Can freedom be redeemed?

“Speech is the first thing we make. Voice is a means of contacting the world, and words are tools for shaping it. The mouth is everyone’s access point to the act of making. When speech has no consequence and words no weight of action, the mouth is broken: it issues only that which unmakes the world. Communication is an endless transcript, a twisted proof that we are free to say anything. The ability to say everything turns words into trash. No amount of freedom can fix this. Freedom brought us here.”


– This text appears in Spike #60. You can buy it in our online shop –