America: open your doors or we will crash through them…and give us what we demand or we will take it. SI SE PUEDE!

AMERICA FACES NOT ANNIHILATION…BUT NULLIFICATION…FROM THE VERY PEOPLE COMING HERE TO PARTAKE IN ITS ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITY

America faces its greatest challenge ever.  Even the Civil War would have torn her into two, the entire world seems intent on nullifying its very existence.  The tragic irony is that even as throngs continue to arrive of their own volition (and in violation of her laws) declarations as to the absence of any compelling cause for her existence grow in number and volume.  

Nobody disputes that this is a nation of immigrants.  But until recent times America’s immigrants have entered American territory in compliance with her uniquely generous laws governing immigration and naturalization.  Until recently those arriving legally (actual “immigrants”) have come with the DESIRE to enter the robust flow of her main river offering in unrivaled breadth and volume opportunities that exist no place else.  Immigrants YEARNED to enjoy the equal treatment of America’s laws.  To America’s immigrants it would never even have occurred not to RESPECT her laws, HONOR her laws and SUPPORT the CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK responsible for making America a NATION OF LAW.  To immigrants it would never have occurred to NOT learn English and enter the powerful current that drives not only all manner of affairs in America but across the globe.  Such a proposition would have seemed to them bizarre…preposterous…downright baffling.

Unlike any country in history…this grand EXPERIMENT in self governance pursued a path of encouraging immigration of those seeking her opportunities and the PROTECTION OF HER LAWS.  America would grow strong through this UNIQUE inflow of those eager to leave behind many of the ways of their native lands and contribute to her core foundation.  Immigrants came not to TAKE…but to SHARE IN that which was made freely available to them and ADD to America’s diverse pool of people from different heritage and cultural norms.  America WORKED because these diverse groups of people all CHOSE TO AGREE upon and SUPPORT NOT ONLY THE CORE VALUES embodied in her institutional foundation, but a UNIVERSAL BODY OF CULTURAL PRACTICES AFFECTING EVERY ASPECT OF AMERICAN LIFE.  The very ESSENCE of “America” was DEFINED by its ability to do what the ancient world could not do:  bring peoples from all corners of the earth to live peacefully side by side…each bringing with them and retaining certain of their values and practices…but SUBORDINATING THEM TO THE CORE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH WAS BUILT THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTING ITS OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONING.  IMMIGRANTS knew that in order for America to OPERATE …the CORE PRINCIPLES of EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS FROM GOVERNMENT INTRUSION AND THE TOLERATION OF THE LAWFUL PRACTICES OF OTHERS SO LONG AS THEY DID NOT INTERFERE WITH THEIR OWN.

ONLY here…in all of human history…was such a venture even CONCEIVED let alone proposed, pursued and against all odds BORN FROM NOTHING by TAKING ITS INDEPENDENCE BY FORCE FROM A MIGHTY POWER OVERSEAS THAT SOUGHT NOT TO GOVERN BUT TO RULE.  Against all odds…it ACHIEVED THE IMPOSSIBLE…and to this day the ONLY NATION OF ITS KIND.  The ONLY NATION that BROKE FREE from the BONDS OF THE OLD WORLD BY FORCE in order that it may guide its own affairs.  A document of UNUSUAL BRILLIANCE was drafted and adopted to serve as the “instruction manual” for an EXPERIMENT.  FAR from perfect…and falling far short of the ideals expressed in that documents…America was LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE WORLD WHICH HAD ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY TO OCCUPY THE STATUS THAT AMERICA CREATED OVERNIGHT.  America grew strong beyond imagination.  Her successful break from foreign rule, her drive, her innovation made possible by a LACK of the customs and traditions and absolute rule of the old world, her wealth, her power and the threat she posed to their ancient leadership structure that benefited the few to the exclusion of nearly all.  Title and lands were not handed not by bloodline and the entitlement of a privileged few in a FIXED SOCIAL STRUCTURE THAT DENIED (IN FACT CRUSHED) ALL OPPORTUNITY of upward mobility.  The ancient world had changed virtually not at all…since ancient times.

While largely incomprehensible to Americans…from Russia to France to Spain and Italy and across all of Europe the “anarchist” movement was the ONLY AVENUE FOR CHANGE LEFT AVAILABLE BY EUROPE’S TINY FAMILY OF ELITES WHO RULED WITH UNLIMITED POWER AND FREE FROM ACCOUNTABILITY.  Such conditions provided the perfect environment for the emergence of monsters.  Such conditions did not disappoint…as from those fertile grounds AROSE MONSTERS.  The merciless and lawless tyrants had no motivation to loosen their grip on power and wealth.  While not in name…the countless peasants, serfs and indentured workers existed as SLAVES enjoying NO LEGAL PROTECTIONS from the arbitrary actions of their rulers…those enforcing the “laws,” those with ANY degree of authority or social advantage over the ones below them which they could dominate without limit and accountability.  Only the patronage of a “higher up” could provide any protection.  In that respect the “owner” to whom the party was obligated entirely simply occupied a higher rung on the permanently and fiercely defended ladder.

While not up to the standards of modern values and practices and plagued by arguably the single greatest institutional crime against any people, America’s STARTING place was far beyond anything that the ancient world had achieved.  It’s government was UNIQUE IN ALL OF HISTORY.  It was a NEW CONTRACT WITH A PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT RULED NOR GOVERNED BY AN EXISTING LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE.  THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEGOTIATED AND ADOPTED THE SUPREME LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT WOULD BIND AND BEND TO ACCOMODATE PEACEFUL CHANGE AND SOCIAL PROGRESS IN PURSUIT OF THE LOFTY IDEALS SET FORTH IN THAT DOCUMENT.  OF COURSE THERE WERE PRIVILEGED ELITES…BUT THERE WAS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ANYPLACE ELSE…AN ORDINARY MAN COULD OWN LAND.  MOST SIGNFICANTLY, HOWEVER, WAS THE CONCEPT OF THE “CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED.”  The defining feature defined the principles overlaying America’s system of law and governance and continues to underlie the DISTINCTIVELY AMERICAN SPIRIT OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM TO PURSUE OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM GOVERNMENT OBSTRUCTION.

THIS IDEA WAS REVOLUTIONARY IN VIRTUAL EVERY INSTANCE IS STILL NOT EMBRACED LET ALONE IN OPERATION ANYPLACE IN THE WORLD.  GOVERNMENTS RULE OVER THEIR PEOPLE BASED ON “RIGHTS” ORIGINATING AND FOREVER STUCK IN ANCIENT CLAIMS TO AUTHORITY.  FROM NOTHING…THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THROUGH A SMALL HANDFUL OF REPRESENTATIVES, INVENTED A NEW GOVERNMENT FROM NOTHING, NEGOTIATED A CONTRACT FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT OVER A PEOPLE THAT CONSENTED TO BE GOVERNED.  SAY AGAIN, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CONSENTED TO BE GOVERNED BY THE NEWLY CREATED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT GUIDING AND REVOLUTIONARY PRINCIPLE OF GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, THE SUPREME DOCUMENT GOVERNING THE AFFAIRS OF GOVERNANCE INCLUDED NOT JUST THOSE POWERS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ENJOY, BUT THOSE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT WERE EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN TO EXERCISE, AND BY “EXCLUSION” OF THOSE CLAUSES EXPRESSLY GRANTING POWERS, THAT GOVERNMENT HAD NO AUTHORITY TO INTERFERE AND WERE EXPRESSLY RESERVED FOR THE STATES .

THIS SYSTEM OF DUAL SOVEREIGNTY WAS DESIGNED FOR AND HAS LARGELY SUCCEEDED IN PREVENTING THE NEWLY CREATED GOVERNMENT FROM PURSUING ITS OWN INTERESTS AND ACCUMULATING POWER IN FURTHERANCE OF THOSE INTERESTS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PERSONAL LIBERTY OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION.     [INTERRUPTED…STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SHUT DOWN.]

[BACK AT IT]

The who system was designed as a HEDGE AGAINST “TYRANNY.”  Tyranny comes not in the form of a foreign threat.  Tyranny is the assertion of power by a government overt its own people.  After breaking free from England the Founding Fathers looked not across the seas but to the newly formed federal government in Washington D.C.

The Second Amendment is NOT about guns.  It must be viewed within the context of its roots and the priority it was assigned by the drafters.  Prior to independence the British could occupy ANY HOME and be provided food and shelter.  The scope of such an invasion of privacy loomed large in the Framer’s minds when drafting the Bill of Rights and institutionalizing the CIVIL RIGHTS to be enjoyed BY the citizens FROM excessive use of power BY THEIR GOVERNMENT.

PRIOR TO THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE THE BRITISH CROWN SET ABOUT THE TASK OF ENFORCING LAWS AIMED AT CRIMINALIZING CERTAIN SPEECH DEEMED INIMITABLE TO BRITISH RULE.  In this instance the term used by the state to justify the suppression of ideas and persecution of political opposition was “sedition” and its twin “treason.”  Imagine that…caught in possession of a POLITICAL PAMPHLET could result in one’s EXECUTION.  The power to suppress speech was used to attack ALL AREAS OF THE LIVES OF THE COLONISTS.  ANYTHING and EVERYTHING could be called into question as being in violation of a LAW AIMED AT SPEECH.  The “value” being upheld in this instance was British rule.  This is no different than any other value whose ultimate goal is the same:  retaining absolute power.  It can be called “seditious,” “hateful,” “racist,” “insulting,” “offensive,” and of course the most widely abused and recognized pretext for prosecuting threats to absolute rule:  BLASPHEME.  A term used to describe expression that violates a particular value or set of values.  It is wholly interchangeable with others and the nature of the underlying “value” is irrelevant.  Whether it’s called “hate speech” or “seditious” or “racist” or “blasphemous” the essence and purpose is the SAME:  to empower government to PERSECUTE THOSE INDIVIDUALS DEEMED TO EXPRESS IDEAS THAT RUN CONTRARY TO THE INTERESTS OF THE STATE.  THE TERM USED AND THE VALUE(S) IDENTIFIED AS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THEM HAVE NO MEANING.  THEY ARE A SWORD…FOR USE AGAINST THE PEOPLE FALLING UNDER THEIR JURISDICTION.

So…the Framers KNEW FIRST HAND that the POWER TO CONTROL IDEAS IS THE FIRST TARGET OF TYRANNY’S AGGRESSION.  We know that Obama has already expressed his preference for Islamic values over American values of personal freedom and free speech.  “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam,” he has said on some number of occasions.  Put another way, the “value” is Islam’s prohibition against “slander of the prophet” or “blaspheme” which in turn is interchangeable with “HATE SPEECH.”  To Muslims…”blaspheme” is the operative term used to criminalize speech that violates a value or set of values which in this case is ISLAM.  It is the OSTENSIBLE PROTECTION OF THOSE “VALUES” that is used by government to reach into every area of human affairs and every personal matter no matter how private, threaten, extort, intimidate, persecute and PROSECUTE INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR BELIEFS, PRACTICES, POLITICAL VIEWS, ETC.

Hence it made sense that the FIRST PROVISION OF THE ENTIRE CONSTITUTION IS DESIGNED AS A HEDGE AGAINST TYRANNY BY DENYING THE GOVERNMENT THE AUTHORITY TO ABRIDGE THE INDIVIDUAL’S FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.  SO LONG AS IDEAS COULD BE FREELY CIRCULATED…SO WENT THE THINKING…THE BETTER CHANCES OF THE CITIZENRY WISING UP TO THE AGGRESSIONS OF AN ASPIRING TYRANT THAT THEY MAY ORGANIZE (“ASSEMBLE”) IN A COMBINED EFFORT TO PUSH BACK.

IF THAT FAILS…IF FREEDOM OF SPEECH PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT SHOULD FAIL…then TYRANNY IS UPON THE PEOPLE.  The FIRST hedge against tyranny has given way.  It ALSO SIGNALS THE ENCROACHMENT OF TYRANNY THAT WOULD DEPRIVE THE CITIZENS THE RIGHT TO FREELY EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITHOUT FEAR OF GOVERNMENT ACTION.  WHEN THAT FAILED…THE SECOND AMENDMENT SERVED AS THE FINAL OBSTACLE (AND DETERRENT) AGAINST A WOULD-BE TYRANT WHO NOW COMES TO ENFORCE ITS LIMITATIONS ON SPEECH…IDEAS…OPINIONS…ETC.  THIS was the thinking of the Framers when they VERY CONSCIOUSLY WEIGHED THE RISKS OF PRIVATE CITIZENS BEARING ARMS…”IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY AGAINST TYRANNY”  (NOT CRIME/HOME SECURITY!).

Donald Trump has been accused and convicted of “hate speech” in the public forum.  The media, icons of pop culture, academics, NGO’s of every variety, religious groups, liberal fascist radicals, Latinos (foolishly) and Black people (even more foolishly).  What is hate speech?  In this instance the supposed value being “protected” is the eradication of racism.  Trump is the sole viable political opposition to this massive effort to silence speech deemed “racist.”  The links in the chain are quite clear.  RACISM is being EQUATED WITH POLITICAL OPPOSITION (IN THE FORM OF WHITE CHRISTIAN CITIZENS WHO SUBSCRIBE TO “CONSERVATIVE” VALUES THAT HAVE BEEN ATTACKED, VILIFIED AND SMEARED TO THE POINT WHERE IT IS VIEWED AS A FORM OF EXTREMISM IF NOT “RADICAL” AND PUSHED TO THE MARGINS.

MEANWHILE…AS MUSLIMS PURSUE THEIR EXTRA-JUDICIAL PROGRAM OF ERADICATING “HATE SPEECH” BY TURNING PUBLIC STREETS, PLACES OF WORK, MEDIA SOURCES THAT ARE NOT YET ON BOARD, AND MOST RECENTLY GAYS AT A NIGHTCLUB.  IN EVERY INSTANCE…MUSLIMS…CLAIMING TO CARRY OUT THESE VICIOUS ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF ISLAM…THEN CELEBRATED BY OTHER MUSLIMS…THEN DENOUNCED (KINDA) BY YET ANOTHER GROUP OF MUSLIMS.  And while the COMMON DENOMINATOR IN EVERY ONE OF THESE SHOOTINGS IS ISLAM…OBAMA/NOW CLINTON/THE MEDIA/LIBERAL FASCISTS/AND THE ENTIRE FRUIT SALAD BOWL OF WACKADOOS PRESSING THE CASE FOR “GUN CONTROL.”  WE ARE TO BELIEVE THAT ISLAM PLAYS NO ROLE IN THESE MURDERS…AND WITH GREATER “GUN CONTROL” LAWS THESE ATTACKS WILL STOP, PRESUMABLY BECAUSE TERRORISTS AND CRIMINALS WILL SURELY COMPLY WITH ANY NEW REGULATIONS.

OBAMA IS HUNTING FREE SPEECH.  IF HE SUCCEEDS, AMERICAN FREEDOM IS DEAD.  WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SETS OUT TO ENFORCE THE NEW FASCIST POLICIES AIMED AT THE SUPPRESSION OF IDEAS AND POLITICAL OPPOSITION AND RIVALS TO POWER…HE NOW GOES ABOUT THE TASK OF DISARMING THE PEOPLE WHOSE SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION WAS STOLEN FROM THEM BY THEIR PRESIDENT..THE VERY MAN TWICE ENTRUSTED TO SAFEGUARD THEM.

