Skip to comments.Thought Police - The Left vs. Free Speech
Posted on 08/05/2008 9:45:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
AFTER a lecture to the Marine Memorial Association last week, a reporter thrust a mike toward me and asked if I thought I should be tried for war crimes for my columns in The Post supporting our military.
The reporter - who avoided revealing what outlet he was with - thought he was being wonderfully clever, but what fascinated me about the silly encounter (it was in San Francisco, after all) was how unintentionally revealing it was about the shameless hypocrisy of the left.
Think about it: For expressing my views to readers like you on these pages, hardcore leftists believe I should be put on trial as a war criminal.
It tells you all you need to know about the extreme left's view of the First Amendment: Free speech is great, as long as it's their free speech (or extreme pornography). But dissenting views must be censored. The more effective the opponent, the more important it is to shut him down.
The extreme left loves to pretend it stands for freedom. It never has and never will. From the Reign of Terror in Paris onward, its core agenda has been the tyranny of egomaniacal intellectuals. The hard left hates an open debate - especially these days, when it's out of new ideas.
The left pretends that campuses should enjoy freedom of speech, yet activist students shout down, harass and even attack speakers whose views they dislike. That's brownshirt behavior, folks - as surely as show trials are Stalinist.
Hardcore leftists never welcome a freewheeling debate - they'd rather force their beliefs on the rest of us.
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My answer would have been, "Oh yes, please!". Things like this eventually come back to embarrass the left, when they realize that unlike themselves in their ivory towers, most Americans actually do support the troops.
Nancy Pelosi is a shining star of speech suppression. Ms. “Fairness Doctrine” doesn’t want open debate or a vote on anything she and her masters don’t like.
(and asked if I thought I should be tried for war crimes for my columns in The Post supporting our military.)
My answer to this idiot would have been yeah as soon as you think that you should be tried for treason for not supporting the military....
Posted this morning
If anyone in the Bush Administration is found guilty of “war crimes”, I’d be willing to stand between him/her and the arresting entity and pay any price for doing so.
Dubya is MY president. Nobody will touch him if I can stop them.
NAZI is an acronym in German for National Socialist Party.
They belong to Nancy Pelosi’s side of the political debate not the conservative side.
I laughed out loud reading that one. Good article by Mr. Ralph.
Fascism is about control of people and collectivizing of resources.
Dhimmirats all the way.
Maybe we should charge him with war crimes advocating socialist despotism in America like all liberals.
That's exactly the definition of a liberal.
The extreme left loves to pretend it stands for freedom. It never has and never will. From the Reign of Terror in Paris onward, its core agenda has been the tyranny of egomaniacal intellectuals.
Libs turn purple when you tell them that they’re fascists.
It’s fun, give it a try.
well... if the truth hurts...
Actually the NAZI Party's real name was the NDSAP, or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which translates to National Socialist German Workers' Party
I was watching PBS last night, and between shows (I think it was antiques roadshow and history detectives) they slipped in an infomercial about Kerry getting swiftboated.
And with a straight face they’ll whine about the fairness doctrine!
What are they whining about? They are getting free air time on NPR and PBS and we are being forced to pay for it!
Thanks for the correction. Where did the acronym NAZI come from?
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