Free speech of Mr Bean

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

It is sad that a comedian has to do what politicians are afraid of doing – defending free speech. Rowan Atkinson in Great Britain, of course. Our comedians, I mean those not in Parliaments or media, still milking their old jokes on Bush, Palin, and Hanson, adjusted to Abbott and his wife, do not have to worry about their freedom of expression. As long as they follow the party line… By the way, UK’s section 5 is practically our section 18C.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to Free speech of Mr Bean

  1. TurnCoat says:

    Free speech is not given by the ruling class. It has to be taken.

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