Back in 2004, I was chatting with the person who dragged me kicking and screaming into the precious metals sector in 2001. The problem with diving into the world of precious metals is that it’s the equivalent of involuntarily taking the “red pill.”  The truth-seeking news and analysis that accompanies researching the monetary and financial system opens your eyes to realities and truths that would never be encountered by limiting one’s source of information and news only to the mainstream media plus the Wall Street and Capitol Hill spin machines.

My biggest problem and source of anxiety is that once you “see” the red pill realities, you can not “unsee” them.

I recall that, after processing the tech bubble crash, Enron, 9/11 and the illegitimate attack on Iraq, my friend and I decided that eventually we would see events and occurrences that really blow our minds.  I can say with 100% conviction that the attack on free speech and the effort to eradicate it truly blows my mind.

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” (Orwell, “1984”)

A “Time” magazine columnist is the latest mainstream media writer to fire missiles at free speech. Incredulously, she argues that men care more about free speech than women – not sure how she comes to that conclusion other than simply regurgitating the vomit from a Stanford University Communications Department professor.

“War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.” (ibid)

George Washington University law professor and noted truth-seeking commentator and legal analyst, Jonathan Turley, eviscerates Time’s Charlotte Alter’s arguments for eradicating free speech. Alter argues that “free speech” meant something different when the Framers created the Constitution – that it means something entirely different now. No, Charlotte, “free speech” is an absolute. It either exists or it does not exist.

As Turley states, “free speech is a basic human right” not limited to the First Amendment. Those who seek to limit or eradicate free speech look to exert full political and Governmental control over the populace. Dismantling the right to unfettered self-expression is the lynchpin of the transition from a democratic political system to totalitarianism. Anti-free speech advocates thereby are endorsing Rule of Man over Rule of Law.

I highly recommend reading Turley’s essay carefully: Time Columnist Denounces Free Speech as a White Man’s “Obsession”

Unfortunately the voices like Turley’s will be drowned and cremated. Life is short and it goes quickly. Cherish what little freedoms that remain – they’re not going to last much longer. It’s too late for me to un-take the red pill and in its place swallow the blue pill. And I suspect that eventually blogs like mine will be blocked from the internet.