So liberal he wants anyone to speak.
Sometimes freedom loops around
into something else: a noose
around its own neck.

Who has the right to racism,
sexism and other forms of abuse?
Is this free speech or hatred?
Can we punch them in the face?

How far do we give others
the right to disagree?
What exactly are the freedoms
we think cannot be denied?

Bite the hand that feeds
but feed the people who bite.
The revolution is personal,
it is happening right now.

© Rupert M Loydell
Illustration Nick Victor

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