The last bastion of free speech available to the free world is the internet. A place where lovers of liberty can still go to opine, rant or create parody. So…you had to know that those who love cultural Marxism (political correctness) and long for the tentacles of tyranny to take the last breath from a free people…were chomping at the bit…
Enter the current day cultural tyrants…and they’re strange bedfellows…
First, you have the Leftists…who love to bandy around the term freedom, but not a trace of it can be found in their ideology. You find them at the source of every over-financed failure, that the government has robbed from its potential in the free market system. Everything the Leftist ideology touches, turns into an insatiable black hole draining those who never wanted to invest (and it only happens to Conservatives when they get their ideas from the Left).
Well, via their current spokesman, Barack Obama…they are attempting to yet again get their tentacles around our freedom by pushing “net neutrality”. He lifted his scepter and called for the FTC to regulate Internet service providers like telephone companies, citing concerns about ISPs “picking winners and losers in the online marketplace.” Allow me to interpret this…Nanny wants to make sure everyone is equal (like in North Korea), so Nanny must step in and make all decisions concerning this form of communication…because, after all: Americans are too STUPID to understand.
Senator Ted Cruz nailed it when he said: “‘Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.”
If government manages to get their hands on the net in any way, shape or form…freedom is a distant memory.
And second, we have the Islamists…who have NO leg to stand on to bandy about the term freedom, because their ideology has an aversion to personal freedom. But that won’t stop them from having their piece of the infidel pie. Sharia Islamic Law demands that all infidels submit to their laws whether they do it willingly (convert) or not (remain a non-Muslim but pay the jizya or protection money as a second-class citizen (Dhimmi).
The Quran 33:57 says – “Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in this world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.”
So, the freedom that democracies have to allow citizens to speak their mind, is a pernicious No-No in Islam. And…since the devout followers of Muhammed believe that they must conquer the West/Non-Muslims (as they did for 450 years, which provoked the Crusades) …they must use whatever they can to accomplish that end (Gee, sounds just like the Leftist ideology dictated by Saul Alinsky).
Along comes an organization by the name of “Muslim Advocates”, that is working diligently with top executives from Facebook, Twitter, Google/YouTube and many other social media biggies to silence ANY criticism of Islam. Disguising their true agenda behind a burqa of “..freedom and justice..”, they are pushing arduously to have ALL Facebook pages, websites and videos with any negative nuance against Islam removed post haste.
These Islamofascists, touting themselves as “moderates”, started a campaign: “Click Here To End Hate: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Online & How To Take Action”…which is nothing more than an opportunity for traitors of free speech to rat out their fellow citizens, who are exercising their rights.
We need to make it clear to both these enemies of free will, that free speech on the internet is not on the menu for their consideration. When I think of these crybabies, who always demand their way, a childhood fairy tale comes to mind of the “Three Little Pigs”…
When they say, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
We respond, “Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.”
And if they respond, “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.”…no worries. A free people can handle airbags…we do in politics all the time.
Oh, and if I offended any Muslim with the “pig” reference…deal with it…we call it: FREEDOM!
Shalom through strength…
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