WuFlu provides a very interesting teachable moment. What is the difference between the average freedom-loving patriot, and the Leftist hivemind? A patriot knows his rights are inaliable, knows the government cannot make him do anything, and accepts responsibility for himself as the only just arbiter of his actions. A Leftist wants government to tell him, and everybody else what to do.
If we accept the premise that there is such a thing as “hate speech”, then a) some speech is hateful b) hate speech is harmful c) speech can be controlled or banned in the public interest. And so the 1st amendment is effectively abolished in complete defiance of the amendment process to the US Constitution.
We see the same strategy employed with the WuFlu. a) everyone is potentially infected b) WuFlu is lethal for everyone (it isn’t) c) public gatherings can be controlled or banned in the public interest. And so once again the 1st amendment is effectively abolished in complete defiance of the amendment process to the US Constitution.
Do you see the pattern here? Step 1: Declare a fake crisis (climate change, gay bashing, back alley abortions, WuFlu) Step 2: Make government the only solution to the crisis. Step 3: Suspend part or all of the 1st amendment during the “crisis”. Step 4: Shame all opposition into compliance (homophobe, racist, xenophobe, sexist, Nazi, etc.) Step 5: Threaten anybody who refuses to comply as a “danger to the common good.”
It’s how Communists take over free countries, folks…