Friday, February 03, 2006

Why Freedom To Ridicule is So Important

Mac Johnson has one of the best write-ups I have seen on why a democracy must have the right to ridicule. I particularly like this one paragraph.

Muhammad Cartoons:
Global Lynch Mob Attacks Free Speech
by Mac Johnson
Posted Feb 03, 2006

But because of the free speech of one newspaper, the governments of many Muslim nations are encouraging a boycott of every company in Denmark. No butter cookies for you, Fatima! Several firms with formerly large subsidiaries in the Middle East have been put out of business in the region, and in several cases their employees have been attacked. This would be as silly as disliking the actions of the United States and deciding to burn down a Kentucky Fried Chicken and kill all its employees. Oh wait, that actually happened in Pakistan


dag said...

I'm completely shut down by hackers, and so too is gates of vienna. Any ideas out there? I can't get IBA either.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

All the sites in IBLOGA seem to be back up as of now. Hackers may hack, but they can't keep us down for long. "We shall overcome."