Friday, January 29, 2010

Do Words Matter? "Freedom Makes Us Free" by Laura Cohen

Blazing Catfur, published a commentary, as a guest post, because the Canadian National Post refused to publish it. Both the original Op-Ed and Cohen's rebuttal are interesting.
Do bad words lead to bad deeds? It's an interesting question. I'll leave that up to you to decide.

Freedom Makes Us Free- by Laura Rosen Cohen

Earlier this week, with predictable aplomb, Bernie Farber-CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, published an Op-Ed piece in the National Post commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Equally predictable was his oft-repeated thesis that bad words led to the bad deeds of the Holocaust.

The time has come for right thinking Jews to repudiate this noxious and self-serving claim once and for all, and to permanently halt the use of the Holocaust as a tool for individuals and organizations to censor freedom of speech and ultimately, freedom of conscience and thought.

Read the rest here.


Blazing Cat Fur said...

Thanks for the link Incog!

Incognito said...

any time, BCF!