It is a mere illusion that we have set with the idea of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech was designed to create a voice of the unheard, a voice of change, a voice of the people in order for them to express what they wanted without having the consent to be judged by others in any way possible. But as time passed the freedom of speech became a little too repugnant. NVogue
Having freedom all together is a huge step into a growth of a nation, of its people, and of the society. It was used only to create an awareness of the problems, and to be heard of the cruelty that the people faced.
Before the idea of social media was even born, speech was considered a crucial part of an individual’s life. It was the expression of your thoughts built into words that could influence the minds of others. It was used as weapon to fight for there own freedom. The freedom of slaves, African-Americans, Muslims, Kingship, Dictatorship, and so on. Through this idea of freedom of speech, many of them accomplished that they were hoping for.Pakistan Cyber Laws
Then came the era of social media, where thoughts, expressions, moods, feelings, and fights were explained through a simple gesture without ever having to indulge with those people in real life. This is where we lost it all. This is where the idea of freedom of speech was lost and abused by hundreds and thousands of people on an hourly basis. We became obstructive in nature with all the hatred being passed on from one social platform to another. These people that have no regard of the ethical values of another human being or, even a moral standard of communicating, decide for themselves that they should create a violent atmosphere for everyone and condemn people of even having a single point of view of their own. We have established an immoral view of creating and being violent and hateful towards others.
Through the usage of social media, a trend has followed us to be an illiterate with a laptop or a mobile. Social media itself has created this opportunity for individual’s to hate, to judge, to be a racist, to create a rumor that won’t even make sense, but having the power of freedom of speech, they will abuse it. Our minds are filled with the disgusting facts that don’t even exist and we keep on replicating our views according to false thoughts and yet, we demand a higher standard of education from our parents, to study in the top ranking universities, to create an obsessive greed for money, but even though you get everything you demand, you cannot learn the most crucial and important elements of life, which are morals, ethics and principles.
We have to condemn this usage of power over others, because this is only creating more and more hatred in this world. Freedom of speech is spreading awareness about your own thoughts, whatever goes in your head, but that still does not permit us into becoming complete jerks with no regard for a moral or ethical standard of communication.
I am with the idea of Freedom of Speech, but with a set of ethical and moral values attached with the comments. Stop this Hatred towards others, Stop this Judgement being passed onto others, and Stop with the Racial Slurs that you hit upon people.