02-16-2009, 08:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
| | Sometimes we say more when we don't speak...
"Does it restrict our freedom if we are told not to use certain words because a minority may consider them to be offensive? Who should decide?"Your language is a witness to your mind. On this note, I think it would restrict our freedom if someone tried to put words into and out of our heads... fortunately that's not possible, not in an 'administrative' way at least (not talking about the 'in' and 'out' words). I'd rather have someone 'speak their mind' than 'resticting' themselves and thinking it anyway - which is maybe the darkest of white lies. And if you are forced to enjoy the London tube twice a day at rush hour, oh well, you'd meet a lot of 'them'... not realizing you're becoming one yourself. And down there in the tunnels, 'retard' is a rather harmless word... So it's always a matter of context I believe, and your qualities as a HUMAN being.