How do you balance freedom of speech with societal protection?


There’s a lot to be said for the wisdom of the crowd. It’s at odds with the conservative instinct for control and manipulation albeit stemming from good intent, they error and sometimes especially on fresh topics where the truth has not been resolved, it is better to be cautious… which is ironic of course in the face of conservatives…

So, for example I posted yesterday in the Covid thread an expert is wondering about what is really going on… "This Is Worrying Me Quite A Bit": mRNA Vaccine Inventor Shares Viral Thread Showing COVID Surge In Most-Vaxxed Countries | ZeroHedge

That the link there is Zerohedge playing into this too… some will whine about the messenger but be it propaganda wing of the UK (why does that exist??); Zerohedge; RT; or some wingnut-antivax; or other random loud-voice - does it matter?.. the truth matters and we need more of the critical thinking that helps resolve that.

We need to be less tolerant of fallacies and more demanding of what we accept as necessarily accurate. Part of this is analogous to Government, resolving sources that we prefer to help represent the effort required.

Still, we should hesitate discounting any point of view… even the most contrary viewpoint can be inverted and enlightening… if only as a statement of the real balance of opinion. The error too often from Governments and conservative drones, is to create an illusion and loose track of the reality of opinion and what matters.


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