SIMULTANEOUSLY…THIS SNAKE AND THE LIBERAL FASCIST MOVEMENT TAKES AIM AT SPEECH THAT IS ASSERTED AS VIOLATING THE VALUES OF SOCIETY AND THE MEANS BY WHICH THE CITIZENS NOW DEPRIVED OF THEIR FREEDOM MIGHT RESIST THE EFFORTS BY TYRANNY TO CLAMP DOWN AND START ENFORCING THE NEW FASCISM.  WE ARE A CHIP SHOT AWAY FROM THE 18th green from the PROVOCATION OF VIOLENCE as pretext for the ASSERTION OF MARTIAL LAW.  “Regulations” will be adopted aimed at “quieting the unrest” that will have the effect of law, be enforced in an arbitrary manner and remain in place long after they were stated to be in effect.  The homes of registered gun owners will be ENTERED BY FORCE.  Legally owned arms will be CONFISCATED.  Registered gun owners will become targeted as CRIMINALS.  ALL THE WHILE…MUSLIM TERRORISTS (AMAZINGLY NOT COMPLYING WITH THE NEW (OR ANY) GUN CONTROL MEASURES) CONTINUE THE STOCKPILING OF ARMS AND BEGIN TO UNLEASH HELL ON AMERICAN CITIZENS ON AMERICAN SOIL.

HE IS THE PROCESS OF REVOKING FREEDOM OF SPEECH…AND THEN THE MEANS WITH WHICH LAW ABIDING CITIZENS MIGHT DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST A MUSLIM FIFTH COLUMN OPERATING AS FORWARD DEPLOYED ON BEHALF OF A MUSLIM PRESIDENT WHO WILL INSTALL HIMSELF AS A MUSLIM DICTATOR AT WHICH TIME THE REAL FUN BEGINS.  MAKE NO MISTAKE…WE DO NOT NOW STAND ON THE BRINK OF HISTORIC EVENTS.  THESE HISTORIC EVENTS ARE WELL UNDERWAY AND WHETHER OR NOT IT BE ACKNOWLEDGED…WE ARE BEING SWEPT OFF OUR FEET AND WILL BE WASHED OUT TO SEA.

AMERICA:  “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.  The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

MODERN DAY FOREIGN NATIONALS ENTERING AMERICAN TERRITORY IN OPEN VIOLATION AND SHEER CONTEMPT FOR ITS LAWS:

“I who have chosen to come…for opportunities that don’t exist in my native land…and enjoy the countless benefits and legal protections of a nation of laws…demonstrate my sheer contempt for your laws…determining for myself whether any of your laws apply to me…deciding for myself on a case by case basis which of your laws are “just”…arbitrarily electing to respect those laws which I deem just and taking the position that the ones I choose to violate do not apply to me…and that the violation of such “unjust” laws does not amount to a “crime” or make me a “criminal” in the eyes of me.  I demand that my mere presence here by any means affords me all the rights and benefits of those who arrive here in accordance with your laws.  All people of the earth possess the inalienable right to cross your borders and receive all the rights and privileges of your society.  While I insist on the principle of “global citizenship,” I come to America and seek the dissolution of ITS borders and all distinctiveness of ITS citizenship.  I seek all the benefits of a functioning American society without any of the laws, institutions and general apparatus necessary to and central to the definition of citizenship.  I seek all the benefits of American citizenship without offering anything in return not even respect for its laws.  I seek a global community without any borders or national identity…yet I pursue that agenda HERE because of the unique freedoms afforded even to totally ungrateful insufferable troglodytes like me who DEMAND THESE THINGS AND MORE AS A MATTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS.  Thanks no thanks for the invitation.  We’re coming cuz it is our right.  It is our right because it is justice.  Justice is whatever we identify as the next “get.”  Even though we SAY that these things we do will inure to the benefit of America as a whole, we offer no logical reasoning or explanation as to how.  We refuse to engage in a reasoned conversation about how these things will WEAKEN this nation.  And we are FAR too stupid to make that connection that if we seek the benefits offered by America, we proclaim that our actions will STRENGTHEN America and benefit ALL Americans which of course it will NOT and inasmuch as we are now (by virtue of unilateral nullification of its laws) a PART of “all Americans.”  In short…we are working diligently to undermine our OWN INTERESTS.  We are literally too stupid to make any of these connections…and in all likelihood won’t notice anything different until the axe of Islamic law comes crashing down splitting our heads open and spilling our brains all over the floor of our cold, dark cell.  In summation…we the modern day “immigrant”…invite you, America, to suq a huge bag of diqz.  F’real tho.”

[Written straight through in stream of consciousness.  No meaningful proofreading or editing.  Still can’t figure out how to spell check in this stupid program.  Don’t care about the “niceties” common to and required of formal writing.  I have many thoughts to get down…and if I don’t get them down in real time they are gone.  So…voila.]

So-called “hate speech” laws imperil America’s prolific creative output

So-called “hate speech” laws will not eradicate hate as promised by its chief supporter.  Instead they will institutionalize it.

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS ESSENTIAL TO THE UNIQUE CREATIVE OUTPUT OF AMERICA.  IT CONTAINS NO CARVE-OUT FOR “HATE SPEECH.”  IN FACT, SPEECH DEEMED OFFENSIVE, INSULTING, DISREPECTFUL, HATEFUL AND WHAT SOME MAY DEEM “BLASHEMOUS” ARE THE VERY TYPES OF SPEECH THAT REQUIRE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FROM GOVERNMENT INTRUSION.

As I was watching “X-Men: Apocalypse” I found myself in awe of the sheer creativity behind such a grand and ambitious undertaking.  I reflect often on the uniquely prolific creative production that comes from America.  Across every area of human affairs America produces such ambitious undertakings on a scale that defies peer or even comparison.  America is the world’s GREAT STORY TELLER.

Among countless other reasons MANY come here for the simple yet profound and rare FREEDOM TO TELL THEIR STORY HERE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T TELL IT “THERE.”  Story tellers are SILENCED AROUND THE WORLD AND FORBIDDEN FROM TELLING THEIR STORIES BY GOVERNMENTS USING VARIOUS “HATE SPEECH” LAWS TO SUPPRESS AND DISCOURAGE THE EXPRESSION OF IDEAS.  SUCH SOCIETIES FEAR IDEAS AND THE INDIVIDUAL THINKING BEHIND THEM.  A CREATIVE MIND CAN STRETCH THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMAN IMAGINATION.  THE VERY CONCEPT OF CREATIVITY REQUIRES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL BE FREE TO CREATE THAT WHICH DOES NOT EXIST.  THE ENTIRE WORLD FEASTS ON THE CREATIVE PRODUCT OF AMERICAN’S UNIQUE FREEDOM ON WHICH ALL OTHER FREEDOMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE AND IN THE ABSENCE OF WHICH THERE IS NO TRUE FREEDOM TO BE FOUND.

TO ONE INDIVIDUAL CERTAIN SPEECH, OR AN IDEA, OR A SINGLE WORD, OR A PHRASE, OR A PAINTING, OR A LYRIC, OR A POLITICAL SLOGAN, OR A SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY, OR A TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH, OR A FASHION SHOW, OR A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT, OR A MUSEUM, OR A LIBRARY, OR A TELEVISION SHOW, OR A FILM…OR A NEWSPAPER…OR EVEN A PRIVATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS…MIGHT BE VIEWED AS PERFECTLY AVERAGE, BENIGN, NO BIG DEAL, OFFENSIVE, THREATENING, BIGGOTED, OFFENSIVE, DISRESPECTFUL, PROVOCATIVE, HATEFUL OR ITS TWIN UNDER ANOTHER NAME:  BLASPHEME.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE REACH CONSENSUS ON THE CHARACTER OF A SPECIFIC FORM OF SPEECH …EXPRESSION…IDEA…IDEOLOGY… PHILOSOPHY…ART…ATTIRE…BEHAVIOR…RELIGION …AND SPIRITUAL BELIEFS.  IT IS THEREFORE IMPOSSIBLE TO SELECT SPECIFIC SPEECH FOR ELIMINATION AS “HATEFUL” OR “BLASPHEMOUS” WHICH IS NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY FOR MILLIONS OF INDIVIDUALS WHOSE USE OF SUCH SPEECH IS PART OF EVERYDAY ORDINARY LIFE.  THE INEVITABLE AND ONLY POSSIBLE OUTCOME IS THAT CERTAIN SPEECH DEFINED AS “HATEFUL” OR “BLASPHEMOUS” TO ONE INDIVIDUAL (OR AN ENTIRE SOCIETY) TURNS THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH THAT ASSESSMENT INTO CRIMINALS.

WE STAND ON THE BRINK OF THE ASSASINATION OF THIS FREEDOM…AND WITH IT…THE EXTINCTION OF ALL THE UNBRIDLED CREATIVE PRODUCT THAT SPRINGS FORTH FROM AMERICA’S COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS, RAPPERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AUTHORS, JOURNALISTS, ACTIVISTS, ADVOCATES AND THE PROTESTORS ON THE STREETS TODAY WHO EXERCISE THAT FREEDOM TO PROTEST THE VERY RIGHTS BY WHICH THAT FREEDOM IS GRANTED.  IT IS NO EXAGERRATION TO CRYSTALIZE THIS MOVEMENT OF INTOLERANCE DISGUISED AS TOLERANCE AS FOLLOWS:

“WE HERE, EXERCISING OUR UNFETTERED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DEMAND THAT YOU PASS LAWS THAT WILL ABOLISH THIS FREEDOM.”

ALL FUTURE SUCH PROTESTS…ALL FUTURE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS…ALL ADVOCACY…ALL ACTIVISM…ALL INDIVIDUAL CHOICE WITH RESPECT TO WHAT TO READ, WHAT TO WATCH, WHAT TO WEAR, HOW TO WORSHIP AND EVEN HOW TO RAISE YOUR FAMILY BECOMES POTENTIAL TARGET BY THOSE IN POWER FOR WHATEVER REASONS THEY MAY HAVE.  BUT UNLIKE THE PROTESTS OF TODAY UNDER WHICH PROTESTORS ENJOY THE PROTECTION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT, SUCH FUTURE ATTEMPTS TO ALTER POLICY OR CRY OUT IN PROTEST OR SEEK “JUSTICE” WILL BE CRUSHED.  WE KNOW THIS BECAUSE THAT IS THE OUTCOME IN NEARLY EVERY OTHER NATION ON EARTH.

TO POKE EVEN THE TINIEST HOLE IN THIS PROTECTIVE SHIELD AGAINST GOVERNMENT ABUSE SOUNDS THE DEATH KNELL OF FREEDOM TO TELL THE STORIES AND CREATE THE NEW ONES THAT CAN BE TOLD NO PLACE ELSE ON THE EARTH.  WHEREVER GOVERNMENT POSSESSES THE POWER TO PROSECUTE INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR VIEWS, OPINIONS, IDEAS OR CREATION OF EVERY VARIETY TYRANY RULES OVER A LANDSCAPE BARREN OF THIS CREATIVITY.  STANDING IN PLACE OF THESE THINGS THAT WE VALUE SO GREATLY THERE IS FEAR… ENFORCED CONFORMITY… PERSECUTION…SUPPRESSION… SURVEILANCE… …INTIMIDATION…PUNISHMENT AND DEATH.  IN SUCH SOCIETIES EVERY WORD UTTERED OR WRITTEN AND EVERY ACTION TAKEN (A FORM OF “EXPRESSION”) COULD CONSTITUTE A CRIME FOR WHICH YOU MIGHT BE PROSECUTED.

NEW IDEAS AND CREATIVE INNOVATION IN SUCH SOCIETIES IS STAGNANT BECAUSE THE INVIDUAL IS UNCERTAIN AND HENCE FEARFUL THAT WHAT THEY MAKE PUBLIC COULD BE PROSECUTED AS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.  ACROSS MOST OF THE WORLD ENTIRE SOCIETIES STRIVE NOT TO SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE NEW IDEAS AND CREATIVITY MAY FLOURISH BUT INSTEAD UTILIZE THE AWESOME POWER OF GOVERNMENT TO SILENCE IT!

BOOKS ARE NOT BANNED IN AMERICA…THEY ARE WRITTEN.  MOVIES ARE NOT BANNED IN AMERICA…THEY ARE PRODUCED IN THE THOUSANDS.  THE LIST OF CREATIVE OUTPUT GOES ON FOR DAYS AND ALL OF IT…ALL OF IT SHUTS DOWN IF EVEN A SINGLE FORM OF EXPRESSION IS DECLARED ILLEGAL.

THERE ARE SOCIETIES THAT FEAR IDEAS.  THESE SOCIETIES ARE GUIDED NOT BY WHAT’S BEST FOR THEIR PEOPLE…BUT INSTEAD WITHOUT FAIL THEY AIM AT THE SINGLE GOAL OF MAINTAINING ABSOLUTE POWER.  PROHIBITIONS ON SPEECH…RELIGIOUS PRACTICES… CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND ORDINARY DAILY PRACTICES SUCH AS DRIVING A CAR OR LEARNING HOW TO READ AND MANY MORE ARE THE OPEN GATE THROUGH WHICH TYRANNY ENTERS THE REALM OF CREATIVE FREEDOM AND CRUSHES ANYTHING THAT IT DEEMS INIMICABLE TO THE ONLY REAL GOAL OF LEADERSHIP:  TO MAINTAIN POWER.

LAWS PROHIBITING IDEAS ARE USED BY GOVERNMENTS TO ELIMINATE DISSENT…OPPOSITION…THREATS BOTH REAL AND MANUFACTURED TO THEIR RULE… UNTIL EVERY ASPECT OF HUMAN AFFAIRS FALLS UNDER THEIR JURISDICTION.  ONCE THESE LAWS TAKE EFFECT…THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY OF ALTERING OR REVOKING THEM BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF THAT SOCIETY HAVE GRANTED GOVERNMENT THE AUTHORITY IT NEEDS TO CRACK DOWN ANY EFFORTS TO DO SO.  SUCH SPEECH HENCEFORTH FALLS UNDER THE DEFINITION OF AN EVER GROWING AND LOOSELY INTERPRETED BODY OF “SPEECH” LAWS TO THE POINT WHERE VIRTUALLY ANY COMMUNICATION (REAL OR ALLEGED) MIGHT WIND UP TURNING THAT INDIVIDUAL INTO A CRIMINAL.

IN SUCH SOCIETIES…ALL PEACEFUL AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION ARE BLOCKED.  THE ESSENTIAL, VIBRANT AND DYNAMIC PUBLIC CONVERSATION THAT OCCURS IN AMERICA IS SINGULARLY UNIQUE.  IT IS A SOCIETY FILLED WITH CONFLICT BECAUSE CONFLICT AND FREEDOM GO HAND IN HAND.  TO LIMIT THE CONTENT OF THAT CONVERSATION EVEN IN A MINUTE WAY IS TO CREATE THE OPPORTUNITY OF THOSE IN POWER TO USE THAT VERY PUBLIC CONVERSATION TO PERSECUTE, PROSECUTE, CONVICT AND INCARCERATE THOSE WHO DARED TO SPEAK THEIR VIEWS.

WHEN SUCH PEACEFUL AVENUES ARE BLOCKED THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE LEFT ONLY WITH THE OPTION OF VIOLENCE AIMED AT THE OVERTHROW OF THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE RULING OVER THEM WITH ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY ARMED WITH A VAST ARSENAL WITH WHICH TO SUPPRESS…CRUSH…SILENCE AND ELIMINATE ANY AND ALL THREATS TO THEIR RULE.  OVER LONG PERIODS OF TIME…THESE DISSENTING VOICES ARE DRIVEN FURTHER AND FURTHER TO THE FRINGES OF HUMANITY UNTIL THEY PUSHED OVER THE EDGE.

