Jay-Z on freedom of speech

I was reminded on this brilliant and funny line from Jay-Z’s track 99 Problems listening to it this morning, and inadvertently an excellent point regarding freedom of speech:

I’m like fuck critics; you can kiss my hole asshole
If you don’t like my lyrics you can press fast forward


Freedom of speech means that inevitably people are going to say things we don’t like. If you don’t like what someone has to say, you can always turn it off. Their freedom to speak also includes our freedom to tune out.


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