Without even holding a formal vote, Norway’s parliament
“outlawed hate speech against transgender people” last week, including in
private conversations. Those found guilty will be
summarily executed. Just kidding. But they will face fines and up to a
year in jail for private remarks and three years for public remarks. Don’t
laugh, things aren’t much better in the U.K., Australia, Canada or even the
If only conservatives could be granted such
protection. Nearly everyone in the mainstream media and entertainment industry
would be in jail. Right next to the Big Tech bigwigs and university professors.
And across the bare hall from the Hollywood stars and starlets. Late night
“talk show” hosts would be shelling out fines like a berserk Pez dispenser.
But, in truth, that wouldn’t be good, either. Free speech was
the foundation upon which the American Dream was built. Thomas Jefferson said,
“I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal hostility to all forms of tyranny over
the minds of man.” And here we are today, with nearly half the country afraid
to say what they believe, because they know they can’t go against the
prevailing group-think without being savaged, threatened, cancelled. We have
reached “herd mentality” before achieving “herd immunity” from the coronavirus.
1984 has passed, but COVID-1984 is upon us, suffocating, man-made, deadly.
What’s next? How long until just thinking “the wrong
way” will be punishable by law? More than eighty years ago, Winston Churchill observed
the advance of Nazism and warned of “a new Dark Age made more sinister, and
perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.” The fight to
defeat that perverted science was long and costly…and came very close to
failing several times.
Those who hold power today have vastly more advanced
technology at their disposal. And they are trying again to exterminate our free
will and imprison our minds. If we let them, you can be sure that our bodies
will soon follow. As will a new Dark Age.