Sometimes, the internet scares me.
Not in the fact that someone will steal my credit card details or someone will hack into my email. No. What I am afraid of is if one of my opinions comes backs and bites me. I am afraid that some future employer or some lobby group decides that in a land of free speech, my comments will be taken in the wrong way or that I will be judged on them because when on the world wide web, they last forever!
I have some strong opinions. Some PC and some un-PC. I feel that I cannot write them or really verbalise it as it may be used against me. Yes, they are my opinions and I will always stand by then, I will also change my opinion when presented with logical argument that will sway my opinion and is in line with my values.
I may not agree with the opinions of others, but I do respect freedom of speech. If it's how you feel, say it. However, I do also believe that with freedom of speech comes responsibility, especially people of influence. Healthy discussion yes, brainwashing and conditional loveor respect, no.