Insult Holland while you’re still allowed to. Warming up to cowards. A silver lining. Plus more.
WHAT WILL THEY TAKE AWAY
Re: Brooke M. Goldstein and Aaron Meyer’s Death to Free Speech in the Netherlands:
Look for Holland to mandate sign language as the exclusive means
of communication, with all but the middle fingers and while
wearing mittens. Next, it will be illegal to look directly into
another’s eyes, in the event that it might offend them. (One
might gaze briefly into one’s own eyes in a mirror, but only for
an instant.) Next,…
— David Govett
Business at the same old stand.
Anne Frank and her family were hauled off in perfect conformance with the laws then in force in the Netherlands. Whatever happened to the fellow Dutch who turned them in?
From the looks of things, they went on to write more
of Holland’s laws. Somebody should tell Wilders to run for
it while there’s time.
— Martin Owens
When democracy is threatened, be it by spear, knife, gun, tank or nuclear device, both the Left and the Right put on sackcloth and ashes. Wailing, gnashing of teeth and lamentations are heard to heavens gates. And rightly so. But when democracy is denied its sustenance, freedom of speech, not a whisper wafts from our lips.
The Netherlands has every reason to hang its head in
shame. Every free nation has reason to tremble in
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
Chairman Mao would understand this ruling, as would dear old Fidel, and most certainly Putin. As for those citizens within the Netherlands, well it may take them too long to realize the path their society is traveling.
Over here, in the States, we will glance at them, but not much more will come of it. We have our new savior, Obama. Soon, we will learn just how we must act toward his decrees.
How many can recall that angry religious leader, the man with the scowl, sitting in that small room talking about how he intended to go back to his beloved Iran and remove the Shah?
Anger (over being left out) seems to drive many people.
“Religion of peace” is what Ali mumbled to us right after 9/11 when the stars offered a tribute to comfort and rally our spirits.
Kinda like the husband who is caught in bed with his wife’s best girlfriend whereupon he looks up at his startled wife and says: “Honey, are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?”
Perhaps it is time to apply that old duck test. Does it quack,
— R. Philips
Spoke to me cousin last night and he recounted an incident at work Tuesday afternoon. It seems he was the only one (not to be confused with the “One”) who did not vote for our current president and let it be known. This upset his fellow employees who complained to his supervisor. He was formerly reprimanded for “upsetting” people. When he asked why his feelings were not taken into account during the last 6 years of Bush-bashing the response was that nobody was upset by it. He was told “we don’t like you talking politics and bashing Obama.” Even though his contention was the opinion was within the context of conservatism versus liberalism the response was the same. “We” don’t care. His response was not documented.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online