I no longer believe in free speech

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I no longer support free speech. Free speech is both a deception and a cancer that has undermined Western Civilization since the French revolution. The progressive left heavily pushed the concept of free speech in the 1960s. They used it to effectively sabotage and destroy the venerable institutions that make up our nation states, and once their work was effectively done, once they had completed their march through the institutions, they tossed aside the idea of free speech as easily as if it were simply a straw in a bin.

No speech is free. The concept itself is ludicrous when you consider it. All speech has consequences. At the tender age of 10 I first grasped the idea that the adults in charge were full of shit when they kept repeating this line:

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.”

Yeah, nah. Names can really hurt you, as I discovered in the playground. Which is all part of growing up, but the inherent lunacy of ‘names can never hurt you’ didn’t sit easily with me. Names can hurt you for the following reason:

No speech is without consequences.

Walk up to a huge biker on the street and tell him that you slept with his mother and that she was a dead root and watch what happens to you.

Stand up in the middle of a performance and begin abusing the performers and calling them names and see how long you last in the building.

Tell a police officer in no uncertain terms what you think of him and see how you go.

Intentionally say something to hurt a loved one, a cherished member of your family, and eventually you’ll wish that you could dial back time and get to a place where those words never came out of your mouth.

Once you say it you can never unsay it.

Words have power, and thus words are loaded with responsibility. Our leaders used to understand that. You could not criticize our institutions for the sole objective of tearing them down. You could hardly criticize them with the objective of building them up. They were protected and thus they persevered.

The Church is no longer protected, and it is in an abject state of decline. It has not been protected from malicious speech for over 50 years. On the other hand no criticism of Islam is allowed. Free speech is not on the agenda when it comes to Islam, and thus Islam is on the ascendancy. One is protected, one is not.

Words count.

Our judiciary, our political process, our military, our universities and centers of learning, our press, our community associations, groups like the Boy Scouts, our families, and our patriarchal system, all of these and many others have been undermined for 200 years with words of destruction. Now they are mostly destroyed, a mere shadow of what they once were. The thought of not being able to criticize them now is appalling only because they are such bastions of ridicule. They have been reduced thus due to the constant attacks under the banner of free speech.

And now that the left have got what they want from free speech, the tired trope is on its way out. Of course they will not come right out and declare this to be true. The slumbering public is not ready for this yet. Instead they declare speech that they have decided is off limits to be something known as “hate speech”. This is speech which they hate, speech which they do not want to allow to have any foothold, and as such they shame people into not using it.

This process began over 25 years ago with the rise of what became to be known as political correctness. At the same time as the progs danced around and demanded that all manner of deviant speech be allowed under the banner of being free, so began the process of shaming people into silence through restricting their speech through the process of labeling it as not being politically correct.

And it worked. For some reason the majority of people wanted to be thought of as being politically astute, which was apparently easy to come by as long as you were politically correct. It offered the supposed credentialism of knowledge under the banner of conformity.

The left wants power and speech is power. The left have been in effective power since the late 1960s. They have been able to say whatever they want for whatever means they desired while progressively restricting the speech of their opponents. Now we have the situation where white men are shamed into silence for the sin of “mansplaining”. If you take this concept at face value, men who fall under this umbrella should not be allowed to say anything at all.

The color of your skin will in future determine what you are allowed to say in the brave new world of the progs. The evil that is Sarah Jeong is a very modern manifestation of this. Perhaps the NYT has moved too fast in sticking by this woman. Her visceral hatred of whites and her demands that they not be allowed to speak or participate only came about because of unfettered free speech. Listen to this snippet of a presentation that she gave at Harvard University:

Go back several decades and the bitch would have been thrown out on her ear. In fact, she never would have been able to set foot in the place to begin with. But free speech was used as the excuse to destabilize and throw down institutions such as these so that now a woman like this can freely speak her words of bile. The institution is destroyed. The Morlocks have emerged victorious. The place needs to be torn down and the ground salted.

Now she uses the institution that the left perverted with its cancer to call for more radical maneuvers in the ongoing war of culture, race and ideas. A Communist conspiracy to destroy the Western world.

We must seek to simultaneously restrict the speech of our enemies whilst protecting our remaining institutions from more damage. Our enemies must not just be shamed, they must be harangued and persecuted so that they may ultimately be destroyed. They were never interested in any debate or meeting of the minds. They pretended to be open to such cooperation while simultaneously doing everything they could to prevent our side from defending itself. As conservatives we were supposed to conserve. Gay marriage is just the cherry on the cake to show that we have conserved almost nothing. The left’s ideas now became our ideas simply because of the unrelenting attacks and pressure. Because of the unrelenting use of free speech.

I no longer believe in the concept of free speech because I have finally awoken from a 40 year spell. The idea was drummed into me from a young age so that I took it to be true like the sky is blue and the fields are green. But it is a lie, and it is a very obvious and stupid lie once you finally awaken to its untruthfulness. Another step in the red pill journey.

Free speech isn’t free; there are always consequences for words. Look around at our broken nations and realize the truth. Mind what you say. And pay attention to what our enemies are saying. This is a war. Make them pay for it.

  • Repeal fake marriage

    100% correct in my opinion. There is speech that upholds and protects our society and there is that which is aimed at destroying us. Hence the reason that communism was banned in Australia and America after WW2. Free speech is just a slogan one screams in order to institute another round of destructive perversions. It’s time to pick a side and a large stick.

