Wednesday, May 13, 2015
"Maintaining Personal Integrity on the Internet." (And moral and intellectual consistency as well.)
If a person calls for violence against the evil flag-stompers, yet cheers the brave Mohammed cartoonists, there is a cognitive dissonance that needs to be sorted out. The same holds true for those who advocate harming the evil Mohammed cartoonists, while praising the brave flag-stompers. That is NOT to say that people should be prohibited from voicing their opinions; that would be counter to my constitutional oath. What I AM saying is that these statements conflict each other, and that publicly holding those conflicting positions undermines personal integrity. Both examples are expressions of free speech, and saying “you can’t” to either expression, while supporting the other, is hypocrisy.