The right of free speech is being attacked by the leftist agenda. The charges of racist, homphobe and anti-semite which shout down opinions and voices they disagree with are an attempt to silence debate, and when possible those charges are backed up by legal or economic sanctions.
I've seen that here on newsvine in the last month. Two seeds I have written were attacked by the usual suspects and removed within a few hours of posting. The first was a call to impeach barak obama, the second a debate on the historical accuracy of gas showers in nazi concentration camps. The left has created special victim classes for whom the rules of civil discourse do not apply, and we see the special treatment for these classes enforced here on newsvine and in the media.
The most obvious example is the charge by the naacp that the tea parties are racist. obama, being half-black, is protected from the kinds of criticism all other presidents accept as the norm. Likewise the attempts to limit illegal immigration from latin america is described as racist, merely because the offenders belong to a leftist victim group. The list goes on and on.
Since my earlier threads were deleted, I will restate my positions briefly. obama has shown hostility toward the america people and a complete lack of leadership. If he were a CEO or military leader, he would have been removed from office for gross incompetence and dereliction of duty. obama deserves to be impeached on grounds of malfeasance and dereliction of duty.
There is no physical evidence supporting the historical accuracy of gas chambers in nazi concentration camps. While the nazis were guilty of imprisoning and executing uncounted numbers of people, there is no proof that gas chambers were used to commit those murders; beyond second-hand accounts of the gas chambers. Apparently people can debate the use of nuclear weapons on japan, but debating the hisoricity of the gas chambers is not allowed.
Sacred victimhood sets limits on free speech, by categorizing honest debate as intolerant. It is a dangerous trend, and the west is well on the way to establishing the rule that 2+2=5 -- and anyone who says differently is to be condemned.