Thursday, December 19, 2013




Only government speech is free speech

 We must face up to it. The Western democracies have a great and serious problem which appears only to be growing: the general public are developing views highly questionable to those in positions of power. Larger and larger swaths of people, when asked their opinion of certain matters, keep coming back with the wrong opinion. Whether it is opposition to the EU in Europe, or to Obamacare in the U.S., or to a hopeless deal with Iran to keep it from producing nuclear weapons, something, surely, must be done about this!

Take the latest example, a different matter that came to light with a school in Glasgow, Scotland. The institution was recently forced to call in a crack-squad of head-scarf wearing Muslim women to help correct what the school felt was a “racist” view of Islam held by some of their students. When the school asked the pupils to say which which words came to mind when people talked about Muslims — and the response included “terrorist,” “oppressed,” “a threat” and “scary” — re-educating the pupils was found to be necessary. Some pupils even, outrageously, said “9/11.”

After the BBC and other media promptly picked up this disturbing story and asked what more can be done to “educate” Scottish youngsters, the school apparently corrected this problem. But what to do about the recognition that problems like these may well be more widespread?

The reaction to the Glasgow story was reminiscent to that which followed the publication of a poll carried out by BBC Radio 1 in June of this year. When it was released in September, it transpired that of 1,000 young people polled, 27% said that they did not trust Muslims, with 44% saying they thought Muslims did not share the same views as the rest of the population.

On that occasion, too, the BBC and other media went into overdrive to work out what had gone wrong and how Britain could better “address” the problem that so many people thought this way. Conversely, when the same poll showed that 15% of young people did not trust Jews, 13% did not trust Buddhists and 12% did not trust Christians, those facts were not deemed figures of significance.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, lets bring in the brown shirts to re-educate the people into keeping their true opinion secret.

Face it, Islam is a violent and untrustworthy religion, their own religious book tells them to lie in order to deceive non-believers.

Anonymous said...

"Islam is a violent and untrustworthy religion"

So are all the other religions.

Anonymous said...

Islam is a religion where go requires you to send your son to die for him.

Christianity is a religion where god sent HIS son to die for YOU!

Anonymous said...

Christianity is a religion where god sent HIS son to die for YOU!

So the fable says.

Anonymous said...

Looks like god/s are very blood-thirsty with all the blood sacrifices they demand and all the martyrs they like (including their own blood relatives, in the Christian case). And always the promise to go to Heaven or Paradise if you die &/or kill others for the faith.
(Even the Bible says that "God" loves the smell of blood!)

Anonymous said...

You are starting out with the wrong premise. Islam (is not) a religion. It (is) a cult. No religion known to man (requires) it's followers to kill all non-believers. That is a cult.

Where are we heading?
The upheaval we see in the middle east will spread to western nations. Britain will either have a civil revolt, or they will totally succumb to the radical Muslims they welcomed into their country.

The American people, having elected, then reelected, a Marxist Muslim to lead their country, are being pushed into a civil war. It will decided if the people regain control of that nation, or the radically tyrannical forces of the Left will take full control. It's coming, and it's not going to be pretty.

Luke Warm said...

"Christianity is a religion where god sent HIS son to die for YOU!"

Jesus would have to be a woman, a clone of his mother. God does not have sperm or DNA; he did not contribute to to Jesus' makeup, whatsoever.

Either that, or Joseph knocked her up and the RCC has perpetuated the BIG LIE.

Dean said...

Just for the heck of it let's go back to the original post and it's topic - attempts by the media and others to control beliefs.

From what is reported in the post it sounds as if media and government are mounting a propaganda campaign to instill politically correct attitudes in school children.

Perhaps those entities should instead look at reality. They would see those students have good reason for their responses.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Typical misrepresentations of Christianity by 3:15.

There are a lot of false religions that demand death and sacrifice for no reason I've ever heard. That's simply bloodthirstyness as attributed to those "gods".

In the case of Christianity, death is the punishment for crimes that have been committed:

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.
— Revelation 20:12

So all that's necessary to avoid death is to not commit any crime!

But for those who have committed crimes, God does not desire that they die, so He chose to pay that price Himself, if they're willing to accept it. Death is the problem to be solved, not His desired outcome. That's not bloodthirsty.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Perhaps those entities should instead look at reality. They would see those students have good reason for their responses.

Exactly right! That is why there is a First Amendment. The goal is to prevent the government from being able to lie to people without being countered by the truth. In this case, it is clear that the government is actively attempting to suppress the truth.

Luke Warm said...

"So all that's necessary to avoid death is to not commit any crime!"

One problem with that - Heresy. I guess you conveniently forgot about the Inquisition, Salem and the Crusades. Oh well. We all cannot be perfect.

Use the Name, Luke said...

I guess you conveniently forgot about the Inquisition, Salem and the Crusades.

Those were also crimes according to the Bible.

Luke Warm said...

"Those were also crimes according to the Bible."

And what was the punishment for heresy?

Death (and torture).

So much for your "peaceful religion"

Anonymous said...

Luke (of use the name) tries to justify whatever is in the current cannon of the Bible even if what is there was under much debate centuries after AD1 (especially 'Revelations'), and even when so much other material was excluded for dubious reasons.