This Is Where We Draw The Line

The poor lady who originally suggested “Draw Mohammed Day” flees to anonymity, ahead of practitioners of The Religion Of Peace-

http://patdollard.com/2010/09/draw-muhammad-cartoonist-goes-into-hiding-at-fbis-insistence-after-assassination-threat/

We have free speech, right? Our leaders understand this, right? And they will protect us if we need them?

No on all counts. You can read every day about the supression of speech in Europe. In Canada it’s less frequent, if only because Canadians seldom object.

Ferdinand Bardimu has mentioned the concept of natural rights is ridiculous. Whether that’s philosophically true can be debated of course, but substantively he’s right, which I hadn’t realized until recently.

People- or “the people” if you will- have as many rights as they are willing to stand up for. The system will do what it can get away with without creating too much trouble for itself. As it stands now the ability to defy Moslems is in serious question. Stephen Breyer has suggested burning Korans is not protected speech, which looks like movement toward a Canadian or European system where “offensive” speech (speech offensive to “protected classes”) is banned.

Something needs to happen, something big, but I’m not sure what yet. Individual defiance is regarded as quixotic and cathartic. The system, and I suppose the Moslems, believe it can be safely ignored. An organized demonstration of public defiance, such as the one planned by Terry Jones and cancelled under such hysterical pressure, needs to occur.

The soft control system will certainly kick in, and as much as I want to do this I can’t afford to lose my job. It may be possible to do a masked demonstration under the theory that Moslems reserve the right to go about masked.

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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2 Responses to This Is Where We Draw The Line

  1. Pingback: Linkage is Good for You: You’re Not Going to Read This Headline So Why Should I Make an Effort Edition (NSFW)

  2. I guarantee you that if they actually killed that cartoonist, the gov. would probably love it. More use as platform from which to build legislation upon, you see. It is unfortunate that not only do we not have the legal freedom of speech (oh but that is HATE speech) yet now we must fear for our lives if we wish to question the intentions of those that would restore their sprawling Caliphates.

    What a world.

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