Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Freedom of expression again

One or two comments in the past have criticised me for hiding behind my anonymity. Articles like this however make it clear to me that I am doing the right thing.  When the mohammed cartoons were originally published in the Jyllands Posten only two publications in the UK reproduced them, one a parish magazine, and the other a student publication, both very obscure and with very low circulations. In this bastion of freedom of expression, the UK, both publishers were forced to recall all copies and pulp them. 

Once they make the internet however the more objection is made, the more circulated the material becomes and the cartoons are now widely and freely available.

So the only way to exercise real freedom of expression is to remain a secret person. Otherwise not only are the religious fanatics likely to come and lob bricks through your window, you may also incur the displeasure of your employer, and even the security services. 

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more, well about this anyway. But the Swedish Hockey Association has a 'security chief'; the mind boggles.