Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I Have No Time for Faux Conservatives

This is infuriating, but predictable. 

Behold, the "conservative" party of Britain.

Alternate headline:

"Why Nigel Farage is on the uptick explained in one colossally stupid, disusting, supine and disgracefully tyranical "conservative" policy. "

If you don't believe me, read the whole thing (thanks to "G" for sending this in).

"Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an “extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an alliance of leading atheists and Christians fear."

"Theresa May, the Home Secretary, unveiled plans last month for so-called Extremism Disruption Orders, which would allow judges to ban people deemed extremists from broadcasting, protesting in certain places or even posting messages on Facebook or Twitter without permission."

"Mrs May outlined the proposal in a speech at the Tory party conference in which she spoke about the threat from the so-called Islamic State – also known as Isis and Isil – and the Nigerian Islamist movement Boko Haram."

"But George Osborne, the Chancellor, has made clear in a letter to constituents that the aim of the orders would be to “eliminate extremism in all its forms” and that they would be used to curtail the activities of those who “spread hate but do not break laws”.

"He explained that that the new orders, which will be in the Conservative election manifesto, would extend to any activities that “justify hatred” against people on the grounds of religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability."

 Like Kathy Shaidle always says "we need more hate, not less". 

This is a disgraceful idea and should be fought tooth and nail by all freedom loving Britons-are there any left?

I cannot stand this ridiculously tyrannical idea of "fighting hatred". Fight your enemies to the death-but fighting hate is a useless, band-aid, liberal, utopian idea that needs to be buried once in for all. And yes-of course I include "fighting antisemitism" in that category. Fight the Jew-haters, yes. Fighting "hatred"-a freaking waste of time, money and energy.

In a civilized society, the marketplace of ideas is the best way to 'fight' the unpalatable and uncivil ideas among us. Hate is a normal human emotion. There are things we need to and ought to hate. 

Unfortunately, most people nowadays are too terrified to articulate the things that out to be hated, and hated publicly. 

We should hate tyranny. We should hate the jihad. We should hate all attempts by government to rescind our personal liberties. We should hate all attempts to nationalize the family and our bodies. We should hate all attempts to destroy the family.  We should hate being afraid. We should hate hiding our opinions.

We should hate not being able to have an honest conversation about anything 'contentious' without be deported to Diversity Gulag.

There are many reasons why one should be proud to be a "hater"-as if, in our cushy First World lives-that is the worst thing you can be...a "hater" or "intolerant" or "racist". 

The West is in decline because we tolerate the intolerable and there is no end in sight. 

Our freedoms, our very young human tradition of democracy is worth fighting for, and it is certainly advisable and honourable to "hate" and fight the forces that are determined to take them away from us. 

The saddest thing in all of this of course is the ongoing reality that in many countries, formerly gloriously free countries, there is no need even for a fight, our liberties are just boxed up with a ribbon, sealed with a sigh and decorated with a desperate, supine plea to simply treat us kindly when our new overlords take over.