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# 4
12-12-2012, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by meurik View Post
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."

These words ring as true today, as they did when first uttered some 20 years ago, on the TNG episode 'The Drumhead'.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjJN08uqt70
Indeed they do, one small point and this is made by almost all non English speaking people and therefore the most often quoted, he does not say censored, he says censured, there is a big difference and I think in the context censored would have been better.

So the whole quote is:

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably