This is the front cover and editorial for issue #31 of The American Dissident
From The Age of Reason to The Age of Multiculti
Assaults on Freedom of Expression
Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.
—Omar Ahad, co-founder of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Without freedom of speech and expression, art and poetry inevitably become safe and innocuous… for the pillars of society. As PC continues its conquest of the American mind, art and poetry continue on their way to becoming mere state-friendly ornamentation. Poet laureates ineluctably illustrate the point.
America seems to have become the last bastion of freedom of speech in the West. Canada and the EU possess so-called hate-speech laws, whereas the US does not yet possess such laws, though it is clearly heading in that direction, as noted by Robert Spencer: “We already have hate crimes in the United States. […] The difference between a crime and a hate crime. Well, it is speech. And so we already have hate speech in the United States.”
The front cover of this issue of The AD was created as a result of HR 569, a bill that seeks to be the first hate-speech or anti-blasphemy law in America. It clearly contravenes the First Amendment. Over 82 Democrat congressmen are co-sponsors of it. Only Democrats have signed on to it. That alone ought to make a freedom-loving individual turn against the Democrat Party. A PC-groupthinker, however, would likely proclaim all Republicans racists and islamophobes, since not one Republican has yet been willing to co-sponsor the bill, which in itself is surprising considering the mass of Islamic Muslim Brotherhood money and influence pouring into both sides of the aisle.
Pope Francis would have people believe that an 11th Commandment exists: Thou shalt not criticize religion! But religion tends to be anti-reason, anti-fact, and, in some cases like Islam, outright anti-freedom of speech and expression. How can a thinking individual not protest against attempts like HR 569 to limit the basic human right of freedom of speech and expression? Shamefully, President Obama and Hillary have been on the wrong side of this issue, as manifested by their collusion with the UN and its Resolution 16/18 (the Istanbul Process). Shamefully, Trump has also been on the wrong side of this issue. Recall that he’d blamed Pamela Geller for the jihad attack on her free speech Muhammad cartoon event in Garland, TX. Well, he’s gotten a taste of his own medicine: the media has largely blamed his speech for violence at his rallies. Thankfully, HR 569 is likely not going to be adopted.
On another freedom note, bravo to artist Milo Moiré (see photo on p.4), who protested alone the day after the mass sex assaults in Köln at Domplatte square in Deutschland. She stood naked, holding a sign for 20 minutes in 39 degree weather: „Respektiert uns! Wir sind kein Freiwild, selbst wenn wir nackt sind!“ [Respect us! We are not free game, even when we stand naked!] Sadly, her protest will likely not convince the New Year’s Eve rapists—most, if not all, of whom were Muslim—to stop raping. Multiculti feminists of the far left seem aberrently silent on Islam and its culture of rape. They did not even come out from their comfy dwellings to back Milo.
Yet on another freedom note, the following exchange (see video here: https://youtu.be/QFM6kLiUO14) between a young preacher named Joshua and an unnamed black cop took place in front of the University of Texas at Austin. It serves as an excellent example of the perhaps widespread, pitiful ignorance of the police with regards First Amendment citizen rights. It illustrates the gulf between de jura and de facto rights. In essence, sure you have the right, but sure a cop will arrest you anyhow, put you in jail, and collect time and a half pay to watch you in court. Yeah, that happened to me a decade ago in Concord, home of Thoreau and Emerson. Hmm.
Intern: Um, does freedom of speech protect offensive speech?
Officer: Does freedom of speech do what?
Intern: Uh, protect offensive speech?
Officer: It doesn’t matter, freedom of speech. Someone was offended, that’s against the law. I- I don’t wanna argue with you—it’s against the law…
Intern: I’m sorry, can you say that again, it’s against the law to offend somebody?
Finally, imagine being brought to court and fined for writing this—or anything else for that matter—on Facebook: “…The ideology of Islam is every bit as loathsome, nauseating, oppressive and dehumanizing as Nazism. The massive immigration of Islamists into Denmark is the most devastating event Danish society has suffered in recent historical times.” Flemming Nielsen was fined 1600 kroner for those words. Blasphemy is a crime in Denmark, even if the blasphemy is entirely factual and reasonable. Those depicted on the front cover of The AD want it to be a crime in America too. The Ages of Reason and Enlightenment are ever yielding to the Age of Multiculti.