For as long as anyone can remember, the Democratic party has been all about freedom of expression. To them, censorship has no place in America. If you don’t want to see or read something that might offend you, don’t look at it. It’s that simple.
Democrats have boasted about exceeding the traditional boundaries of morality by allowing nudity, sexuality, and profanity, to be fully acceptable as long as it is presented as some type of art form. That form, of course, is up to the discretion of the artist or author. The determination is based on what is acceptable by their own code of standards, or lack thereof.
But this has all taken a sudden turn. The left has become hypersensitive and vigilant in their quest at ridding the world of everything nobody anywhere should have a right to be aware of, inclusive of history.
They’re going as far as burning every single book that goes even slightly against the grain of how they feel things should have been, but in reality, never were. In true Bob Ross fashion, they’re painting pretty little trees where they never grew.
Even at the University of California, Berkeley, where extreme liberalism is always the order of the day, professor Grace Lavery threw a hissy fit over author Abigail Shrier’s latest book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.” Lavery was beyond angry. So much so, she wouldn’t stand for banning the book in a standard fashion. She instead encouraged people to toss it in a fire.
“I DO encourage followers to steal Abigail Shrier’s book and burn it on a pyre,” Lavery tweeted. What’s even more amazing about this is how the ACLU, known for sticking their noses in everyone else’s business, for the most part, has remained silent.
Only one out of the many ACLU officials stepped up to the plate with a comment. Chris Strangio, the ACLU’s deputy director for transgender justice tweeted, “Stopping the circulation of this book and these ideas is 100% a hill I will die on.”
As one can surely gather, for liberals, censorship has become the right thing to do, but only in those cases where they believe non-liberals have produced something that runs counter to the rubbish they so regularly preach. By a raise of hands, who’s got it?
At the Canadian division of Penguin Random House, staffers recently confronted their own management over publishing libertarian Jordan Peterson’s new book “Beyond Order,” written as a sequel to his previous best-seller “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.”
The staffers felt they were justified in objecting to the book. It would seem that Jordan Peterson has a certain habit of criticizing the notion of white privilege. In his way of thinking, it’s masculinity that’s really taking the hit. They accused the author of favoring “white supremacy,” “hate speech” and “transphobia,” so his book had to go.
In playing the devil’s advocate, on what premise? Because the staffers don’t like it? Doesn’t this not only 100% conflict with America’s freedom of expression, but also with a citizen’s right to stare at or read anything they darn well see fit? Yeah. In no uncertain terms, it most certainly does.
As one might also expect, heavy hitters such as liberal owned Amazon are also making decisions for the rest of us. When self-published Author Alex Berenson tried to place his series of pamphlets for sale on Amazon, the installment was blocked.
His writings offer a rather ugly view concerning the efficiency of coronavirus lockdowns. Amazon didn’t agree with the guys’ views so they determined no one else needed to know about them either. The selfish giant finally caved in but not until after receiving an overwhelming amount of public backlash.
Going into a Joe Biden presidency means conservatives need to stay on their toes. Liberals have already begun the same type of censorship they have been lambasting Republicans about for decades. Except their brand of censorship is political, and it benefits only them.
As far as those smutty, grimy, and overly offense things sitting on shelves in plain view of everybody, including kids, they won’t be going anywhere. Who cares about that stuff, anyway? Do you?