Tag Archives: Freedom of Speech

How the jester shines light on truth

Jesters: On the surface they exist simply to entertain, to poke fun at us and show us how silly we can be, but their added value lies in aiding society’s conscience, by illuminating the truth that may be right under our noses but which we’ve somehow missed or chosen to ignore.

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Do not take part in the lie

As Russian dissident and The Gulag Archipelago author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said: “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through […]

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Welcome to the Glasshouse, where even Tim Minchin is afraid.

The bible says ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone’. Starting things off with a bible quote is not very popular, I know. Just ask Disney, who removed any trace of Christianity from their latest film Tolkein, even though the author’s works, most notably Lord of the Rings, were heavily inspired by […]

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