Friday, January 09, 2015

Muslims Not Alone in Attacking Free Speech

If you think attacking free speech in the West is just a Muslim thing, think again.  Here in the U. S., Leftists are in the vanguard of attacking Freedom of Speech.  Take Tanya Cohen, for example . . . please:

Like any sensible person, I am a strong believer in the unalienable right to freedom of speech and I understand that defending freedom of speech is the most important when it’s speech that many people do not want to hear (like, for example, pro-LGBT speech in Russia). Freedom of speech is the core of any democratic society, and it’s important that freedom of speech be strongly respected and upheld. Censorship in all of its forms is something that must always be fiercely opposed. But we must never confuse hate speech with freedom of speech. Speech that offends, insults, demeans, threatens, disrespects, incites hatred or violence, and/or violates basic human rights and freedoms has absolutely no place in even the freest society.

Yes, slightly contradictory. “I am a strong believer in the unalienable right to freedom of speech . . .” unless it “offends” - presumably that offends her or her preferred “minorities.”  She is all for free speech unless she really does not like it.

And she is not alone, not by any means, not even in the United States.

I do have to note there has been speculation that Cohen’s missives are satire. Michael Walsh seems convinced this is not satire.  I think it is not as well, but I also think it wise to include this disclaimer. 

This is a problem with so much coming from the Left nowadays – it is so absurd, it is sometimes not easy to tell what is satire and what is not.  

Which makes the job of those who engage in satire that much harder.

By the way, if someone thinks this post or this blog for that matter is a no-no because it “demeans” and/or “offends,” go pound sand.  Oh, did I just “disrespect”? GOOD! You want respect? Then respect my freedom!


Yet another hat tip to the Ace of Spades people, who have a wonderful nose for the absurd fascism of the Left.

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