“We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.”
– Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959
Having made tremendous progress throughout history, advancing, protecting, and promoting freedom of speech, we find ourselves at a threshold when book burnings, forbidden free expression of ideas, and printing for the elite consumption, not the masses, do not seem like such a thing of the past, even though we have the Internet for now.
Free speech must now be interpreted and filtered through the warped minds of the progressive academia, Hollywood, and the main stream media who have learned absolutely nothing from the atrocities of history.
Free speech by progressives is government-controlled speech that labels dissenting ideas as hate speech, talk which is not protected, resulting in banning from a country, like Michael Savage, a school, a meeting, a university, or a job.
Your formerly free speech is now relegated to a far corner of a university, “free speech zone,” and subject to violent liberal protests. You are the person who provoked them and thus must be banned. Pamela Geller found herself attacked for criticizing radical Islam. She deserved what she got because she provoked them, said liberals.
Liberals despise talk radio as offensive unless their progressive denizens own and run the show. They promote political correctness because it is suppression of speech and that is the end-goal. Michael Savage asked very pointedly on his May 6, 2015 show, “Do you want self-suppression to empower evil?”
A cartoon is repugnant and provocative, liberals say. But it is free speech to stomp and burn the American flag; the woman, who respects our Stars and Stripes, the freedom it stands for, tries to save it and put out the flames, and is promptly and unceremoniously arrested.
There is no excuse for violence if you are provoked. Martin Luther King did not provoke violence during his march. Christians are not violent when liberals disgustingly display Jesus in an exhibit floating in urine, or when Hollywood creates characters that urinate on the crucified Jesus. Nobody attacks filthy rappers or comedians because we are civilized and understand that offensive speech is protected. We just change the channel and refuse to watch or buy their filth advertised as music, art, or theater.
But we are allowing the killing of free speech for the silent majority. We allow the indoctrination of our children into abhorrent ideas spewed from the halls of academia and we pay higher and higher tuitions to such universities. How many young minds were poisoned by the progressive agenda of various professors?
Boston University incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Saida Grundy, has made several anti-Whites comments via Tweeter such as “White masculinity isn’t the problem for America’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges.” The school responded that the professor is practicing her freedom of speech. Really? How many white people have lost their jobs for lesser comments deemed as hate speech or unacceptable?
Across the pond, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown exercises her freedom of speech, “I don’t like white men, I want them to be a lost species,” while conservative talk show host Michael Savage is still banned from Britain. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2014/06/24/yasmin-alibhai-brown-i-don-t-like-white-men-i-want-them-to-be-a-lost-species/
Liberals view free speech as progressive ideas which are indisputable and non-debatable. Their version of science and of reality is settled. If you object, reject, and try to debate the progressive, regressive, and oppressive minority in control with reason and fact, you are a hate monger, an Islamophobe, a homophobe, a terrorist, a traitor, and a bigot. Progressives say that we should all be capitulators to leftist Marxist ideology and Leninist indoctrination, worshippers of global warming, and appeasers to radical Islam.
We allow indoctrination into Islam in our schools (wearing hijab for a day, covering heads during field trips to mosques, being Muslim for a day, covering our cherished Christian symbols in order to appease uncomfortable Islamists). We allow the promotion of mob justice by the very elected officials who are supposed to maintain law and order.
Having been the victim of abject and blatant discrimination in the halls of academia during my college years and teaching career, I have to wonder, how many America-loving, outstanding college teachers and straight A students were passed up during the application process for employment or admission to a university so that America-hating affirmative action quotas were fulfilled?
Ileana Johnson 2015