“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” —Benjamin Franklin
We know that those on the Left cherish their own freedom even if they don’t care much about the freedom of others. Free speech is under attack from the Left.
So why don’t they understand that they can’t deny the liberty of others without losing their own? Because liberalism, and especially deep-Leftist liberalism, are profoundly narcissistic people so steeped in self aggrandizement they simply cannot see themselves suffering the same consequences they intend for us.
Kirsten Powers, author of the new book “The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech,” says that free speech is under assault in this country in many different areas, and it’s coming primarily from the far-left. [I think it’s coming for the not-so-far Left as well and not just “primarily” but 100%]
The focal point of Powers’ book is the attack on free speech from the Leftist media (95% of the media, that is) and on college campuses.
“It’s a systematic silencing that is going on,” Powers said. “And they use the same tactics. I also am not talking about disagreement. I’m not talking about people being civil. I’m talking about these are people who will not have a debate. They will attack you: ‘You are racist. You are [a] misogynist.’ It’s never about what the actual issue is.
“And it’s really impinging people’s ability to debate issues, because there is no debate. They tell you there is no debate because you’re a racist.
“This is not what liberals are supposed to believe.”
Powers describes herself as
schizophrenic a liberal who votes Democrat. She has never voted for a Republican and doesn’t think she ever will. Powers reminds me of people I have known who can see the dysfunction in their own family but cannot figure out why it’s keeps happening while outsiders see plainly that it’s happening and will continue because the people causing it are self-absorbed provocateurs and troublemakers.