Originally posted by Eladar
The problem here is political correctness. Any time you limit speech due to your belief that someone doesn't have the right to say something you limit freedom in the name of your beliefs. This guy is simply putting into practice political correctness.
To tell you the truth, he has just as much a right to ask that people conform to his beliefs as liberal ...[text shortened]... political correctness and why it needs to be rejected and burned on the scrap heap of history.
Let's see what is the problem with "political correctness." The civil rights movement in the US had a few problems it would have liked to correct, like lynching black people with impunity, systematically excluding black people from their voting rights, excluding black people from opportunities in education or in work, you know the sort of stuff. So blah blah liberals conceded some of these grievances without fundamentally altering the evident inequity of their position in American society and without preventing continued persistent oppression in matters such as imprisonment. You know what, things have gone mad and now you can even get a black president, albeit not one offering to shake the neo-liberal tree any more than a token minimum.
Now you get these citizens putting out an honest, considered point of view about Islam via Utube because no self respecting media outlet would otherwise touch it and guess what, muslim people take this as a gross insult in the countries whose dictatorships have been supported and bankrolled by America for decades, whose economies have been scuppered since the Nineteenth Century by rapacious Western investors and bankers with the military support of their governments, people who have seen American military force applied illegally in their region, killing hundred of thousands of their people with a few hundred casualties on the American side, and who have the impression that America is an imperial power seeking to maintain their poverty and undermine their political aspirations while protecting a nuclear powered, racist, apartheid and still expanding Israeli state.
Well they are just not reasonable, are they? They can't see the goodhearted motives behind those countless drone attacks across national borders and inflicting unavoidable civilian casualties out of sight of their mild mannered attackers. It's clear that political correctness has gone mad and we need fascism to put things right. Let's start by dealing with those uppity women wanting control over their own reproductive rights - that's political correctness / liberalism gone mad too. Then there's workers wanting rights - just where will it all end? We need more sweatshops like those successful asian ones all our major manufacturers make stuff in. They're all mad. Off with their heads.
One interesting aside in the article is this
Early in September, the Obama administration planned to go to Congress with a $1 billion debt relief plan to help Egypt stabilize its economy and grow its private sector.
Yes here we go again - American support for a private sector that Americans can "do business with." The neo-liberal agenda prospers under adversity. Never miss a trick.