" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

February 3, 2017

The Price of Free Speech?

Probably something to be expected in Russia where there is no such thing as "free speech" -
Russian critic Vladimir Kara-Murza suffers sudden organ failure
Unlike the home of the brave where everyone has a right to "free speech", right?-)
JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books
"Harry Potter author JK Rowling has hit back at Twitter users who threatened to burn her books following her criticism of President Trump.
Rowling's recent Twitter feed has been filled with her retweets criticising the president's recent travel ban.
Some followers have taken umbrage with her stance, with several saying they have burned her books or plan to do so, and one suggesting she "should stay out of politics".

"Another Twitter user posted: "You're a grown ass woman whose entire career is based on stories about a nerd who turns people into frogs
Stay out of politics.""
Nerds and frog magic?
Trump supporters would never get involved in those dark arts, would they?
"Rowling responded: "In - Free - Countries - Anyone - Can - Talk - About - Politics.
"Try sounding out the syllables aloud, or ask a fluent reader to help.""

I guess no matter how much you polish a toad you never get it to look like a frog.
Did I get the spelling of "toad" right in that last sentence?-)
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind...and the Willows?
But I guess "free speech" is as rare as "free parking" these days.
And the way things are going it won't be long before books aren't the only things being burned again.
But I had better stay out of all this "free speech" talk in case I get Trumped by someone who does have the right to it. 
After all I'm just an Australian fresh out of leg irons;-)

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