Thucydides had this figured out over 2,000 years ago.
“We had to destroy the village to save it.”
Remember that quotable quote from the Vietnam War? Yes, someone actually said it.
The sentiment marches on. Just last week, the legislature of Ireland took up a bill to restrict the living daylights out of free speech (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/we-are-restricting-freedom-common-good-irish-green-party-calls-limiting-free-speech). The purpose, said the Green Party gargoyle who is pushing it, is “To Save Democracy” by restricting speech.
How restrictive do they mean to be?
Well, they’re talkin’ (still allowed to talk, provided you’re a member of the Green Party and the chairman approves of you) about censoring–oops! that’s now “content moderation”–any speech that makes any person in any protected class to feel… “DISCOMFORT.” Wow, how about that! Dude, you just caused me discomfort! Doesn’t count–you’re a white male.
Thucydides was right. If there’s any self-destruction to be had, “democracy” will run to embrace it.
She thinks it’s funny. Do we?
Democrats will never give up their dream of stifling free speech. So first they tried a “disinformation board,” but that blew up in their faces, once the public found out about it.
Last week they announced Dis-Info 2.0–a “task force” (oh, good grief!) headed by the virtually brainless Kamala Harris and also including administration goons Alejandro Mayorkas (Homeland Security), integrity-challenged Attorney General Merrick Garland, and bumbling Secretary of State Antony Blinken (where’s Winken and Nod?).
The purpose of the task force is to “protect” “political figures” and journalists from Internet harassment and abuse. (But they’re the ones who need harassment and abuse!) And Cherished Minorities, of course: they need government protection. ‘Cause they get “terrorized” by the rest of us. See who gets punished for abusing, harassing, or terrorizing Christians or conservatives. Don’t hold your breath.
Is there anyone in this administration you respect? Is there anyone in it who is not a crook or an idiot or both?