Why does free speech matter? It matters for many reasons, but especially because free speech leads people to the truth.
Truth emerges victorious in a free marketplace of ideas. People hunger for the truth—they are drawn to it, and they are willing to suffer to defend it. Truth is what is—it is not dependent upon belief for its existence.
Those who love the truth love free speech. Only those for whom the truth is the enemy of the state are afraid of opposing or new ideas. Only those tyrants who do not love truth hate free speech and fear or crush ideas that oppose their own.
Truth has reality on its side, and nothing can change the nature of truth and turn it into a lie. Not torture nor a powerful totalitarian government nor intense pressure that insists on a particular train of thought and punishes anyone who deviates from it. And conversely, nothing in the world can turn a lie into truth.
No matter what these tyrants do to force people to believe a lie, to express a lie, to live a lie, that lie will never be the truth. It will never trick reality into becoming an illusion. No matter how powerful a tyrant is, he has no power to make something real that isn’t.
I am reading Rob Dreher’s book, “Live Not By Lies,” and it is fascinating and timely. Although he published the book fairly recently, in the Fall of 2020, the “soft” totalitarianism of western culture that he warned about has advanced significantly, and in many ways and in many countries cannot be called “soft” anymore.
This has happened in many cruel ways, including forcing dangerous, experimental and increasingly ineffective medicine on people with draconian consequences for refusal, devastating lockdowns that don’t make sense and compliance with harmful policies that defy logic, for example, vaccine passports that make the people vulnerable to control. As RFK Jr. so eloquently said, “The minute they hand you that vaccine passport, every right that you have is transformed into a privilege contingent upon your obedience to arbitrary government dictates.”
The world has reacted to all of this in a mighty way, taking to the streets by the millions and protesting peacefully in unity with a common purpose—freedom from tyranny.
But most people are not aware of that happening, as the media has not only ignored these highly newsworthy events, but the powers that be have also aggressively censored any mention of it.
So after months of the peoples’ voice being ignored, the peaceful protests that consist of those who are fighting for freedom stepped up a notch. They are now just as peaceful. Just a bit harder to ignore.
Enter the Canadian truckers (and the subsequent trucker convoy movement all over the world). God bless these people for standing up for freedom! May God protect them and may the leaders begin to listen to the people once again!*
The links below may have to be cut and pasted in your browser, but they are worth your time to do so. If you have only watched main stream media you will be in for a surprise as to what has actually been happening around the world during these past few months!!! God bless you!!*
P.S. (*It is a bit comical that since the Canadian Prime Minister could not ignore the truckers, he unsuccessfully tried to minimize their cause. This was met with quite a bit of levity.
He called them a “small fringe minority with unacceptable views.” There are tens of thousands of trucks and hundreds of thousands of people–the videos above will give you a small taste of the massive and heroic effort to restore freedom to Canada.
The contrast between his statement and reality was so hilarious that Elon Musk tweeted that the only “fringe minority” appears to be the government!
Regarding the “unacceptable views” — these were without a doubt the cries for freedom from the totalitarian edicts foisted upon the people. The longing for freedom is only unacceptable to elitist totalitarians.
Finally, since he was unable to ignore them and unable to discredit them, a fraud was put into the crowd with a fully covered face and a professionally created flag that had a truck prominently displayed with a confederate background, very odd that a Canadian would even care about the reference. It was clearly a setup for the media and so that the elite could use a trigger word “racist” against the working class. A video of the event shows that he was discovered immediately and shouted down by the crowd, revealed as a Canadian version of a “Ray Epps,” and he finally left in disgrace.
All of the attempts to crush the peoples’ cries for freedom have been futile. Now we pray for the safety of the truckers and the return to a free society by western leaders. Already some have responded and have declared Covid restrictions to be over—countries like England, Ireland and Denmark. May the rest regain their freedom once again!)