- Aug 7, 2011
Huh, let's start right there:Don Incognito said:Therumancer said:What he's saying is that Germany bans the Swatstika in all contexts even going so far as to want Indiana Jones games censored, and the US seems to be heading in a similar direction......
On the media front, we have had witch hunts against Confederate flag merchandise due to left wing pressure, and rather than fighting for free speech we now have companies like Warner Brothers editing shows like "The Dukes Of Hazzard" to remove all the confederate flags (like the ones on the car) and bleep out any mention of "The General Lee" which is the name of that particular souped up car. Allegedly these changes will be made to where the show is still shown in syndication and all DVD collections of the show from now on will have the edits......
Okay, look. You and I may find this a bit silly, but let's pump the brakes a bit.
The swastika is BANNED in Germany. Illegal. NO ONE is trying to do the same to the Confederate Battle Flag. "Free speech" does not enter into the equation at all. No one is having their First Amendment rants trampled here.
And add a few more to it:
I know the rest of the article talks about social issues and all that, but the phrasing "just a start" alone should send shivers down one's spine.
And this gem right here:
Bullying politicians into agreeing to take it down.
To sum it up:
Tell me how this doesn't look like a mob trying to bully the public into banning it. Tell me how the usual authoritarian left crowd trying to use public outrage as a means of censorship doesn't equate to Germany's ban. I work in Germany. I was educated in Germany for a long time. Trust me when I say that you can expect the legal ban to follow soon. Either that, or even more bullying attempts to ruin the livelihoods of people who dare say what I'm saying: Public outrage censorship is never okay.