As the Left Reaches (it thinks) Endgame, Supposed Sacred Shibboleths are Jettisoned April 3, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unbelievable BS.
Back when the Church was still much more of a force in the world, the Left, pursuing an agenda packed full of immodesty, immorality, and pornography to tear down the moral universe of Christendom, attacked such wholesome entities as the Legion of Decency or Father Peyton’s Rosary Crusade for good morals as being opposed to supposedly sacrosanct free speech. Free Speech was ostensibly such a good in and of itself that nothing, not even the fate of souls and the moral standards of an entire culture, could stand in its way. Thus, pornography was pushed into the mainstream, and little children were taught all manner of filthiness to insure that great gift of God, their innocence, would be ruined at a vulnerable stage, making them far more pliable for vicious demagogues pushing an unholy agenda.
Well, that was then, and this is now. With the Church beyond dysfunctional, nearly broken (for all practical purposes, a non-entity in the cultural zeitgeist), and virtually all the ancient moral standards and societal taboos totally shattered – that is to say, with the goal of the destruction of Christendom nearly obtained – NOW suddenly the Left is increasingly positing that free speech is not sacrosanct, is not a good in itself, and should, in fact, be jettisoned in furtherance of the broader leftist agenda. This agenda, as a previous post noted, is becoming more and more nakedly apparent as the standing up of a new, demonic religion, a religion of endless guilt for sins but no redemption save that offered by the Left- whatever dystopic utopia they are pushing for at the moment.
The shift against free speech and towards a totalitarian implementation of the leftist ideology is given evidence in thousands, probably millions of tweets, videos, blog post, and media articles. One recent article was more stultifyingly obvious than the rest, calling for deconstruction of “free speech protections” and the criminalization of speech the Left finds offensive, in this case, so-called islamophobia. It also highlights a belief I have long had, that some find counterintuitive – as push comes to shove, after (and if) Christendom is driven underground again, the Left will happily don the hijab and heed the call to prayer and endorse islam formally. This article endorses dogmatic claims of islam as fact, something I would wager a mighty sum the author would never grant to Christianity. See for yourself:
On March 23, New Zealand awoke to the horrific news of yet another terrorist attack, this time in London.
A deranged individual ploughed a car into innocent pedestrians and brutally stabbed a police officer to death before being shot. Five people died, including the attacker.
The Twittersphere was soon abuzz with conjecture and accusation. Who was to blame? What were the motives?
I felt sick as I read comments saying “Islam is to blame” and “it must be another Muslim”. [And with excellent reason, as the vast, vast, vast majority of such attacks are perpetrated by muslims. Given the location and the means of executing the atrocity, people had very good reason to assume a muslim was the perpetrator, and, guess what! He was.]
The fact that the attacker was a Muslim is irrelevant. The issue is that Islamophobia was the first response. [Oh for crying out loud. Muslims are responsible for attacks that kill tens if not hundreds of thousands of others, mostly Christians, around the world annually. No other religion comes close. Decrying this as “islamophobia” is just the bleating of an ideologue who has nothing to support their claim, so they shout epithets.]
If you are a Muslim, you continually have to defend your faith against people who accuse it of being a dangerous and violent set of ideas. [And rightly so, because it has been proven, over its roughly 1,350 year history, to be exactly that, a dangerous and violent set of ideas.]Islam is the religion of peace; anyone who understands this knows it has no part in the ideology of ISIS……..[Do you think the nebbish milquetoast wisp of a (white) man author would EVER grant such to Christianity, that it is THE religions of peace. Not A religion of peace, but THE religion of peace. This guy is halfway to being a muslim convert, and entirely because his ideology places muslims very, very high on the victim pyramid conveying instantaneous moral status and authority. These people will be the death of us, literally and figuratively.]
………The misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic hate speech directed at oppressed groups is damaging to society – and with the rise of Donald Trump’s brand of politics, it is also being legitimised.
So, what does this have to do with free speech? And how might things change for the better?
Well, there is some hope. The Canadian parliament has passed the M-103 motion, which calls on the government to condemn Islamophobia. It is the silver lining of a dark and depressing cloud, and it is something I think New Zealand should seek to not only emulate but improve.
Our Government should look to criminalise not only Islamophobia, but racist rhetoric and the criticism of feminism and LGBTQAA+ rights. [Basically, any speech that attacks and undermines his leftist ideology should be made illegal. That’s what they have done in all the leftist “paradises” from 16th century Muenster to 1870 Paris to the FSU and up to today.]
Free speech is all well and good, but it should not be defended at the expense of minority groups. [And he and his cohort, naturally, get to define both who is a “minority,” and whether certain speech somehow offends against him/them.]
Nothing quells fear and hatred like making it illegal, and if we stop opposing progressive values then surely the constant fighting will stop too.
Spoken like a true believer. The ideological motive behind all this is revealed in this final paragraph, “progressive values” are so perfect and sublime they will lead to peace and concord for all, if we could only shut up those blasted recalcitrant unholy heretical right wingers once and for all.
Whether declaring vast swaths of perfectly normal political and cultural speech/criticism to be illegal would produce less “fear and hatred” is extremely debatable. While members of the leftist political coalition might be happy, millions of others would be extremely aggrieved. What he means to say is it would “quell the fear and hatred” of those he finds politically and culturally acceptable, ie., members of the leftist coalition. The rest can just go hang, perhaps figuratively at first, but eventually, literally.
The writer comes across as extremely young, naive, and indoctrinated. He doesn’t argue coherently so much as regurgitate talking points he’s picked up from the mainstream media in hyper-leftist New Zealand (one of the first Western countries to essentially completely destroy their capability to defend themselves, militarily – I kid you not – devolving this responsibility on their friendly neighbor Australia).
Wherever the Left has gained hold – oh, and always for the good of others, even as it makes those others utterly miserable – it has resulted in a total crackdown on civil liberties that were one of the great gifts of the Church to the world. Given leftism’s endemic anti-Christian nature, I guess this should not be surprising. What is amazing is the Left’s ability to dissemble and exist in total hypocrisy, even regarding its own history. Are today’s leftists, heirs of the once sacrosanct “free speech movement” of the 60s and 70s embarrassed at totally turning their back on this once vital precept? Of course not, both because they are wholly ignorant of history, and wouldn’t care if they weren’t.
Because it’s always been about power, power for them, over you, because they are totally convinced of their own innate superiority in every possible way – morally, intellectually, artistically, culturally, politically, socially……everything. Being a leftist means never having to say you’re sorry.
h/t Sargon of Akkad