Thursday, July 12, 2007

He Keeps Using That Phrase, I Do Not Think It Means What He Thinks It Means

I can't be the only rightist who regularly runs into people shocked to find that I think the whole 'civil liberties' thing is garbage. Surely you can't object to people having rights.....

Well, yes, I can. For the reason why, consider human rights lawyer David Enright, who's been exercising his basic human right to stop people reading things he disapproves of. I'm thinking that when the civil liberties crowd start burning books, the whole concept has been corrupted to the point of meaninglessness.

Incidentally, his argument for banning the book is a beyond parody example of Liberalism at its finest:
He said he was 'aghast' and his wife was 'speechless'.
Quick, somebody call a WAHAMBULANCE!

Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.

Let's check the scorecard here. A cartoon in which a dog becomes king of the Congo is a serious attempt to push white supremacist ideals, but the 600 or so TV shows which depict consequence-free promiscuity, drug abuse and violent insanity are just entertainment. Call it a hunch, but I'm guessing the average black teenager is far more likely to die at the hands of some gangsta trash than be killed by a crazed Tintin fan.

Still, maybe we should take this criticism on board. Maybe we need to be more sensitive to the needs of the Liberalism-impaired community, and reach out to the politcally less-abled. After all, idiots are people too. Besides, we don't want them to escalate to stamping their feet and holding their breath, right ?

On second thought, screw them:

(Hattip to the Farkers for the graphic)

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