Bill O’Reilly, Pam Geller, and Free Speech

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day - Mohammed by Hlkolaya

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day – Mohammed by Hlkolaya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, I suppose we should speak a bit about Garland and all that, so let’s have done with it.

First, I carry no brief for Pam Geller, at the risk of sounding sexist, I think she’s a strident, loud, self-promoting jerk. But she has an absolute right to hold a poster exhibition (competition, whatever)about Mohammed, God, Jesus Lucky Luciano, the Devil, or anybody/anything else. It’s just that simple. Wise or not, she has that right.

This is the US and here we value free speech, as a God-given right, whatever Europe says, minus a few very minor exceptions pertaining to public safety, one can say anything one desires. And, incidentally, it is there specifically, to protect offensive speech, inoffensive speech requires no protection.

Second, Bill O’Reilly (of Fox News) is a superficial, idiotic, bloviating, unwatchable, idiot, whose ego gets in the way of his mind being able to figure out that 2+2=4. Anybody who ever uses the construction “There oughta be a law” is an idiotic statist who doesn’t have freedom’s interest (let alone yours) at heart (or anywhere else important to him.

So when he bloviates crap like:

Emotional displays like insulting the prophet Mohammed make it more difficult to rally law-abiding Muslims, for example. Including nations like Jordan and Egypt, who are actually fighting the fanatical Islamists,” O’Reilly said. “In any war, you have to win hearts and minds, and the situation in Garland, Texas goes against that. Again, the freedom of speech issue is bogus. No one is saying the exposition was illegal. The point is winning, defeating the jihad.

As Strieff at Red State said.

This is true if you work from the perspective that Muslims are unable to function in a pluralistic society. That may be the case. From what we’ve seen of how Muslim communities operate in Western Europe and Islamic ghettos like Dearborn, Michigan and the antics of CAIR and various “Muslim student associations” in suppressing free speech I think it is something that should be up for discussion. More to the point, if you need to rally “law-abiding Muslims” to oppose murder we have a problem completely different than the one O’Reilly thinks we have. And if the support of Muslim populations in the Middle East is dependent upon us totally kowtowing to their peculiar set of values then the war with ISIS is already lost because if they make a value judgment that they’d rather live under ISIS than have non-Muslim caricaturing Mohammed  then they were never really in the fight to begin with.

Bill O’Reilly is an idiot.

I was going to tell you what I think, but I thought better of it. Why? Because Bill Whittle has already said it, and better than I could.

And by the way, about those shooters, AP really should learn that they decided to shoot a bunch of people at private affair, there is no reason to mourn that their decision got them dead. I think it comes under, “Good riddance to bad garbage.”

 

Advertisements

About NEO
Lineman, Electrician, Industrial Control technician, Staking Engineer, Inspector, Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Operations Officer

13 Responses to Bill O’Reilly, Pam Geller, and Free Speech

  1. I don’t understand why the debate is about constitutional free speech. It does not have anything to do with free speech. The Muslims don’t care about laws and constitutions and free speech. It is irrelevant to them. This is about their war on anything not Muslim and silencing anything negative about their “religion”. It’s not free speech – it’s war.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      I don’t either, Carl. I suspect Whittle is correct, it’s simply cowardice, hiding behind Lady Liberty’s skirts.

      Like

  2. Mark Levin weighed in on this as well and also does not see this as a free speech issue.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/very-ignorant-mark-levin-goes-after-oreilly-for-bullying-geller/#ooid=hwOTh5dDquJzmFJMugCzL4vEgaPy2I-j

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      It’s just not. Free speech is itself offensive to many of our fellow citizens anymore and many of them have big megaphones. That’s what PC is all about-controlling speech.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Myself, of course British but here in the USA right now, I see this as Free Speech, and Americans are losing it! The First Amendment to the US Constitution…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. the unit says:

    You’re lucky to find Afterburner to express your thoughts. 🙂
    Me couldn’t find similar.
    About this issue,…
    I’ve read everywhere, man
    I’ve read everywhere, man
    Crossed the blogs bare, man
    I’ve breathed the conservative air, man
    Chided, I’ve had my share, man
    I’ve read everywhere.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Outstanding, man! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Pingback: Bill O'Reilly, Pam Geller, and Free Speech

  6. the unit says:

    P.S. Your pretty picture above at top of page doesn’t name anyone per se. Could be the PIzza guy down on 701 Plum Creek Pkwy. Your safe. 🙂 Carry though…and carry on. 🙂

    Like

  7. Pingback: My Article Read (5-9-2015) | My Daily Musing

  8. the unit says:

    I’ve spent the day continuing to read all about Garland and what it means. Much division amongst conservatives, much unity amongst liberals.
    My opinion…if I got it coming I hope Jihads learn to sharpen their knives better so as not to have to saw. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • The only unity among liberals is their ideological position.

      Liked by 2 people

      • the unit says:

        The ends man
        They’ll do anything man
        To bring about the ends man.

        I think we on the same wavelength. Old superior officer said to me long ago…”we get the green weenie.”

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s