Saturday 15 July 2023

Freedom is dying in Europe and in most places except the USA

“Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.” 

Judge Learned Hand, an American judge from the early 20th century whose curious name we all vaguely know, spoke a profound truth.

Love of freedom has long been considered shockingly right-wing by the opinion formers in Western Europe. Since at least the mid 1960s. 


  1. Free speech is freedom to say what you think right? Lol for a man who supports free speech and the right to insult you have a predictably thin skin . Insult away says you ( as long as it’s not me or my friends on the receiving end ) typical right wing snowflake.

    1. I think your previous coment was the first I didn't approve in years and I did so very hesitantly. I believe in freedom of speech and freedom to choose what I permit on here. Had you used your name I'd probably have allowed it.

    2. No. You remain quite selective in what you curate , facts and friends ,you always have been in my view. At least since Queens days. I do not know what fantasy world you lived in as a child

    3. Who is speaking, please? i wonder what you mean by curating facts and friends.