Liberals have always been the self-proclaimed group of tolerance. Or so that’s what they’ve told me all my life. Yet, I feel surrounded by confusion because most of my adult life I have noticed that liberals, while strangely tolerant of every immoral and bad behavior known to man, never seems tolerant enough to allow those with opposing views to speak their own opinions on practically any subject.
In fact, for the tenure of my life that I have been politically aware of my surroundings, it seems that liberals are continuously the least tolerant people on the face of this planet. They are responsible for some of the most vile and hateful comments to people that they disagree with. We’ve seen them physically attack and abuse people among the Tea Party that they disagree with. They attempt to constantly petition and legislate limits to free speech through acts such as the Fairness Doctrine and Net Neutrality.
No, it’s not the Left who champions the right of free speech and tolerance. It’s the Right that constantly battles for the right to speak. We believe that the solution to bad free speech is more free speech. We believe that the people and the free market wield a strong arm of power. Free speech is a two way street. We do not need government intervention to make “things fair.” When people stand up, recognize that something severely wrong and unjust has occurred and band together to stand against- there is nothing more powerful.
Every single mainstream news channel has dissolved into nothing more than another arm of the Democratic party. They have lost almost all of their credibility. The answer to that, much to the ire of the DNC, is FOX News. Americans are tired of one-way political reporting. We want to hear both sides and while our channels are flooded with leftist propaganda, it’s the one fair and balanced network that dares to defy the others that receives the ratings sweep.
Thanks to Big Journalism we can see further the absolute detest that liberals have for free speech.
The left is always a bundle of contradictions. On one hand leftists set themselves up as the ultimate in “tolerance” and a guarantor of “freedom” to do as one wishes. Most leftists imagine themselves interested in making sure everyone is free to do as they wish to the point where that they are almost libertine about it. Until … until it comes to the freedoms of those they oppose. Then, all of a sudden, their tendency toward fascist group-think comes out in full force.
Joe Schoffstall of the Media Research Center highlighted that liberal “for me but not for thee” tendency in a recent video in which he asked a handful of Washington D.C. liberals if they’d like to sign a petition that bans conservative’s free political speech. Naturally, they were happy to do so.
Here is the petition that they were asked to sign:
“The undersigned hereby adamantly demand that the United States government shut down right wing hate sites. The hate speech propagated by sites like the Drudge Report, Hot Air, Instapundit, Big Government, and others must not be allowed to corrupt our political discourse any longer. These sites are dangerous not only to truth and freedom but also to our society as a whole. BAN THEM NOW!”
Warner Todd Huston goes on:
The left is particularly un-American in this fascist desire to shut down the Rush Limbaughs and Andrew Breitbarts. After all, the founders had written the First Amendment specifically to protect the speech of the Limbaughs and Breitbarts — and for that matter, left-wingers like the Keith Olbermanns and Chris Matthews of the world, too. Our founding principle is to protect the very speech that the left wants to shut down.
That makes these putative Americans not very American, doesn’t it?
When liberals can’t win a debate with the facts their next line of attack is to shut down all opposing opinions and completely eliminate the dissenters. So, head’s up, leftist–If you don’t like to hear what the right wingers are saying than you should do what the rest of us do to Mainstream Media TV… turn it off!