Friday, September 21, 2012

Why has Barack Obama not explained FIRMLY the meaning and obligations of free speech?

“To protect our own rights, we MUST protect those of the most obnoxious and disgusting among us.”
This explanation was sent to me by one of the lawyers working to ensure that the American Nazi Party would be able to march in Skokie, IL, a city where not only were there a large number of Americans who happened to be Jewish, but a large segment of them were Holocaust survivors - back in 1977-78. The lawyer was Jewish, making the process all the more obnoxious.
The point he made changed my mind about that march, and it is why EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN should really be behind that really bad movie (critically, certainly). We are protecting ourselves by ensuring every asshole can make a statement which offends someone, somewhere.
But why, is the President of the United States not telling the world what is so easily said, and hard to grasp?
Might it be because this is the dividing line between a MOB and a democracy?
A mob will never tolerate a minority opinion.
A mob will never tolerate a minority religion.
The entire region save ONE PLACE is a set of religious extremists who sit atop a mob, and use the mob.
The president and his secretary of state simply cannot tell the truth, because the truth reveals what the middle east is, and reveals the folly of their moral cowardice, or complete foolishness.
Each of these people uttered an oath to uphold the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.
The truth is that the path they have created for themselves, the non apology apologies, the cravenly kowtowing commercials broadcast STUPIDLY and pointlessly and uselessly across the middle east, are not upholding our values.
If we cannot protect our people many days after what has occurred, and they with these new sets of commercials across the middle east seeking APPROVAL - seek to avoid harm to people in the service of the nation, with this cowardly display, WHAT ARE WE DOING? 
Worse, what future accidentally incited incidents will occur or be catalyzed by this course into something far worse by telling the ENTIRE Middle East, we cannot justify or stand up for ourselves, or our values.


Always On Watch said...

telling the ENTIRE Middle East, we cannot justify or stand up for ourselves, or our values

Perhaps the whole point that Obama is striving to make is that our values system should crash.

Think about some of the other things that he has said and done -- on both the foreign and domestic levels.

And isn't redistribution of wealth an economic way of crashing our system?


It seems to me that he is actively promoting and pursuing inversionism.

"Forward!" Into WHAT?

Unknown said...

The Charge of the Light Brigade (poem)

Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.......

Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die!