Monday, July 16, 2018

Should Free Speech give way to Political Correctness?

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”- Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

Should Free Speech give way to Political Correctness?


By de Andréa

Opinion Editorialist for    

Posted July 16, 2018

Where do we draw the line between free speech and bigotry? Where does telling the truth end and bigotry begin? Or should it, or does it matter? Have the current standards of political correctness set by the Left ruled out any honest conversation about the problems we face, example, with Muslim immigrants and Islamic Jihad and terrorism? And finally, how can we solve these problems if we can’t talk about them without being labeled a bigot or a racist.

Although so-called bigoted speech and any kind of speech is actually protected under the First Amendment, we may or may not all agree that we don’t necessarily want our elected officials to be spouting it. A number of recent cases both in the U.S. and the UK are worth examining to determine how to tackle this problem head-on and where the line should be drawn or if it should be drawn. And what about telling the unedited truth?

Read the following three cases and then let me know your opinion

A township trustee in the Chicago region has been the brunt of a vociferous year-long campaign to get her to resign after posting a number of remarks on social media surrounding issues of radical Islam. The posts (which have since been deleted) made by Shannon Brannigan included the following:
“In the 3rd District here in Illinois, our demographics include 25% Muslims of which very few integrate within the communities keeping themselves and their activities hidden from the general population. Everywhere you turn, from Orland Park to Bridgeview, those numbers are increasing leaps and bounds. We are allowing these people whether they have peaceful intentions or not into our country without question.”
“Watching President Trump and family this morning [during his Middle Eastern trip] I am so proud that they represent us! Am particularly proud that our women are not wearing the headscarves. WE AMERICAN WOMEN ARE REPRESENTED WITH DIGNITY.”
“Why are all our schools filling with Middle Eastern students without proper documentation?”
Brannigan, who refused to resign, apologized three times for the remarks and said in a statement, “After deep reflection, I can honestly say that my words were poorly crafted and my feelings were inadequately expressed. Racism and discrimination is not my intent and is not in my heart.” She further said she was sorry if her remarks were perceived as anti-Arab or anti-Muslim.
Sarah Champion, a Labor MP in the United Kingdom, and tireless campaigner for the young victims of sex-grooming, was forced to resign from her position as shadow secretary for women and equalities last year.
Frustrated that years after recommendations to support victims and prevent such abuse in the future were ignored by endless government commissions, Champion wrote an article saying:
“Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girlsThere. I said it. Does that make me a racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is? The irony of all of this is that, by not dealing with the ethnicity of the abusers as a fact, political correctness has actually made the situation about race. The perpetrators are criminals and we need to deal with them as such, not shy away from doing the right thing by fearing being called a racist.”
The Rotherham gang, that I have written many articles about, as well as other Muslim child sex grooming gangs in the UK were known to police and social workers for years. However, for fear of being called racists, authorities took no steps to prevent their horrific abuse of young, British children.
Note: Islam is NOT A RACE it is a Nazi type ideology.
A British politician was recently suspended over remarks she made after the Manchester terror attack, in which a Muslim killed 22 at a pop music concert over a year ago.
Carola Godman, a member of the Conservative Party, said in a blog last year:
“Radical so-called Islamists have for decades made it perfectly plain that they hate the indigenous British, our culture, values, freedom and Christian faith. They have said that they are just biding their time and waiting for instructions from their leaders and when the word comes they will ‘systematically wipe us out.’
“Already they are raping and impregnating British girls and young women, ‘creating’ Muslim babies; just see what is happening in Rochdale. The rest of us they say they will exterminate with bombs and knives.”
“Let us hope that the 22 victims of the Manchester bomb have not died in vain. Perhaps this was the wake-up call which was needed. The policing of city centres must be revolutionised, and radical monitoring of what is going on within the Muslim population, their mosques and schools must be addressed.
“Genuine peaceful Muslim clerics, Imams and communities must take responsibility for their own. They cannot stand by wringing their hands saying, ‘it’s not us.’ It damn well is and if they are not willing to ‘police’ their own extremists, then something has to be done.
“We have been too cautious, polite, even perhaps afraid to act, while turning a blind eye and allowing vast areas of our cities to become unrecognizable as Britain. Local planners have much to answer for by allowing vast mosques to be established which hold thousands. Would Christians be allowed to build vast cathedrals in Muslim countries? No, of course not.
It is unclear why Godman’s party is bringing up the posts now. Nevertheless, the politician was suspended while an investigation is conducted. Godman for her part, said she has no desire to be part of an organization that does not allow her to voice her opinion. She said her remarks were made “at a time when our children had been massacred.”
THE BOTTOM LINE: I’m sure that I am not the only one that has an opinion on this very important subject. We could lose our right to speak our mind about everything in the future all in the name of so-called hate speech.  Example…while I do not hate Muslims, I do hate the evil ideology of hate that is being passed off as a peaceful religion. 

Please let me know your thoughts an opinions:

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