Censorship? I don't think so. This guy is trying to make a point of free speech. Well, isn't he clever? The fact is we cannot go on saying whatever we want to say and then hide behind freedom of speech without facing the consequences. What if he had a T-shirt saying "I love having sex with six year old boys?" This nut would then claim freedom of speech again.toiletduck! wrote:Well then everyone needs to calm the hell down and realize that, while the man in the shirt is probably a moron, they can take smug comfort in the fact that they are not the man in the shirt who everyone thinks is a moron.marty wrote:I don't have a problem with this directive from Qantas. I am a frequent overseas flyer and the next thing I want is for some bozzo to be wearing 'Bush is the World's Number One Terrorist." Whether you agree with the statement or not is irrelevant. Can you imagine the uproar if one was wearing a T-shirt "All Muslims are terrorists so watch out for them on this flight"? Everyone would just go nuts and be up in arms.
I'm not trying to derail this, as it had been riding that line quite adeptly, but marty, you do realize just how very little is separating your post from an all-out condoning of censorship. Don't you? Please say you do.
Flying is nerve-wracking enough to some these days that we don't need to be reminded of terrorism by some bozzo. This guy could be a nut job who plans on hijacking the plane or opening the door in mid-flight. Who knows?