Free speech to some people is not a huge issue. To other people, free speech is the most important issue forever and always. Here on the Devil’s Advocates, we pride ourselves in being mostly apathetic jokesters who claim no responsibility to help make the world a better place. Since we are agents of chaos, society is here mostly for our amusement. Once in a great while, however, we find the issue that calls us into being the heroes that society deserves. Free speech is that issue. The day that some primitive fool on the other side of the globe threatens what we can and cannot say because we might insult their favorite fairy tale or nursery time is the day we insult that fairy tale or nursery rhyme 100 times more than previously. Free speech is the foundation for all aspects of a non-oppressed life. It should be protected with everything we’ve got- from America’s armed forces and their god-like powers of destruction, to a lone individual who will draw Mohammed and post it on Facebook just because he can. These are the thoughts that we’ve been focused on this past week as we’ve been hiding in our fallout bunker after last week’s unapologetic review of Islam and Mohammed. Today, we explore how free speech faces serious problems in the face of a cowardly media, sensitive faiths that can’t withstand question, and the strange desire social justice warriors have to overly protect issues that don’t need it.
“What’s an example of this?” You ask… well, perhaps the college that cancelled doing “The Vagina Monologues” is a good place to start. You see, some people thought that the Vagina Monologues weren’t inclusive of those without vaginas. “You mean men?” No, silly! Girls with no vagina because they USED to be men, but are now living as chicks with dicks. Now don’t get me wrong- I love jerking off to some tranny porn and then not admitting it to anyone as much as the next person, but not EVERYTHING has to include EVERYONE. No one seems bothered that “the Vagina Monologues” is also not inclusive of half the population who embrace their penis. Limiting free speech for sensitivity is a dangerous game, and in this week’s episode, you’ll see why free speech is the one issue that causes us to stand up and rage against the dying of the light… because it’s the only thing keeping knowledge flowing into the darkness. The ignorant, the violent, the uneducated, the childish… the only weapon payload against this is knowledge, and the only delivery mechanism is free speech.