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Speech-Free Zones

Using his Executive Authority President Obama penned into law Millions of Mobile Speech-Free Zones across the United States.

This morning, during 45-minute signing ceremony, the President of the United States announced this as a Great Day for America and that His latest Executive Action was just the beginning of a Brand New Age.  Mr. Obama went on to say to those attending that Mobile Speech-Free Zones will release all of us from debate-lock and allow us to spend our time in complete Agreement.  This statement was received with a standing ovation led by Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who later told reporters that being Free of Rational Thought will allow the American People more time to be Actors and Artists.

Wrapping up the event, the President explained that “This Momentous Day has been brought about by all Political Discussions being won by Progressive Liberal’s utilizing their Superior intellect and there is nothing left to talk about.”  “…Consider this a gift to Humanity.”  The last line bringing the attending Press to their feet with applause.

It is unclear where these Mobile Speech-Free Zones will be located. When asked about this President Obama said “You’ll know it when you’re in One.” and  “It’s safest to assume you’re always in One.”  When asked how the zones would be enforced President Obama said that an Historic Collaboration between the NSA, DHS and the IRS has been created to oversee the effectiveness of the new zones.

Claiming to represent the Republican response Senator John McCain appeared just outside the signing ceremony.  When asked for comment Senator McCain said “Brilliant!  Just Brilliant!”

Overall, The Press reaction has been largely Favorable as it resembles what many in the media have called for since the advent of Cable Television and Talk Radio.  Several of the Senior White House Press Corps stated off the record that this has been a long time coming.  Their point of view is that public discourse needed to be discontinued as the public really doesn’t know anything anyway.

 


Tolerance

Definition of Tolerance (n)

Bing Dictionary
  • tol·er·ance
  • [ tóllərənss ]
  1. acceptance of different views: the acceptance of the differing views of other people, e.g. in religious or political matters, and fairness toward the people who hold these different views
  2. tolerating of somebody or something: the act of putting up with somebody or something irritating or otherwise unpleasant
  3. ability to endure hardship: the ability to put up with harsh or difficult conditions

I’ve held back jumping on the Duck Dynasty hates Gays bandwagon… because it’s nothing new and I don’t really care.

Until now.

Let me state my position on this latest example of Liberal Tolerance.

Phil Robertson has every right to openly state what he believes.  A&E has every right as a private company to “Fire” Phil Robertson because of what he openly states as his beliefs.  You have every right to Support Phil, or Support A&E.  You can turn A&E off… you can say mean things about Phil.  You can burn Phil’s Duck Calls… On and on and on.

The only, only, only aspect of this I find remotely interesting is the idea of Tolerance.  This episode is simply another, in a long line, of incidents where Liberals fail to tolerate speech they disagree with.  Phil may very well be an A-Hole.  But where exactly is the tolerance?

Liberals find it very important to remind the rest of us that they are the most Tolerant people in the room… at all times.  But if you only tolerate those you agree with then where exactly IS the tolerance?

This is a terrific example of the Left’s War on Words.

It is all part of controlling speech.  Because if you control speech you control the argument.

But what is amazing is that we are conditioned with regularity to accept such control.

We see this in everyday life.  Several examples we have grown to except, erroneously, are the words;

Gratuity, Charity and Voluntary.

Definition of Gratuity (n)

Bing Dictionary
  • gra·tu·i·ty
  • [ grə t ətee ]
  1. money given in appreciation: a small gift, usually of money, given to somebody such as a waiter as thanks for service given
Synonyms: tip · perquisite · perk · token · donation
If the definition of gratuity above is correct… then how can one be mandatory on parties of 6 or more, or have a minimum of 15% etc.?  Once it’s mandatory or has a requirement, it’s no longer a gratuity, it’s a fee.

Definition of Charity (n)

Bing Dictionary
  • char·i·ty
  • [ chárrətee ]
  1. organization providing charity: an organization that collects money and other voluntary contributions of help for people in need
  2. provision of help: the voluntary provision of money, materials, or help to people in need
  3. material help: money, materials, or help voluntarily given to people in need
Synonyms: aid · contributions · gifts · donations · help · assistance · offerings · handouts
If something is taken from you and given to someone else it is not charity.  It is theft.

Definition of Voluntary (adj)

Bing Dictionary
  • vol·un·tar·y
  • [ vóllən tèrree ]
  1. of free will: arising, acting, or resulting from somebody’s own choice or decision rather than because of external pressure or force
  2. without pay: performing, working, or done without financial reward
  3. using volunteers: composed of, functioning with or requiring volunteers

If something is voluntary it does not require Force by others.  In other words, you don’t voluntarily pay your taxes.  You pay your txes because you must.  If you don’t, you go to jail.  That’s Force.

Apparently “Tolerance” is going the way of “Voluntarily”, a word hardly heard and rarely understood.

It seems none of us ‘Public School Kids’ know what Free Will is.

I shouldn’t have to say this, but Words mean Things.  All of the above words have to do with your ability to say “No.”  So ask yourself, why would the Left want to change the meaning of, or remove, such words from our vocabulary?  Contrary to many people’s new definition of Tolerance, it does not mean finding only those things you agree with as protected speech.  In fact, it means exactly the opposite.

Buy a dictionary… use it… before all meaning is lost forever.


Who are you to Judge?

As long as I’m not into my fifth beer…

The “Who are you to judge?” comment is one of those that can potentially send me over the edge.  It is so inane that there is hardly a way to respond to the wasted space that allowed it to escape the hole in their face.

Humans are made up of thousands of judgements every day.  I might offer millions.  We begin each day judging everything from when to get up to how long our shower will be.  This goes on right up until we lay our fat heads down on our puffy white pillows we chose to have on our beds we chose to have in our house we chose to buy…. are you with me here?

It is exactly this ability to think in the abstract, to conceptualize, that has kept us atop the food chain.  Think about it, we’re slow, soft and squishy.  It’s really all we got.  So when some fool throws out the “Who are you..” it rings idiotic and the only response is;

I, dummy, am me.  I am made up of judgements that I must make every second in order to survive. I do not need to be eaten by wolves to understand what it feels like and thus be informed enough to recognize it as bad.  I do not need to be a heroin addict in order to understand the kind of destruction it reaps upon families and friends.  I do not need to be a paraplegic in order to recognize the types of difficulties one must encounter because of not being fully ambulatory.  I do not need to walk in anybody elses shoes… or wear their underwear… or sleep with their wife etc.  Not only do I have the ability to make judgements based solely on my observations, I must.  You don’t want me rolling over and asking your wife if I can wear your underwear do you?

This is one of those tactics used by fascists trying to stop discussion they don’t like and/or elevate their position by attempting to lower yours.  The only Free Speech they tolerate is Free Speech they agree with.  Recognizing that Free Speech means All Speech just doesn’t fit their agenda.

If none of us tolerated this type of ridiculous behavior and confronted these clowns every time they made noise it would be both good for them and good for the rest of us as we might have real conversations that lead to solutions.

Instead our better angels suggest we keep quiet… until some of our better angels get to their fifth beer.