Looking for a quote…

I have tried all the usual quote sources, with no success. My recollection was that this was Abbie Hoffman… which means it could be any number of similar people, or a total failure of my recollection. Anyway, the gist is…

When you censor the freedom to say “fuck”, you censor the freedom to say “fuck the government”. or something vaguely close to that.

I remember this quote, very strongly. I also know that strong memories are not the same as true memories. So I am looking for help. And yes, I am also looking for the quote through my own sources. (and thus far failing, or I wouldn’t be writing this…)


and yeah, everything old is new again.


  1. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    I clearly remember seeing film of Bruce saying this,
    unless I’m clearly remembering Dustin Hoffman saying it.
    Can’t find either on youtube.

  2. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    I wonder, too.

    Take away the right to say “fuck” and you take away the right to say “fuck the government.”

    is significantly different from

    If you can’t say “Fuck” you can’t say, “Fuck the government.

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