Anyone can speak.
A woman shouts into a megaphone. A man waves the Confederate flag. A religious group holds up pictures of dead babies. Nazis walk the streets of the U.S.A. The president talks. People clap.
Speech is free, amen for that, but just like wifi signals, too many messages can be hazardous to our health.
We’re bombarded by idiots speaking freely. The Alex Joneses. The Kanye Wests. The news media. Their messages flow into the palms of our hands.
Our prehistoric brains aren’t equipped to handle it. Our fight or flight mechanism doesn’t know what to do with all this information.
Speech is free. It should never be censored, but from time to time, we need to unplug. For our own sanity.