LAWS THAT FORBID CERTAIN FORMS OF EXPRESSION ARE BOTH A TOOL OF THOSE IN POWER AS WELL AS A REFLECTION OF THE VALUES THAT DETERMINE WHICH SPECIFIC SPEECH IS TO BE FORBIDDEN.  A SOCIETY THAT PERMITS A GREAT MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT SETS OF VALUES UNIQUE TO SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES BECOMES INSTEAD A SOCIETY THAT PERMITS ONLY ONE VALUE SYSTEM.  THAT “VALUE SYSTEM” BECOMES THE PLAYTHING OF THE POWER STRUCTURE TO DO WITH WHAT IT WILL IN FURTHERANCE OF ITS ONLY AIM.  IT IS OF NO IMPORTANCE HOW SUCH “VALUE SYSTEMS” ARE DESCRIBED.  WHETHER A SOCIAL THEORY, POLITICAL IDEOLOGY OR RELIGION, THOSE IN POWER CAN NAME IT ANYTHING THEY WANT.   WHAT MATTERS IS THAT THIS “VALUE SYSTEM” IS IMPOSED UPON THAT SOCIETY AS THE ONE AND ONLY APPROVED “VALUE SYSTEM.”  AS SUCH THAT “VALUE SYSTEM” IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE ULTIMATE WEAPON TO BE USED BY SMALL GROUPS OF UNFATHOMABLY POWERFUL MEN TO RULE OVER AND DOMINATE THE LIVES OF THE MASSES.

THE ONLY EFFECTIVE BULWARK AGAINST THE FORCED CONVERSION OF A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY INTO A STRICTLY CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT WHERE ONLY A SINGLE “VALUE SYSTEM” IS TOLERATED IS THE ROBUST AND UNMANAGEABLE PUBLIC FORUM WHERE ALL IDEAS AND ALL EXPRESSION ENJOY EQUALLY THE FREEDOM PROVIDED BY LEGAL RESTRICTIONS PLACED NOT ON THE PEOPLE…BUT ON THE GOVERNMENT.  THIS FEATURE…THIS SINGULARLY UNIQUE ABSOLUTE CIVIL RIGHT…LIMITS NOT PUBLIC SPEECH…BUT GOVERNMENT ACTIONS AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BASED ON THE CONTENT OF THAT SPEECH.  THERE IS EITHER ABSOLUTE FREEDOM AND PROTECTION OF ALL EXPRESSION…OR THERE IS NONE.

SO-CALLED “HATE SPEECH” AND CURRENT EFFORTS TO ENACT LAWS AIMED AT SILENCING IT ARE A RUSE.  WITH THE WAVE OF A HAND THIS GREAT FACTORY OF STORY-TELLING CEASES TO EXIST.  PURE CREATIVITY DEMANDS ABSOLUTE FREEDOM SO THAT THE INDIVIDUAL’S THINKING OR ARTISIC PROCESS ENCOUNTERS NO BARRIERS AND NO BOUNDARIES.  TO DENY ACCESS TO EVEN A SPEC OF THE UNIVERSE OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION ALTERS THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE…AFFECTING…INLUENCING…SHAPING… NARROWING…SUPPRESSING…AND THEN SILENCING ALL TOGOTHER.  EVERY SPECK OF THAT CREATIVE UNIVERSE IN CONNECTED TO THE SPACE IMMEDIATELY NEXT TO IT.  SHOULD THAT AJOINGING SPECK BECOME FORBIDDEN AS WELL THEN THE SPACE IN WHICH CREATIVITY MAY SOAR AND JOURNEY AND THRIVE STARTS TO SHRINK SMALLER AND SMALLER AND SMALLER UNTIL THE ONLY THING THAT IS LEFT IS WHAT THOSE IN POWER PERMIT.

THE CHAMPION OF THESE LAWS DECLARES THAT THEY WILL BY FORBIDDING CERTAIN SPEECH ERADICATE HATRED FROM SOCIETY.  GIVEN THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE AND HATRED IN THOSE SOCIETIES WHERE SUCH LAWS EXIST IN THE HANDS OF ABSLUTE RULERS…ONE IS HARD PRESSED TO IDENTIFY OR PRODUCE A MORE COMPREHENSIVELY LUDICROUS PROPOSITION.

THESE LAWS AIMED AT FORBIDDING “HATE SPEECH” NOT ONLY FAIL UTTERLY IN THEIR STATED PURPOSE OF ERADICATING HATE, THEY SERVE ONLY TO CONCENTRATE POWER IN A VERY SMALL CIRCLE AND BY SILENCING THAT SOCIETY’S CONVERSATION AMPLIFIES IT!

AMERICA IS UNIQUE.  IT IS COMPLICATED.  IT IS BOISTEROUS.  IT IS CLUMSY.  IT IS CLEVER.  IT IS CREATIVE.  IT IS BRILLIANT.  IT IS MESSY.  IT IS ALL OF THESE THINGS BECAUSE IN EXCHANGE ITS PEOPLE ENJOY THE SINGULARLY UNIQUE FREEDOM IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY TO EXPRESS ANY IDEA…PAINT ANY PICTURE…PHOTOGRAPH ANY SUBJECT… WRITE ANY BOOK… PROPOSE ANY THOERY… ADVANCE ANY CAUSE… PRACTICE ANY RELIGION … MAKE ANY MOVIE…NO MATTER THE CONTENT OR POINT OF VIEW.  ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE IN AMERICA BECAUSE NO SINGLE THING IS FORBIDDEN.  IT IS UNIQUELY LOUD.  ITS CONVERSATION IS UNIQUELY OPEN AND FRANK…OFTENTIMES HOSTILE AND EVEN WHAT SOME MIGHT INTERPRET AS “RACIST” OR “HATEFUL” OR THE MOST WIDELY USED UMBRELLA TERM FOR BANNED SPEECH “BLASPHEME.”

THIS…FREE FOR ALL…A DEMOLITION DERBY OF IDEAS AND PERSONALITIES…RELIES ABSOLUTELY ON THE ABSENCE OF ANY RULES THAT LIMIT WHAT THE DRIVERS INSIDE THE ARENA MAY DO.  WHILE ON ITS SURFACE THAT MAY SEEM A LITTLE HARSH…BUT WHATEVER HARSHNESS THERE MAY BE…IT IS NEUTRALIZED ITS ENTIREY BY VIRTUE OF ANOTHER UNRESTRAINED RIGHT.  NO PERSON IS REQUIRED TO ENTER AS A CONTESTANT…AND NO CONTESTANT IS PRECLUDED FROM LEAVING THE ARENA FOR A DIFFERENT…ENVIRONMENT.

THEREIN LIES THE ULTIMATE FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY OF IDEAS AND VALUE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES AND IDEOLOGIES AND FAITHS…or NOT TO.  THIS DEMOLITION DERBY IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND…AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS FREE TO ENTER…OR TO DEPART FOR CALMER TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

AMERICA THRIVES ON THE MADNESS AND UNMANAGEABILITY OF WHAT TRANSPIRES INSIDE THE ARENA.  IT IS CHAOTIC…BUT SUCH CHAOS MAKES FOR AN EXCITING SPECTACLE…IT IS THE SPORTS CENTER OF THE WORLD…AND THAT’S WHY EVERYBODY WATCHES…AND WHY SO MANY CHOOSE TO.

THE VERY THING THAT MAKES AMERICA SUCH A PROLIFIC NURSURY FOR NEW IDEAS IS THAT AMERICA IS NOT AFRAID OF IDEAS.  WE ARE FAMILY…WE FIGHT.  THAT’S WHAT FAMILIES DO.  FAMILIES FIGHT…BUT IN LARGE MEASURE…NOBODY LEAVES THE DINNER TABLE BECAUSE THE CONVERATION GETS A LITTLE CHIPPY.  WE ARE FAMILY…WE CAN TAKE IT…WE’RE NOT AFRAID OF HEARING THINGS WE DON’T LIKE.

NOW COMES FORWARD THIS MAN…WHO WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE THAT WE NEED PROTECTION…FROM EACH OTHER.  NOW COMES FORWARD THIS…FRAUD…DECLARING THAT AMERICA IS WEAK…AND AFRAID…OF THE UNRULY AND UNSTRAINED NATURE OF THE DINNER TABLE CONVERSATION.  HE IS AS WELCOME AS ANY NON-FAMILY MEMBER WOULD BE SITTING AT THE TABLE AND LECTURING THEM ABOUT THE NATURE OF THEIR FAMILY DISCUSSION.  SUCH IS THE PERFECT IMAGE TO HAVE IN YOUR MINDS.  IMAGINE YOURSELF AT THE DINNER TABLE WITH THE FAMILY…THE EXTENDED FAMILY…AND THE EXTENDED EXTENDED FAMILY.  IN MY IMAGE IT’S A BLACK FAMILY CUZ…WELL…CUZ.  IMAGINE IN WALK SOME CRACKER…TELLIN YOU THAT THE CONVERSATION IS TOO LOUD…TOO BOISTEROUS…TOO UNRULY…TOO HONEST AND OPEN.  THIS INTERLOPER BEGINS TO WRITE A LIST OF TOPICS AND WORDS THAT HE CLAIMS WILL NO LONGER BE “TOLERATED” AT THE DINNER TABLE…SO THAT WE MIGHT ENJOY A MORE QUIET ENVIRONEMENT.  “IT’S FOR YOU OWN GOOD,” SAYS THIS OUTSIDER.  NEXT HE DRAFTS A DRESS CODE.  A MENU.  AN INVITATION LIST.  PLACE SITTINGS.  HOURS AT WHICH WE MUST DINE.  WHAT WE MAY EAT AND IN WHAT QUANTITY.  THE MUSIC WE LISTEN TO AT DINNER (WHICH GOES FROM ANYTHING WE WANT TO NO MUSIC AT ALL).  THIS…ARROGANT AND PRESUMPTUOUS MAN DRAFTS RULES AS TO WHO CAN SPEAK WITH WHOM.  HE TELLS THE SISTAZ HOW THEY GO HAVE THEIR HAIR DID.  AT THAT POINT…BRUTHAZ DIVE UNDER THE TABLE…CUZ THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

THESE “HATE SPEECH” LAWS WILL NOT SERVE THEIR STATED PURPOSE.  THEY WILL IN FACT WORK AGAINST IT.  MORE WORISOME HOWEVER IS WHAT SUCH LAWS CAN AND WILL BE USED FOR.  THEY WILL BE USED BY WHOMEVER HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DEFINE AND ENFORCE THEM…TO ELIMINATE FROM SOCIETY ALL THINGS THAT DO NOT SERVE THE SINGLE PURPOSE OF PRESERVING THE INCUMBANT POWER STRUCTURE.

THIS MAN…WANTS TO CORRAL THE DERBY…FORCE THE DRIVERS OUT OF THEIR CARS…DENY THEM EGRESS…AND FORCE ALL THOSE ON THE OUTSIDE TO EITHER JOIN THE GROUP…OR FACE…TERMINATION.

“HATE” SPEECH COMES IN MANY FORMS AND GOES BY MANY NAMES.  THE SPECIFIC SPEECH SELECTED IS INDICATIVE OF A “VALUE SYSTEM” THAT IN TRUTH SERVES AS A STRAW MAN.  WHATEVER THAT VALUE SYSTEM IS CALLED, WHATEVER THE LEADERS OF THAT SOCIETY CALL THEMSELVES, AND WHAT THE NATURE OF FORBIDDEN SPEECH…IT IS A WEAPON WIELDED BY THE FEW TO RULE OVER THE MANY…FOREVER.

THIS MAN…DISGRACES ARLINGTON CEMETARY AND ALL THE FALLEN WHO HAVE GIVEN EVERYTHING SO THAT HE MIGHT TOO ENJOY THE FREEDOM TO ELIMINATE THAT FREEDOM.  SUCH IS THE ACHILLES HEEL OF FREEDOM…THAT IT MIGHT BE USED AGAINST ITSELF.  WE ARE NOT YET UNDONE BY HIS SCHEME…BUT WE ARE CLOSE…AND WE ARE BEING CONDITIONED TO ACCEPT THE IDEA AND PRACTICE OF SHUTTING DOWN CERTAIN FORMS OF SPEECH THROUGH THE USE OF VIOLENCE.  DO NOT LET HIM SUCCEED…THAT WE MIGHT CONTINUE OUR “LIVELY” DINNER TABLE CONVERSATION…WITHOUT NEED OF OR CONCERN FOR…DINNER TABLE RULES OF ETIQUETTE TO PROTECT US FROM OURSELVES.

IN THE IMAGE ABOVE HIS COMMENTS ARE SHOWN:  “ALL THEY ASK IS THEY BE REMEMBERED.”  THAT MAY WELL BE.  BUT THE TASK…THE DUTY TO DO FAR MORE THAN THAT FALLS UPON US AND WE MUST ANSWER THAT CALL OR ELSE IT WON’T BE ONLY THE MEMORIES THAT FADE AWAY…BUT THE VERY THINGS FOR WHICH THOSE FALLEN GAVE THEIR LIVES.  TO DO ANY LESS WOULD BE A DISGRACE…AND A SHAME WITH WHICH I COULD NOT ABIDE MY OWN COMPANY IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS NOT DESIGNED TO PREVENT WE THE PEOPLE” FROM EXPRESSING OURSELVES.  IT IS INSTEAD INTENDED AND HAS TO THIS DAY SUCCEEDING IN PREVENTING OUR GOVERNMENT FROM “PROTECTING US” FROM OUR OWN IDEAS…OUR OWN CONVERSATION…FROM OURSELVES.  IT HAS SERVED ITS PURPOSE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO FOR AS LONG AS THOSE WHO INHERIT IT TAKE UPON THEMSELVES THE DUTY THE PROTECT IT.  THAT TASK IS BEST ACHIEVED BY DOING THE VERY THING THAT IT IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT.  AMERICA IS THAT CONVERSATION…THAT DEMOLITION DERBY OF IDEAS AND EXPRESSION.  IT’S NOT ONLY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE…IT IS THE FIRST, ONLY AND LAST OF ITS KIND.  TO LOSE IT…AND RELINQUISH THESE GIFTS OF FREEDOM SO HARD FOUGHT AND WON WOULD BE ONE THING ON THE BATTLEFIELD…WHICH IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE IT MIGHT PROPERLY BE CHALLENGED FOR ITS EXISTENCE.  BUT THIS?  FROM THIS MAN?  I CAN’T DO IT…AND I’LL EXERCISE MY FREEDOM TO PREVENT THAT IGNOBLE OUTCOME UNTIL EITHER FREEDOM PREVAILS…OR HE DOES.  NOT NOW.  NOT…HIM.

ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY…HONORING THE MANY BRAVE SOULS WHO FELL THAT WE MIGHT STAND…WE MUST TAKE IT UPON OURSELVES TO STAND IN DEFENSE OF WHAT WAS GIVEN TO US…AND SECURE THIS PRECIOUS BIRTHRIGHT FOR THE NEXT AND ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND…

PROTECT HER FROM THIS ASPIRING TYRANT SEEKING UNDER FALSE PRETENSE TO SILENCE HER BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND DIM HER RADIANT LIGHT.  SURRENDER FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION TO THIS MAN AND IT WILL BE GONE FOREVER.  THIS GREAT AUDITORIUM WHERE ALL MAY SPEAK FROM THE DAIS WILL BE SHUT DOWN AND RAZED.

