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The Defense of the True West

Today i got the email on the proposed censorship of the web, and i signed the petition http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?cl=1391067562&v=11160 and wrote this on my Facebook wall:

‘The price of freedom is eternal vigilance’. Without freedom, all our struggles for love, beauty and truth are suppressed. And that would be far, far worse than just having to put up with all the silliness and waste our freedom has allowed to proliferate (on FB as much as anywhere!). No, ALL suppression of human freedom of thought and speech is a waste of the entire spectrum of human aspiration, the high and noble as well as the frivolous.

I hope this threat of censorship is not what it sounds like, but we can’t afford to be complacent! I believe we could have come to a point in history where, just as at the rise of Nazi Germany, we have to stand up and defend what our forefathers and mothers have fought for. I for one believe it is time for the philosophical and literal ‘Defense of the True West’. (my phrase – we DO have precious things in our culture to defend.) I don’t know how this strikes you – any comments?

i know there’s a lot of anger against the excesses of the Free West, but that must not blind us to its wonderful, noble heritage of idealism and courage. Where would we be now if churchill had not stood up and said ‘we will fight on the beaches… we will never surrender’? But the true enemy is not evil empires; at bottom it is evil thoughtforms, that deny freedom, deny the rights of individuals to seek for better things and make their own mistakes and learn and grow for themselves, see good and evil and make free and informed choices. Let us be vigilant NOW, before it’s too late!

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