Truth (Mill)Tolerance (Bollinger)Democracy (art xix) Would any politician be against it…
Almost 300 years ago The state as threat, discussion was on imprimatur
Revolution & rights
In the hands of a small clique Means of production
Enter the net :)
Freedom as side effect
Freedom by agreement (of a homogeneous group) Open end-to-end Packet switching “liberal” ideology
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace Governments of the Industrial World, you wearygiants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leaveusalone. You are not welcomeamongus. You have no sovereigntywherewegather. Barlowe, 1996
Freedom as bi-product
There is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits… Milton Friedman
Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip, but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip.
Lone voices in the crowd/cloud
Inadvertent censorship affordances
german engineer problem
Evil euLa Thought control?
When states wash their hands… Regulation by proxy
What can be done?
What its there for! Remember…
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
What I want… Freedom of speech on the platforms of others Return of the state End of regulation by proxy
It’s the hypocrisy that I find insulting or remove free speech as a human right…
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