Friday, January 9, 2015

An Adage That Gives Us Pause For Thought




Over and over, this old adage shows writers what power they hold. True, some have died in using that power. That comes home to us after the horrific slayings Wednesday in Paris at a satirical newspaper whose staff used their pens to let the world know of their opinion of the radicals who ended up killing one dozen people.

Nevertheless, the words and cartoons penned by those who died will live on. Free speech is valued by the Western world. I think every writer would agree. Would all writers die for wht they believed in? Probably not. But these who did will give pause to thousands of other writers who must examine their beliefs.

Just something to think about.

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