The use- and abuse- of power as regards speech in this country has progressed far beyond distressing. First Amendment rights (among others) are nearly completely ignored. The Constitution- and the rule of law- have been tossed out in favor of raw emotion and the will of the politically-correct elite in power, and their sycophants in the media and academia.
Donald Sterling and other owners of sports franchises are being forced to relinquish their teams, have their financial health jeopardized and their reputations permanently destroyed because of politically incorrect things they have said. ‘Sticks and stones’?
It’s hard to keep up with all the threats to free speech of late. This commentator was pulled off the air for this remark, that one suspended for possibly offending this group, and this one boycotted for insensitive statements regarding another group. One can’t use this term, can’t even utter this word, can’t phrase something in this manner. And you sure as hell can’t say Washington ‘Redskins’.
Fox News should be banned. And talk radio. And we need to shut the f---ing ‘Tea-baggers’ up, that’s for sure. We’ll call it the ‘Fairness Doctrine’. That should do it.
Funny, the administration doesn’t even know if they- or we- are in a war against ISIS. John Kerry: ‘”we aren’t in a war against….”
Obama: “the Islamic State is neither Islamic or a state.” Yet today the presidential spokesperson claimed “it is a war in the same sense that we are at war with Al Qaeda and the Taliban.”
Yet, they do know, unequivocally, that the Republicans are conducting a ‘war on women’.
And now this. A teacher at McKinley Middle School in Washington, D.C. has given her kids a homework assignment asking them to compare and contrast Adolf Hitler and…George W. Bush. In the form of a Venn diagram, to help form a deep connection between the two. The assignment stated, “now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts.”
Well, let’s see. Hitler murdered over 6 million Jews. Baked ‘em in ovens. ‘W’ wouldn’t even criticize his predecessor after his crew trashed the White House for his arrival. Led us through the shocking, dark days after 9/11. Never demanded that a single Jew- or anybody else for that matter- be baked in an oven.
There are so many getting called out and disciplined- and rightly so for the most part- for these insensitive statements. Yet, they are losing their jobs, their livelihoods, their reputation, etc. They are being fired, suspended, fined, punished, excluded and made to undergo ‘sensitivity training’.
But this teacher who handed out the hate speech and the insane homework assignment? Legal charges? Hate speech? Nope. Fired? Nope. Suspended? Nope. Fined? Nope. She was instructed to apologize to her students and their parents. All better!
Can you imagine if a teacher had assigned homework that instructed her kids to compare and contrast Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Stalin?! Hmmm? And they are much closer, ideologically speaking, than Bush and Hitler! Obama and Pol-Pot? Idi Amin Dada?