Some things only need the briefest discussion - not simply because there is not much to say, but because it is of the utmost importance to cut to the chase. Why? Not simply for practical reasons - which are good enough. But because, if we talk ourselves out, mediate, indulge in some rhetoric - all we do is give more time, and more verbal garbage, to enemies of humanity and freedom who love to 'talk the senate to sleep' and worse - use the most reprehensible forms of pseudo-logic, pseudo-science and psuedo-theology to enforce upon everyone a tyranny that is at once of both majority and minority. And it should be noted - pseudo-logic, pseudo-science and pseudo-theology for the most part are pieces played together, in tandem across the board over several moves.
We all want to speak freely, we even make the mistake of assuming we take this right for granted. Do we really?
How many of us think of some obscene and ludicrous debauchery, some sexual caprice, some odd and depraved kind of orgy, or perhaps fantasise about how one might feel on a binge of drugs? How many of us think about killing an enemy or even killing a very evil and dangerous person - of being a hero [which, can easily result in a jail sentence as long as that of a very unpleasant criminal]. How many of us think of kinky sexual teases with strangers in public, that hot woman, or even that hot schoolgirl [or schoolboy] perhaps, or perhaps even a homosexual act. On the latter points - to fantasise of debauching a schoolgirl, and confessing ones sin, is tantamount to suicide - and to think of homosexuality, despite its formal legitimacy, will for the most part result in social exclusion even if it is only of the most subtle shade and hue. The point is this - we are forced to inhibit our speech at every turn, and the resultant is that at every juncture our very thoughts are policed and even suppressed and filtered by our own minds - something which Freud understood very well, he is not quite so obselete as some contemporary psychologists claim. How could he be? Considering that many sociologists remind us that we are still 'in the 19th Century' and think very much in terms of their double standards.
Go back only three centuries and you will see in their writings a candour we no longer have. We may not have the Church threatening to burn us alive for contravening its doctrines [we have the state and all its penal instruments and institutions instead] - but we cannot speak about fucking, pissing, shitting, vomiting, fighting, killing, debauching and whoring as someone in the supposedly more socially rigid Tudor era could.
If we so much as fart - we are criminal. If one falls deeply in love with a hot schoolboy, or a goat, or a wrinkly old woman, or even some odd object such as a public streetlamp - we are a leper. If one imbibes a little white or blue powder, to find God or find pleasure, ones friends or self - then again one is some unclean thing that must be ostracised, analysed, penalised - and all at great public expense.
It is of no surprise that we suffer large tax bills in the USA, UK and EU - when we insist upon social regulations that cut so deeply into our lives we can barely think about a little mischief, a little 'drinking, fighting and fucking'. Where do these regulations take us but deeper into insecurity which needs... More security and regulation - more doublethink, more doublestandards, more thought crime legislation - less free speech unless it is in concord with 'public interest' [which incidentally, is something very different from 'will of the people' - and will of the people is something that concerned Madison and his kind very deeply].
We need to re-enforce the liberty to think as we may, genuinely - and we will know we can do that when we can speak as we may - even if that speech be absurd and obscene, so ludicrous and debauched it would make the Marquis De Sade himself blush in shame. If one cannot talk about dirty and disgusting debauches with freaks, dwarves, disease infested whores and horrible wrinkly old women, and little boys - then we suffer the very severe problems I have briefed upon here - problems that threaten to lead the entire Western world, and consequently the globe, down cultural cul de sac - the personal and existential consequences of that are already being felt.