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  1. On Fascism

    by , 10-01-2017 at 09:08 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Strength through unity
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    "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire in his Essay on Tolerance

    Fascism is a word that is thrown around without people even thinking about what it means. It started as an Italian word for a political group, and it derived from the Latin word ‘fasces’, which was the bundle of rod from which an axe protruded. Until Mussolini started using the term it could have been applied to any political ...

    Updated 10-02-2017 at 05:10 PM by PeterL

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  2. Truly Free

    by , 08-14-2017 at 06:44 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    "I wholly disapprove of what you say and will defend to the death your right to say it"
    Voltaire


    Today I have seen a few things suggesting that NAZI's should be muzzled. Voltaire gave my response to that. When we start banning totalitarianists, we agree with them, because they want everything banned except what they like.

    In an ideal world everyone would agree with me, not because I would have forced them, but because they would have seen ...

    Updated 08-14-2017 at 06:48 PM by PeterL

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  3. Free Speech For All

    by , 11-21-2015 at 09:09 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    If no one ever said anything of value, then it wouldn't make any difference whether there was free speech. And if I were the only one in the world who knew any accurate information, then free speech would be pointless, because everyone except me would just make noise, rather than making real, useful speech. But it is possible that any and every person (almost) might utter something of value, so allowing free speech is a good idea. Please understand that this is my opinion; there are some people ...