Welcome to Obama’s America, where the government apologizes to terror-supporting nations for anti-Muslim YouTube videos and where people’s opinions expressed privately can cause them to be sanctioned.
No, I do not agree with Donald Sterling or with how Cliven Bundy expressed his opinions. I just believe that part of freedom and the constitutional way is freedom of speech; once people are punished for their opinions, a free nation is, in the words of Coach Mark Cuban, “heading down a slippery slope.”
I speak, of course, about the Sterling scandal and the reaction to comments from Cliven Bundy. As many have pointed out, the left frequently seeks to silence views they deem offensive and this administration has been at the forefront of that. In fact, Obama yet again condemned America from a foreign country; in this case Malaysia.
While Sterling has hardly exemplified good behavior in any which way over the years, the fact that comments he made in private which were non-violent in nature were recorded and used against him has set a very troublesome precedent in terms of erosion of freedom of speech at the hands of the extreme PC left wing thought police.
Furthermore, where do we draw the line some leftists, including the current president, have made offensive and condescending remarks aimed at rural White people think “bitter clinger?” So called Black civil rights leaders and race hustlers Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan have made anti-Semitic and anti-White remarks in the past, yet are still given legitimacy by the main stream media and left wing politicians. In such a strict PC culture why are Black people, Muslims and Gays given preferential treatment to everyone else and why are liberals allowed to refer to conservative Blacks with offensive language?
The answer is that the dialogue the left frequently wants to have about race in America is one sides and bigoted towards those who hold unpopular views. This should be concerning to all freedom minded Americans and those who cherish their liberties. We do not have to support those who hold views we disagree with. But it is un-American to seek to silence speech which is unpopular, and is contrary to the spirit of America’s founding documents.
Views expressed are not put forth or endorsed by Red Millennial.