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A powerful cocktail: "Free speech and hypocris"

The title catching my eye this week on the front page of The Economist is "Free speech and hypocrisy".
It reminds me of this french strip

Dictatorship is shut up, Democracy is talk, talk....

Free speech means you can talk, not that you'll be listen to

As everyone you will most likely listen to what you agree with, an explanation that strengthen your beliefs, or a promise that someone else will solve your problems.
Politicians and marketers have learned this all too well:
  • Vote for me and I'll give you a job
  • Buy my brand (clothe, cars, perfumes, jewels,...) and all your social problems are solved, beautiful men/women will search you. 
Think about it