For Greenpeace, Honesty is Just a Word

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

SPOTLIGHT: More on Greenpeace’s peculiar definition of free speech (see previous post here).

BIG PICTURE: For the past decade, Greenpeace has publicly insisted that free speech is not absolute. Rather than regarding it as a fundamental, non-negotiatiable pillar of democracy, Greenpeace treats free speech like a bit of wire to be twisted this way and that.

Intent on squelching climate dissent, a Greenpeace website says “there’s also responsibility that goes with freedom of speech – which is based around honesty and transparency.”

What rubbish. Free speech advocacy, extending back centuries, has never placed an asterick beside this noble idea, and then proclaimed in small print: only applies if you’re being responsible, honest, and transparent. If all it takes to shut you down is someone pointing a finger and yelling ‘dishonest,’ free speech is utterly meaningless.

In legal documents, the contents of which have not been proven in court, Resolute Forest…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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