Freedom of speech needs to be maintained, but more and more I see scenarios arise where people are afriad to speak up because of peer pressure and that peer pressure eminates from media indoctrination ..... these days, if some ficticious scenario is enacted often enough on TV, it then becomes accepted in real life.gingertom wrote:Agreed.Rocker wrote:I for one don't air problematic views. I air my views. Other people might have a problem with them.The one great advantage I have found living in Ireland is that I have freedom of expression. Travelling in Asia and Europe I have met people of all generations who have lived under the most repressive regimes and lived in fear of their lives for opening their mouths. Lord spare us that ever the irish should be beaten down or lose their freedom of speech.
In my opinion, just because we have foreign TV series showing attention seeking young people behaving badly abroad on holidays ..... it should not be seen as acceptable behaviour in our society. People still know right from wrong, but the lines are getting blurred by the day and anyone who tries to stop the rot will soon see how deep the problem is. The problem is all around us, society is losing its structure and we are seeing more and more pychos killing people like that poor nurse in Scotland. I have no idea what the simple answer is, but I do believe we all need to speak up if we see something wrong.