TRUE STORY.

NO SERIOUSLY!

DEAR LATINOS…regarding “si se puede”

Please put your thinking caps on.  That’s all this is.  Some of my thoughts that I would like to share with you.  Please…relax and ask yourself:

(1) Am I the kind of open-minded person that I would like to be?

(2) Am I truly interested in being exposed to a wide range of opinions for the purpose of learning rather than listen only to the ones that I agree with?

(3) Do I respect the opinions of others with whom I disagree as I would have them do mine?

(4) Should ANY person have the right to silence the speech of others because they do not like the content of the speech or for any other reason?

(5) Is it not the case that if I attempt to silence the speech of others, is it not also the case that I endorse such a right that should be enjoyed by all people and might some day be used against MY speech?

(6) Is it POSSIBLE that my emotions have inflamed my thinking to such a degree that my OWN speech has taken on a hateful and even violent tone?

(7) When faced with views that are inconsistent with my own, do I immediately think that the source of disagreement is racism, feel threatened and view the other party as your enemy out to “get you” rather than a good person who wants the same things that you do?

(8) Do not these basic rules of civility apply in all my daily affairs with people from all walks of life and do I not want to treat others with the same respect that I would wish for myself?

(9) Do I truly understand the nature of the freedom of expression granted by the First Amendment?

(10)  Given its importance am I not interested merely in listening for the purpose of broadening my base of information, perception and attitude towards the First Amendment?  Put another way, do I truly understand just what “free speech” is?

(11)  What is racism?  Is my definition “right,” anybody who disagrees with it is “wrong” and the basis of that disagreement is my guided by my definition of racism which now defined virtually every subject of publig dialogue?

(12) Do I want to enjoy the freedom of speech?

(13) Do I truly understand and fully embrace the fact that others share the same right?

(14) Do I truly understand that true  “freedom of speech” requires that ALL opinions are tolerated even if I disagree with them on a very strong level?  Is the reverse not true?

(15) How am I doing on this questionaire right now?  What feelings am I experiencing?  Am I in fact reacting in a very emotional fashion, feel threatened and assume this is some kind of trick and somehow motivated by racism?

(16) Is it the case that I view those with opposing views as “racists?”  Have I spent an meaningful amout of time reflecting on just what that word means to ME, and is it stimulating my own thinking and openness to opposing views or is it shutting my thinking down, limiting the range of ideas I am exposed to, narrowing my own thinking and ultimately risking that I become the very thing I now protest?

(17) Are my actions and speech and attitude truly consistent with the values to which I subscribe?  Put another way, how do I “rate” my own conduct as a person…whom I would like to be?

(18) Do I have all the answers and am I always right?

(19) Is it possible to learn something that you didn’t know by exposing yourself to…things that you don’t know?

(20) When I approach a subject…am I looking to open my mind and be receptive to new thinking that might not mirror my current beliefs, OR am I merely “searching for ammunition” that I can use to support what I already believe and use against others who hold different views?

(21) If I refuse to allows others to have different opinions and openly express them, do I think it’s fair that I ask them to do that?

(22) Do I seek simply that society and all these matters strive for “fairness?”

(23) If it possible that in my quest for what’s “fair” has unconciously drifted into an agenda that does not match my own standards of fairness?

(24) Am I acting in a manner that is “fair” according to my own values and standards?

(25) If I were to be brutally honest with myself…am I proud of my conduct…and pleased with my own place in this world?  Am I being the person I wish to be?  Do I truly want what’s “fair” and am I being fairminded?

This series of questions is not a trick…and of course it’s not exclusively for Latinos.  I am doing it right now as I write them out.  I WANT to be good person.  I TRY to be a good person.  I value love above all else in life.  While allowing myself a multitude of shortcomings and misteps…I strive to be accountable first and foremost to MYSELF.  I embrace a philosophy and code of conduct of my own design whereby the only opinions that truly matter are my own and of God.  I fall infinitely short of achieving these goals.  The best I can hope for is to make them a priority and use them as the guidelines that determine my actions.  I do not always succeed even in that goal.  My life is better…when I apply these principles…and simply hold myself accountable for my actions.  I want to be a “grownup.”  I will fail…a LOT.  But I will try.  I will fail again. I will continue this pattern until my time on this good Earth comes to a close.

We cool?  Let’s talk about America…what we want to get out of it…and what we wish to contribute in return.

WHAT IS AMERICA?

America is an analysis.  For as long as there exist qualities unique to America there exists a reason for its existence.  On this basis those already here choose to stay here as opposed to emigrating to another place in the world outside Amerca.  On this basis those who are NOT native to America…this MUST be the case else what would be the reason for leaving your current home and by your own choice TRAVEL to America and make it your home.  When this analysis breaks down…there is no America because there is no NEED for America.  America is NEEDED because it continues to SATISFY the elements of this analysis.  Put more simply…as long as there is a reason to STAY or a reason to GO there…there MUST be SOMETHING in America that is not available someplace else.  As long as that is the case there is both a REASON and NEED for America to exist.  America exists because it is needed.  Your decision to come here…your decision to remain here…proves conclusively the intellectual support for this formula/analysis.

That being said, it makes sense to analyze the reasons both specific and general of why “I” choose America as my home.  To simplify and reach a GRAND area of common ground…let’s agree that life in America…promises to be BETTER…than life “here.”  Inability to arrive at that fundamental foundation of common ground renders this converation both pointless and futile.  We must all drop our guard and reach this point where it MUST be the case that America offers at least the PROMISE of a better life than the life I might expect “here.”  Put even simpler, we must agree that America is for lack of a better term…better.  It’s BETTER than other places…which MUST provide the rational decision to make America my home.

Upon accepting the premise that America IS better than other places (most commonly the place currently serving as “home”) what are some of the more specific attibutes of life in America that are PREFERABLE (I prefer this term over “better”…let’s use PREFERABLE in liue of the term “better”) to those same attributes of my current home.  What should THEN be done is an examination of what background factors help explain the preferable quality offered by America.

ENGLISH O ESPANOL

I can think of countless reasons for learning English and adopting it as the language of everyday life.  Those reasons apply with equal force to people speaking every non-English language coming to America.  Those reasons have always existed and to this day they continue to exist.  With a SINGLE exception…immigrants coming to America CONTINUE to learn English and adopt it as their everyday language.  It stands to reason and is supported by data that this approach inures both the benefit of the specific immigrant group as WELL as the multitudes of non-native English speaking immigrants from around the world.  It allows everybody to communicate with one another.  If there is ONLY one exception to this CENTURIES OLD and CONTINUING APPROACH TO AMERICAN LANGUAGE, then there must exist a rational explanation for the exception.  If we cannot reach intellectual common ground on this line of reasoning…then no purpose is served by continuing this conversation.

I.   SPANISH:  What is the rational explanation for making it the SINGLE exception to every other language on the planet?

Answer:  I honestly do not have one…and I have yet to hear a single satisfying rational reason.  If you have one I am TRULY interested in hearing it.  That being said, and without getting into the countless reasons for NOT being treated differently, there lacks a REASON for introducing (imposing, really) SPANISH to the exclusion of every other language spoken around the globe.  If it DOESN’T make any sense…if we are unable to produce even a SINGLE persuasive reason for granting special treatment to Spanish…then it MUST force the inquiry…WHY MAKE SPANISH THE SINGLE EXCEPTION?  Whom does it benefit…whom does it harm?

2.   MEXICO.  What are the reasons for leaving Mexico and adopting America as your home.

I address this PRIMARILY to Mexicans becuase in fact Mexicans account for the VAST majority of Latinos living in America and an even higher percentage of the recently occuring and coninuing wave of “immigrants.”  Mexico is also unique because of its shared border with the United States.  Mostly I single out Mexico because the greatest impact of this Spanish Language Initiative (“SLI”) will fall upon Mexicans living in America, ALL OTHER Latinos living in America, ALL NON-Spanish speaking Americans, and MOST of all…Mexicans living in Mexico.  If you disagree with this approach that’s fine.  I urge you to put that aside and simply substitute “Latinos” for “Mexicans” to keep a lid on emotions.

Those of you who have already DEPARTED El Republico de los Estados Unidos de Mexico for The United States of America…you are far more qualified to enumerate the MANY features of Mexico and life in Mexico that distinguish it from America and life in America.  Put another way, there are reasons for LEAVING MEXICO.  That’s not a statement of nationalism or a slight to Mexico.  It is a declaration of value neutral fact.  You LEFT…you REMAIN here…and countless others pass THROUGH MEXICO to reach the USA rather than remain in Mexico.  I urge you to put aside national pride.  This is not about the Mexican people or the rich and unique cultural and spiritual nature of Mexican character or status.  It is just a simple piece of data that must be plugged into any analysis.  I can think of no rational excuse for omitting it.

Let’s settle on just a few generic themes.  CORRUPTION.  LAWLESSNESS. CIVIL RIGHTS.  LEGAL SYSTEM (both criminal and civil).  LABOR LAWS.  WORKER PROTECTIONS.  SOCIAL MOBILITY (rooted largely in RACE if not skin color).  OPPRESSION.  SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH.  PHYSICAL DANGER FROM RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE.  PUBLIC TRUST.  FEAR OF GOVERNMENT.  FEAR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.  CONDUCT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.  MILITARY INFLUENCE.  CHANGE.  ELITES.  POWER.

Agreed, on at least general terms?  Things in Mexico DON’T CHANGE.  Not like they do in America anyway.  If we can’t agree on that…then once again continuing with this conversation is both futile and pointless.

While it goes without saying, EVERY SOCIETY EVER has a graded scale whereby members are distributed into broad categories.  Put another way more relevant to this discussion, there is ALWAYS a SMALL MINORITY controlling the OVERWHELMING PERCENTAGE OF WEALTH, PRIVILEGE AND POWER.  Does it exist in America?  Of course it does…in spades. But compared with the distribution of wealth found in most of the world, the Latin America, and MEXICO makes America by comparison look like a communist workers’ paradise.  It is a fact that a TINY handful of elites RULE OVER MEXICO.  This has ALWAYS  BEEN THE CASE.  This is STILL very much the case.

Like every other leadership structure Mexico’s elites seek primarily one goal:  to preserve their wealth, privilege and power.  In Mexico…the house ALWAYS WINS.  In fact, in Mexico…the rank and file aren’t even allowed in the casino.  It is an UNJUST and RIGID SOCIETY where the abuse of power is rampant, brutal and wholly immune to accountability.  Mexico the nation is a SAVAGELY CORRUPT and DANGEROUS PLACE for people to step outside the lines, speak up, speak out or in any way create even the appearance of a potential threat to the status quo.  In Mexico, El Hombre enjoys ABSOLUTE RULE AND exercises ABSOLUTE POWER to the EXCLUSIVE END OF PRESERVING THAT POWER.  THAT is Mexico…and THAT is why Mexicans LEAVE MEXICO IN THE MILLIONS for a “PREFERABLE” QUALITY OF LIFE IN AMERICA.

That being said, Mexico functions perhaps exclusively to the benefit of the elites and their stranglehold on power.  This theme basically defines Mexican society…in other words…THE ESTABLISHMENT.  EVERY ELEMENT OF LIFE IN MEXICO IS DESIGNED OR HAS BEEN RESHAPED TO SERVE THE INTERESTS OF ITS TINY GROUP OF (very white and very small gene pool).  Without making any claims…does this not stad to reason?  Assuming we are in agreement, let’s take a look as some of the institutional components of Mexico, Inc.

JOURNALISM.  I’ll let you reflect on this.

EDUCATION:   I’m willing to bet that it paints a very rosy picture of Mexico, Mexicans, Mexican LEADERS and a very UGLY, PERNICIOUS, OMNISIOUS AND UBIGQUITOUS ROLE OF “LOS YANQIIS.”   You decide for yourselves whether the Establishment in Mexico favors a balanced view of history, its leaders, and the role of America.  How open and honest is Mexico’s view…of Mexico?  How balanced is Mexico’s view…of America?  Which version(s) dominate all others…which is more likely to support the preservation of the existing leadership structure in Mexico (ie., the elites).  This is a theme common to tyrants around the globe.  “Your lives are miserable not because our benevolent rule…but becuase of the aggressions and meddling of [AMERICA/ISRAEL].”  DOES this make sense to you that the MEXICAN ESTABLISHMENT would not only FAVOR but INSTITIONALIZE AN OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE NARRATIVE REGARDING ITS ROLE AND A COMPLETELY, PREPOSTEROUSLY NEGATIVE NARRATIVE REGARDING LOS RACIST GRINGOS?  If this does make sense, is not possible in not likely if not all but certain that your “personal” narrative of America’s history and conduct and influence is a little…skewed?  AND…CONSIDER THAT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE FREEDOM IN WHICH AMERICA’S OWN MISDEEDS ARE NOT ONLY EXAMINED…BUT HAVE COME TO (WRONGLY) DOMINATE ITS OWN NARRATIVE OF ITSELF.  This is GOOD FOR FOREIGN LEADERS/TYRANTS, BAD for American freedoms, BAD for America, BAD for American immigrants, and TRAGIC for those outside of America who would one day choose to escape their conditions for a PREFERABLE life in America.

MEXICAN CULTURE and HISTORY and LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE IS NOT MERELY INFLUENCED BY AMERICAN POWER AND INFLUENCE AND INTERFERENCE INTO THE AFFIARS OF MEXICO…IT HAS COME TO BE DEFINED BY IT.  This makes SENSE within the context of RULE BY A SMALL GROUP OF ELITES THAT BENEFITS FROM THE INSTITIONALIZATION OF A SINGLE…FAVORABLE NARRATIVE.  Are we in agreement on this?

While Latinos scream out in protest about “proportionate representation” in ALL areas of life in America, is there a lot of that happening down in Mexico?  Do MINORITIES in Mexico try to pull that stuff?  Is there EXTREME racism and discrimination against women, gays, minorities in Mexico that are NEVER TALKED ABOUT?

FILMS OPENLY CRITICAL OF AMERICA IS A VIRTUAL INDUSTRY UNTO ITSELF.  Are there many films, documentaries, investigations, programs aimed at addressing MEXICO’S DIRTY LAUNDRY?  Can that narrative be HEARD down there?  And EVEN UPON REACHING THE FREE SOIL OF THE UNITED STATES…STILL…THE OVERWHELMING SUBJECT MATTER ARE THE “ATROCITIES” COMMITTED NORTH OF THE BORDER.  THIS…INSTEAD OF EXERCISING THE UNIQUE FREEDOM FOUND IN AMERICA TO TELL THE STORIES THAT THEY CAN’T TELL IN MEXICO.  IT IS AS WASTEFUL AS IT IS DAMAGING AS IT IS JUST PLAIN FOOLISH.

WHAT PROVIDES THE PRIMARY GLUE HOLDING THE MEXICAN ESTABLISHMENT TOGETHER?  It’s CONTROL OVER ALL AREAS OF LIFE IN MEXICO IN MADE EASIER BECAUSE THE ENTIRE NATION SPEAKS SPANISH.  IT MUST BE THE CASE THAT SPANISH ITSELF BENEFITS THE ELITES…ELSE SPANISH WOULD NOT BE A PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN MEXICO.

