June 26, 2019
Not trusting any meme or even a single source on the Internetz these days, I spent some time trying to run down the source of the free speech quote that is so popular, the one so commonly attributed to Voltaire. Can it be that it was a complete invention from the early 20th century? Does that affect the . . . validity. . . of the idea – whether it was Voltaire or someone else that made the statement? Who determines what ideas are more valuable, meaningful. . .correct? Is any idea, thought, belief really so dangerous that it must be completely banned?