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Free Speech Is Dead

Is Free Speech Dead?

0:00 Introduction

We’ve had a lot of chaos over the last couple of years in the United States of America; like chaos in communities, like riots. What is that about? I believe it’s about a bunch of children and adult bodies.

Hello YouTube, Myron Golden Here again. Today, I’m gonna talk to you about the concept: Free Speech Is Dead. By the way, it’s not dead yet, but it’s on its way to being dead. And when Free speech dies, freedom dies. Your ability to be free will die. First it’s free thought, then it’s free speech, and then it’s freedom.

00:27 The First Amendment

I’m gonna read a passage of scripture that’s really, I think will really help us wrap our minds around this concept. And I’m gonna read the first Amendment. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Now, that is the first amendment of the Constitution. By the way, let me say this. There are a lot of people who don’t love America. I love America. I don’t think, I’m not delusional. I don’t think America is perfect. I’ve never been to a perfect place in my life. I know America’s not perfect, and I know America has got some very bad stains in its historical past, and some very bad stains on its historical present.I get all of that, but it’s still the most free nation in the world. That has not always been true for everybody in America, right?

01:25 Ephesians 4:14-15

Okay. So I’m gonna read to you two verses from the book of Ephesians chapter four. I think it’s verse 14 and 15. It says, “That we hence forth be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie and wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into all things, which is the head, even Christ.” Now, what does all that mean?

The reason I wanted to read that to you is we’ve had a lot of chaos over the last couple of years in the United States of America. Chaos in communities like riots and things. What is that about?

I believe it’s about a bunch of children in adult bodies, and the difference between a child and the and adult is not the age. A difference between a child and a real adult is responsibility. A child is not responsible. They’re not responsible to pay for the place they live. They’re not responsible to pay for their food. They’re not responsible to take care of themselves. An adult is supposed to do that. If you think about the word responsibility, it means to respond with ability. If you lack responsibility, and you don’t have the ability to respond with ability, the only thing you can do is react. Reactions are what children do. Responses are what adults do. We live in a country, in a world, where people grow up in their body and in their mind they stay a child.

02:53 Truth vs Error

Truth does not require that error remains silent in order for them both to exist in the same space. However, error requires truth to be silent in order for them to stay in the same space. In order for error to be fruitful and to multiply and to be popular, truth has to be silent. That is why there is such a consorted effort in the minds of the people, who already know they’re wrong, to silence the voices that oppose them.

If I really believe something, I can believe it all by myself. There’s not a multitude of people on planet Earth who can convince me that my name is Charlton Heston. Why? Because I already know the truth. My name is Myron Golden. There’s no group of people, it doesn’t matter how wildly they say, it doesn’t matter how many people are saying it. I know that I’m Myron Golden. So, when I know the truth, an error does not affect me. It’s like water off of duck’s back. But, oh, if I’m a lie, if I am really Myron Golden, but I’ve been telling people I’m Charlton Heston. Now, if people are gonna point out that I’m not really Charlton Heston and I’m Myron Golden, now I have to silence that voice because that voice is dangerous to me because I am a liar.

All truth has to do for error to go away is show up. But error has to silence the truth.

Now, here’s the problem we have in America. We have the problem in America that there are so many undisciplined out-of-control children in adult bodies. They can’t understand truth, they refuse, they can’t respond properly to authority. They refuse to hear truth because it makes them feel unsafe. My point is, because of all of these people who are out of control and they just wanna do whatever they feel like doing, now there’s an attack on free speech.

I still believe that a human being should have the right to believe that something is wrong. I believe that in the United States of America, according to the First Amendment, an adult should have the ability to believe something that’s wrong is right. I believe a person, if they wanna be a racist, I believe they should have a right to be a racist.

Even though I believe being a racist is wrong, they have a right to be a racist. For the same reason. Somebody should have a right to be able to walk around outside looking up, and say, the sky is greened and the grass is blue, the sky is green and the grass is blue. Like, how much time are you gonna spend arguing with that person? Exactly zero. Why? Because as Mark Twain said, “You never argue with an idiot because if you do, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

My ancestors were discriminated against, My parents were discriminated against. I was discriminated against. I had to be born in a hospital that had less resources, and as a result of that, I’d walked with a brace in my leg my whole life. That’s real discrimination. I can remember black and white fountains. That’s real discrimination. I remember the back of the bus.

But here’s the reality. All I’m doing is saying what other people are thinking and are afraid to think. Afraid to say. They’re afraid to say it because they’re afraid of what their neighbor might think. They’re afraid of what their cousin might think. They’re afraid of what their brother might think. They’re afraid of what their children. They’re afraid of what the media might think. But the REALITY is TRUTH.

If I don’t need you to believe what I believe in order for me to believe it, why do you need me to believe or be quiet about what I believe in order for you to hold onto your beliefs? Because that’s the real question and the real reason we want people who oppose us to be quiet is because we’re afraid we might actually be wrong. Either that or we already know we are.

06:28 Freedom of Speech

We better start letting our voices be heard, and stop only having these conversations on back channel. If you give me room to talk, I’ll give you room to talk.

I believe a person has a right to be a homosexual, but I still believe homosexuality is wrong. I believe a person has a right to smoke cigarettes, but I still believe smoking cigarettes is wrong. I believe a person has a right to commit adultery, but I believe adultery is wrong. I believe that a person has a right to be a racist, even though I believe being a racist is wrong.

And if you don’t have that kind of freedom, what you’re gonna end up with, you’re gonna end up with another situation like antebellum slavery. Another situation like Jim Crow law. Another situation like like Nazi-ism and what Hitler did to the Jews. You’re gonna end up with more situations like that because the first thing they do is they take away your ability to believe something and then they take away your ability to proclaim something.

Free speech is dead if we let our country keep going in this direction. And I will stand for a person’s right to be wrong, but I will also stand for my right to be right. And I will stand for my right to be right even in the face of wrong.

07:44 Truth and Love

Make sure that the truth doesn’t travel faster than love. If you’re gonna speak out against something or someone, don’t do it from a place of anger. Do it from a place of love that you have their best interest in mind. The truth should never travel without love. The truth should not travel faster than love.

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him that is all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

Hopefully, this will help you understand some of the things that are going on in the world. And so if you wanna come in here, be kind, be nice, be respectful, and you can disagree with me until the cows come home and I welcome it. All y’all, I’ll look forward to seeing y’all on the next video. Peace out, Cub Scouts.

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