24 September 2010

Justice as a Weapon

I've been following Dear Author's coverage of Red Rose Publishing, and Red Rose Publishing's attempt to close down that coverage.

Internet discussions bring alive the right of free speech. How do we define it? How do we protect it? When does reporting and questioning a situation cross the line into an unfair attack (and how do you define "unfair")?

I'm almost tempted to ask what is truth? But Post Modernism deserves its own weirdness post.

The problem I have with the justice system is that bullies can use it to scare people into silence. And bullies with deep pockets can exploit the system to bury people that irk them.

So my weirdness for the week is that the legal system isn't about justice, it's about enforcing social stability.

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