The War on Free Speech
Personally, I was unaware that Nazi rallies included multiple minorities, and an Indian heritage senatorial candidate. On Saturday, a few organizers held what was referred to as “A Rally for Free Speech.”, which the media quickly characterized as a “white supremacist” rally. Tens of thousands of protestors turned out to protest this rally, apparently because they believed this was somehow a Nazi rally. Despite the fact that numerous speakers were minorities, including the keynote speaker, VA Shiva, an Indian descent senatorial candidate, they turned out in droves to stop it. There were multiple assaults on Trump supporters and even bottles of urine and rocks thrown at the police.
The American Alt-Left is apparently unaware that free speech is all they have left. Republicans control virtually every arm of government, including state legislatures, governorships, both the House and Senate, and of course, the Presidency. I seem to recall that one of the main criticisms from the left was, and continues to be, that Trump and Republicans in general are some sort of “Authoritarian” regime comparable to Nazis. Setting aside the fact that it minimizes how truly horrific the Nazis were, it also flies in the face of available evidence to the contrary. I fail to see exactly what Trump and Republicans are doing that makes them such Authoritarians. The Left, and their allies in the media, relentlessly defame Trump as some sort of Nazi collaborator, or enabler of white supremacy. This begs the question, would a true authoritarian regime even allow such defamatory speech?
Let’s take a look at Nazi Germany since that seems to be the popular charge against Republicans, even going back to Reagan. First, understand that there was massive censorship under the Reich. Joesph Goebbels ran the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. The ministry produced their own movies, and wrote their own books, and tightly controlled what information was available. Modern art, broadcasting, religion, and music were all under tight control as well. Goebbels was instrumental in shutting down locations that he viewed as “degenerate” and turning them into Nazi propaganda buildings. Even worse, we have the Nazi Eugenics program. Their programs to create the perfect Aryan race are directly attributed to the programs of Margaret Sanger, the Forerunner of Planned Parenthood. Hitler was also well aware of the policies democrat Andrew Jackson implemented in the United States to displace and kill Native Americans, as well as the racist policies of the democrats. By every measure, the Nazi regime was overwhelmingly socialist in virtually every regard. Whether it was healthcare, gun control, education, every policy of Nazi Germany was overwhelmingly socialist. The left attempts to state that Nazism isn’t “real socialism” just as they do to every failed version of socialism, which is essentially all of them.
Does any of this sound Republican to you?
None of that is even remotely a part of the Republican platform. Now one has to ask themselves, which side is doing the things most related to what I listed above? Iceland is currently enacting their own Eugenics program by aborting nearly 100% of babies they deem “unfit”, and Planned Parenthood performs thousands of abortions a year. In European countries, the most progressive ones, you can quite literally be arrested for mean Twitter posts, and Islamophobia is now considered “hate speech” and is an arrestable offense. ANTIFA, the so called “anti-fascists” routinely commit violence and shut down free speech assemblies. Free speech effectively ended in Europe, because the EU Law has primacy over individual country’s laws. Even tech companies in Europe are subject to quite nebulous “hate speech laws”. Gun control laws are eerily similar to Hitler’s confiscating and registration of guns. When we ask ourselves which party is actually performing and promoting Nazi-style activities, it certainly isn’t Republicans. Nazism was very close to a state religion, much in the vein of the current Church of Progressivism, as I outlined in my blog “The Anti-Progressive”. For Nazism, service to the state was everything, and all of society was bent to that end.
So, despite being relentlessly savaged in the media and by the left, Donald Trump has made no effort to “shut down” any speech. He might call CNN Fake News and the like, but it’s interesting how free they are to refer to him as Authoritarian, Hitlerian, Fascist, and racist, yet he’s made no governmental effort to stop it. A true Authoritarian would certainly not be allowing this sort of outcry. Speaking of shutting down journalists and press, take a look at the 2013 Committee to Protect Journalists report by Leonard Downie. This shows how the Obama administration actively went after journalists. So when we take a really hard look at who actually is implementing the closest thing to Nazi style programs, it’s all on the left. For those that understand that Nazism is a cousin to Marxism, this is not surprising. Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Big Lie is recommended to all, as it really shows how closely Nazism and Fascism are related to the left, and falsely attributed to the right.
Make no mistake, we are in an information war right now. The left is absolutely manic to explain away their ties to fascism and racist acts, and attribute them to the right, rewriting history. This war on free speech that they are waging has far reaching consequences. This is why they want to broaden the definition of “hate speech”. They tell you it’s just about Nazis to get you to agree, since literally everyone thinks Nazis are horrific. It’s not about Nazis, and it never was, it is about controlling the narrative and pushing their agenda. Don’t like mass immigration? That’s hate speech. Don’t want kids being taught transgenderism? That’s hate speech as well. Now, everything you disagree with the progressive church about is hate speech. It’s not about Nazis, they just want you to think it is so that they can undermine the Free speech laws in this country in other ways, and have legitimacy to do it.
At the Unite the Right rally, the ACLU even fought for the right for the white supremacists to get their permit, as they have historically believed the First Amendment is inviolate. Now, they are under massive pressure from left wing groups to “alter” their policy. There is even an op-ed in the NY Times advocating this position. The ACLU has been a very left wing organization in a lot of ways, but on this point they have been very steadfast, which I applaud them for. However, do not underestimate the pressure that the left wing outrage machine can bring to bear. I would argue the First Amendment is under possibly the greatest assault it’s been under, maybe ever.
These Alt-Left protestors that showed up to protest free speech and advocate against it, better think really hard about giving up the only thing that allows them to do it, when they have essentially no power in government. Trump is not currently an authoritarian, but their actions, calling for dead cops, assault, and the like, threaten to turn him into one. Ironically, it might be the left that creates their own enemy, as they often do. Their so-called “direct action”, which is really just a euphemism for violence, is going to force the cops and administration to take a harder line on left wing domestic terrorism. There are a lot of people calling for ANTIFA to be labelled as a domestic terrorist organization as we speak.
The left needs free speech as much as anyone, and they better realize that fact and come back from their Nazi fantasy land and back down to reality with the rest of us.
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Steve is the author of Forging the Iron Mind, and is the founder and CEO of Americana Prime.