There has been growth in the absolutist sphere lately, with a number of blogs seeming to come together. First we have the outstanding intellectual contributions from the GA Blog, and now we have the Daring Danny blog, whose issue with freedom of speech I would like to add to-
Simply put, freedom of speech is a fallacy. A really simple, and obviously stupid one at that.
There is no circumstances in which freedom of speech can exist. It is really obvious. All political and social organisation takes for granted that there are barriers to possibilities of action within that sphere, and therefore places a barrier on what can, and cannot be said- just look at the list of exclusions in to the First Amendment.
It is so obviously stupid it leaves you dumbfounded. The Liberal TRADITION is really the most stupid development in human history.