Today’s highly interesting read (08/03/21): OFFENSE AND CONTROVERSY ARE NECESSARY IN A FREE SOCIETY

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Today’s read is dedicated to anyone who has been screwed or left frustrated after participating on social media. It’s from Christine Flowers, an attorney and a columnist for the Delaware County Daily Times. Here’s an excerpt:

There is nothing I have ever said, done, or written that could be considered so subversive that it warrants a warning. Being offensive or controversial is common course for a pundit, and those who don’t arouse strong emotions aren’t doing their collective job.

But offense and controversy are necessary in a free society, and even the most despicable opinions (like, in my case apparently, that the women of the #MeToo movement have become terrorists themselves) have a place. If you do not want to read them, hear them, digest them, that is your prerogative.

But, the social media tycoons and their sycophants on the left should not have the ability to act as guardians at the gate of free expression.

Read the entire column here.

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