Words witchcraft and who's fault is it
#1
There was a girl who was sentenced to prison and probation for manslaughter for telling her boyfriend to kill himself and him doing it.  Maybe there was more to the story but people say they'll kill themselves all the time.  I don't believe the girl should have been punished by the state, if she had told him to , and he not done it, no problem.  If someone says they'll kill themselves apparently and you don't help them then you are an accomplice, or something. I argued that musicians that tell you to, like this bloodhound gang song, would be extremely liable if someone said it was because of this song.  Some TV Network is making a series about this girl.

My problem is in the fault.  I don't believe any word should be censored, there is no authority in their words unless you give them.  Your actions are not because of their words.  This got me thinking about witchcraft being words.  The words conjured the magic, people have always been afraid of the words, and burned for the words.  They can't take responsibility, it was the words of the witch.  You said the n word, your a witch, you said kill yourself, your a witch.   I'm not advocating for these words to be used, I dont use them outside of reference.  

I just don't like authority, or censorship.


Peanut butter honey banana sandwiches
Reply
#2
The censorship/free speech thing is one of the knottiest of our current issues.  On the most elemental level, where does the right of free speech apply?  Does it apply equally to the "private" realm as it does the "public" realm (loosely using the Arendt-ian meaning of those terms)?  I think most people would think not. 

The world of social media has accentuated this notion to the extreme.  Are Twitter and Facebook, for instance, entities that exist in the private or the public realm?  If Twitter and Facebook exist in the private realm, are they not allowed to regulate the discourse that exists on their platforms according to their own terms-of-service? 

This issue is going to be a long slow slog.
You can't hate me more than I hate myself.  I win.

"When the spirit of justice eloped on the wings
Of a quivering vibrato's bittersweet sting."

feedback award
Reply
#3
Gaslighting is witchcraft
Peanut butter honey banana sandwiches
Reply
#4
(05-27-2022, 10:50 AM)CRNDLSM Wrote:  There was a girl who was sentenced to prison and probation for manslaughter for telling her boyfriend to kill himself and him doing it.  Maybe there was more to the story but people say they'll kill themselves all the time.  I don't believe the girl should have been punished by the state, if she had told him to , and he not done it, no problem.  If someone says they'll kill themselves apparently and you don't help them then you are an accomplice, or something. I argued that musicians that tell you to, like this bloodhound gang song, would be extremely liable if someone said it was because of this song.  Some TV Network is making a series about this girl.

My problem is in the fault.  I don't believe any word should be censored, there is no authority in their words unless you give them.  Your actions are not because of their words.  This got me thinking about witchcraft being words.  The words conjured the magic, people have always been afraid of the words, and burned for the words.  They can't take responsibility, it was the words of the witch.  You said the n word, your a witch, you said kill yourself, your a witch.   I'm not advocating for these words to be used, I dont use them outside of reference.  

I just don't like authority, or censorship.



I truly see where you are coming from.  The issue is that words have power, just as a car or a gun.  Words can not be used indiscriminately without consequence.  Just as you can not use a gun, car or other instrument of possible destruction with absolute immunity.  The first ammendment does not absolve us of responsibility.  It simply means that we can not be jailed for criticizing our government.  The whole premise of this forum is that words matter.  Just my thoughts
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!