The recent tragic shooting rampage in Tucson that injured 14 people and killed six, including a federal judge and a 9 year-old girl, and which left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the head, sparked off a controversy over American free speech and First Amendment rights the likes of which has not been seen in recent history.
That the usual suspects would crawl out of the woodwork in an attempt to shred what’s left of an already tattered Second Amendment right to bear arms was to be fully expected. What was not quite as expected was the broad-based attack on personal accountability, as politicos on both sides of the Great Divide sought out new and exciting ways of spinning culpability at the feet of their foes. But what came most unexpectedly along with the na-tional kneejerk reaction to this latest tragedy, was the degree and the magnitude to which the right of free speech has come under attack.
Don’t let these Spin Surgeons con you into thinking any of this is “era-specific”. Remember Brutus stabbing Caesar to death on the front steps of the Roman Senate? Well, politics has always been a sleazy cutthroat business going back long before that. And that was over 2,000 years ago.
I can guarantee you that if you could travel backward in time right here in our own country you’d soon find out that the further back you went, the more militant and vitriol-charged the political atmosphere actually was. These fatcats today are lame and tame compared to the political hotheads of yesteryear, when men were men and the Washingtonian elite used to fight duels in the street. You go back a hundred years ago, two hundred years ago, those cats were completely off the chain.
What they’re doing this time scares me. In all previous recent cases going back to the Kennedy assasination they’ve gone after the guns. We lost more of our rights to bear arms in this country subsequent to that solitary event than at any other time in our history before or since. And this over the actions of what the follow-up investigation went well out of its way to stress were that of “a single gunman, acting alone”.
But now they’re zeroing in on the freedom of speech, with our First Amendment rights squarely in the crosshairs and boresighted. Words are our ultimate weapon and they know that. If you don’t think that’s true just look at Hitler: he was never known to have fired a single shot, and look at all the havoc he wreaked — with the power of words alone. On the other end of the spectrum, look at the good that people like King and Mandela and Ghandi have been able to do in the world — with the power of words alone.
A finer mind than mine once said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” The powers that be know this and have been waging a war on words in this country going back at least four decades that I know of and the implementation of “political correctness”. This latest thing is simply indicative of a “ratcheting-up effect”. They know that if they take our guns away we will be chopped off at the knees, but if they manage to take our freedom of expression away, we will truly be decapitated…
In subsequent follow-up articles we shall examine the current full-frontal assault on free speech as well as the origins and insidious nature of political correctness more closely. For now I’ll leave you with this quote from Milton William Cooper:
“Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate. The future is in your hands…”