Another gentle reminder from Professor Dutch:
]Freedom of Speech
'The Constitution gives you the right to free speech. It gives your critics the right to rebut your claims or ignore you.
'As the late Hubert Humphrey once observed during the Sixties: "The right to free speech does not imply the right to be taken seriously. That depends on what is said."
'Nowhere in the Constitution is anyone guaranteed a right to freedom from criticism.
Some time ago, I was at a cafe. A person came in and asked the owner of the cafe if there were any jobs available.
The owner said, 'Leave me a copy of your resume.'
This, for a barista job.
Now, imagine someone coming in with the kind of background given by Eckhart Tolle (depression, sudden enlightenment, bliss on a park bench)
or BK (depression, half way house, cockroach sudden enlightement)..and
then walking in and asking that guy for a barista job.
He'd probably shake his head. And that fellow isnt being a mean guy. He's going to be entrusting that barista with the cash register, with equipment, with customer relations and supplies of coffee. He wants to make sure the person can use the equipment without damaging it or getting hurt.
Most of us would have great difficulty even getting an entry level office job with that sort of un-verifiable track record.