Special thanks to Pamela Geller and the world of Lefties. Together they have opened a genuine discussion of free speech.
Pamela Geller sponsored a cartoon competition about drawing Mohammed. Two Muslims got shot trying to kill attendees of the competition. Geller has personal body guards. She is the brave person defending two basic American rights, the rights described in the FIRST Amendment; the right to free speech and freedom of assembly. Geller has used TV, radio and the Internet to make her case and to make it effectively.
The issue would have no platform except for the Left. The Left in control of the FBI and Homeland Security has never contacted Ms. Geller about the tsunami of threats she receives from Islamic terrorists. The American public recognizes that that makes Ms. Geller a hero.
Then the Lefty media en masse and a trickle of others have attacked Geller as a provocateur deserving of punishment or possibly death. The FIRST amendment, to them, doesn’t cover provocative speech.
I’m sure my readers will be surprised to find I have been ambiguous, until now, on free speech and free assembly. It is because I am a Jew. I have never hesitated to beat the shit out of anyone I met who was attacking me verbally as a Jew. I have also physically threatened small groups of assembled Jew haters. To me they deserve punishment not protection.
Now I see that I need to modify my position. Because Lefties are such blatantly angry people and cowards at the same time, as evidenced by their anti-free speech position, I have modified my views.
I am now a strong defender of free speech and assembly in America and in general.
But that doesn't extend to me or anyone else who feels the need to punish Jew haters. Jew hate has a history that takes it out of the realm of a ‘god given right’. The right to express it is fine, but it shall never be free of consequences from me or others like me.