Sunday, April 26, 2009

The hypocriticalness of political correctness

First off, let me say that I support gay marriage. Secondly, let me say that I support people's right to free speech. Hell, white supremacists can march on Civil War battlefields, but a woman can't say that she things marriage should be between a man and a woman?

THis is an excerpt from an article from the Washington Times:

Apparently, the Miss USA organizers agree. Instead of apologizing for Mr. Hilton's vile behavior, the pageant director of the Miss California contest, Keith Lewis, sent a note to Mr. Hilton throwing Miss Prejean under the bus: "I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss CA USA 2009 believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman. ... Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family."

If that's the case, why was Perez Hilton even allowed to introduce politics into his question? Of course, what the author provided was just an excerpt of the letter, perhaps the letter was blaming Hilton as well as the contestant for Hilton's "gay rage" afterwards.

Then there's this little bit of free speech denied:

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last week, former Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo came to speak against legislative proposals to provide illegal-immigrant students in-state tuition discounts not available to law-abiding Americans and legal immigrants.

Protesters at the institution of higher learning responded by blocking Mr. Tancredo with massive banners and screaming, "No dialogue with hate." Adults in the room stood by while students smashed a window a few feet from where Mr. Tancredo stood. Physically threatened, Mr. Tancredo was forced to leave without delivering his remarks.

According to campus reports, leftists had prepared for a week to mount a speech-squelching demonstration. The same thuggish tactics have been used at Columbia, Georgetown and Michigan State universities to shut down speakers who support strict immigration enforcement. The UNC administration apologized for the students' tantrum but took no steps to examine its own culpability for fostering a climate of intellectual vandalism and intolerance.

Seems like it was the leftist students who were "hate-filled." They should all be shipped off to Mexico for a month or two, and try doing the same kind of thing down there. The cops would have them in jail so fast (because they'd obviously have money that could be extorted) before you could say Jack Robinson.

But of course that's the thing. You can't have a dialog with the left. They don't want to listen to your reasoned arguments, they want to call you a racist immediately, so that instead of being able to make your reasoned arguments, you're forced to defend yourself from their accusations.

Sad...and a sad state for the US, which is going to become a third world country before very long, thanks to those people....and for all right-minded people who stand by and give them sanction - "the sanction of the victim," as Ayn Rand calls it.

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