. Churchill was a wise man.

My name is Erika. said...

Nice quote.

Christine said...

very apt.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Unfortunately, so true.

Lowcarb team member said...

Laura. M said...
Siempre a favor de la libertad, no del libertinaje.
Cuidaros.
Un abrazo

Google translate:
Always in favor of freedom, not of debauchery.
Take care of yourself.
A hug.

DUTA said...

Sadly, "tyranny of opinion" has become the norm nowadays.

aussie aNNie said...

Freedom. for all. xx

CherryPie said...

So true xx

Carla from The River said...

Agree and thank you for sharing!!
Praying for our nation.. we are on a slippery road.

baili said...

this happens when some people think they are standing on top and below are insects only
the worst form of people indeed ,if they look at the mirror the truth will be terrified and embarrassing
blessings!

Teresa said...

Buen día.

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Hay que pensar bien lo que se va a decir. La libertad de expresión, no te da derecho a insultar a nadie.

Que tengas un buen año 2021.

George Pereira said...

Reminds me of:
I may not agree with what you say but I will defend with my life your right to say it.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great quote.

Jeanie said...

There are guidelines to free speech, I believe. Not yelling fire in a crowded theatre. Free speech is only so good as the valid facts behind it. Otherwise, it's just words and words can incite violence.

Breathtaking said...

Opinionated people usually don't liston to others, and can cause mayhem.

Divers and Sundry said...

All rights have limits.

sandy said...

The censoring that is going on is wrong.

Lowcarb team member said...

Teresa said...
Buen día

Google translate
Nice Day


VENTANA DE FOTO said...
Hay que pensar bien lo que se va a decir. La libertad de expresión, no te da derecho a insultar a nadie.

Que tengas un buen año 2021

Google translate
You have to think about what's going to be said. Freedom of speech doesn't give you the right to insult anyone.

Have a good year 2021


Magic Love Crow said...

So true!

Sue said...

I'm a great believer in free speech - the tricky part is identifying the bull s##t. Have a good one x