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Friday, March 15, 2019

You silence him, you silence yourself

First the news, "CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called 'one of New Zealand’s darkest days.'"

Now the reaction from Fraser Anning, a member of Australia's senate from Queensland.



This, understandably, has upset Australian politicians. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, "Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible. He is a disgrace to the Senate and what is worse by spreading hatred and turning Australians against each other he is doing exactly what the terrorists want."

The people who seek to censor people in the name of hate speech never had a better example to exploit.

But if we eliminate hate speech just what free speech are we protecting? Is it even worth hearing? Because once we go down that ding-dong road of eliminating hate speech, we will never stop until no one can say one darned thing.

It is the speech you detest the most that you must protect the most. It is not idealism. It is survivalism.

21 comments:

  1. The truth is the truth. Good for Mr. Anning for articulating it. Expect to see him kicked out of the Senate.

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  2. I see that at one mosque a cleric pulled and chased away the eco-fascists. The church where we go has already said, in so many words, that they have a CCW presence at their services. Yes, it’s gotten to that. Satan is running wild.

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    1. Same at my Church . dead before they get to the Choir ..
      BTW I keep reading this group was Serbian...

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  3. NZ sheep catch a temporary break...

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  4. Unless everyone can speak freely, you won't know who the enemy is.

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  5. I think it was Jon Gabriel on Twitter (@exjon) who said "I'll agree to let you outlaw hate speech if you agree to let me define it."

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  6. The religion of Mohammad is incompatible with Western Civilization. Senator Anning states aloud what most think privately. This is a great opportunity for Senator Anning to shift the discussion to the real issue and off the Left's playing field.

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    1. Sharia law is incompatible. They can face Meca and flog themselves all day for all I care.

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  7. It's going to come down to this eventually....

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  8. This isn't hate speech, just too soon speech. On the other hand, the lefty narrative began to shape as soon as news got out.

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  9. Is the truth now contemptible because it isn't what one wants to hear?

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  10. Malcolm Turnbull is contemptible.

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  11. We already have twitter and Facebook banning what they consider hate speech (conservatism). Sadly, We are well down that path.

    Like myiq2xu wrote, them doing the defining hold the power.

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  12. Thank God for straight-talking men like Fraser Anning! He has clearly stated the truth.

    My sympathies are with the people of New Zealand, who will now have to resist a massive effort from the Left for them to ban guns & limit their freedoms like Australia did in the aftermath of a similar tragedy.

    At this early point it appears that the gunman is supposedly an Australian "white supremacist" so we already know who the bad guys will be in the Fake Media propaganda, and from the AP I already detect a flavor of Orange Man Bad, so I expect to see Donald Trump being blamed very soon.

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  13. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, "Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible." adding "How dare he point out inconvenient facts. That is inexcusable and will not be countenanced.

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  14. Islam should be outlawed in the US under the 1st Amendment - it's not a religion - and the 8th Amendment - the one dealing with cruel and unusual punishment. Unfortunately, we've already screwed that up by allowing 2 radical muslims to be elected to congress.

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  15. Free speech includes false, dishonest, lies, as well as hate speech. The limits are incitement to violence.

    The Senator is not inciting any violence, he's calling for a peaceful political process to stop the Muslims from coming in. Muslims who, mostly, will not be murderers BUT who will include a higher percentage.

    It's like drunk driving. Most drunks drive with killing anybody, most of the time. But a much higher percentage do kill. That's why drunk driving is illegal -- higher percentages do kill.

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  16. Senator Anning has the courage to speak the truth then gets criticized for it. Sad & disturbing.

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  17. The media can falsely make the shooter a MAGA Conservitise and by the time it takes the truth to float to the top its on to the next tragity.the media is not called the drive bys for nothing..MAGA..

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