“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Orwell Project

From Mark Steyn, a must read on Free Speech: The Sound of Silence
If you don't believe in free speech for those you hate, you don't believe in free speech at all...

[R]ight now the leftie sexual identity groups are happy to make common cause with the Islamocrazies because they're both about shutting people up...

[I]f 300 years of free speech can be rolled back in the interest of "enhancing public safety", why not property rights, due process, freedom of association, freedom of religion or even (gasp!) sexual liberty?
Of course, we're already there. Property rights are violated daily by TSA strip-searchers, and by EPA regulators: Due process is already disappearing on American college campuses, and your local police routinely seize property from those who have committed no crime: "Forced association" is a key element of Obamacare, and free association has been declared verboten by the IRS: Religious freedom is suffering verbal blitzkrieg from our president who claims murder of identified religious groups - in the name of Allah - is "random:" Sexual liberty is being redefined as "affirmative consent" by the same twisted ideologues who enabled and protect the Rotherham child-rapists in the name of "community cohesion."

You can identify the statists easily. They're the ones trying to make words mean exactly the opposite of what they actually mean: "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." -George Orwell, 1984