“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. “
Now, I don’t want to sound like a news network, or a politician, but what is happening to “Great” Britain. The formerly great empire, which was one of the first countries to free slaves, which was one of the first countries to allow free speech, one of the first countries to have an elected house of officials and legislators, has announced a list of people who have been banned from entering the country of one “Great” Britain. At the very bottom, was radio talk-show host Michael Savage
Home Secretary Jackie Smith announced the list, “so that England’s populace will better understand Britain’s enemies.” He was listed alongside terrorists, gang leaders, murderers, and radical Islamists. When will I make the list? Someone called in the Michael Savage show saying that when he went to Barnes and Noble, they were getting rid of his books. Jackie Smith said that Michael Savage’s speech incited inter-community racism and violence. His speech is reported as “offensive.” Now, I listen to Michael Savage’s show very often, and, while his speech may be offensive, it by no means incites violence. He is not preaching revolution, and his show is not even aired in formerly “Great” Britain.
So free speech is acceptable, but not offensive free speech? What is the point of free speech if you only say what others want to hear? If I go around telling people that I worship them, they don’t get mad. If I go around telling people that I oppose their views, they get offended. So they kill me. With free speech, they can’t kill me for saying that I oppose their views. Free speech is bound to be offensive to someone. So England, despite that fact that 80% of their population opposes the move, decided to label free speech, “hate speech” and do away with our rights. Now, will the Home Secretary Jackie Smith be banned from Islamic countries, because she labeled some of their citizens “terrorists?” That sounds like hate speech to me.
All in all, you just don’t single people like Michael Savage out. Several news stations had never heard of him. No one in England listens to him, because he isn’t aired over there. So why? If there are several playground bullies, and you want to make an example of them, do you beat up their weakest, or their strongest? Michael Savage has an audience of 8 to 10 Million listeners. He has called upon them to boycott English products, and cancel any travel plans to the U.K. He has also announced that he is suing Jackie Robinson, and his attorneys think that he can get up to 200,000 pounds sterling. That’s $303020.66 He said that unless Jackie Smith removes him from the list, and unless she sends him a publicized and official apology, he will sue her pants off for defamation of character.
But more importantly, this is the beginning of an effort to end conservative talk radio in the whole world. And even more importantly, I back the efforts of Michael Savage, and urge others to do the same, else America begins to emulate the policies of the gutter rats over in Britain. Unless Americans begin to act, we will have nothing left except maybe the clothes on our backs!