While what is happening in France and Israel is wholly foreign to Americans, perhaps it’s time to consider whether these and other countries may be right. Perhaps America’s fixation on free speech has gone too far.
Actually, the United States is an outlier among democracies in granting such generous free speech guarantees. Six European countries, along with Brazil, prohibit the use of Nazi symbols and flags. Many more countries have outlawed Holocaust denial. Indeed, even encouraging racial discrimination in France is a crime. In pluralistic nations like these with clashing cultures and historical tragedies not shared by all, mutual respect and civility helps keep the peace and avoids unnecessary mental trauma.
The US is an outlier among democracies, not least because we are not a democracy, we are a constitutional republic with written guarantees that protect our unalienable rights – to freedom of speech, among many, many others.
Liberal fascists like the hack writing this piece are always ready to give away our basic liberties in order to “avoid unnecessary mental trauma” – and to impose ever greater and more granular controls on freedom.
Fuck them, and fuck him, I say. Fuck all the liberal fascists. Fuck them bloody with barbed-wire-wrapped fence posts.
There. I hope I caused this miserable piece of tyrannous shit some necessary mental trauma. We aren’t Europe. We never have been, and despite the best efforts of fascist tools like this one, I hope we never will be.