“If you can’t say something nice….”

Dutch politician Geert Wilders is being prosecuted under a Dutch law that prohibits speech that “deliberately insults people on the grounds of their race, religion, beliefs or sexual orientation,” in relation to statements he has made regarding Islam. It would appear that in Europe it is a crime to hurt someone’s feelings (unless, of course, that someone is either white or Christian, in which case it’s all great fun). With an apparent lack of appreciation for the grotesque irony of their actions, European governments have attempted to atone for the sins of their fascist past by implementing draconian restrictions on freedom of speech, specifically speech that does not strictly conform to an impeccably PC, egalitarian, and multicultural view of the world. Last year, for example, a French court imposed a fine of 15,000 Euros on actress and animal rights activist Bridgette Bardot for voicing criticism of the methods employed by French Muslims in slaughtering sheep.

While in our own country the situation is not quite so desperate, in this glorious era of Change one never knows what exciting surprises the State has in store for her captive citizens. Over at her blog, Ilana Mercer reminds us to be on our guard: Uncivil Agenda.

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