To do physical harm to another person is prohibited because it is violence, it is an action that is obviously punishable by law, but if we start talking about prohibiting ways of thinking, does it change the thing?, do we keep in mind that in the world there are totally negative and harmful ideologies for the same, for example Islamic radicalism and communism. Would banning any of these ideologies make the world a better place or would we be violating the right to freedom of thought and freedom of expression?
We could also think that if we ban an ideology we would automatically make it more popular, it’s true… The forbidden is more tempting, but if we don’t ban ideologies with the capacity to destroy entire countries like Communism, then what do we do? A good answer to this is to educate people about ideologies, not to ban them, that would only make them “cool” and is to shoot themselves in the foot if you want to defend freedom of expression.
It is not necessary to prohibit them… Such ideologies are so bad that they are not in the majority even now that no one is educated about them, if people were educated about them they would be even less popular than they are now. There is no need to ban Nazism, Communism, or any other ideology that represents a threat, the only thing we would achieve is to hide a problem and disrespect the right to free thought, while if you keep them legal but educate people with history, data and statistics about them, little by little the little popularity they already have will decrease and you maintain a fundamental right to freedom. Thank you for reading. Peace.
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