‘Who wants to live in a world where the only place you can speak your mind is in your head?

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The Emerging Liberal Dystopia

For The Daily Caller, Allen Porter writes: You know things are bad when even a hardcore liberal ideologue like Bill Maher can not only see but publicly admit it.

In a recent installment of the infamous “New Rules” segment of the HBO show titled after himself, Maher tackled the trendy topic of the release of Donald Sterling’s recorded remarks. Only instead of falling in line with the mainstream liberal media’s inexorable march for political correctness in this as in all cases—instead of focusing on the “racist” dimension of Sterling’s comments, that is — Maher decided to buck the well-worn mantle of his ideology and, instead, focus on the real story. That is: instead of playing into the fabricated narrative predictably constructed by the pervasively liberal media, Maher saw what is really at stake in a case like this — namely free speech, privacy, and our Fourth Amendment rights.

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The terrifying reality is that we are on the verge of, and moving ever closer to, a liberal dystopia in which speech is directly policed, and thought thereby indirectly policed; one in which principles of political correctness replace moral standards as the ultimate criteria of normative evaluation; one in which the chilling effects on discourse has become a deep freeze. Maher himself made the perfect historical analogy during the May 9 show, which is somewhat ironic:

“Who wants to live in a world where the only place you can speak your mind is in your head? That’s what East Germany was like. That’s why we fought the Cold War, remember? So we’d never have to live in some awful limbo where you never knew who, even among your friends, was an informer. And now we’re doing it to ourselves.”

 

Donald Sterling is being publicly and even ritually sacrificed upon the altar of political correctness by the speech police before our very eyes today. Why is what he said in private a matter of public concern — why does it constitute legitimate “news”? First of all, he may be a public figure, but he’s not a public political figure like the president; but secondly, and much more importantly, he wasn’t speaking “in the public square” when he made those comments. They were made in the privacy of his home during a private conversation….(read more)

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7 Comments on “‘Who wants to live in a world where the only place you can speak your mind is in your head?”

  1. […] ‘Who wants to live in a world where the only place you can speak your mind is in your head?. […]

  2. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

  3. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    ‘Who wants to live in a world where the only place you can speak your mind is in your head?

  4. […] Pundit from another Planet The Emerging Liberal Dystopia For The Daily Caller, Allen Porter writes: You know things are bad […]


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