Please do yourself a favor. Stop calling free speech divisive; it is not. It is your political duty. It is, in fact, “indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth.”
“Those who won our independence . . . believed that freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think are means indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth; that without free speech and assembly discussion would be futile; that with them, discussion affords ordinarily adequate protection against the dissemination of noxious doctrine; that the greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government.” — Lewis, Anthony (2007); Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: ‘A Biography of the First Amendment.’
It’s a curious thing to me how people are tending to confuse those of us who speak out on social media against anarchism, destruction of property, bullying and the hypocrisy of the political left, as if our expressing our free speech should be condemned as political divisiveness. It seems that political correctness has tragically and permanently invaded the critical thinking process of most Americans.
It is astounding, really, simply on the grounds that they might appear divisive and politically incorrect, that people are no longer able to stir up any passion within themselves which sees the necessity to speak the truth in the face of deliberate fascist activities whose sole motives are to shut your freedoms down.
Last night, in opposition to Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speech on the UC-Berkeley campus, (he was never even allowed to speak), “violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks, tore down light poles and threw Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building” in protest against his mere presence on campus!! Police were called in to finally get the crowd under control.
If, in your lack of perception, you fail to see the seriousness of this ever increasing leftist agenda to silence free speech, who demonstrate virulent hatred at every opportunity, and you choose to say nothing anywhere against it for fear of being divisive or politically incorrect, please consider the obtuseness of your position, and the following.
Against all rational understanding possessed by political conservatives, the political left was demonstrating against someone who is closer to their own ideology than anyone on the political right: Yiannopoulos is an outspoken homosexual immigrant who is in a relationship with another (or possibly several) black homosexual(s); he is a Greek-born British journalist, author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and a technology editor for Breitbart News, a far-right news and opinion website based in the United States. It is insane that political left were demonstrating against him simply because of his conservative views, including free speech! You would think they’d show up in droves to approve of his lifestyle.
Kirsten Powers, a Fox News contributor and USA Today columnist, says of the recent and growing tactics that amount to political bullying in the extreme, that the Leftist’s persistent shutting down of free speech reeks of arrogance and essentially says we will destroy you for having the nerve to think you can actually exercise your free speech rights.
Wake up people! If your freedom to discuss your position (without the rancor, hostility, and the typical hateful name calling practiced incessantly by those on the political left … Islamaphobe, racist, white priviledge, non-tolerance, ad infinitum … ) is getting shut down for fear of offending someone, it’s time to do a reality check. To those on the left, lying and dispelling misinformation, demonstrating for the purpose of destroying property and shutting down your Constitutional American privileges, is now fair game because the outcome is all that matters to them, not the means to the outcome.
Their false claims of superior morality are foolish. The examples of their proclivity to engage at this level are myriad, and they have demonstrated this continuously since Trump’s election on every front conceivable, and all during Obama’s administration. It is getting worse all the time. It’s time to abandon political correctness.
In order to even begin the discussion and stop the incessant hatred that the left espouses, we must recognize it, and confront the left with the reality of their basic untruthfulness and hypocrisy. Only then can any real hatred begin to be addressed and division stopped. Until that happens, the rioting, hatred and name calling will not stop. Only in the confrontation of the blatant hypocrisy and falsehood will we have a chance of really being heard.
Step up!! To say nothing for fear of “avoiding the confrontation because it might instigate more division,” is to be defeated by the hatred before the discussion about it can begin.
To avoid the discussion and the confrontation up front means that in the mindset of the left, they have won, when in fact they have only increased the division and hostility.