The profound wisdom of the Unknown Soldier’s silence

The hypocrisy displayed recently by people who dislike freedom has been very noticeable.

I am referring to the reaction towards a proposed speaking platform for Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern.

Just when I think that the laziness that tends to inhabit our mainstream media can’t get any worse, the empty-headed vacuous automatons who comprise a majority of its ranks continue to plumb new depths of shallow ineptitude.

I feel quite certain that the very people providing the loudest outpourings of inane intolerance towards freedom of speech have never actually sat down and watched any of Mr Molyneux’s videos on his YouTube channel.

Even if they had I’m not in any way confident that they would have understood where he’s coming from.

He is, after all, a free thinker with a fairly high IQ.

The fact that the ideas and information Mr Molyneux espouses are the very opposite of how he is being portrayed is difficult to forgive.

His urgings are anything but racist. They are, however, focused upon limiting the tyrannical nature of big government and an abhorrence of war in all of its crude manifestations.

How people like Phil Goff can look themselves in the mirror every day with a restful conscience is truly a wonder to behold.

Let’s be very clear here.

This is not about left versus right. These are terms made up and used by the left themselves in order to couch arguments and place people in boxes.

This is about those who value freedom and those who don’t.

Mr Goff exercised his freedom of speech back in the day when he took part in anti-Vietnam War rallies, as was his right, bestowed on him by the sacrifice and untiring work of the preceding generation.

During these rallies it has been alleged that returning veterans, who were most likely suffering themselves from post-traumatic stress due to their horrific experiences, were verbally and physically abused and even spat upon.

While I do not support the alleged actions of these anti war protestors, I do however respect and value the environment of freedom which allowed them to express their beliefs and speech.

I wonder how different the history of the world would have been if there had been an equivalent level of freedom of speech in Germany during the 1930s.

I believe that one of the core reasons why some people dislike freedom so much is that they simply don’t yet have the means and skills to look after themselves and those they care for.

It seems to me to be the greatest irony that the coming generation, who have been brought up largely devoid of rules and boundaries, are now beginning to advocate for big government with increasing overarching powers of how we live and what we are allowed to think, say and do.

Is this because their parents never taught them anything about life?

Or, maybe as people age and see that life is not as easy as they once imagined, there is a tendency to obfuscate personal responsibility on to someone or something else.

For the person who finds freedom a scary concept, the answer is easy.

Vote for and support policies that are perceived as being a replacement for Mummy and Daddy.

And, if someone suddenly appears upon the horizon espousing ideas and asking questions that they find scary and don’t understand?

Simply close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and pretend nothing is happening.

But life goes on all around us irrespective of how we are feeling day to day, and people can either choose to get involved and stand up for the freedoms gifted to us or fight against them.

Yesterday morning I visited the National War Memorial in Wellington.

Eventually, I found myself standing in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, deep in contemplation.

I came to the realisation that his silence spoke far greater volumes of wisdom and of a much more profound nature than any elected official or media pundit ever could.

 


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