Modulating Free Speech
With the gradual reduction in the power of kings, and the growth of democracy towards universal franchise, the concept of free speech became established as one of the essential factors in the process. Citizens free to criticise the government without fear of unfair retribution compelled politicians to listen to all views if they wished to retain their elected offices. Free speech emerged as an established human right in England during the eighteenth century and became enshrined in the constitution of the USA. Yet after nearly two centuries of unfettered speech, restrictions have been increasingly introduced on both sides of the Atlantic. Politically correct speech is becoming the norm and transgressors are loudly and widely condemned, as has recently been the fate of celebrities in the USA and in the UK.The Truly Golden Voices of History
Does Spain have an iconic female singer to rival those of other nations? Many singers bring to mind the pathos of times past or a period of turbulence. Gracie Fields symbolised the austere but homeliness of a pre-war Britain far removed from what it has since become. Gracie lost her citizenship when, during the war in which Italy was at war with England, the Lancashire nightingale married an Italian and departed for America. Would Vera Lynn have won the nation’s heart had her career not coincided with World War Two? Vera’s White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again evoke the sadness of war rather than they do the singer.The Scourge of Modern Slavery
It is said that people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. This is understandable but it gives pause for thought as to how much our opinions are shaped by propaganda and self-deception. Human bondage conjures up images of enslavement of Africans by Europeans. However, since its ‘abolition’ in 1807 by Europeans the scourge of slavery has increased. Slavery is now widespread and by association we are all sweatshop slave owners. Of 53 movies, mostly Hollywood productions, no less than 45 are based on African slavery. Needless to say ethnic African involvement in the capture and trade of their own countrymen is brushed aside.Why God Placed The World Into The Hands of 666
Those who are spiritual and have grown strong enough to ignore the things of the world and to listen to the voice within are now being called away from religious influence. Those who are not spiritual and who believe in what the false prophets teach are the one’s suffering God’s retribution.666 Controls The World By What He Did Almost 2,000 Years Ago
Most cannot escape the glue of religion and so they are locked into the ways of the world. Those who are spiritual, however, are coming away from the false gods in droves and are finding peace, healing, and greatness in the Spirit.