Is It Time to Let It Burn?
May 1, 2014 4 Comments
There are very few people around that love the US and UK as much as I do. I’ve seen a good bit of the States and met a lot of our people, and I have spent many a happy hour planning what I want to see and do in the United Kingdom (yes, especially England). If you have read here for any length of time, you will know that I think our peoples have been the greatest thing to ever happen in history for freedom and prosperity in the entire world and for the entire world.
But a fire has been lit, and I’m beginning to believe it may be time to let it burn.
Last weekend in England , the chief of the Liberty GB Party was arrested for quoting Winston Churchill on the street. Not for not having a permit, but for hate speech. Here’s the quote
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia
in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many
countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods
of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the
Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and
refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan
law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as
a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the
faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion
paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde
force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant
and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising
fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the
strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled,
the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome
OK, it’s not too complimentary, but I have a great deal of trouble calling it anything but true. One more thing, does anybody think the British would have arrested him, if he had replaced Islam with Christianity in the quote? See, that’s how freedom of speech works, you can get insulted all you want, but one can say what he wants, unless it is patently false, then it falls under the libel laws, and you can sue him. A civil matter, not a criminal one.
I hear many of you saying, “So what, that’s England. Here we have the First Amendment.” To which I reply, “Not so much.” This week we also watched a man have over $500,000 seized from him because of something he said in his house to his girlfriend. Was what he said distasteful, not to mention hateful? Yep, sure was. So what. It not up to me to police what somebody says in the privacy of his own home. And beyond that. He’s going through a divorce in a community property state. Who the hell authorized the NBA to seize his (soon-to-be) ex-wife’s assets.
In the meantime under the wonderful economic policies of this administration we have now had a gain 0.2% in GNP in the last six months. It takes real skill to so completely stymie the inventiveness and dynamic drive of the American people to kill the economy dead for six months, especially after hamstringing it for six years before. Has it ever happened before? Sure. Under a guy named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the economy recovered only because of a guy name Adolph Hitler. You suppose Vladimir Putin is going to try to help us out this time?
And just to make sure we don’t recover, he’s decided that because of their fiscal profligacy, they should allow the states to impose tolls on the Interstate highways, because they’ve stolen all the highway trust (there’s a joke for you) fund money to build light rail systems for which there is no demand, except for the graft in their donor’s pockets.
And in the meantime, the press, lapdogs that they are, are covering up the coverup of the lie about the malfeasance in the government that cost four Americans, including an US Ambassador, their lives in Benghazi.
On top of all the other lies, of course.
And so, perhaps it is time to
Let it Burn
So that a just society can be built on the ashes, in a few thousand years.