Anyways, I read everything here and have only one idea:
When I asked about Free Speech, I was referring to what words COULD be used to convey intent and meaning? Since, on IS my focus is ALWAYS the mind and its implications, I asked about free speech to indicate the quality of words used and the social usage in this time in history.
I heard a lot of inferences about a LACK of free speech. In the Americas, we may actually take advantage of that very presence of liberty without considering the outcome of that social MODE of activity. All I do know is that the environment in which one finds oneself determines the quantity of "allowable" speech in any circumstance.
My boss is prone to limit my speech simply because our decade old work environment is dictated by my boss. He does so to everyone at work. That's why I asked about this topic on Inner Space; to see the responses. Here on GV the trend is similar to IS: state the facts, not the ideas. Yet, somehow words ARE related toward the exchange of differing views, "with preference". I accept all that I have seen here because I don't have TV service at home. Yet, I hear things at work.
Perhaps I should stop now. It's been an educational ride on GV.