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Left Wants Multiculturalism to Trump Free Speech

Illbay Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 10:42 AM
Disagree. The Left has NEVER been about free speech, it has been about manipulation of the concepts of liberty to achieve its totalitarian ends. The notion that the Left, throughout its history from the early 19th Century, has EVER been about freedom of expression or thought or conscience is ludicrous on its face. The Left has ALWAYS used the ideas of classical liberalism as a cloak to disguise its merciless repression of anything that opposes its agenda. The INSTANT they have power, they crush any and all freedom of speech and action, without remorse and without fail. I'm sick and tired of hearing "conservatives" argue based on the premises the Left establishes. Do not give them ONE OUNCE of credit for ANYTHING they say. Rather, deal..
George257 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 2:25 PM
Precisely, lllBay. They name 'liberal' is a misnomer . They have stolen it. Liberalism ought to mean what we now call conservatism. The US constitution is in that sense, a liberal document.
Illbay Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 10:45 AM
...with what they DO. They never allow any opposition to exist when they have the means to apply the gag.

Multiculturalism isn't even what they're after. That's just another noble jape on their part. Look at the record of the Left with regard to minority populations, from the Soviet repression of Jews to the way the Chinese deal today with their ethnic minorities.

Deal with what IS, with the Left. Do not let THEM set the agenda.
Big O7 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:46 PM
You, sir, know how to cut to the chase, clear away the fog, and give us lots of red meat. Please don't stop!
The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater power and influence whom we found wrong and objectionable.

When 1950s comedian Lenny Bruce titillated his audiences with the F-word and crude sex talk, liberals came to his defense. They reminded us that vulgar speech is not a crime: The First Amendment was not just designed to protect uplifting expression, but also rarer blasphemous and indecent...