IF THE GOAL FOR MEXICANS to ACHIEVE A BETTER LIFE IN AMERICA…IS THAT NOT INSEPARABLE FROM THE GOAL OF ESCAPING FROM UNDER THE OPPRESSIVE RULE OF MEXICO’S ELITES?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MORE MEXICANS RETAIN SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND OVER TIME COME TO DOMINATE ENTIRE POPULATIONS IN AMERICA?  DOES THAT BENEFIT THE MEXICANS TRYING TO ESCAPE THE CORRUPTION AND THE OTHER THINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ELITE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE THERE?  DOESN’T IT MAKE SENSE THAT LEARNING ENGLISH AND ENTERING THE VAST STREAM OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS IN AMERICA CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH WOULD ENHANCE MEXICAN’S LIBERATION FROM MEXICO’S REACH?  IS IT NOT THE CASE THAT A SPANISH SPEAKING POPULATION LARGELY SEGRATED FROM MAINSTREAM ENGLISH SPEAKING AMERICA IS LESS INDEPENDENT OF AND MORE VULNERABLE TO INFLUENCE…POWER…AND THE VERY CORRUPTION THAT THEY HOPED TO LEAVE BEHIND IN MEXICO?

IF THE GOAL IS TO “LEAVE MEXICO,” THEN SIMPLY ASK:

DOES ADOPTING ENGLISH WORK TO THE ADVANTAGE OF MEXICAN CITIZENS ATTEMPTING TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO, OR DOES IT HAMPER THAT GOAL AND IN EFFECT EXPAND THE INFLUECE OF MEXICO’S ELITES ACROSS THE BORDER?

IF ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD ARE AUTOMATICALLY “AMERICANS” THEN IT MUST BE THE CASE THAT ALL MEXICANS ARE AMERICANS AND IF ALL AMERICANS ARE MEXICANDS DOES THAT ALSO NOT WORK AGAINST THE GOAL OF ESCAPING MEXICAN RULE?  DOES NOT THIS MOVEMENT TO DISSOLVE THE BORDER INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF MEXICAN ELITES AND THE DETRIMENT OF ORDINARY MEXICAN CITIZENS SEEKING THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO CORRUPTION, INC.?

IN MY VIEW…it not only makes NO sense to advance this somewhat agressive if not extremist if not militant push to SPANISHIFY entire regions in the United States work AGAINST THE GOAL OF ACHIEVING THE VERY GOAL THAT MOTIVATED THE CHOICE TO LEAVE MEXICO AND MOVE INSIDE OF AMERICA?

If the goal is to LEAVE MEXICO for a BETTER LIFE IN AMERICA…AND GAIN INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S DEEPLY CORRUPT AND ABSOLUTE RULE BY A TINY GROUP OF ELITES…THEN HOW CAN IT POSSIBLE BE THE CASE THAT IMPORTING SPANISH INTO THE UNITED STATES BOLSTERS THAT GOAL?

THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS.  AND WHAT IS THE POSITION OF MEXICO’S ELITES?  IT’S NEWSPAPERS?  POLITICS?  EDUCATION?  THAT is the CASA…AND IF THE RESULT THAT THEY SEEK IS THE SAME AS YOURS, AT THE VERY LEAST IT SHOULD CAUSE ONE TO PAUSE AND THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A SECOND OR TOO.

DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES (OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO JUST THAT).  BUT IN MY OPINION, BASED ON THE REASONED ANALYSIS PRESENTED HERE, LEARNING ENGLISH PROVIDES THE FASTEST ROUTE TO GAINING INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S REACH.  AN ENGLISH SPEAKING POPULATION IS MORE LIKELY TO GROW INDEPENDENT FROM MEXICO’S LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE, ITS POLITICS, ITS OPPRESSION, ITS CORRUPTION…BASICALLY…MEXICO.

CONTRAST THAT WITH A SPANISH ONLY SPEAKING POPULATION NORTH OF THE BORDER.  THIS IS YOUR DECISION TO MAKE AND YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO THROW AWAY. BUT MOVING SPANISH NORTH INTO AMERICA DEFEATS WHATEVER REASONS THAT MOTIVATED MOVING TO AMERICA.  IF THERE IS A REASON TO COME HERE…THERE MUST BE SOMETHING UNIQUE TO AMERICA THAT CANNOT BE FOUND IN MEXICO.  DOES DISSOLVING THE BORDER, TAKING THE POSITION THAT ANYBODY WHO “HITS THE DIRT” IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, PROMOTING THE NARRATIVE THAT PAINTS AMERICA AS A DEEPLY UNJUST AND RACIST NATION (dominated by white English speaking elites), and bringing the SPANISH LANGUAGE NORTH SUCCEED IN ACCOMPLISHING THEIR OWN GOALS…OR THE INTERESTS OF THE MEXICAN ELITES FROM WHO THEY SEEK THEIR LIBERATION?

By maintaing Spanish in America as its primary if not exclusive languauge, are Mexicans helping themselves?  Or are they pushing the border north…and bringing MEXICO ITSELF WITH THEM?

This is YOUR NATION.  YOU ADOPTED IT…AND YOU ASSERT THE RIGHT TO CALL IT HOME.  IF THAT IS THE CASE…AND THERE ARE CHARACTERTICS AND OPPORUNITIES AVAILABLE IN AMERICA THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN MEXICO…THEN HOW DOES REJECTING THE UNIVERSAL TREND OF LEARNING ENGLISH HELP TO PRESERVE “AMERICA” (WHICH IS NOW YOUR NATION AND YOURS TO LOSE) AS A SEPARATE ENTITY, PRESERVE THOSE ADDED BENEFITS FOR THEMSELVES AND ALL AMERICANS, STRENGTHEN AMERICA…PROMOTE THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S CORRUPT RULE…AND ULTIMATELY DO WHAT SERVES AS THE ELEMENTAL MOTIVATION FOR COMING TO AMERICA:  SECURING AND OBTAINING A HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR YOUR FAMILIES.

DOES ENTERING THE ENGLISH SPEAKING STREAM OF AMERICAN SOCIETY PROMOTE UNITY AND OVERALL STRENGTH IN AMERICA?  DOES IT ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICAN RULE?  DOES IT HELP ACHIEVE THE PRIMARY GOAL OF LEAVING MEXICO FOR A LIFE IN AMERICA?  DOES IT MAKE SENSE BASED NOT ON CULTURAL PRIDE…BUT SOUND REASONING?  IS IT SMART?

DOES PRESERVING AND GROWING THE FOOTPRINT OF SPANISH ONLY SPEAKING TERRITORY IN AMERICA ADVANCE THE ACHIVEMENT OF THESE GOALS OR CRIPPLE IT?

It is a an accurate statement to say:   “SI SE PUEDE.”

But…GIVEN THE VERY REASONS FOR ADOPTING AMERICA AS YOUR NEW HOME, AND IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING THIS SINGULARLY UNIQUE FREEDOM TO CHAMPION THIS CAUSE AND PLACE THESE DEMANDS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NATION YOU HAVE CHOSEN, THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION BECOMES:

Well…yeah…pero…DEBEMOS HACERLO?

I’m a reasonably smart guy…and that’s a reasonable analysis.  If I were a Mexican citizen occupying the lowest rung on that society’s ladder…I would do what every other immigrant group does to advance their own self interests in America:  LEARN…ENGLISH.  In fact that is the REASON WHY MANY CHINESE AND KOREAN CITIZENS SEND THEIR CHILDREN HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  How are those immigrant communties faring?  How about the Indians?  Russians?  Armenians?  Etc…etc.

SI….SE PUEDE…

BUT…SHOULD WE?

IS IT GOOD FOR US, OR DOES IT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE VERY RULE OF THE ELITES IN MEXICO WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE SEEKING TO ESCAPE?

SI…es verdad decir “SI SE PUEDE.”  And if feels really good…empowering…unifying…but IS IT?

SI…se puede…BUT…

IS THAT THE SMART THING TO DO?

THIS IS YOUR ADOPTED HOME.  YOU DETERMINE ITS FUTURE.  YOU ARE ITS FUTURE.  WHAT WERE THE REASONS FOR COMING HERE?  DO CURRENT POLICY GOALS AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES ADVANCE OR IMPAIR IF NO CRIPPLE THAT GOAL?  DO CURRENT POLICY GOALS AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES INURE TO THE OVERALL BENEFIT AND UNIFY AMERICA MAKING IT STRONGER, OR DOES IT ACCOMPLISH JUST THE OPPOSITE OF THOSE THINGS?  AS AN “AMERICAN” DOES IT NOT MAKE SENSE THAT MY ACTIONS ARE PROPERLY AIMED AT MAKING AMERICA AS A WHOLE MORE UNITED AND STRONGER?  AND AS AMERICA IN GENERAL (NOW MY COUNTRY) GROWN MORE UNITED AND STRONGER, ISN’T THAT NOW THE OPTIMAL RESULT FOR ME?  AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN DOES THAT NOW NOT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF MY COUNTRY AND MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN?

False modesty aside…this IS the right analysis.  This analysis does produce the SMART ANSWER.  It doesn’t matter if I’m right.  What matters is if you are WRONG…BECAUSE IT’S YOUR COUNTRY TO SHAPE…AND YOUR COUNTRY TO BUILD LIVES FOR YOUR FAMILIES.

My language is at times caustic…but that can best be explained by the strength of my beliefs that what you are doing is BAD…for YOU…and y0u’re JUST…NOT…THINKING IT THROUGH.

ONE LAST THING TO CONSIDER:  THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS…WHICH MEANS THAT THIS SPANISH ONLY INITIATIVE BENEFITS AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE.  ACCORDINGLY, YOUR ACTIONS MAY WELL SERVE THE INTERESTS OF BOTH THE MEXICAN ELITES WHOM YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE, AND THE AMERICAN ONES UNDER WHOSE RULE YOU WILL BE LIVING UNDER.

AT THE TOP OF THIS LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE IS A MAN DETERMINED TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT.  IS OBAMA REALLY YOUR FRIEND?  IS HIS GOAL REALLY TO ADVANCE YOUR INTERESTS?  IS HIS GOAL REALLY TO UNIFY AND STRENGTHEN AMERICA WHERE SERVES THE INTERESTS OF ALL AMERICANS?  OR ARE HIS GOALS SOMETHING….OTHER THAN THOSE?

THERE IS NO CONCEIVABLE HARM IN THINKING THESE THINGS THROUGH…REALLY DRILLING DOWN AND ASKING SOME HARDER QUESTIONS THAT DON’T GET YOU BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE…WHICH MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU “WANT” BECAUSE IT’S “GOOD” FOR YOU…BUT RATHER IT’S SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN LED TO BELIEVE YOU WANT BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS AGAINST YOUR INTERESTS AND INSTEAD ACCOMPLISHES THE SAME RESULT THAT WE ALWAYS GET:  THE HOUSE WINS.

The CLEAR ANSWER here…in terms of advancing the cause of SOCIAL JUSTICE…is for the PEOPLE OF AMERICA TO COME TOGETHER UNDER A SINGLE LANGUAGE.  ACHIEVING INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S RULE IS UNDENIABLY SERVED BY TRANISTIONING LIFE’S AFFAIRS INTO ENGLISH.  MAINTAINING AND PROMOTING SPANISH SERVES THE OPPOSITE GOAL.

AMERICA IS ALSO RULED BY ITS GROUP OF ELITES…AND RIGHT NOW THE “HOUSE” IS CHAMPIONING YOUR EFFORTS TO GROW AMERICA’S SPANISH SPEAKING POPULATION…AS WELL AS EXPANDING BY PROXY THE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OF MEXICO’S ELITES INTO AMERICA.

FOLLOW THE BREADCRUMBS OF “BENEFITS” TO THEIR SOURCE.  DO THEY LEAD TO THE HOME OF ORDINARY CITIZENS?  OR DO THEY LEAD RIGHT BACK WHERE THEY ALWAYS DO:  LA CASA.

 

 

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“Help help! I’m being oppressed and I can’t get up!”  Muslims’ flawed perception, oversensitive and disproportionate response to the commonplace

[from Instagram account MyDayLA:]

Is seems that every incident involving Muslims is interpreted as some kind of slight or disrespect or failure to understand or outright hostility to Islam. This fuels the wholly unfounded belief among Muslims that they are somehow under siege around the world. I’ll address that stuff in greater length on my blog. Let’s examine this photograph and the comment attached to it. (1) THIS WOULD DRAW ATTENTION NO MATTER WHAT THE RELIGION. To cast this in terms of specifically targeted bigotry is inaccurate, wrong, stupid and HUGELY DAMAGING in terms of reinforcing this INSANE narrative whereby Muslims are “victims” and targets of discrimination wherever they go! That’s simply NOT the case at all, and it is probably best understood by Muslims’ lack of experience where diversity prevails (and NONE) are granted special accommodation (unlike Muslims who cry out in protest UNLESS their UNIQUE DEMANDS for special consideration ARE MET). (2) it is also the fact that Muslims live in societies where any and all speech deemed “anti-Islam” has already been purged from use. Hence the sensitivity threshold is set WAY below standards in other societies. Given the amount of TRULY vitriolic, hostile and outright violent speech towards Christians and Jews tolerated in the west would be FAR north of anything we see today that is widely viewed for JIHAD. While this makes sense to Muslims in THEIR reality, it makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER in THIS reality for the time being still governed by #reason and #logic . Put another way, Muslims are UNDULY sensitive to ALL manner of free speech tolerated in America AND more over appear DETERMINED to find “disrespectful” speech and acts of “anti-Islam where there ARE NONE. Out yet another way, it’s WHINY BULLSHIT. 

 I cannot emphasize too strongly that this behavior would attract attention no matter WHICH RELIGION WAS BEING PRACTICED!  Are you kidding me?  This is a “omg…leave the Muslim alone he’s just practicing his religion!”  Yeah…IN A PUBLIC SQUARE WHERE NOBODY ELSE IS DOING IT!  There is a thing ALSO called SUBTLETY, and I can assure you there are MANY PEOPLE PRESENT WHO WORSHIP IN DIFFERENT FAITHS WHO EITHER (a) KEEP IT IN CHURCH AND OUT OF EVERYBODY ELSE’s FACE (out of respect for THEM!) or (b) assuming there are many others present (of different faiths AS WELL AS other Muslims)…WHO FIND A NICE SHADY SPOT or make some MINOR EFFORT TO CONDUCT THEIR PERSONAL RELIGIOUS PRACTICES IN FRONT OF THRONGS OF PEOPLE NONE OF WHOM ARE PERFORMING THEIR RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS IN PLAIN VIEW.  Put another way, it’s not that onlookers are displaying BIGOTRY (perfect illustration of the Muslim reality) versus something HOMEBOY there is doing in the WRONG place at the WRONG time that we call simply INAPPROPRIATE!  Say again, the fact that my Muslim homie there is drawing a crowd (and no doubt those rude people taking pics are DIQZ), the TRULY “RESPECTFUL” thing to do HERE is ADAPT TO THE CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES OF THE INDIGENOUS NON-MUSLIM SOCIETY WHERE HE’S DROPPING TROU AND PERFORMING AN ACT THAT THE INDIGENOUS CULTURE DOES IN A MANNER DEEMED “RESPECTFUL”to OTHERS!  

