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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Are we afraid to speak?

“Why is it that many, if not all, of us think twice before we say what we really think or believe? Have we been silenced by the popular hecklers? Are we afraid? Is there a cultural inquisitor who stalks us all? Then, why is it that so many of us who know better about so much that we see around us cower and speak in hushed, mousy voices?” —Justice Clarence Thomas

I am assuming this is a rhetorical question. The answer, Justice Thomas, is because of the disease called political correctness. And it can be debilitative. -HH

2 Comments:

  • Exactly right H-H. More to the point, what it is about those who embrace political correctness that allows them to ignore the obvious infringement on free speech their ideology imposes? Self-righteousness is dangerous when it becomes potent enough to excuse violating the very tenants about which the righteous are so proud. Once that point has been reached, all that protects us from tyranny is their acquiring the power to impose it. Thus it has always been with tyrants. They do not understand themselves to be bad. To the contrary, they perceive the righteousness of their intentions to justify the means by which they seek to promote them.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 10:32 AM  

  • I don't think we have stopped saying what needs to be said. I think there simply is no outlet for it to be heard. The filter of liberalism is on almost every media source.

    By Blogger ablur, at 1:28 PM  

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