“In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude.” – George Washington, 1st President of the United States
“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.” – Frederick Douglass
It was only a matter of time. It has been hinted at, suggested in subtle ways and hinted in thinly veiled words – but anyone with foresight could see that the calls of “Hate Speech” would eventually be used to silence any opposition to a cultural lobbying effort. Any minority could run with that football; Blacks, Homosexuals, Militant Muslims, obese people, Secularists and whomever just wants to make sure they can shut up their detractors by force of law. “Hate Speech” is the new New Nuclear Option against liberty of thought and expression.
In Canada of course, we are watching the machinations of government-restricted speech bearing down on magazine and newspaper columnists like Mark Steyn that dare to question or take to task Jihadist Islam, or church clergy that iterate biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. If we think that sort of thing cannot happen in America, we are sadly mistaken.
The illegal immigration and Mexican Nationalist movement inside America has taken that fear to the next step of reality by announcing that newscasters like Lou Dobbs and Talk Show hosts like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck are engaging in “hate speech” by speaking out against Illegal Immigration and illegals in America. In new media and online efforts, the massive whitewash of groups like LaRaza, MEChA, and crime statistics being purged of any immigrant status are underway, while these groups look to turn the anti-immigrant sentiments against their loudest opponents in media. The way they are undertaking this effort is to describe the demand for illegals to follow our laws and assimilate into an American culture as nothing different than the path the Nazis took to expunge the Jews from Europe.
This is deliberate lunacy of course. There are enough statistics in crime, video, internet web sites and massive marches about the efforts these groups are making to insist on demands from America. Reconquinista and Atzlan are not myths, they are vocal and written promises being made and marched about. The efforts to silence the speech of those decrying this lawlessness as hate is as absurd as calling the celebration of Cinco De Mayo treason – but here we are, and it is entering the next phase.
The New York Times’s political blog reports on an outrageous speech by National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, that somehow they must have overlooked the implications of. Murguia says that anyone harshly criticizing illegal immigrants, especially mainstream opinion-makers, should be removed from the air waves. This of course is the the Washington DC Elite’s wet dream, be they Democrats or Republicans: to silence what they all perceive to be a thorn in their sides of getting away with shoving last Summer’s Amnesty bill down our throats.
The implications of this are mind-boggling. Look for CAIR and the Homosexual lobbies to follow suit with their own calls to do likewise with their detractors. The massive lurch to the Political Left this country has taken will no doubt see a return of the Fairness Doctrine, and it will probably ensure the shut down of talk radio and return the monopoly of information and news to the mainstream media. I suppose since we are already fast on our way towards becomming a multicultural third world bananna republic, this should be no surprise to anyone, but to hear it actually articulated as a political effort is a realization that we are not in Kansas anymore. I guess we should just rename it Atzlan?
It does however, bring the Curses of Deuteronomy 28 to my recollection and I worry the alien nationals enclaving among us are nearing PC parity with Americans. The end result of speech deemed ‘hate’ by lobbying groups and the government are bringing to a close, this experiment we called an American republic.
A Call to End Hate Speech
By Ariel Alexovich
The head of the country’s largest Latino civil rights organization called on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News to stop providing a forum for pundits who consistently disparage the documented and undocumented Hispanic immigrant population.
The group, the National Council of La Raza (meaning “the people”), also has asked Mike Huckabee to renounce the endorsement of Jim Gilchrist, a co-founder of the Minuteman Project, a private organization dedicated to preventing people from illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday, Janet Murguia, the N.C.L.R. president, said that anti-Latino remarks on the big three cable news networks are insulting not only to minorities but also to the greater American population.
“It’s personal, it’s intolerable, and it has to end,” she said.
Besides contacting network executives and the Huckabee campaign, the N.C.L.R. has created a Web site to illustrate how disparaging language negatively affects race relations in America.
She listed Glenn Beck, who sometimes appears as a commentator on CNN as well as hosts his own radio show, as one of the worst offenders. Last June, he suggested that America create an alternative energy source out of the bodies of illegal immigrants.
Such talk has serious consequences, Ms. Murguia said. She cited an F.B.I. report which showed a double-digit percentage rise in violence against Latinos since 2003. What’s more, these negative feelings towards Hispanics carries over into U.S. legislation.
“Very often they’re taking their issues straight from some of the hate groups that we just described here, so that actually these words that go out from the hate groups get turned into campaign strategies and political strategies,” said Cecilia Munoz, an N.C.L.R. vice president.
Other major “vigilantes” that need to be kept in check are CNN’s Lou Dobbs, and Fox’s Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes — and most of their guests.
Ms. Murguia didn’t directly endorse any candidate or, for that matter, any political party. However, she had kind words to say about John McCain, the arguable front-runner in the Republican race. Mr. McCain’s plan to handle immigration does not involve the deportation of all illegal immigrants.
“With his emergence as a leading Republican presidential primary contender, I do think that we’ll see this toned down,” Ms. Murguia said. “He has not bought into the demonization or the dehumanization of the undocumented. And, you know, we give him a lot of credit for that. He has stuck principally to that position.
Does it mean that we know everything he’s going to do in that area of reform? And I know he’s got his work cut out for him with a number of people, and we’ll see him put this whole platform together, but we do believe that if he ends up being in a lead role here, we think that that issue will be tapered down.
But it’s not just because of his views — we’re also seeing that it’s a strategy that is not winning for candidates who use it.”
With that she pointed to the single-issue, anti-immigration platform of Tom Tancredo, who withdrew from the Republican race in December. Mr. Tancredo, a congressman from Colorado, had created a particularly scary ad that portrayed Hispanic immigrants as dangerous criminals.
Ms. Murguia argued that hate speech should not be tolerated, even if such censorship were a violation of First Amendment rights:
Everyone knows there is a line sometimes that can be crossed when it comes to free speech. And when free speech transforms into hate speech, we’ve got to draw that line. And that’s what we’re doing here today. And we need to make sure that network executives will hold their people accountable and not cross that line.
Michelle Malkin discusses this in context of John McCain’s Amnesty Shamnesty that apparently a majority of Republicans are now willing to forgive and forget for the sake of expediency.
John McCain and La Raza-The Race share a deep-seated contempt for grass-roots conservatives who worked successfully to defeat the disastrous amnesty bill. And they share a common impulse to marginalize their political opponents as “haters.”
Thus, La Raza-The Race has launched a new “We Can Stop the Hate” campaign–smack dab in the middle of the campaign season–to redefine tough policy criticism from the Right as “hate.” They protest that it is “racist” and out-of-bounds to talk about reconquista–even as the McCain campaign boasts a “Mexico First/”Just A Region”/”Free Flow of People” outreach director who’s practicing it out in the open for the leading GOP presidential front-runner.
Yes, an ethnic separatist group that calls itself “The Race”–a group that has embraced John McCain and vice versa–has the gall to crusade against “hate.” Chris Kelly notes that La Raza-The Race head Janet Murguia is calling for networks to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves and that both La Raza-The Race and another open-borders group are pushing for Fairness Doctrine policies to shut up their foes.
Murgia praised McCain and looks forward to the “tapering down” of immigration enforcement efforts if he wins the White House: “With his emergence as a leading Republican presidential primary contender, I do think that we’ll see this toned down… Does it mean that we know everything he’s going to do in that area of reform? And I know he’s got his work cut out for him with a number of people, and we’ll see him put this whole platform together, but we do believe that if he ends up being in a lead role here, we think that that issue will be tapered down.”
No respect for the rule of law. No respect for the First Amendment.