Let’s Hear It For Censorship

I know I’m doing something right when I’ve got leftists setting their hair on fire.

A little over a week ago my local newspaper, The Signal, published a column written by me entitled “Some ideas to address school shootings” in which I took local pol Katie Hill to task for immediately trying to politicize the recent school shooting tragedy in a blatant bid for votes: “I’m running for Congress to put an end to these senseless tragedies.”

Anyone following the development of the story knows that since Hill’s and my columns have run more revelations have come to light, including the fact that there was a cop on scene who did precisely nothing while the shooter was gunning down helpless kids and teachers. He was soon backed up by other sheriff’s deputies who joined him in doing nothing. In fact, the shooter apparently left the school grounds and headed out to a fast-food joint before cops even entered the building.

All of which supported my premise that, at least in this case, the only hope those victims could have had would have been if one of their fellow victims had been armed and able to return fire, robbing the killer of complete control of the battle space, and seizing back the initiative.

The response to my column from local leftists was prompt and energetic, both online and in the published letters. Patrick Comey (“Stop the name calling”) and Roselva Ungar (“Consider censorship”) both took offense at my characterization of the “ethically and morally bankrupt Dem/socialist party”, which makes me wonder where their sanctimonious outrage was when local writers such as Gary Horton and Charles Vignola were characterizing the Republicans as “jihadists” and “blackmailers” when those writers didn’t like certain GOP policy proposals.

Got hypocrisy? The rules are for thee, but not for me?

Further, in her letter Ungar asks The Signal “to consider censoring, or at least limiting, any writer whose language does not adhere to a respectful use of language.” I guess that must only apply to writers with whom Ungar doesn’t agree. Otherwise, everything’s just hunky-dory.

Censorship: the go-to device for wannabe tyrants. If there’s any question as to why I characterize the left as “ethically and morally bankrupt”, here’s yet another illustration for you.


©Brian Baker 2018

(Published in the print edition [only] of The Signal on 2 March)



9 comments on “Let’s Hear It For Censorship

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Censorship is the weapon most used when the arguments fail to carry a liberal’s point.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Good stuff as always Brian.

    These leftards all have prostituted themselves over the Parkland Massacre yet they were dead silent on the Alexandria VA shooting when one of their brethren attempted mass assassinations of Republican congressmen. Hypocrisy much?

    Free speech? Only if you agree with them.

    Abolish the Second Amendment? You bet… then free speech of any kind evaporates as do all our rights. If anyone reading this needs any proof of this scenario then the 8 years of Obama weaponizing all agencies, his EOs, his purging of military brass, and his judicial appointments should erase any doubt. Imagine if Cankles was elected. She’d be on that program in hyper-speed.

  3. Kathy says:

    There’s a saying about intelligence being the ability to receive and decode information efficiently. Stupidity is the blockage of this process. Let’s face it, libs are stupid – otherwise, they wouldn’t be libs.

  4. garnet92 says:

    You’re doing God’s work out there on your island, Brian.

    You’ve pegged the left accurately as being “ethically and morally bankrupt,” and I’d like to suggest that they are also intellectually bankrupt as well. They can’t comprehend the term “thinking outside the box” since they are “intellectually, ethically, and morally” constrained (self-imprisoned) to think (term used loosely) within a “box” constructed of leftist dogma that doesn’t allow departure from the left’s agenda.

    They can only respond with pre-approved rhetorical devices that are focus-group tested on other leftist zombies. I maintain that’s why we can usually predict what their response will be to any logical and reasonable statement that gets their knickers all bunched up.

    When they can’t refute a point, their only response must be either name-calling or a cry for censorship – that’s all they’ve got.

    And you’ve pointed that out, again and again. Kudos for your good fight!

  5. ragnarsbhut says:

    Brian, I do not advocate censorship of anybody. If someone says something that I deem to be offensive, I don’t waste my time with it.

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