I am fed up with reading some comments saying I am anti-american. If detailed critics against some things or people that happen to be american - but I don't criticize only american things or people - make me an anti-american, then don't look any more for a reason why some people are anti-americans. If you can't stand other opinions, you have a serious problem.
This takes me to the point I feel the need to tell you how I see life. For me, a civilized life in a civilized environment (please note I am not using the word "society") is based on - but is not reduced to - the three following freedoms:
- Freedom of thought is total, indivisible and inalienable
- There is no freedom of expression without freedom of thought. Freedom of expression is total and inalienable. It is indivisible unless it becomes harmful for freedom of thought or for itself.
- There is no freedom of action without freedom of expression. Freedom of action is total. It's indivisible and inalienable unless it becomes harmful for freedom of thought, for freedom of expression, or for itself.
Criticizing, without hate, what I think deserves to be criticized is my freedom. You don't like my critics? Don't read them. That's your freedom. And ultimately stop reading this blog if you still disagree. Et bon vent.
" Critiquer, c'est se mettre dans la peau de l'autre et essayer de comprendre ce qu'il a voulu faire. " - Henri Cartier-Bresson, Juillet-Août 1994
" Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. " - Winston Churchill