The Left Attack Free Speech And Thought

The American left is in a feeding frenzy, the neo – Nazi liberals feel they are on a roll, having cheered on their ex-rent-boy President as yet again he shat on the constitution by trashing states’ rights to railroad compulsory acceptance of homosexual marriage through the Supreme Court.

Our local left wing extremists are doing their best to join in of course, but their efforts are only fuelling support for nationalist / tradionalist movements in Europe. Recall the way the same irrelevant law was rammed through the UK Parliament by pink conservative David Cameron when he had no electoral mandate for such a move.

Across the pond, where the new fascists have no coherent opposition, in an ecstasy of hate they are about to rewrite history and abolish every tradition that is an obstacle to the rootless, alien society based on intolerant political correctness that they have dreamed of building.

The epitome of everything they detest and fear and thus the latest target of their politics of hate is currently the Confederate Flag, so that is now the object of a campaign so fanatical and irrational as to seem barely sane.

In totalitarian regimes — a.k.a. police states — where conformity and compliance are enforced by the muzzle of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used. In countries where the police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as tolerance, the citizens censor themselves, policing their words and thoughts to conform to the dictates of the mass mind.

Even when the motives behind this rigidly calibrated reorientation of acceptable language appear well-intentioned, discouraging racism, condemning violence, denouncing discrimination and prejudice, the end result is the same: authoritarianism, intolerance and indoctrination.

Political correctness, fascism disguised as tolerance, civility and love, in reality amounts to the suppression of free speech and the demonizing of viewpoints that run counter to the cultural elite.

As a society, we’ve become fearfully polite, careful to avoid offense, and largely unwilling to be labeled intolerant, hateful, closed-minded, racist, homophobic, or any of the other toxic labels that carry a badge of shame today.

The result is a nation where people no longer feel free to say what they really think, at least if it runs counter to the prevailing dogma of the ruling elite. Intolerance of free speech and free thought is the liberalism of our day.

For those “haters” who dare to voice a different opinion, retribution is swift: they will be shamed, shouted down, silenced, censored, vilified, marginalised and generally relegated to the status of mean-spirited right – wing nut jobs and bullies who are guilty of various “thought crimes.”

We have entered a new age where, as commentator Mark Steyn notes, “we have to tiptoe around on ever thinner eggshells” and “the forces of ‘tolerance’ are intolerant of anything less than full-blown celebratory approval.”

In such a climate of intolerance, there can be no freedom speech, expression or thought. But it isn’t as if nobody warned us what was coming …

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it…. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughcrime literally impossible because there will be no words with which to express it.”

“The word free still existed in Newspeak, but it could only be used in such statements as “This dog is free from lice” or “This field is free from weeds.” It could not be used in its old sense of “politically free” or “intellectually free,” since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed as concepts….”

(George Orwell, 1984)

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