It’s time for resistance against ongoing assault on freedom of speech in nation
The present tempest of divisive politics, instigated by the Democratic Party’s exorcism of the symbols and memorials to its insurrection in 1860 — the Confederate states — and its 100-year insurgency led by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups, is a ploy and diversionary tactic to distract attention away from its true purpose.
The removal of the icons is a political action tool, and the incited turmoil is a means to an end.
America is not engaged in a “culture war” or a “battle for the soul of this nation.” It is entirely political.
The term “political correctness” is ideological jargon to disguise and conceal its true nature: censorship and “groupthink” conformity. Employing the initial pretense of discouraging speech that is supposedly “offensive,” it expanded to include vague and subjective “hate” speech, further compromising the right of free speech.
Political correctness is a systematic process of conditioning Americans to become submissive to the repression of free speech, now blatantly evident on many college campuses.
The Democrats have used the same political action process to subvert the Second Amendment, by which each com- promise further weakens the supportive basis of lawful firearms ownership until it is too weak to resist attempts at a complete ban.
Political correctness is not an end in itself. The Democratic Party is engaged in an insidious campaign to achieve a political end — socialism — deceptively calling it secular “social justice.” Freedom of speech is an impediment to imposing the authoritarian rule of socialism.
Frederick Douglass observed that one need only “find out just what any people will quietly submit to, and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” The Democratic Party is assessing just how much censorship the American people are willing to accept passively.
Take to heart the forewarning of George Sutherland, at one time an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, who wrote, “For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time.”
It is time for resistance against the Democratic Party’s assault on freedom of speech.
Vernon Gray, California