(Revision 1: 2018)
Because of the ‘Totalitarian Jihad Hate Speech’ in the Qur’an and Anti-Jew Hatred recorded in the Mein Kampf a lot of people around the world are demanding the banning of these books. The problem is that the banning of any book immediately censors ‘Freedom of Speech’ and kills the valued belief of defending someone’s right to say it, even when we disagree with what they are saying, even when the remarks we dislike, makes our blood boil.
The right to ‘Freedom of Speech’ is a very valued component of ‘Liberty’ and allowing the existence of ‘Big Brother Censorship’ invites ‘Totalitarianism’ to take over control of society and such political power, which bullies enforced censorship, is not acceptable not now, not ever. So how do we deal with the problem of ideas which are clearly ‘Violent and Totalitarian’ representing a ‘Clear and Present Danger to Society’?
The answer lies in the establishment of the following legislated law and order policy…
By law every copy of the Koran, Mein Kampf and Communist Manifesto should have a warning printed on the inside of front cover for all future generations…
Warning: “The ideas in these books are Insidious and Completely Totalitarian tabling what a world that values ‘Liberty’ in ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Freedom of Choice’ must always reject. The ‘Dictatorship Anti-Freedom Fixed Dogma Ideology’ and ‘Hate Speech’ in these documents represent a very clear and present danger to all living persons that treasure ‘Freedom’.” #
These books must never be banned or censored, lest we forget that such evil ideas do exist in the minds of men who seek to rule others. We must never forget that such ‘clear and present dangerous ideas’ are eternally a constant threat to the ‘Free World’.
Censorship must never ban these evil books, because it would open the door to some future generation dictator reinventing another ‘Tyrannical Document’ that a new generation must fight in the name of protection of ‘Liberty’ for all.
# Of course, in reality… no government will ever print such a warning label on these three books like they print warning labels on a packet of cigarettes, even though totalitarian doctrine is more dangerous to the health and wellbeing of society than a packet of cigarettes.
The emphasis purpose of this paragraph is to identify the serious dangerous ideas that are contained in these books and that society that wants to live free must recognise and reject in education, so that children know why the wisdom of walking away from such dangerous ideas is essential to the protection and preservation of ‘Libertarian Values’.
Stay Alert… Stay on Target…
Reject ‘Blasphemy Law’ & Protect ‘Freedom of Speech’.
Remember the famous true statement often attributed to Voltaire, but was said by Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868-1939) under the pen name ‘S.G. Tallentyre’ in which she wrote in 1906 in her biography of Voltaire titled ‘The Friends of Voltaire’ she tabled reality on the ‘Principles of Freedom of Speech’ and wrote…
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
Francois-Marie Arouet (1694-1778)
French Writer, Historian & Philosopher
Advocate & Defender of…
# Civil Liberties
# Freedom of Religion
# Freedom of Expression
# Free Trade
# Separation of Church & State
Voltaire was a ‘True Champion Defender of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Choice’.
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”
Voltaire once said… “Common sense is not so common.”
“Species that don’t change- Die!” (i)
(i) Source: Star Trek Voyager Science Fiction TV series Season 4: Part 1 ‘The Killing Game’.
Fiction stories often table moments of philosophical wisdom and truth. Such insight can sometimes be found in the best and weirdest and darkest of stories. Even a bad film can contain a glimmer of insight if we stay alert.
“Some people think because they are stronger or meaner they can push you around…but it’s only true if you let it be. The world is what you make of it.” (ii)
Linda Hunt… Actress speaking as her character, in Western Movie, 1985.
(ii) Source: Movie ‘Silverado.’ Written by Lawrence Kasdan & Mark Kasdan, spoken by actress ‘Linda Hunt’. An excellent modern post-western styles film, classic fun to watch, produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
“Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavour to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them? Why does it always crucify Christ, and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?” (iii)
Henry David Thoreau 1849
Francis of Assisi, Italian friar, founder of the Franciscan order, recognised the importance of conscience when he made the following statement…
“If a superior gives any order to one who is under him, which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet, he shall not be dismissed.” (iv)
Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi was canonized in 1228, as a Saint. Cosmicism does not recognise the title saint but does give respect to those persons who deserve such respect. And clearly Francis of Assisi was a man of great honour and is respected by ‘Cosmicism’.
“Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.”
Henry David Thoreau 1849
The above quotes verify the old ‘Walt Disney’ teaching during the 1950’s and 1960’s “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide”. (But of course, that valid adage philosophy, only works with caring people that have integrity and do have a conscience).
But the real message is this…use ‘Cosmic Law’ which is ‘Common Sense Law’ to guide ‘Legislated Law’ and to guide our ‘Moral Laws’ i.e. ‘Reality Based Ethics’, and to guide us in the ‘Art of Living’ true to God, decency, children, humanity and the ‘Free World’.
And thus, the following words say it accurately…a guideline we should always live by…
“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as for the right.”
Henry David Thoreau 1849
(iii) Source: Thoreau, Henry David, Essay… ‘Civil Disobedience’ originally released in 1849 Titled ‘Resistance to Civil Government.’ By Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). This essay influenced Mahatma Gandhi & Martin Luther King. Book titled: The Portable Thoreau Edited by Carl Bode Published by the Penguin Group. First Published in the United States of America 1947. First read by Allan Ivarsson in 2003. Dry heavy reading- essential insight to the investigative philosopher striving to increase their understanding– A good book.
(iv) Microsoft Bookshelf 1996-97 Edition. Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99.
Author’s Note: ‘Censorship’ was first published in pdf format on e-mail to global friends on 6th August 2015. And republished in book ‘Insanity of Hate’ in 2017. This latest publication is a 2018 revision statement with an additional # two paragraph insertion.
Allan Peter Ivarsson © 2014, 2018
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