Sunday, May 14, 2006

Ni Dieu, Ni Maître

Radio Netherlands, that paragon of knowing nods, has gone out of it's way to report on a freedom of speech award bestowed upon Muhammad al-Baradei. It was firmly implied that is was due to his occasional disagreement with the US Government, which has done absolutely nothing to limit his speech.

The producer of this piece seems to be so unsophisticated as to confuse a difference of view with the quashing of said isegoria. It's quite apparent that many are more than willing to silence a Conservative through humiliation of speaking at all because arguing a concept on its' merits requires emotional effort and an exposure to the possibility that one just might be wrong.

Undeterred, al-Baradei didn't fully play along. He cited American president Franklin Roosevelt's hope that all people deserved these freedoms, noting that he said this quite some time ago, and that in an 'age of globalization' (which certainly isn't new,) that it's more imortant than ever. Roosevelt said this in 1941 when Hitler was taking care of the free-speech problem with an archipelago of concentration camps.
As we find today with the war on terror, collaborators and a rather dim intelligentsia in the lands Hitler attacked were more than happy to ignore this notion, and turn the very concept of a right to speech on its' ear.

The parallels with today are striking with the actions of a transnational network of Jihadists offering comfort to the ideas of a transnational network of 'peace' activists. They must be thinking of the peace found with death.

Bush, like Roosevelt is trying to preserve international civil society by quelling jihad's random acts of 'making peace' in the same way, only to find the bien-pensent sophmores of the left channeling Lord HawHaw - valuing a classroom 'time-out' over the arrest, detention, or otherwise active stopping of mass-murders.

The Four Freedoms event where al-Baradei was honored also rightly focused also on Burma where true oppression is more than evident. Were one to mention the admiration the Burmese Junta has with oppressive socialism, it might likely go unmentioned.

All forms of socialism, even the nanny state have at least a subconscious instinct to punish the opinionated into silence. They only want to be loved, co-dependant, and "essential," if you will.

An elderly anti-abortion campaigner in the UK is being punished for legally airing his views by being denied medical treatment.
Odder yet, this man who sent photos of abortions to a hospital must have been surprised at the hospital staff being shocked by seeing medical photos - proof positive that they aren't practicing a great deal of medicine to begin with.

With the ASBO replacing the trust and faith they no longer have in the very population that has been socially engineered by illiberal leftism, one would need these shows of moral vanity to have goals as small as "making the trains run on time," for example - forgetting that these very same trains would run perfectly well were the government not trying to run them.

The fuse is lit!

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