Neutralizing a Tyrannical Government

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Robert Ringer

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CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour caused a lot of dentures to end up on the floor recently when she asked that paradigm of integrity, James Comey, if he, in retrospect, believed that law-enforcement people should have stopped Trump supporters from chanting “Lock her up” at his rallies.  She added that such language was dangerous hate speech that could have led to violence, and asked him, with a totally straight face, “Should that have been allowed?”

It was a stunning question, but not a surprising one.  In essence, it was an open admission that the Radical Left wants to shut down any speech with which it disagrees.  Which, of and by itself, would be bad enough.  What makes it even worse, however, is the fact that those on the left feel no compunction whatsoever about saying the most vile, hateful, even threatening things about conservatives — or, for that matter, liberals who so much as hint at being civil to any conservative.  (Just ask befuddled Uncle Joe about the blowback he received after referring to Mike Pence as “a decent guy.”)

Silencing the expression of an opinion is pure theft.  It’s not just stealing from the person who holds the opinion that others wish to silence, but also from those who are at odds with that opinion.  If the opinion is right, those who disagree with it are deprived of the opportunity to learn why it’s right.  On the other hand, if the opinion is wrong, they lose the opportunity to exercise both their reasoning powers and their powers of persuasion to try to help the person understand why his opinion is incorrect.

Keep in mind that when someone stifles another person’s opinion, he can never be 100 percent certain that the opinion he is trying to shut down is wrong.  But even if it were possible for him to know with absolute certainty that the opinion is incorrect, he still would be on the moral low road for trying to drown out someone else’s viewpoint.

Today, topics that demand there be no dissenting views include such favorites as manmade climate change (for which “the science has been settled”), the murder of children in the womb (euphemistically referred to as “a woman’s right to choose”), and “institutionalized racism” (a term that ignores overwhelming evidence that we actually live in a post-racial society).

Today, the main excuse for repressing free speech is to unilaterally label anything one disagrees with as “hate speech.”  As with so-called hate crimes, hate speech is in the eyes of the beholder.  For example, according to Radical Left hysteriacs, Make America Great Again is hate speech.  Thus, expressing a desire for your country to be great, or showing support for the president of the United States, is considered to be hateful.  But it’s perfectly acceptable for Democrats to cozy up to anti-Semites like Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton.

Criticizing Muslims, for any reason, is also considered to be hate speech.  That’s right, if you criticize someone who happens to practice the religion of Islam, you are engaging in hate speech by default.  Regardless of what the person said or did, they are fully inoculated against criticism.  But it’s perfectly fine for Muslims to badmouth America and the Constitution.

Saying there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville still goes unchallenged as hate speech.  Never mind the fact that President Trump went on to say, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally.”  And never mind the fact that the Antifa goons came armed and ready to clash with the white supremacists who went to the trouble of obtaining an official permit for their protest.

On the other hand, members of Congress who express contempt for Jews is not considered hate speech.  Nor is it considered to be hateful to express contempt for Trump voters.  And, above all, villainizing the president with one false accusation after another is not hate speech.  Heck, if you’re a known follower of the religion of liberalism, you can even talk about blowing up the White House or assassinating the president.  No hate speech there, right?  As Chris Plante is fond of saying, “It’s good to be a Democrat.”

At the root of all this vile nonsense is the hideous notion of moral superiority.  Make no mistake about it, those on the Radical Left who are intolerant of the opinions of others sincerely believe they are morally superior to those with opposing views.  These boorish cretins include a majority of those in the mainstream media, sports, education, film and entertainment, and, of course, government.

We should all keep in mind that once dissent goes underground, not only are the lives of dissenters endangered, it also makes it that much easier for the state to brainwash children from a young age, long before they have the ability to develop their deductive reasoning powers.  It’s already a very bad situation, but it will be far worse if the voices of dissent are completely silenced.

Those who take the Radical Left’s threat to put an end to free speech lightly should watch the video of Christiane Amanpour asking James Comey, “Should that have been allowed?”  She was dead serious.  Republican campaign strategists should run this video again and again during the 2020 campaign, with a message at the end asking voters if they want to live in an America where Democrats decide what words can, and cannot, be spoken.

Make no mistake about it, free speech and tyrannical government are mutually exclusive objectives.  Free speech is the most potent weapon for neutralizing a tyrannical government.

