Archive for November 13th, 2013

Diversity and Freedom Cannot Coexist

This is a point I made here years ago:Image Hosted by

Wordism says that a society is united by a set of words, a doctrine.  The doctrine can be libertarianism or  religion or socialism or Fascism.

No union based on any form of Wordism can maintain freedom of speech.   Very soon someone using words will be attacking, or accused of attacking, the words on which the whole system is based.

This is what is meant when someone asks, “Is this freedom of speech or is this heresy?”   “Is this freedom of speech or is this Hate?”

Any society based on a set of words rather than a common identity must eventually defend those words from heretics by force.