Suddenly the alt-left is very concerned about the First Amendment rights of people — some people, anyway.
Specifically, George Soros et al. care about those useful idiots in shoulder pads whom they want to use in their unending attempts to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.
As for the First Amendment rights to free speech of everyone who isn’t a card-carrying fellow traveler — what rights do those deplorables have?
What about the Christian bakers in Oregon who were sued out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding? Or the clerk in Kentucky (a Democrat by the way) who refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple?
Don’t they have the same First Amendment rights as the Beautiful People?
Haven’t we been told by innumerable squirrelly adjunct professors of womyn’s studies that conservatives need not apply to speak on college campuses because “free speech” does not apply to “hate speech?” Think Middlebury, UC Berkeley, Evergreen State, Oberlin and so forth.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a speech yesterday about the epidemic of left-wing totalitarianism on college campuses. Don’t expect to hear much about the problem in the alt-left media. Some free speech is more equal than others.
Where was the outcry from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, CNN et al. when the CEO of Mozilla was fired for donating to the anti-gay marriage referendum campaign in California? Brendan Eich was his name — why wasn’t he protected by the First Amendment?
Did anyone take a knee for Chick-fil-A or Walmart when the late Mumbles Menino was blacklisting them in Boston?
Or when Google fired the engineer James Damore last month for his honest views on gender and science?
How about liberal state attorneys general demanding private donor lists from conservative think tanks, so the contributors can be harassed by the leftist boycott brigades?
Did anyone in the PC Posse speak up for Lawrence Summers when he was forced out of the presidency of Harvard for candidly discussing gender disparities in the sciences?
And Summer is a Democrat — what about his free speech?
Hillary Clinton campaigned for president last year pledging to appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would overturn Citizens United — which is a decision that protected filmmakers’ rights to make a documentary critical of … Hillary Clinton.
How about the IRS under Obama persecuting Tea Party nonprofits to stop them from engaging in political activities? Doesn’t the Bill of Rights protect irredeemables, or is it only for antifa and Black Lives Matter?
By the way, didn’t this all start with Colin Kaepernick? Well, then why doesn’t one of these spineless knee-taking billionaire team owners hire him to rabble-rouse in their locker rooms?
How about John Mara of the winless New York Giants? He said publicly he’d never seen the kind of backlash from fans as when it was merely speculated that the Giants might sign Kaepernick. But now he’s denouncing Donald Trump, and oh by the way, Mara also says the Giants will take action against Odell Beckham Jr. for his rude gestures in the end zone Sunday.
What about Beckham’s First Amendment rights to behave like an ass?
Tim Tebow was another marginal NFL quarterback — his preference was praying on the field. Where are the sitdown protests in front of NFL headquarters on Park Avenue to get Tebow back on an NFL roster?
Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wants to lock up “climate deniers.” Other Democrats in Congress wanted to strip “deniers” of all federal grants. Academic freedom, at least as long as you toe the PC line.
The LA Times no longer even prints letters to the editor from people who don’t buy into the left’s climate hysteria. Freedom of the press indeed.
The Democrat operatives posing as journalists on CNN-MSNBC-ABC-CBS etc. are shocked, shocked, that Trump would insert himself into NFL politics. But when Obama demanded that the Redskins change their name, he was a Profile in Courage. They wanted to give Barry another Nobel Peace Prize.
Which just goes to prove that being a billionaire doesn’t necessarily protect you from a left-wing anti-free-speech crusade — or should I say jihad? Just ask ‘Skins owner Dan Snyder.
You know how it works. When you criticize the alt-left, it’s hate speech. When they criticize you, it’s speaking truth to power.
“Divisive” — any statement the alt-left disagrees with.
“Dogwhistle” — any word they don’t like but don’t want to specifically call “racist,” I mean, “white supremacist,” their new term for the r-word.
How about YouTube demonizing videos from conservative bloggers, and social media sites like Facebook and Google suppressing posts from right-wing users?
Remember the parade in Portland, Ore., cancelled because the local Republican party was going to have a float?
Too bad Ann Coulter, Milo and Charles Murray aren’t in the NFL Players Association. Then they too might be able to speak on campus.
I could go on … and on … and on. So could Donald Trump. And he will, you know. Because most of the electorate is with him, not the PCNFL. If the league thinks they can win this Super Bowl, they must be tripping on NFLSD.
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