Breaking News Feature/ — Asia — 1/08/2016 //– ‘Freedom of Speech’ is the narrative that is vastly and quite pretentiously used by certain quarters, to not only validate, but justify and vindicate the sacrileges, profanities and religious blasphemies.
The notion of an ‘absolute free speech’ serves as a pretext as well as the basic ‘construct of interpretation’ for the motives ahead of certain sentiments-injuring acts and the nefarious designs behind igniting the hatred inflaming.
Todays’ radical debate, as well as a serious communal-issue of the moment is, “… Mr. ABC holds an ‘absolute right’ to free speech”, or “…No compromises can be made on ..Mr. XYZ’s ‘freedom of expression’..” etc. These narratives are being narrated and re-narrated by many people so senselessly and inconsiderately, that it appears as if one has never paused for a moment and thought of the stark implications for what he or she is stating or endorsing of!
The Dogma-notion of Free Speech:
Does the ‘free speech’ notion hold an absolute value anywhere…? Even in the western culture…? Can ‘freedom of expression’ be meant for; over-riding the humane and ethical deeds—sabotaging the entire ethico-moral codes—bulldozing the whole cross-communal or inter-ethnic human values system..? These are some thorny questions posed over to the mind that holds some rationality, any sense of right and wrong, or at least, a more or less conscience or some scruples of righteousness within one’s self.
Exercising ‘free speech’, that may ardently injure or sensitively indignant a certain ethnicity, is criminalized, in almost all western countries. Henceforth, the sacrileges and profanities crossing all the limits of ethical or moral codes, and even in most of the cases abolishing all humanity-based values, cannot be rationalized, by any means or on any account, to be permissible or tolerable to mutilate, harm and detriment the inter-ethnic peace of global communities by planting the seeds of hatred abhorrence or blasphemies.
There exists nowhere in the world where licenses are granted that one can flagrantly say and blatantly express whatever he or she likes to; but reasonably, there are certain limits that one is supposed to be within.
However, pretty conversely, the kind of the ‘moral trait-outlook’ manifested by certain vagrant quarters, on the face of ‘free speech’, is neither justifiable, nor explicable on the least of any of the moral, ethical, judicial or humanitarian accounts!
Analyzing the Dogma-notion—An Open License to Free Speech?:
Advocating for an ‘open license’ to the ‘free speech’ and spreading the dogma-notion behind this, is nothing, but a clumsily and maladroitly ‘disgraceful-enough’ modality of ridiculous manifestations by deflated societies, having no acclimatization of moral perspectives.
While ‘advocating’ the tarnished-hatred, apparently, the ‘tender-keepers’ of free speech, along with their biased and discriminatory partisan means, present certain devious and deceitful arguments in wrapped misconceptions and logical-fallacies.
So thoughtlessly, not only to the extents of public spheres, but also many of the so-called communal ‘opinion-builders’ are onto the ‘dogma’, that they aren’t even aware of. More or less, completely side-tracking or ignoring the far-reaching corollary repercussions, the consequential upshots and the socio-moral reverberations associated therewith.
However, when it reaches to the end of the tether or the commonsense truss-leash, one can easily comprehend and realize the rationality-based questions that arise from such naive argumentative fallacies.
Examining the reason-index:
Now, for instance, let’s examine that: are these reason-indexes actually so, as they are dogmatized to appear or opinionated to spread out? Do these jargons and verbiages certainly provide some justifiable grounds for a ‘free speech’ without any limits? With an absolute built-in value capable to bulldoze all other values..?..Especially when it comes to the sensitivities-based sentiments…?
These are not, but just some of the simplest questions out of an entire cluster of rationality- demanding enigma-paradoxes, that are serious-enough in their nature. Not only are questions enigmas, but, in a literal sense, these are the ‘essential morality-probes’ for a considerate mind that can hold to the state of affairs, when it comes to moral convictions. Henceforth, these ‘probes’ are to be dealt with great trepidations.
The Senselessness behind the ‘Talk of the Town’:
Today’s talk of the town, ” Charlie Hebdo or Riss has an ‘absolute right’ to free speech”, is being repetitively narrated everywhere as senselessly as it could be and as thoughtlessly as it should be!
Not need to mention, Charlie Hebdo has an evident track-record for stoking up the ‘flames of racial hate’ and promoting cross-ethnic rancor content and abhorrence that is progressively proceeding towards austere hatred revulsions and animosity conflicts. It has long continued to push hatred, revulsive and rhetoric pomposity through its satiric, magniloquence and a series of tarnish ads.
Charlie Hebdo has got notorious escalations in promoting ethnic hate throughout the globe,
and henceforth, is labeled as a ‘hate-content-promotion-group’, by the academics.
About Dr. Bareera N.B.:
Dr. Bareera N. B. is a post-doc anthropological researcher and an academic analyst on the subject. She currently serves as the UPC’s chair in SAARC Post-Doc Academia. She is presently engaged in peace-conflict studies, as an external assessor of peace and counter-terrorism studies at National Post-doctoral Association USA.
The rational argumentative confrontation of an ‘absolute free speech’ by the NPA’s anthropological analyst from SAARC region, Dr. Bareera N. B. has staunchly deplored, denounced and debunked, the shameful appalling behind the reprehensible defiance by Charlie Hebdo, that it has used to manifest in the name of free speech so far. All of this is nothing but the cravings and fervidly eager desperateness, that is once again on board to satisfy those who prefer to fill their heads and hearts with hatred contents.
This is the mind-set, that is planting the seeds of terrorism by committing such acts that are not only disgraceful but essentially of an ‘omni-injuring’ nature in their own right and an ‘omni-inflaming’ potential within!
Company Name: SAARC Academia’s Anti-Blasphemy Action Commission
Contact Person: Lt. Col. (R) Azhar Saleem