Kilroy Café Podcast — Random Downloads from Glenn Campbell

5. The Tyranny of ideology: Why Free-Speech Has Its Limits

January 15, 2021

Inspired by Donald Trump's Twitter Ban and the controversy surrounding it, Glenn Campbell reveals his Tweet of the Day: "There is no ideology that won't eventually lead to tyranny." This includes any "free speech" ideology. After Trump and many of his supporters were de-platformed for inciting violence, many free-speech advocates were dismayed, citing the "dangerous precedent" it sets. Glenn argues that free speech cannot be absolute. Every ideology, when practiced in the real world, eventually yields unexpected bad effects and has to be reigned in. Free speech works for intelligence people who can evaluate information independently, but it can be dangerous for those who are driven more by tribe loyalty than objective truth. ⸻ Originally published on 13 Jan 2020 — For related notes, corrections and links, see the YouTube version at

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