Drawing on Pictures of Mohammed
Pamela Geller held a ‘Draw Mohammed’ Contest.
Both Terrorist A-Holes were shot dead by a Gun Clinging Texas Cop (Who probably thought they were Black Guys just minding their own business, and shot them as a matter of protocol.).
The Leftists from every corner of the political spectrum (Right, Left, CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, The Catholic Church, Republicans, Democrats, etc. etc. etc.) are blaming Pamela Geller. I mean, Did you See The Way She Was Dressed!? She was ASKING FOR IT!
The AP is lamenting the demise of the Terrorist A-Holes… seriously. They have decided to own the position that the deaths of two Terrorist A-Holes, who couldn’t stand the insult of a cartoon and decided to try to kill a bunch of people, is a tragedy. (If that’s not an open illustration of ‘who you can trust’ I don’t know what is.)
That about sums it up.
If you think you are entering a world with no elements of reason,
I would have to agree with you.
Frankly, Pamela Geller’s group should be receiving federal NEA dollars for her contest. That would be a consistent start to the conversation as it would ‘level the playing field’ with all those artists who have legitimized their ‘art’ by intentionally provoking every other religious institution found in the United States (except Islam).
Or, inversely, removing Federal Tax Dollars from ALL arts and returning the market dynamic to the Artistic Process as it has been for Thousands of Years. Think that redistributing your hard-earned money to Feces Covered paintings of the Virgin Mary is good Government? Quick… think of an Artistic Masterpiece! Hold that image in your mind… There were no Government subsidies for that piece of work. Someone purchased it, with intent. Or, it was created with the hope someone would. It was not blindly funded.
Provoking religious institutions is PROTECTED SPEECH… just as the religious institutions existence IS PROTECTED. So important is this… IT COMES FIRST in the Bill of Rights!
What is profoundly fascinating?
This event has drawn out the Leftist Religious types (Cardinal Dolan) to illustrate the hypocrisy I just tapped out, but instead of using it as an example of how we all must tolerate such provocation… they demand Drawing Mohammed Pictures be classified as “Hate Speech” in order to control it. Cardinal Dolan is Jealous.
In other words, Socialists of all flavors see the danger in defending Pamela Geller… The are in a desperate, twisted, position.
If They defend her, as they should, they undermine the control of speech they have worked so diligently to secure. Remember, Political Correctness favors those who cannot argue their ideas on the merits of reason and rational. So… What Control the Leftists currently have must be preserved… no matter how insipid they may sound when they say it out loud…
But the Left is not content to simply hold on to their current suppression of your Free Speech Rights, they wish to expand upon it.
Those coming out of the woodwork see the danger presented in this debate, and must move the window in their direction by arguing for yet More Restrictive Measures to be applied to what you may, and may not, say. Cardinal Dolan is not demanding tolerance for those who Draw Pictures of Mohammed… he is lobbying for the Ability to Quash those who would provoke the Catholic Church. And, amusingly, the very Leftist ‘artists’ who were insulting The Church just yesterday are siding with Dolan today. It’s not because they are ignorant… well, they clearly are… but rather because what’s at risk here is control over what you say.
The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend.
Strange Bedfellows indeed…
This event is allowing us a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of those we might otherwise trust. Real time.
It is serving to flush out those talking heads, and ideological Icons, who profess to be, but in reality are not, excited about adhering to the Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights.
I believe these are the most dangerous among us… as they hide behind words we agree with, but their actions serve to undermine our Freedoms. They support only the speech they agree with, and fight only the battles that have no meaningful outcome in regard to protecting our Freedom and Liberty.
If you decide to pay attention to this story, you may be surprised by who comes to the defense of Pamela Geller… and more importantly… Who does Not.
Pamela Geller is offensive to those on the Left not because she is provoking Islam, but exactly because she is attacking the gains the Left has made in Controlling Speech.
And for that… she must be destroyed.
In this upside down world,
It demands Progressive Liberals argue against the very provocative tactics the they have used for decades to push their Democratic Socialist agenda Forward!
It also serves to reveal the true faces of those who would otherwise hide behind the Labels of ‘Conservative’ and ‘Republican’.
It Forces Honesty… which is the sunlight that sends the Enemies of the Individual scurrying.