MORE OVER…let’s do something different and take a SLIGHTLY deeper view of this image.  Here you have a guy CHOOSING TO PRACTICE his faith in PLAIN VIEW OF THE PUBLIC WHEREAS NOBODY ELSE OF ANY RELIGION IS DOING THE SAME.  Should we be SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE ARE GAWKING?!  Some are being RUDE, but the VAST MAJORITY ARE TAKING A GLANCE AND DOING JUST WHAT THAT GUY WHO COMMENTED WANTS:  GIVING HIM SOME SPACE.  But HOLY FQ MAN!  Is that really a REASONBABLE REQUEST?!  FOR PRIVACY?!?!  It’s INSANE and it is TYPICAL of a wholly separate and unique REALITY perceived by Muslims and liberal extremists.

The most important detail however is unspoken.  Sure…others are looking (as they would do with ANYBODY acting in a manner different from the ENTIRE CROWD)…BUT…NOBODY IS INTERFERING WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PERSONAL RELIGIOUS PRACTICE! No POLICE…no “RELIGIOUS” POLICE, NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND…OTHER MUSLIMS WHO PRACTICE A DIFFERENT FORM OF ISLAM WHICH IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND GETS PEOPLE KILLED IN THE MUSLIM WORLD…oh…and CAUSES WARS THAT LAST FOREVER!

THIS PHOTOGRAPH SERVES AS A TESTAMENT TO THE VERY NON-MUSLIM SOCIAL CUSTOM OF TOLERANCE!  To begin with, these WILDLY INFLAMMATORY IMAGES are THE NORM for the international audience who already embrace the RIDICULOUS NARRATIVE ABOUT MUSLIMS BEING UNDER SEIGE EVERYWHERE THEY GO).  If we’re going to use imagery as pure propaganda…is it not JUST AS EASY TO TAKE THAT PICTURE WITHOUT THOSE DOUCHEBAGS IN IT?  Fuqsake man on top of everything that’s just BAD PHOTOGRAPHY/COMPOSITION!!!  The REAL gold would be an image of that guy…from far away…and showing how EVEN IN THAT PUBLIC SPACE WHERE NOBODY ELSE IS DOING ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY LET ALONE PROSTRATING AND SINGING RELIGIOUS HYMMS IN AN ALIEN LANGUAGE HE IS BEING LEFT ALONE TO DO HIS FQING THING!  THAT’s not just “tolerance” that’s ACTUAL RESPECT. 

Just what exactly is the “reasonable” expectation in the Muslim reality, that NOBODY LOOK?  OR…let us be more candid…and pose the question…is the “REASONABLE EXPECTATION” (not to mention OBJECTIVE) that his behavior not call attention to him BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE THERE IS ALSO OBSERVING MUSLIM PRACTICES?  And MORE OVER…would others EVEN HAVE THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE TO NOT WORSHIP IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MUSLIM FAITH, OR DOES “RESPECT” IN THE MUSLIM REALITY MEAN THAT EVERYBODY THERE MUST ALSO PRAY AS HE IS DOING?  

That man enjoys the SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE and LEGAL PROTECTIONS OF THAT SOCIETY!  If others were to attempt to interfere it is THEM who the police would arrest not to mention the fact that even before the POLICE ARRIVED HE WOULD PROBABLY BE SUBUED BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO WOULD ALSO ACT TO PROTECT THAT MAN’S LEGAL RIGHT TO PRACTICE THE RELIGION OF HIS CHOICE IN A PUBLIC PLACE!

All of that…while in the MUSLIM WORLD PEOPLE ARE BEING BUTCHERED AND RAPED AND DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES IN THE MILLIONS OVER WHAT?  PRACTICING IN A MANNER DEEMED “NOT…TRUE…ISLAM!”  In fact Muslims have the OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE ALL THAT MUSLIM VIOLENCE BEHIND THEM AND ENJOY THE LEGAL PROTECTIONS AFFORDED IN AMERICA TO MEMBERS OF ALL FAITHS, and of course, THE RIGHT TO REJECT ALL FAITHS AND THE VERY EXISTENCEN GOD!

MEANWHILE, in SAUDI FING ARABIA, (1) THOUSANDS OF “NOT TRUE MUSLIMS” have been EXECUTED for practicing “NOT TRUE ISLAM.” (2) THE PRACTICE OF ANY RELIGION OTHER THAN “TRUE ISLAM” is a CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH!  So how bout before more of this INCESSANT WHINING OVER NOTHING, maybe round up a few CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND HINDUS AND SIKHS AND BUDDHISTS AND ATHEISTS and let me loose in ISLAMIC SOCIETIES AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!

We can kick things off by FIRST sending everybody to ISRAEL…and THEM SAUDI ARABIA…YEMEN…BAHRAIN.. ..ETCETERASTAN…ETCETERASTAN …ETCETERASTAN.  LET’s SEND THAT RACIST PIG (and openly ATHEIST) ROGER WATERS ON A PERSONAL “ATHE-HAJJ” AND SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT!

Finally, and speaking of atheism:  under Islam…CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH!

So WHAT ARE WE REALLY TALKINT ABOUT HERE?  Are THE PRESERVATION OF “tolerance and respect” TRULY THE OBJECTIVES OF MUSLIMS IN AMERICA?  If so, here’s a news flash for ya…WE ALREADY HAVE IT!  Which means that EITHER (1) it IS your true objective to enjoy something here NOT GRANTED ACROSS THE MUSLIM WORLD (OR EVEN MUSLIM ENCLAVES OUTSIDE THE MUSLIM WORLD and you’re simply being…um…STUPID, or (2) IT’S NOT THE TRUE OBJECTIVE AT ALL, “respect and tolerance” is to be afforded to ISLAM ALONE, and IF SO LETS AT LEAST RESET THE CONVERSATION AND SPEAK PLAINLY WITH ONE ANOTHER WHICH INBELIVE IS AN HONORED MUSLIM CUSTOM!

(…yeah…so…just lost a significant amount of work by virtue of an auto-save fail.  I am not a computer savvy guy and I just can’t take it.  So..fare thee well.  I just….can’t…do it.)

Islam: Cracking the Code of Its Manufactured Reality

ISLAM:  CRACKING THE CODE of an existential paradigm or manufactured reality where under leadership holds the power to define reality itself.  To have the power to define reality is to OWN reality…and everything in it.  The imperative to hold and maintain power becomes an existential mandate…and its success depends on the annihilation of everything and everybody refusing to exist in that reality…because in order to preserve the fabric of that reality, those living outside shouldn’t even exist and their mere presence presents an existential challenge to the officially sanctioned reality, the “owners” of that reality, everything in it, and of course their absolute power.

This paradigm represents not merely absolute TYRANNY.  In its assertion of control over reality itself…ISLAM CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED IN UNKNOWABLE UNITS OF MEASUREMENT OR A DEFINITION THAT DEFIES DEFINITION.  ISLAM IS NOTHING SHORT OF INFINITE RULE.  AS SUCH IT IS NOT INACCURATE TO STATE THAT THE MANDATES ISSUED BY ITS COUNTLESS RIVALS SEEKING TO ASSERT THEIR AUTHORITY…IS “DIVINE” IN NATURE.  AND INASMUCH AS SUCH RULERS POSSES THE AUTHORITY TO INVENT REALITY ITSELF, IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE AND IN FACT “HOLDS UP” THAT THERE IS ONE AND ONLY ONE ABSOLUTE TRUTH…IT IS SET FORTH IN A BOOK…AND IT IS NECESSARY TO LEADERSHIP TO MAINTAIN THEIR RULE, AND TO MAINTAIN RULE IS PRESERVE THE VERY (AND ONLY) REALITY IN WHICH IT MAY NOT ONLY RULE ABSOLUTELY…BUT EXIST.  THE ONLY “TRUE” UNCERTAINTY IS WHICH FACTION OR INDIVIDUAL IS SUCCESSFUL IN ACQUIRING ENOUGH POWER TO CAUSE ITS “REALITY” TO BE REALITY…IN WHICH ALL OTHERS ARE NEGATED AND ALL TRACES OF THEM MUST BE OBLITERATED.

THIS THESIS IS OFFERED FOR CONSIDERATION AND DISCUSSION.  ATTACKS ON ITS CONCLUSIONS AND ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE THE CONVERSATION ITSELVE WILL PROOVE CONCLUSIVELY THE THESIS PRESENTED HEREIN.  IT IS THE OPINION OF THIS AUTHOR THAT THE FOLLOWING TREATMENT OF THE STATED THESIS HOLDS UP TO ANY AND ALL REASONABLE CHALLENGE.  BASED UPON THE RULES OF LOGIC, DEDUCTION AND A FACTUAL BASED REALITY DERIVED FROM FACTUAL, VALUE NEUTRAL DATA…WOULD APPEAR IMPENETRABLE…IN A RATIONAL REALITY.  THE ONLY AVENUE OF ESCAPING THE CONCLUSIONS STATED HEREIN IS TO DISMISS THE CONCLUSIONS OUTRIGHT AND DRAG THE CONVERSATION INTO AN ALTERNATIVE REALITY MANUFACTURED BY THOSE HOLDING POWER WHO DEPEND UPON IT ABSOLUTELY TO PERSERVE THEIR ABSOLUTE RULE.  FROM A PURELY MORALY DETACHED PERSPECTIVE…IT IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT…AND IF RATIONAL MEN WISH TO EXIST AS INDIVIDUALS IN A REALITY DRAWN FROM PHYSICAL DATA AND PROVABLE PHENOMENA..THEN ISLAM MUST BE RESISTED…BEATEN BACK…AND DESTROYED AS A POTENTIAL THREAT THAT EXISTS NOT ON A POLITICAL LEVEL…BUT AN EXISTENTIAL ONE.  IT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH A TIGER.  THE TIGER’S CONDUCT IS NOT “IMMORAL,” IT SIMPLY ACTS LIKE A TIGER BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY TIGERS ACT.  TO THE TIGER…THERE IS ONLY TO PREDATE AND CONVERT THE PREY INTO ENERGY TO FUEL AND PRESERVE ITS OWN EXISTENCE.

TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT “DEMOCRACY IS THE TRAIN ON WHICH ISLAM RIDES TO VICTORY.”  WITHOUT SEEKING TO UNSEAT THAT ANALOGY,  I WOULD PROPOSE THE TIGER/ANTELOPE ANALOGY.  THE TIGER EXISTS TO EXIST.  TO EXIST THE TIGER MUST PREY UPON THE FOOD SOURCE AND CONVERT ITS MASS INTO ENERGY THAT CAN BE USED BY THE TIGER TO ACHIEVE ITS ONLY OBJECTIVE…THE ONLY “REALITY” THAT MAKES SENSE…WHICH IS TO EXIST AS A TIGER…IN A HOUSE…WITH AN ANTELOPE.  THAT THE TIGER PREDATES UPON THE ANTELOPE IS THE ONLY CONTSTRUCT THAT MAKES ANY SENSE.  IN FACT THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR OR INTELLECTUAL PRESMISE ON WHICH MERE SPECULATION OF “OTHER” PARADIGMS CAN STAND.  SUCH MATTERS APPEAR ONLY AS INCOMPREHENSIBLE PHENOMENA WHICH ARE SIMPLY THE STUFF OF REFLEXIVE AND ELEMENTAL EXISTENCE NECESSARY FOR EXISTENCE.  IT IS A SELF-PERPETUATING PARADIGM OF SINGULAR BRILLIANCE…UNIMAGINABLE POWER FOR ITS RULERS/OWNERS…AND SHEER MADNESS ON A SCALE THAT DEFIES ORDINARY HUMAN COMPREHENSION BECAUSE SUCH COMPREHENSION NOT ONLY FALLS SHORT…IT HAS NO PLACE IN THAT REALITY…IT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST…AND AS SUCH IS ANNIHILATED WHEREVER IT IS FOUND…BECAUSE IT SHOULDN’T BE THERE…IT CAN’T BE THERE…AND ITS ANNIHILATION IS SIMPLY THE ONLY ACTION PERMITTED IN THE REALITY OF ITS OWN CREATION.  TO THE RATIONAL MIND…IT IS A NIGHTMARISH HELL GOVERNED BY SHEER MADNESS RULED BY ENTITIES DETACHED FROM THE VERY REALITY THAT THEY INVENT FOR THEMSELVES.  THE “APOLOGISTS” AND “DEFENDERS” AND “DENIERS” OF THESE INESCAPABLE RATIONAL STATEMENTS OF FACT ARE AKIN TO OTHER OTHER ANTELOPE INSIDE THE SAME HOUSE URGING THE TIGER ON AND SIMULTANEOUSLY DENOUNCING ISRAEL (I MEAN THE LONE ANTELOPE) NOT ONLY FOR CALLING THE TIGER A TIGER…BUT FOR ITS EFFORTS TO ELUDE PREDATION.

I SURE HOPE THIS ANALYSIS IS FLAWED AND I INVITE ALL WHO WOULD WISH TO DO SO.  STICK THE ANALYSIS…CONTAIN THE DISCUSSION TO THAT WHICH CAN HOLD UP IN A PHYSICAL, OBSERVABLE DATA DRIVEN REALITY THAT IS SHAPED BY THE REASONED AND LOGICAL CONCLUSIONS THAT HOLD UP IN SUCH A REALITY AND WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  A UNIVERSE OF ABSOLUTE TRUTHS CANNOT ACCOMODATE AN “ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE” THAT ARE NOT BUILT OF THE SAME ABSOLUTE TRUTHS.  IN FACT THE MUSLIM UNIVERSE OF ABSOLUTE TRUTH LACKS INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATION NOT MERELY FOR SUCH A CONCEPT…BUT THROUGH ITS PROHIBITION ON INQUIRE DOES NOT EVEN TOLERATE OR PROVIDE A CONCEPT..FOR CONCEPTUALIZTION.  IT IS A WORLD…A “REALITY”…OF SHEER AND UTTER MADNESS.  TO ARGUE IN ITS DEFENSE IS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE FORM OF FOOLISHNESS (IF NOT OUTRIGHT MENTAL DISORDER) AND TO SURVIVE IN IT MEANS TO EXIST IN IT AND TO EXIST IN IT MEANS TO JOIN THE HERD BARELY STAYING AFLOAT IN AN EXISTENTIAL SEA THAT IS WHATEVER THE OWNERS SAY IT IS AND ONLY AT THE SHEER AND ABOSOLUTELY ARBITRARY PLEASURE OF THOSE SAME OVERLORDS OF ALL OF REALITY ITSELF.  THEREFORE TO “SURVIVE” IN IT MEANS TO SURRENDER REASON AND “CEASE TO EXIST” IN THE REASON-BASED REALITY THAT SERVES AS OUR CURRENT HABITAT…AND ENTER A UNIVERSE WHERE THE RULES SUPPORTING REASON BASED EXISTENCE FAIL UTTERLY.   IN A VERY BIZARRE AND SCARY LINE OF THINKING…IN THE FACE OF SUCH OVERWHELMING FORCE…ENTERING THE QUANTUM REAL OF ISLAM IS THE “RATIONAL” CHOICE.  BUT THAT IS THE CASE ONLY INSOMUCH AS THE INDIVIDUAL’S PRIMARY AND EXCLUSIVE GOAL IS TO EXIST.  BUT TO LIVE…AS OPPOSED TO MERELY EXIST…THE ONLY PATH IS TO RESIST CAPTURE AND CAPTIVITY IN A MUSLIM “AUTHORIZED” REALITY…CRUSH THOSE WHO SEEK TO RIP THEM FROM REASON-BASED REALITY AND CAST THEM INTO CAPTIVITY IN A QUANTUM REALM…AND REALIZE THAT THEIR WOULD-BE CAPTORS EXIST FOR THE PURPOSE FOR THEIR CAPTURE…ASSIMILATION…OR DESTRUCTION.

