420 chars #6

Free speech involves two rights, to speak and to hear. We have to exercise both. Understanding breaks when the few shout down a speaker, when the many shout down the few, when speech is so ugly everyone leaves, when hate overwhelms respect, and when free speech costs money. If we don’t tune out the corporate media bullhorn, if we don’t seek reason, we hear only money. Use the free Internet. Dissent. Listen & respect.

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About Greg Bryant

I teach writing and literature at Highland Community College in northeast Kansas.
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