The moral retardation and intellectual deprivation of the Left always amazes me. They blame Israel for defending itself against terrorism, they blame America for everything, and now, they are blaming free speech for terrorism
“Pillay: Hatred, free speech don’t mix,” from UPI, October 24 (thanks to Block Ness):
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 (UPI) — A top human rights official said from U.N. headquarters that world leaders need to find ways to ensure freedom of expression doesn’t equate to violence.U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said there are signs of growing tensions between freedom of expression and religion.
“I have publicly regretted or condemned various displays of religious hatred or bigotry and have also consistently urged religious and political leaders to condemn the violence, including the loss of life that has taken place in reaction to such incidents in various parts of the world,” she said.
Can you smell the stench of moral relativism here. Sure, the violence is bad, but if people were just super careful of what they say, then Muslims would not riot and murder. Of course, if a woman dares to wear something that reveals too much, say like her calf or something, then that might spark outrage, riots and murder too. So, what IS the answer here? Ban free speech? Or just “anti-Muslim” speech. And when that fails what? Force women around the globe to wear burkas lest they appear in a video that might outrage a Muslim? Force members of other religions to be silent, because they might offend a potential Jihadi? I know, maybe we can demand that girls not attend school, lest, you know, some aggrieved Jihadi be forced to shoot them.
How about this idea instead, how about the West stop tolerating the riots and violence? How about we stop bending over backwards to appease these miscreants? The Left always tries to blame normal behavior, while coddling and excusing the abnormal. Sorry, that does not work, nor will it ever work.