ISLAM IS LITERALLY…THE BORG.  RESISTANCE MAY BE FUTILED…BUT FOR THOSE WOULD LIVE RATHER THAN MERELY EXIST…IT IS THE ONLY CHOICE.  IN FACT IT IS THE ONLY PATH WHICH ITSELF SERVES AS THE VERY INDIVIDUAL REALITY TO WHICH THEY CLING AND TO WHICH THEY OWE THEIR VERY EXISTENCE.  AROUND THEM…ALL AROUND THAT NARROW STRIP OF INVIDIDUAL REALITY…IS THE INFINTE VOID OF SPACE.  AMERICA IS BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA…THE ONLY HOPE FOR HUMANITY…RESISTING ANNIHILATION BY THE CYLONS.  IT IS “US OR THEM,” BECAUSE THEY MAKE IT SO.  DISASSEMBLE THE REASONING OF THIS ANALYSIS…OR ACCEPT FROM A RATIONAL STANDPOINT, THAT IN A REASON BASED REALITY…THERE IS NO OTHER REASONABLE INTERPRETATION OF THE DATA AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

ISLAM IS THE TIGER THAT PREDATES UPON EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT ISLAM.  EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT ISLAM IS EITHER A PREY ANIMAL…OR A RIVAL TIGER COMPETING FOR THE SAME TERRITORY.  NON-MUSLIMS ARE PREY TO BE HUNTED, TAKEN DOWN, TORN APART AND CONSUMED FOR ITS FUEL AND THE SUPPLIES NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN ITS VERY EXISTENCE.  ANY “NOT-TRUE” MUSLIM IS A RIVAL TIGER TO BE DESTROYED…ONCE AGAIN THE CASE THAT THE ANNIHILATION OF ALL OTHER TIGERS EXIST SOLELY AS RIVALS FOR TERRITORY AND FOOD SOURCES.  “TRUE ISLAM”…IS THE TIGER THAT ESTABLISHED ABSOLUTE AND EXSLUSIVE AUTHORITY WITHIN THE ONE AND ONLY “HOUSE” THAT WE CALL EARTH.  TO SUCCESSFULLY REFUTE THIS CONCLUSION ON THE BASIS OF RULES THAT APPLY IN A RATIONAL WORLD ARE NOT READILY APPARENT.  IN A RATIONAL UNIVERSE SUCH A POSSIBILITY IS NOT DISMISSABLE OUTRIGHT…BUT I SEE NONE…AND REMAIN DEEPLY SKEPTICAL THAT ONE EXISTS OR WILL BE OFFERED.  MORE OVER…FOR THE RATIONAL THINKING INDIVIDUAL…TO REJECT THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED HEREIN…AND SUBSCRIBE THE MANUFACTURED “REALITY” OF MUSLIM AUTHORSHIP THAT IS NECESSARY TO A COHERENT (AND EXLUSIVE) MUSLIM EXISTENCE…IS BEST DESCRIBED AS A MANIFESTATION OF FOOLISHNESS ON A SCALE I WOULD PERSONALLY HAVE THOUGHT IMPOSSIBLE.  FOR ME A MORE FITTING DESCRIPTION IS THAT THE NON-MUSLIM DEFENDERS OF ITS SINGULAR CHARACTERSITC PATTERN….IS SHEER…UNCONDTIONAL…UNQUALIFIED…TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE…MADNESS.

Freedom of speech…ESSENTIAL to the invidividual liberties, civial rights and creative freedom enjoying in the United States cannot coexist with Islam.  Where there is Islam there is no freedom of speech and where there is no freedom of speech there is no freedom.  As much of America led by her great America hating president march forward in support of “anti-hate speech” laws overlooked is the fact that ISLAM is ITSELF a GRAND ANTI-HATE SPEECH LAW with a belief system built around it that MANDATES VIOLENT CONFLICT.  It is a system of FASCISM whereby the state suppresses all manner of opposition to its rule by CRIMINALIZING OPPOSITION.  While fascism roots out and crushes what might be viewed as political opposition and competing political views, policy initiatives and ideology, FASCISM’S PRIMARY TARGET IS TRUTH ITSELF.

 

The structural support of Islam is based on “absolute truths.” These absolute truths cannot be proven…they simply ARE.  Merely to QUESTION or EXPRESS DOUBT as to the absoluteness of their truthness is a CRIMINAL OFFENSE.  This system DEMANDS ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE to the ABSOLUTE TRUTHS on which it is constructed.  Entire societies constructed on this foundation literally depend upon the absolutely sacred status of these core absolute truths.  The members of these societies literally have NO CHOICE BUT TO ACCEPT THESE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS AS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.  The GUIDING “INTELECTUAL” PARADIGM in Islamic society consists of the following construct:

“It is so…because it so written.  It is so written…because it is so.”

To QUESTION THAT CONSTRUCT IS TO COMMIT THE CRIME OF “BLASHPHEMY.”  What then is “blasphemy?”  Answer:  THAT WHICH IS BLASPHEMOUS.

To the RATIONAL MIND that relies upon DATA and PROVEN facts which take priority over THEORIES that are in turn not merely subject to but DEPENDENT UPON INQUIRY for their legitimacy.

ONLY in this context can the absurd and truly bizarre declarations emanating from the Muslim world be absorbed into a rational paradigm.  Put another way, it is a system utterly detached from physical reality and when the “abosolute truths” collide with physical realty…physical reality is ATTACKED as BLASHPHEMOUS.  “BLASHPHEME” serves the role of “HATE SPEECH.”  BLASHPHEME IS DEFINED BY WHOMEVER HOLDS (OR ASSERTS TO HOLD) THE AUTHORITY TO DEFINE IT.

But merely to DEFINE “blasheme” is meaningless with the POWER necessary to ENFORCE IT.  This is ESSENTIAL TO UNDERSTANDING THE PERPETUAL VIOLENCE plaguing Muslim societies.  Islam’s uniquely intolerant premise DEMANDS THAT THERE IS ONE AND ONLY ONE “TRUTH.”  When combined with the prohibition on “inquiry” (ie., dialogue, speculation, hypothetical argumentation, discussion, compromise, etc.) this UNWAIVERING FIDELITY TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT THERE IS ONE AND ONLY ONE “TRUE” VERSION OF THE ONE AND ONLY “ABSOLUTE TRUTH” MANDATES THE ANNIHILATION OF ALL COMPETING THEORIES, BELIEF SYSTEMS, CULTURAL PRACTICES AND IDEAS ALONG WITH SUCH WORDS, IMAGES, ARTWORK, LITERATURURE, MUSIC AND OTHER FORMS OF EXPRESSION DEEMED IN THE EYE OF ANY MUSLIM TO VIOLATE THE INVIOLATE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS THAT COMPRISE THE FIXED UNIVERSE WHICH ISLAM CREATES FOR ITSELF AND THEN OCCUPIES.  THE MERE PRESENCE OF ANYBODY LIVING IN A MANNER NOT ABSOLUTELY COMPLIANT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF “THE” ISLAMIC UNIVERSE THREATENS THE VERY FABRIC OF THAT UNIVERSE.  IT IS THE CASE THAT THEY LITERALLY SHOULD NOT BE THERE.  THEIR PRESENCE ISN’T MERELY IRRATIONAL…IT IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND IT THEREFORE MUST BE ANNIHILATED.

THE ANNIHILATION OF ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT FALLS SHORT OF ABSOLUTE CONFORMITY WITH THE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS HOLDING ISLAM TOGETHER BECOMES AN EXISTENTIAL MANDATE.  The word “divine” is used instead of “existential,” and the term “blaspheme” is used in place of “disagree, doubt, question, hesitate, obey unconditionally” which in turn may easily be used in place of “hateful, racist, disrespectful, insulting, offensive, or “anti-Islam.”  UNDER THIS PARADIGM…to the extent that even ACTUAL FACTS DRAWN FROM THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE AROUND US FAIL TO COMPLY ABSOLUTELY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF ABSOLUTE COMPLIANCE LEADS TO THE RESULT WE SEE TODAY WHEREIN TO STATE FACTUAL DATA THAT MUSLIMS DON’T LIKE TO HEAR IS INTERPRETED AS AN ATTACK ON ISLAM ITSELF.

In a very real sense this is in fact accurate.  For it IS THE CASE THAT THE MUSLIM UNIVERSE (or “reality”) is based upon “absolute truths” that simply cannot accomodate the realities of the physical world we live in.  To CITE FACTUAL DATA THAT CONTRADICTS OR THROWS INTO DOUBT OR DISPROVES THE “ABSOLUTE” TRUTHS ON WHICH ISLAM IS CONSTRUCTED DOES IN FACT “TEAR DOWN” THE EXISTENTIAL HABITAT IN WHICH ISLAM CAN EXIST.   UNDER ISLAM THE INDIVIDUAL IS FORBIDDEN FROM DISCERNING FOR HIMSELF THE NATURE OF REALITY…BUT MUST ACCEPT AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH THAT WHICH HE IS INSTRUCTED IT IS.

WHILE COMPREHENSIBLE TO THE RATIONAL MIND, IT IS NO EXAGGERATION TO STATE THAT THIS PARADIGM IS NOTHING SHORT OF SHEER MADNESS.  NO MATTER WHAT THE DATA PROVIDE, ISLAM REQUIRES THAT THE DATA BE REJECTED (IN FACT ANNIHILATED) IN FAVOR OF THE (DISPROVEN) FACTUAL DATA.  ONLY IN THIS CONTEXT CAN THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE STATEMENTS AND ASSERSIONS OF FACT “MAKE SENSE” TO THE RATIONAL MIND.  IN SPITE OF EVERY SCRAP OF EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY, MUSLIMS (AND THEIR DEFENDERS) DECLARE AS FACT THAT ISLAM IS A “RELIGION OF PEACE AND TOLERANCE.”  TO THE RATIONAL MIND SUCH A CONCLUSION IS WHOLLY UNSUPPORTED AND UNSUPPORTABLE.  LACKING ALL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT IT THIS CONCLUSION IS USED AS A SWORD TO STRIKE DOWN ANY AND ALL FACTUAL DATA THAT SURFACES IF IT PRODUCES FACTUAL DATA THAT SUPPORT THE ABSOLUTELY OPPOSITE CONLUSION.  PUT ANOTHER WAY, IN THE MUSLIM UNIVERSE (OR “REALITY”) IT IS ACTUALLY THE CASE THAT ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF “PEACE AND TOLERANCE” AND  UNDER THE LAWS OF ISLAM IT IS A CRIMINAL ACT TO NOT COMPLETELY ACCDEPT THAT ABSOLUTE OR DIVINE TRUTH.

Non-Muslim reality depends almost entirely on observable, verifiable, testable, repeatable  quauntitave reasoning guided by logic and fueled by ACTUAL FACTUAL DATA.  The Muslim world depends upon a handful of basic absolute truths which in turn, in order to be “true,” MUST OBLITERATE ALL TRACES OF LOGIC AND REASON AND SMASH INQUIRY THAT WILL INEVITABLY LEAD TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE SO-CALLED “ABSOLUTE TRUTHS” OF ISLAM ARE THE INVENTED FANTASIES OF THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK DESIGNED TO CULTIVATE ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE SO THAT SUCH MEN COULD BE RULED OVER ABSOLUTELY BY ABSOLUTE TYRANTS.  REALITY ITSELF IS NOT THE INDIVIDUAL’S TO DECIDE BUT IS WHATEVER THE VESTED AUTHORITIES STATE IT TO BE.  SUCH SUBJECTS IT IS A LOGICALLY REASONED CONCLUSION TO STATE THAT MEMBERS OF MUSLIM SOCIETY WHO LIVE IN A MANUFACTURED REALITY LITERALLY RELY UPON THEIR AUTHORITIES FOR THEIR VERY EXISTENCE.  THIS IS NOT “SLAVERY” OR “TYRANNY.”

RATIONAL MEN LACK THE VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE RULE ON THIS SCALE.  AUTHORITIES IN SUCH SOCIETIES LITERALLY “OWN” REALITY AND WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT/APPROVAL THE “INDIVIDUAL” IS DENIED EXISTENCE ITSELF.  THE INDIVIDUAL HAS THE CHOICE EITHER TO EMBRACE THIS PARADIGM…OR CEASE TO EXIST.  AS THE LATTER OPTION PRESENTS A STATE OF EXISTISTENTIAL OBVLIVION…THE OBVIOUS CHOICE TO WHICH PEOPLE CONDITIONED TO OBEY AUTHORITY WITHOUT QUESTION IS TO EMBRACE THE REALITY…NO MATTER HOW ABSURD…FED TO THEM.

ONCE THE INDIVIDUAL SURRENDERS CONTROL OVER THEIR VERY REALITY TO THEIR…CAPTORS…THOSE CAPTORS LITERALLY RULE ABSOLUTELY OVER THE INDIVIDUAL AND MAY TELL THEM ANYTHING AND FULLY EXPECT THE CAPTIVE INVIDUAL TO ACCEPT IT AS ABOSLUTE TRUTH WITHOUT QUESTION.  THIS IS NOT SO MUCH “SLAVERY” AS EXISTENTIAL OWNERSHIP.  THE INDIVIDUAL EXISTS BECAUSE THE AUTHORITIES SAY THAT THEY DO.  IF THE AUTHORITIES DECLARE THAT UP IS DOWN AND DOWN IS UP…THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE NO “CHOICE” BUT TO ACCEPT SUCH DECLARATIONS AS THE VERY FABRIC OF THEIR REALITY.

YOU MAY CALL ISLAM ANYTHING THAT SUITS YOU WHETHER IT BE A “RELIGION” OR A “LEGAL SYSTEM” OR A “POLITICAL MOVEMENT” OR ALL THE ABOVE AND MORE…BUT FOR ME THE MOST ACCURATE AND USEFUL DESCRIPTION IS ISLAM GRANTS AUTHORITY TO WHOMEVER CAN SEIZE AND HOLD AUTHORITY TO CREATE A REALITY BEST SUITED TO SERVE THEIR INTERESTS.  RULERS IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES LITERALLY “OWN” REALITY AND THEIR SUBJECTS OBEY IT BECAUSE THAT REALITY LITERALLY MANDATES THAT THEY DO BECAUSE TO NOT OBEY IT ABSOLUTELY UNDERMINES THE VERY PREMISE OF THEIR EXISTENCE.  PUT ANOTHER WAY, THE INVIDIVUDAL HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO OBEY BECUASE NOT TO DO SO WOULD RESULT IN THEIR OBLIVION.

THIS IS A LOGICAL AND REASONED ANALYSIS.  ITS CONCLUSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO DISAGREEMENT.  ISLAM HAS NO ANSWER FOR SUCH ANALYTICAL EXERCISES.  TO SUPPORT THE UNIVERSE OF ITS OWN CREATION IT IS NECESSARY THAT ISLAM DO WHATEVER BECOMES NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE ANALYSIS FROM BEING PERFORMED.  WITH INQUIRY, ISLAM CANNOT EXIST.  ISLAM THEREFORE FACES THE CHOICE OF EITHER CRUSHING INQUIRY…OR CEASING TO EXIST.  THAT FINAL CONCLUSION, INTERESTINGLY, MAKES COMPLETE SENSE.