  • David Hiscox

    Free speech is a social construct.

  • entropy

    Blaming free speech when you lose an argument is a cuck move.

  • Tom Creo

    One simple change could be to extend “incitement to violence” restrictions to “incitement to person and property violations” restrictions.

    This would immediately capture anyone demanding a handout, any demand to increase taxes, any socialist rhetoric (which always leads to property rights violations), etc, anything that remotely results in theft or property infringements.

    • Mattys Modern Life

      Amen.

    • James

      Tom sees it.

  • Bronson

    Free speech has its place but it is not on the pedestal, which some, e.g. Stefan Molyneux, place it. Communists, and the media, know this so are untroubled by appeals to respect it above all Western values.

  • Free speech isn’t free, that’s true but it doesn’t mean we should abandon it as a principle.

    The problem isn’t that the Left used free speech to destroy what is good, the problem is old school “conservatives” let them get away with it.

    You are totally right about destroying these people, we need to use our free speech to utter vanquish the Left and make it beyond shameful to express any Leftist views in public.

    Once people are losing their jobs for espousing socialism/communism (and they would deserve it for a number of reasons) we will know we have won, until then that is the goal.

    The Left want to silence us, I say we silence them for good.

    • Andrew Thompson

      And your victory, like every other victory in history, will be very fleeting

    • Jai_Normosone

      What is even better is that he-who-frightens-the-Left-the-most, Donald J Trump, is one of the best manipulators for putting them in their place.

  • The Expanding Man

    As for Sarah Jeong and all her ilk, the vitriol and hatred they direct against white males is made with the understanding that white males are the class of people on whom they are entirely reliant upon for every single resource they need for survival.

    The petulant 14 year old living a comfy home life but who hates their parents.

  • Warty2

    I suspect Adam missed the point of that old ditty, ‘sticks and stone may break my bones . . .’. In my day it was used by those of us being ‘called names’ by the ‘cool kids’. We used the ‘sticks and stones’ rhyme as an effective weapon against our tormentors, and hell did it piss them off.
    I am not a resolute fan of the Enlightenment, because I believe, pushed to its extreme, as it has a couple of centuries later, it leads to our current state of entitlement. But deny me a voice and my sense of resentment festers.
    Just think of it, all those millions denied a voice in the USSR and the countless millions treated likewise in Maoist China, for me, living under such a system would be unthinkable, yet the AntiFa variety of the Leftist movement would happily revitalise a soviet system, largely on the basis they know little of what it was like living under a Stalin or a Mao or a Pol Pot (and Potty only murdered a mere two million of his people, a mere flesh wound one might say).
    I am disappointed, to say the least, that Sky deplatformed Blair Cottrell, not because I believe there ought to be a picture of Hitler in every classroom, or that Mein Kampf ought to be required reading for every ten year old, but because of the forces aligned against him, the same forces happy to give Hizbut Tahir a free pass. It pisses me off that Andrew Bolt and Paul Murray invariably seek to seem virtuous, whenever a Blair Cottrell pops up. I wonder why they feel the need to side with the Left, even if for a moment, in order to seem virtuous. The Left won’t thank them for it, or smile kindly at them, so why do it?
    Ironically, Blair Cottrell voiced many of the things that the average Australian feels about Islam and out of control immigration, but because it was Cottrell he had to be deplatformed.
    Somebody said that multiculturalism creates fascism, and he may have had a point, but I believe overreach produces a counter reaction, and people like Jordan Peterson believes that this is on its way. I don’t look forward to that day, but I am not enjoying the overreach of the Left either. On the other hand, I am careful about the friends I make

    Warty.

  • James

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    That’s what’s happened here.
    Free speech is essential.
    Shouting out “Fire” in a theatre isn’t free speech, it’s mischief. Don’t confuse the two.

  • Jai_Normosone

    I have long realised that speech isn’t free and that there are those who will go to almost any length to destroy the life and career of someone whose opinions they despise and cannot swing to their “side” (generally to the Left).

    It is exactly the same with “justice” and the law and how it only seems to apply to the select few and everyone else gets told the usual horse-shit (from police) that there is nothing that can be done or you get the idiot Beak behind a bench stating that ignorance of the law is no excuse (what about ignorance of society standards? How come they get a free pass?).

    Then you get into government where every state and federal department have this set of rules known as a “Code of Conduct” that is fervently pushed as the bible-for-behaviour in all departments but the worst offenders for breaking the rules are the “Human Resources” (term used very bloody loosely) people and management types. When they break the rules, it’s a “misunderstanding”. When John Q. Employee breaks a rule, it’s an infringement that has to result in making an example of that person and policy cannot be interpreted otherwise.

    It’s not just speech where the Moonbats are in control and can make or break lives.

  • Free speech is a European value. A unique one. It is one of the tools that helps us get to the truth.

    There have always been consequences of misusing it, recognised in the defences to assault torts and criminal prosecutions, and in defamation and negligence.

    As part of having personal responsibility in a society that was meant to restrain itself from limiting or regulating every aspect of human conduct, it is not harmful and works as both an exercise of freedom and an ensurer of it.

    Since the war it has been used against us by triple parenthesis non-Europeans and now by others.

    The problem is not in the nature of this very huwhite cultural practice. It is in permitting those not of our group to exercise it.