The Right To Be Stupid?

The Right To Be Stupid?

In less than a month after he became the Secretary of State, John Kerry, defending "freedom of speech", told German students in Berlin: "In America you have the right to be stupid, if you want to be, and you have the right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be". He added: "Now I think that's a virtue. I think that's something worth it fighting for". Well, what can I say, everyone might have the right to be stupid, but John Kerry "abuses the privilege"*.

The dog in the photo has the "right" to be stupid. And maybe you and I too. But, it's baffling when our presidents, politicians and the media see stupidity as a "right worth fighting for". Is it really a "right", or a blanket excuse for them to lie endlessly and commit atrocities. Remember when George W. Bush said that God had told him "to end the tyranny in Iraq". We dismissed him as "stupid", but over half-million Iraqis died due to the conflict and more civilians are dying every day. And I've always wondered, what God's voice sounds like. Do you think W could tell me?

Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl XXXVIII half-time show lead to the passing of the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005. But unlike in Canada, there is no law against lying on the news here in the U.S. Nipples bad, stupidity a virtue, lying a right. God would be proud? Don't take Lord's name in vain, Don't kill and Don't spread a false report.

Recently, I've posted a number of articles related to "Freedom of Speech". If interested:
Freedom of Speech?
Freedom of Expression: The Right To Offend?
Freedom of ... Thought, Consciousness, Religion, Expression, Speech
The Right To Be Stupid?
Freedom Of The Press: Coercion vs Threat vs Self-Interest
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