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Do you have freedom of speech?

Today there was a story on the Huffington post web site about the shootings at the Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas. They say the Muhammad Art Exhibit was intended to stand against violent intimidation. The story was not the interesting part, the comments many of the readers had are what was interesting.

It was fascinating how many people, went to such lengths to nearly excuse the shooters because they believe the exhibit and its premotor, (someone they clearly did not like), featuring cartoons about Muhammad, was the problem, not the terrorists. Comments like…

 

“The shooting shouldn’t have happened, but it was deliberately provoked”…”Don’t scream fire in a crowded theatre”
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“This was done solely to incite violence…this is not like Southpark (whom I support in this situation) …this was done in order to cause violence”.
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“This is not free speech it’s taunting and two people are dead because a promoter has a defective moral compass, SHAME”
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Gellar should be ashamed of herself for promoting such hate and demonizing a whole religion. This is an example of hate hidden behind free speech.”
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“Pamela Geller is nothing more than a professional right wing troll whose actions have caused so much damage. In the name of “freedom” of course.”
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Pam Geller should be arrested for incitement. This whole thing is manufactured by this whack job.”
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…” this is not a free speech case. All rights come with exceptions and responsibilities.”
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“What these shooters did was wrong, but pardon me if my sympathy is lacking.”
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“Pamela Geller, you are a hater. We need people to respond to differences with respect. Haters like you, prompt those on the edge to respond with violence. Consider your personal responsibility in this.
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“Pamela Geller” I might have known. Has anyone charged her with accessory to murder yet? She caused those deaths and the injuries, as surely as if she bought the gun there herself.
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“…inappropriate actions by these goat humping rednecks.”
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“…But frankly it’s on her, these shootings, now.”
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“This is pure bigotry masked as free speech….inciting this hatred is disgusting. She should be prosecuted.”
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Sadly, ignorant comments like those above go on and on, hundreds and hundreds of them. They fail to realize, they are actually justifying that having the “stand against violent intimidation” exhibit was needed, obviously! They also seem to believe if you agree with what is being said, it’s “Freedom of Speech” if you don’t agree or don’t like who’s saying it, it’s “Hate Speech”. Apparently the logic is needed to justify the violent reaction by classifying the exhibit as hate speech, case closed. Sooooo it can’t be the terrorists fault then!

Have you ever seen one of those police sting operations for free shoes on the news? The police have a long list of people with warrants that they have had a difficult time apprehending. So they stage a fake “FREE shoes” event featuring whatever flavor of the month shoe is popular at the time. Then they send advertisements to all the wanted people, the people show up for free shoes and get arrested instead. Now, did the police make these people wanted criminals? No. Did the act of the suspects showing up at the police event make them wanted? No, they were ALL wanted BEFORE they showed up. By the same token, this exhibit at the Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas did not create the beliefs or the fanatical hatred these two terrorists had, did it? They obviously already had these beliefs and this intense deep seated hate in their hearts before the Muhammad Art Exhibit, correct?

The same for the Charlie Hebdo incident, cartoons and drawings answered with violence and bullets, again. Cartoons that intentionally painted Muhammad in a humorous and often degrading light. The more death threats they received, the more the cartoons where negative of Muhammad. After the Charlie Hebdo shootngs, brave papers and media all across the world ran the cartoons to blatantly stand against violent intimidation. A brave statement like at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas right? Wrong! Remember, we liked Charlie Hebdo (Bonus for being a newspaper too) we don’t like Pamela Geller, or standing up against violent intimidation in the USA, we prefer appeasement over backbone apparently.

What do we tell our children about bullies? If the bully says, “Don’t walk down my street to school punk, go around” you do go around, right? If you don’t, and you walk down what is clearly the bully’s street, and get beat up, well according to the people above, it’s not right, but you kind of deserved it. What’s the bully campaign all about again?
So, according to the people above, apparently the victim is part of the (or THE) problem right? Let me change a few posts, to get a new view…

 

FROM; “The shooting shouldn’t have happened, but it was deliberately provoked”…””Don’t scream fire in a crowded theatre”

To; “The rape shouldn’t have happened, but it was deliberately provoked”…””Don’t where such short skirts!”

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FROM; “This is pure bigotry masked as free speech….inciting this hatred is disgusting. She (Pamela Gellar) should be prosecuted.”
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TO: “This is pure bitching masked as free speech….inciting this wife beating is disgusting.  The wife should be prosecuted.”
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FROM: “The shooting shouldn’t have happened, but it was deliberately provoked”…””Don’t scream fire in a crowded theatre”
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TO: “The beating shouldn’t have happened, but it was deliberately provoked”…””Don’t be so gay in public”
But wait! There’s more! Now how much would you pay? Believe it or not, the ignorance goes even deeper, so deep you can only hope that these people are not this stupid and it’s really a failed attempt at sarcasm. As sad as the comments are though, it also starts to get funny. I guess they think they are on the side of Islam and condemning the exhibit with brilliant 2+2=5 comments like…
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“There is a reason you keep your fingers away from the cage at a zoo. There is a reason we teach children not to stick a fork in an outlet. There is a reason we all learn to look both ways before crossing even on a one way street. And of course the golden rule – do unto others as you would have done unto you. The whackos who organized the “cartoon” contest must not have been raised right.”
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“I may have a constitutional right to say anything I wish, but, if I scream “BOMB” in a packed lecture hall, I have a hand in the carnage that ensues. I know that my actions will result in panic and bloodshed, even death. In fact, that’s my purpose. Thus, I have a hand in the consequences. “
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“lol. “Free Speech.” Right. Let me jab this needle in your eye and call it free speech.”
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“Next week they’re holding their meeting at a local farm, where they’ll wave red flags in front of bulls, shoot whichever ones charge them, then congratulate each other.”
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“Pamela Geller and the AFDI were looking for a homemade terror attack by antagonizing an entire religious group via ‘art’ and so called “free speech.”
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These kind of statements carry on and on.

They are basically saying, if you criticize Islam, its dangerous animals, and raging bulls, a violent reaction will happen, everybody should know this and anybody that does this is risking a panic, bloodshed, even death and it’s their own fault! It seems that have already surrendered some of their freedom of speech to Islam and if you haven’t you’re and idiot.

Really? The KKK rides again? “Don’t sit in the front of the buss, you might get your ass beat” Really? What if Rosa Parks did not take the risk that day? (May not look like as big of a deal today, but she was taking a huge risk!) Or what if the bus driver that told brave Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus, grabbed her and dragged her to the back of the buss, or tossed her off the bus? I think many ignorant people of the day, people that hated blacks and the message of equality would have said things like what you see above. Things like, “What these shooters the bus driver did was wrong, but pardon me if my sympathy is lacking.”

Remember! If you agree with what is being said, it’s “Freedom of Speech” if you don’t agree or don’t like who’s saying it, it’s “Hate Speech” got it? Seriously people? The world is turning upside down more and more, as expected, right on schedule.