Come on, don't dissapoint me!
So, those "seditious bloggers" didn't stop there. Careless remarks, an oversensitive people involving the law in an issue it shouldn't be even involved in. Some 'debate' about freedom of speech. A false dichotomy between free/responsible speech.
Later, the Danish cartoon controversy erupted and the government went "I told you so!"
The issue was (mis)used as GP essay fodder, then forgotten.
But it didn't end there!
Now, another obscure blogger is on the wrong side of the law due to some 'offensive' cartoons. Some people are too petty and have too much free time in their hands.
This case will show whether those "seditious bloggers" have set a very dangerous legal precedent pushing too much power into the hands of the overzealous wanting to settle their personal vendettas. Say the wrong things online, and anyone who hates you sufficiently could use the law against you. Surely the frivolous use of the law is undesirable, let alone the personal consequences. And surely, it is a blow to the freedom of expression on the internet, because it also sets a precedent for arresting people for any speech on the internet.
The 'light touch' began a long, long time ago.
Why, 'Kalin', why-oh-why, did you have to make that 3 am phone call? Why must you open that can of worms? Who art thou? Agent provocateur or Pandora?
Why can't people know that not being offended is not a god-given right? Why don't they just stick to trading insults instead of involving the law; or better yet, learn to forgive?
Can't we all just get along? Or at least just disagree?
Come on, people, don't dissapoint me, I do have hope in humanity, you know. Surely, I can justify to myself that a specific subsection of humanity is defective, but you know I really, really don't want to.
I'll just say this: speech cannot be responsible unless it is free. With and only with freedom can you be responsible, otherwise it is naught but fear and want.
Being offended is overrated, anyway.