We’re often told how terrible Putin’s Russia is because of its supposed degradation of free speech and nascent authoritarianism. It may very well be, but one suspects that the whole thing–as with the brouhaha over gay rights–is simply an attempt to leverage our different way of doing things into a conflict we have no reason to have with a country that is not an inherent threat to our way of life. If one really cared about free speech, what about the open and flagrant situation in Canada and Europe, where, under the banner of anti-racism, all kind of speech is criminally punished. It’s a ridiculous situation, the end stage of liberal political correctness, and very much what the campus radicals here at home would impose nationwide if they had the power.
Look at this headline:
Danish high court upholds ex-MP’s racism conviction
Published: 01 Feb 2016 13:55 GMT+01:00