Conservatives bashed me for speaking out about the Zimmerman verdict | Anthea Butler
America may be a nation of 'free speech', but be prepared to be bullied and harassed for speaking up, especially on race Hours after the George Zimmerman verdict, I found myself at my computer, calling to mind a text I had first read in seminary.
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Since: Jan 10
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#1 Jul 30, 2013
Conservatives believe that they are the only people allowed to have free speech.
Since: Nov 11
#3 Jul 30, 2013
Very true. Notice when arguing on TV the connedservatives always interrupt, call names, deflect, distract... never let the liberal talk or be taken seriously.
And look at Congress... the Republiscum in the House thinks they can jam up the govt because they can't face that they LOST the last election...
I always carry a machete for dealing with connedservatives.
#5 Jul 30, 2013
Odd but I don't know too many "conservatives" who are doing this...
"Back in the day, anti-Communists had a similar problem. Im old enough to recall the obloquy heaped upon them by bien pensant types professors and high-toned journalists who considered active, vocal opposition to Communism the most lowbrow of pastimes. Yes, whereas todays counter-counterjihadists act as if jihad is a figment of counterjihadists fevered imaginations, the anti-anti-Communists (a label they wore with pride) at least acknowledged albeit in a bland, bored way that Communism existed. Sometimes they even admitted that it wasnt all that terrific. But by focusing their animus on anti-Communism, and remaining all but silent about the evils of Communism itself indeed, by insisting that the very application of words like evil to Communism (à la Ronald Reagan) was infantile and hyberbolic they drove home the idea that overt anti-Communism was worse by which they meant less intelligent, less sophisticated, less worldly than Communism itself. Indeed, even as self-identified Communists in America and throughout the West held positions of trust in the academy, government, the arts, and elsewhere, anti-Communists came to be viewed as fanatical, paranoid conspiracy theorists who, in the phrase of the day, saw a Communist under every bed. Even now, the Hollywood Ten, a group of directors and screenwriters who in 1947 were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about their Communist Party affiliations, are considered heroes of American freedom, even though it is a matter of public record that all ten of them turned out, in fact, to be Stalinists, dedicated to destroying American freedom; meanwhile, director Elia Kazan a former member of the Party who named names because he recognized Stalinism as a genuine menace to American freedom is still remembered as a fink.
So it is today with Islam. The counterjihadists are the villains the hysterics, the fools, who see a Muslim under every bed, with a bomb in his turban. Meanwhile the good guys are the counter-counterjihadists the journalists, activists, and others who make a career of slamming Islams critics, whom they frequently represent (especially over here in Scandinavia) as conspiracy theorists. For just as the anti-Communists of yesteryear were viewed not as sober, well-informed students of life behind the Iron Curtain but as obsessive, ignorant haters, we counterjihadists are viewed not as people whove read the Koran and studied Islamic societies and subcultures but as semi-literate morons and bigots and, according to one particularly noxious meme that has spread far and wide in the last couple of years, mindless disciples of what our enemies caricature as the mad ramblings of Bat Yeor.(Never do any of these mud-slingers ever try to explain why so many writers and scholars around the world people with a variety of professional and personal backgrounds, and with long records of thinking for themselves and of observing the world with their own eyes all chose, apparently more or less at once, to become, supposedly, disciples of the same person.)"
Boo hoo the Conservatives bashed me. Cry me a bloody river about who is a threat to free speech and it sure isn't Conservatives.
Since: Oct 12
#6 Jul 30, 2013
God's presence might also be seen, in the righteousness of the verdict.....
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