Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855) Danish philosopher

Soren Kierkegaard Quote

“People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.”

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
~ Soren Kierkegaard

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RobertSRQ    11/9/07

The inclination must be there before they can think freely and before that happens they must indulge

J Carlton, Calgary

Unfortunately most of us are educated in State run schools which teach that the State is wonderful, and not much else. Critical thinking isn't on the menu.

warren, olathe

Have to have the ability to think before you can exorcise the freedom of though.

Dana, Lincoln

I find it ironic that those who scream loudest for freedom of speech are the same who would control thought.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Dana, Lincoln 6/16/23

Now it's the so-called 'liberals' that wish to censor.  Groupthink rules the statists, whether on the left or the right.

Thankfully, they have helped us identify what's true  whatever they call "misinformation."  This term was never used before the lies of the state were being exposed on uncensored social media bypassing the blamestream media.

'Liberals' today are just like their counterparts, the nationalist socialist democrats of Nazi Germany  propagandists.  They can't handle the truth! (So neither may you...)

Ken, Allyn, WA

Isn't that the truth, Dana? It seems to be that the only people who are likely to be the targets of the PC censors are those who are able to think. Every fool is allowed to spew nonsense, however.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Wouldn't it be much more pleasant if individuals had a more thought based speech pattern instead of the slamming doors, roaring engines, screaming lunatic patterns they demonstrate?

Mike, Norwalk

(-: I like it a lot ;-) To the quote's focus, how many can even begin to define freedom, liberty, inalienable rights, or individual sovereignty at nature's law? Freedom / freedom of thought is antagonistic to the ecclesiastical seminaries (government schools) of socialism and the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. Freedom of speech is becoming more accepted as the idiot yelling as loud as he can  "fire", in a crowded theater (when there is no fire)

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk 6/16/23

To learn the truth about anything, you first have to WANT to.  Then you have to tell the truth always (even "I don't know") to everyone and most importantly yourself.  Then look for it, high and low, and put it to the test.  Mostly you will discover the lies, and cast them aside one by one.  The truth is the truth is the truth  it already is so.  The rest are lies.

Be assured that whatever is being broadcast is what 'they' want you to believe.  Every. Single. Time.

The question then becomes, WHY do they want you to believe it?

Because the truth shall set you free.

The real issue is that most unthinking people do not even know that they are being held down by absolute lies.  They have been told who they are and what their obligations are, rather than answering the most fundamental questions themselves, "Who am I, and why am I here?"

That is why there is such a blatant war on 'identity' itself.  If they  can't convince you, they will try to confuse you...


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