Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I knew that protesters at political conventions, and events like the G20 meetings, tend to be limited to a certain area.  But today I learned that it is very common to do such limiting, not just as such functions, and to call the area something innocuous like 'Free Speech Area'.

I don't know. 

On the one hand, I don't think events should be disrupted by protesters, particularly when its the case that the protesters will never be satisfied until the other side is burned to the ground, and salt strewn.  On the other, free speech shouldn't mean 'in this limited area where no one can hear you'. To me, that's censorship.

I guess it comes down to whether I agree with the protesters?

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