Robert Ringer

+Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

13 responses to “Neutralizing a Tyrannical Government”

  1. John Abbott says:

    Wow Robert! I totally agree. When I went back to college, 20 years ago, I did a speech in my English class and suggested Skinheads as well as Black Panthers had the RIGHT of Free Speech on a college campus. Have we already SURRENDERED that right? As a born-again Christian, I feel like I AM being discriminated against. But TRUTH prevails! Abolitionist used to be a "bad" word, but the abolitionists were RIGHT! Don't give up! Keep speaking the TRUTH no matter WHO objects to it!

  2. Ivan says:

    Dirty dems assume that civility returns when they control all branches of government. If that were the case, at that point our freedoms will cease to exist, kiss goodbye the American way of life. One must speak up to preserve the American dream. Long live Trump and his followers.

    • JF1017 says:

      That's because the left's idea of "civlity" is when they can force everyone else to do, say, and think as they do, regardless of the failures that inevitably follow.

  3. skypilot2017 says:

    Free speech is an inalienable right given to us by God. Inalienable means that it is an unassailable right, incapable of being removed by an outsider. Like the right to breathe or the right to eat. These are basic bodily functions that God built in to us so we can keep living.

    Same with our voice. If someone does not like what comes out of my mouth, they are free to go elsewhere and listen to someone else telling them what they want to hear.

    In grade school, I was told that Democracy is "being free to do whatever we want to do as long as it doesn't interfere with the rights of others or break the law." I know… America is supposed to be a Republic but my point is that demoncraps want Democracy to be only one way.

    In other words, they can't even abide by their own rules. It is okay for US to steal but if YOU steal, we're going to seek the death penaty. And make no mistake. Treading on and disrespecting the inalienable rights of The Correct, no matter how the Satanic communists justify it, is THEFT.

    Essentially, the communists, and by extension, their father, Satan the Devil, wants everybody who will not bow down to Satan and the demoncraps and/or those "who refuse to worship the image of the Beast", DEAD. This is not surprising during these Last Days before God destroys the wicked at Armageddon, where they are saying that bad is good and good is bad.

    It will get much worse before it gets better and it will only get better when God has had enough. Only the righteous will survive into the New Order. Psalm 37: 10, 11, 29

  4. Pietrosnsb says:

    I fear that too many conservatives have lost their nerve and are, by default, willing to give up their right to simply speak the truth. Lets hope I'm wrong. What can we do? Each time you are presented with the opportunity, point out what capitalism has done for those that are on the lowest end of the economy: capitalism has created "poor people" with the highest standard of living on Earth.

  5. larajf says:

    I do live in fear to speak my mind where I live in Proglodyte Central. Look what happened to a fellow free thinker in Palo Alto? That's just a few towns over from me. A few years ago, a house and car were vandalized by the owners so they could blame the conservative next door. I don't think they were punished. While I can take care of myself if push came to shove, I hate not truly feeling like I have the right to free speech. There are those who say "Yes, you can say what you want but you're not free from consequences" . It sounds like a threat, doesn't it?

    • Ivan says:

      Very intimidating indeed. I've heard of one fellow moving out of his community because of feeling very uncomfortable living in a leftist neighborhood. Tough call for some. I’ll have to review RR’s book “Winning through intimidation" I hope there is something in his book that applies to politics in today's day and age.

  6. Curtis outlier2016 says:

    What "tyrannical government" is RR talking about? The current one is Trump-controlled, yet RR rails about the "Radical Left."

    Beyond that, what an absurdly ironic post, given that Trump proves beyond any doubt that facts don't matter any more. It's all about positions, arguments, denials, mirages, ad hominem attacks, The Big Lie, etc. And I voted for the loon.

  7. MacyK25 says:

    The current government needs MORE control by Trump. What fantasy world do you inhabit? The House of Representatives throws obstacles in DJT's way at every turn, and slanders him mercilesly! My hope is that, after he wins again in 2020, that he will REALLY clean house, not having to be concerned with reelection. It's time to destroy the Democratic Paarty — ruthlessly!

  8. Stephen Pellegrino says:

    I just want to thank Robert Ringer for regularly posting to this website with brilliant yet easily understood commentary you won't get anywhere else. Your book LOF#1 really changed my life for the better, and I'm glad I have the opportunity to thank you personally.

    There have been many excellent RJR posts on this site, and I wish I could have the "Best Of…" in book form, like what Andy Rooney (and others) have done. Published collections of his regular columns became best-sellers. I'm wondering why that hasn't been done–or has it?

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