In defence of obscenity

Whenever you hear the prattle of ‘Western values’ you should recall Gandhi’s words when asked what he thinks to Western civilisation: “I think it would be a good idea”. It’s undeniable, Charlie Hebdo spewed a lot of filthy racist trash. However, free-speech should extend to precisely those people with despicable viewpoints; but it’s odd that the West pretends it does so. If the French establishment did believe in free-speech then it wouldn’t have criminalised Holocaust denial. The same can be said of other countries, if the UK government gives a damn about free-speech then it should ditch its crazy libel laws. As Noam Chomsky once … Continue reading