I am reminded of a particularly awesome two-part episode of “Star Trek Next Generation” wherein Captain Picard is captured by the Cardasians with the objective of obtaining the Star Fleet defense codes that could be used to destroy Star Fleet.  Picard is interrogated by a Cardasian who employs various physical torments but they are designed not to extract the defense codes directly…but instead to grind Picard down to the point where his captor takes ownership of Picard’s very reality.  He knows that once Picard gives in to this fundamental existential building block on which rests Picard’s very reality and his very existence in it as a sentient and self aware individual…then Picard is doomed to exist in whatever reality the Cardasian feeds him.  For any individual this would be a horrific fate, but to a man of Picard’s unusual intelligence…sense of duty…moral conflict…ethical demands…and above all else individual CHOICE…it is a fate of hellish quality that exceeds comprehension within the world of reason he would be leaving behind.  He is FORCED to choose between unending physical torture..or surrender all that he is to this his Cardasian captor who would then LITERALLY hold the keys to Picard’s very existence.

The Cardasian goes about the task of ripping from Picard’s his existence as an individual by interrupting the regimen of physical torture, various deprivations and pschological abouse with a very “simple” request.  Above Picard there is an array of bright lights.  The Cardasian promises that all the torment will stop…if Picard will only admit that which is not true in Picard’s observation based reality.  They BOTH know that once Picard gives in to this…monstrous fraud…he will no longer have ANY control over his reality and his very existence within it as an individual person OF FREE WILL.  There are FOUR lights shining down brightly on Picard.  The Cardasian states as fact that there are THREE.  Picard resists…and resists…and resists.  “There are FOUR lights,” he proclaims to preserve his very existence as a self aware individual of free will.  Again and again…his unfathomably cruel and sadistic DEMANDS that Picard acknowledge that what he SEES is what he is TOLD to see.  “There are THREE lights,” insists the Cardasian…over and over and over.  Picard is rescued (it is an AWESOME episode) and after recovering from his ordeal admits that he came very close to succumbing to the demands of his captor knowing full well the implications.  More over, had he not been rescued, it would have been only a matter of time before he did.  With that in mind…as he was being carried off by crew members…Picard musters all his strength and out of ultimate defiance yells at his captor:  “There are FOUR LIGHTS.”  Picard escapes…narrowly…with his identity as an individual and an existence within a reality of his own description, experience and understanding.

Over and over…we are subjected to MANY outrageous assertions with absolute sincerity, but none more so than this:  “Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.”  Whether or not that statement is true matters far less than the fact that Muslims very much appear if not universally then very close to it that that is a statement of absolute truth, to question it can only be explained (and dismissed) as either the thinking of dysfunctional mind…or an ATTACK on Islam (aka, “anti-Islam”).  It is anti-Islam because Muslims say so.  It serves not as a statement of simple fact…but a fundamental part of the exslusive reality which depends upon that fact existing as a matter of the very reality it supports.  “That’s the way it is…because I say so,” says the parent to a child.  To assert unquestioned authority over what “is,” the very structure and dynamics of their relationship depends upon the unquestionable existential fact that what “is” is…based on the parent’s ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY OVER THE CHILD.  For the parent to TOLERATE discussion itself after proclaiming “because I say so” would be to tolerate a direct threat of their role as PARENT in a reltionship (universe) where they are the parent in the senior role and the child is the junior member who MUST accept WHAT IS…when the OFFICIAL of “what is” STATES what IT…is.

As part of the fabric reality…to contest that assertion that “Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance is not merely “irrational” in that reality…but to the extent it purports to challenge one of the absolute truths on which rests the Muslim paradigm of reality, it IS accurate to say that it is “anti-Islam” because it is to LITERALLY DENY ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE MANUFACTURED REALITY OF ITS MUSLIM BUILDERS.

MUSLIMS live in a world where no matter WHAT the phsyical envidence supports…there are FOUR LIGHTS.  In order for NON-Muslim individuals of reason to maintain control over their very sense of reality it becomes EXISTENTIAL IMPERATIVE to REJECT what they know to NOT be the case…and in defiance of their would-be masters declare on the basis of their own observations that which they perceive and KNOW to be true:  THERE ARE FOUR…LIGHTS!  To accept the tirelessly repeated declaraction that “Islam is a relgion of peace and tolerance” is to accept that which simply does not hold up as a reasonable statement in a reality governed by logic, reason and the fundamental natural laws which both define and govern it. The Muslim world DEMANDS of others that they ACCEPT AS REALITY THAT THERE ARE BUT THREE LIGHTS.  To YIELD TO THIS FARCE IS TO SURRENDER REALITY AND ONE’S ENTIRE EXISTINCE AS AN INVIDUAL OF FREE WILL.  TO CONCEDE THIS POINT NOT ONLY SURRENDER CONTROL OVER REALITY…BUT REPRESENTS THE FINAL ACT OF FREE WILL ITSELF…BY WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL CEASES TO EXIST IN THE REALITY OF ITS OWN UNDERSTANDING BASED UPON THE EXERCISE OF FREE WILL TO DETERMINE FOR ITSELF…THE SUPPORTABLE AND RATIONAL TRUTH THAT WHATEVER CATEGORY OR DESICRIPTION ASSIGNED TO IT, ISLAM IS A REALITY UNTO ITSELF THAT REQUIRES AND DEMANDS THAT ALL PEOPLE ACCEPT THE ABSURD “TRUTH” THAT IT A RELIGION OF PEACE AND TOLERANCE, BUT IS INSTEAD…A FORMULA FOR ABSOLUTE INTOLERANCE, UNRESOLVABLE CONFLICT AND UNENDING VIOLENCE AIMED TO SECURE THE EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO DICTATE HOW MANY LIGHTS THERE ARE.

SURELY…the reasonable man of free will will understand the signifance of this CONTEST for control over reality…and to his last breath if need be…SHOUT FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR…THAT THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS.  Islam is a reality unto itself aimed at the exclusive goal of ANNIHILATING EVERYTHING THAT DOES NOT BOW TO THE STATEMENTS OF FACT WITHIN THAT REALITY OF ITS OWN CONSTRUCTION.  This is a form of madness that is impossible for the rational mind to wrap itself around.  For one held captive within the borders of that fixed universe where abslute truths trump observable reality and free will…merely to QUESTION such absolute truths is nothing less than a threat to their own existence and more over comes to represent a threat TO EXISTENCE ITSELF for ALL WHO INHABIT THE FANSTICAL MUSLIM “REALITY” WHICH IS WHATEVER ITS CONTRACTORS/LENDERS/OWNERS SAY IT IS.

THE DIFFICULTY I HAVE IS TO HEAR DAY AFTER DAY THE RELENTLESS DRUMBEAT THAT THERE ARE THREE LIGHTS.  WHILE IT CANNOT BE AVOIDED…IT ALSO POSES THE THREAT OF DRIVING ME MAD AND REQUIRES THAT I STEP BACK WITH FREQUENCY IN ORDER THAT I MIGHT RETURN TO THE REALITY OF MY UNDERSTANDING WHERE I MAY OPERATE ACCORDING TO ITS RULES, MAKE INDIVIDUAL CHOICES THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF MY LIFE BASED UPON A MORAL CODE OF MY OWN DESIGN.  BUT…to ACCEPT THAT “ISLAM IS A RELGION OF PEACE AND TOLERANCE” IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ACCEPTING THAT THERE ARE “THREE LIGHTS” WHEN IN FACT…BEFORE OUR VERY EYES…ISLAM BREEDS, OFFERS AND BRINGS WITH IT EVERYPLACE IT GOES NOTHING BUT INTOLERANCE, DEMANDS, HATRED, RACISM AND VIOLENCE (WHILE ACCUSING ALL OTHERS OF THOSE VERY THINGS)…WHICH IS TO SAY IN OTHER WORDS:

THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!

[NOTE TO SG:  The following was written yesterday…what appears above was written this morning.  Maybe two different posts?  I gratefully leave such things to your judgment]

The First Amendment appears first in the Bill of Rights for a reason.  The unfettered freedom to express words and ideas regardless of how others may feel about them is the lynchpin on which hang ALL other Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.  Proponents assert that so-called “hate speech” laws will “purge hatred” from American society.  This proposition is fatally flawed.  Proposed laws aiming to ban specific speech will serve only to undermine freedom of speech AND set the precedent for violating the letter and spirit of all the remaining Civil Rights contained in the United States Constitution.  No matter how virtuous may be the purported goal of these laws the effect will be the elimination of freedom of speech…America’s most essential civil liberty…and in so doing will fundamentally transform American society by turning a nation of civil freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights into a repressive society where citizens expressing their opinions may be prosecuted as criminals.

While well intentioned these so-called “hate speech” laws will backfire on a devastating scale.  Very likely it is the case that many of the people supporting these laws and supporting their chief proponent possess a fundamental lack of understanding as to their nature and what will be their effect.  Among other things the primary focus of this broadcast will be to correct those misunderstandings and alert citizens to the grave dangers these laws pose not just to freedom of speech but ALL civil rights and individual liberties currently enjoyed in America and receiving LEGAL PROTECTION in the United States Constitution.  In an era of wild exaggeration, absurd comparisons and reckless hyperbole, it is NO exaggeration to say that the successful passage of these hate speech laws will obliterate whatever freedom we as American citizens enjoy today and that will be enjoyed by ALL future generations.

These hate speech laws threaten the very structure and essence of American society. They will not purge hate but instead provide corrupt rulers to manipulate those laws to suit their own interests and persecute opponents on the false basis that their speech or activities violate them.  This paradigm results only in the establishment of repressive government that solidifies its grip on power by exploiting and expanding laws aimed at the criminalization of  “hate speech.”  The most obvious danger inherent in these laws is that “hate” lends itself to a multitude of meanings each of which is the stuff of deeply subjective individual beliefs.  What one person may find “merely offensive” or even “humorous” may well be in the realm of “hate speech” to another.  The fair and predictable definition, interpretation and adjudication of these laws are utterly impossible for even the most benign leadership to manage.  In the hands of less than benign rulers they are the building blocks for tyranny.

Inasmuch as “hate” is simply one of many words available to stand in for the essence of the value system of the society who adopts such laws.  For example, while one society may seek to ban all speech that they deem “hateful” another society seeking the same end could very easily substitute another word for “hate.”  With STUNNING clarity this example is seen in Muslim societies where the word “blaspheme” stands in place for words such as “hate, insulting, offensive, disrespectful, ireverrant” and countless others.  Once in power the leadership of a Muslim nation manipulates these laws in order to persecute and eliminate ALL political opposition as well as to criminalize such words and ideas and practices deemed in any way a threat to their hold on power.  The results are predictable in producing fear that discourages the free and open exchange of ideas and superbly effective in oppressing and persecuting enemies, opponents, rivals and even critics of the current regime.  The end product is the very type of leadership we see now across the Muslim world.

The adoption of so-called “hate speech” laws WILL OVERNIGHT transform a NATION OF LAWS into one of ARBITRARY RULE.  Any number of words might serve as an alternative to “hate.”  Terms used with great frequency today are “racist” and “hateful.”  Others are “disrespectful, insulting, offensive.”  When mere statements of fact are used in the course of discussion that offend Muslims we are told that such statements are “anti-Islam.”  What is “anti-Islam” if not a synonym for those terms referenced above?  It reduces to the elemental structure of “if it’s something I don’t want to hear, it’s banned,” period.  This leads to the INEVITABLE SCENARIO WHEREIN SPEECH IS “BANNED” BECAUSE IT IS “BANNED SPEECH.”

And where do we see this PRECISE paradigm in operation?  To a TEE…this is the very fabric of Islamic society where the WORD utilized in connection with “hate speech” laws is BLASPHEME.  In Islamic societies it is the case that anything deemed insulting or offensive under the terms of that religion amounts to  CRIMINAL OFFENSE.  How do we know it falls under the purview of laws banning “blaspheme?”  Because it is determined by those in power to be “blasphemous.”  We are left with the NIGHTMARISH but very real world of Islam whereby one might be convicted of BLASPHEME…on the basis of using speech DEEMED blasphemous.  And how do we know it’s blasphemous?  Because it is…according to WHOMEVER YOU ASK.

The VIOLENCE we see ACROSS the Muslim world is ROOTED ENTIRELY in this PREPOSTEROUS AND UTTERLY UNGOVERNABLE premise that there is ONLY ONE WAY to “interpret” the holy texts of that religion.  The formula is quite simply and LITERALLY:  “It is because it is said to be so.”  Or, “it’s blasphemy because it is blasphemous.”  With NO room for disagreement or compromise (construed as DOUBT which is a CRIME punishable by DEATH) Muslims are left with NO ROOM TO PEACEFULLY RESOLVE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW.  “We are absolutely right, you are absolutely wrong.”  Since compromise and even DIALOGUE are forbidden, each party says to the other:  “Obey OUR absolute truth…or we MUST ANNIHILATE YOU.”  This IS the SOCIAL PARADIGM WE SEE THROUGHOUT THE MUSLIM WORLD.

In American society today the supreme law and ultimate legal text is the United States Constitution.  In Islamic societies the highest and ONLY true authority is the holy scripture of that religion known as the Quran.  In America our highest court interprets the law based upon the language and principles set forth in the Constitution.  The American government is set up in such a manner whereby the Supreme Court issues its ruling based on the body of precedent legal rulings on similar matters and their determination is HONORED by the other branches of the government at the federal level and to the extent applicable all the states AS THE LAW.

The issues surrounding that law may continue to be debated and interpretations still subject to dispute but for the time being the LEGAL issue is resolved.  At this point there is the LAW, but American citizens enjoy the UNFETTERED FREEDOM TO CONTINUE THE DEBATE.  I say again…there is on the one hand THE LAW, and on the other hand, there is THE DEBATE.  These are SEPARATE AND APART FROM ONE ANOTHER.  BUT…IF THE LAW IS TO FORBID THE DEBATE…then merely continue the DEBATE CONSTITUTES A CRIME.  THAT is the basic structure of ANY law aimed as forbidding certain forms of speech.  “It’s a violation of the anti-[fill-in-blank] law because…it like…violates the anti-[fill-in-blank] law.”  Simply substitute in “hate,” “racist,” “anti-Islam,” and then the CRIME OF BLASPHEME…which lends itself only to the definition of:  “It is blasphemous speech because it is…like…blasphemous speech.”  This is the stuff of a Twilight Zone NIGHTMARE.  This turns ENTIRE SOCIETIES INTO ASYLUMS FOR THE MENTALLY ILL where the STAFF DETERMINE REALITY AND THE INMATES HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ACCEPT THAT REALITY REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY MAY PERCEIVE.  The ASSUMPTION is that the mental patient is incapable of distinguishing what is real from what is the product of a defective mind.  The “natural laws” within that asylum are this:  “Reality is what WE (the staff) TELL you it is.  IF YOU DISAGREE IT IS ONLY BECAUSE YOU ARE INSANE.”  Put another way, merely to disagree is the act of a LUNATIC.  In this nightmarish hell, the “lunatic” has only the choice of accepting the reality told to it…OR be branded a “criminal” within that environment.  To DISAGREE WITH or RESIST THE STAFF is not merely an act of disobedience, it is within that system a CRIME…and INSANITY IS ASSUMED.

As designed and enforced and reinforced over the centuries, Islam’s “hate-speech” laws (the infinite and unknowable universe of “blaspheme”) it has come to the current state where to BLASPHEME is both a CRIME as well as the act of a LUNATIC.  If you throw in the unfortunate additional fact that IT “BLASPHEME” is IMPOSSIBLE TO DEFINE.