The trashing of free speech

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“‘Itching ears’ is a figure of speech that refers to people’s desires, felt needs, or wants. It is these desires that impel a person to believe whatever he wants to believe rather than the actual truth itself. When people have ‘itching ears,’ they decide for themselves what is right or wrong, and they seek out others to support their notions. ‘Itching ears’ are concerned with what feels good or comfortable, not with the truth — after all, truth is often uncomfortable. And therefore, unwanted. The entire spectrum of political views does this – yes, even libertarians. But the greatest offenders in this are the old political parties and those who have, demand, and expect more and more power over their fellow citizens. And the rest of the world.” (06/07/22)