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Free speech needs some political prisoners

28 Feb

I just read about a case where someone said they’d been ‘working like a Hebrew slave’, and got fined $20,000 for ‘offending’ a colleague.

We’ve heard about various Christian bakers, florists, refusing to do work for gay weddings, ending up hauled in front of ‘human rights tribunals’ (inhumane wrongs kangaroo courts, more like it), and getting fined up to $100,000+, like Barronelle Stutzman in Washington state.

I would love, for once, someone to refuse to pay the fine, on the grounds that the sentence is unjust and unfair.

I would love to see others follow suit.

Not because I want them to suffer unjustly, but they already are going to suffer unjustly if forced to pay exorbitant fines, so (a) let the system pay for them instead of them taking a financial bath, and (b) let more and more people learn about such outrages, and be inspired to work to overturn tyrannical P.C. regimes / legal systems.

It would be my hope that people recognize such imprisoned victims of P.C. tyranny for what they would be – political prisoners – and accordingly be outraged that such things are happening in our supposedly free societies, and work to change things.

Just a thought.

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13 responses to “Free speech needs some political prisoners

  1. Will S.

    February 28, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Yes, I realize that the courts might have their assets seized, while they sit in jail, and this is where we Christians should come in: instead of sending our money over to Third World hellholes; instead of adopting Third World babies, let’s remember that charity begins at home, and help out our own, first.

     
    • greenmantlehoyos

      February 28, 2017 at 7:05 am

      I sympathize with the sentiment but direct confrontation with a much stronger force on their own ground and terms is just a recipe for defeat.

      Of course if it’s knuckle under or apostasy you have to do what’s right, but anything short of that is engaging just such a futile gesture.

      Alternatively let’s not be allergic to helping each other before it reaches this point. Shoot lets even Thomas More it out from time to time. Don’t cater the gay wedding and don’t say why. Make them prove it. The system is still functional enough that if you keep your mouth shut, it’s hard for anyone to nail you over that and if they do the tyranny will be even more obvious.

      Just some random thoughts and again I really do get where you’re coming from.

       
      • Will S.

        February 28, 2017 at 8:02 am

        I do like your idea of refusing to explain oneself. That’s certainly a way Christians can continue working in such fields, and not give in, but also not lie. Also a good witness.

         
  2. Cecil Henry

    February 28, 2017 at 9:37 am

    WE must quickly and vocally defend those whose free speech is under attack, otherwise you’ll be next.

    Jordan Peterson is a prime example.

    Look up Brad Love as another. I sure there are thousands. And many more who have been silenced by intimidation.

    My father, who discounts most of these issues as exaggerated, is still nervous about traveling across borders with his electronic devices in case he has any thing not ‘PC’ on his computer, even accidentally.

    He knows, but doesn’t act. Yes he knows and so do millions of others.

     
    • Will S.

      February 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Being a fellow Canadian, and until recently, living for the last couple years in the GTA, I know who Peterson is. Will have to indeed look up Brad Love.

      Certainly, we ought to come to the aid of those targeted by the system. Remember what Lutheran, German pastor Martin Niemoller said, his famous lines, much quoted…

       
  3. Just Spit Ballin'

    February 28, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    If you were going to do this, plan ahead – mortgage all your property to the hilt, transfer the proceeds to an off-shore account, and then let the state and the banks (but i repeat myself) fight over the property while you sip mai tais in a non-extradition tropical paradise.

     
    • Will S.

      February 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      I admit, I don’t have the courage or desire for attention that this would require, one or the other or both, but yeah, if you are going to, plan ahead, indeed…

       
  4. oogenhand

    March 1, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Ironically, if Christianity disappears, others won’t like the outcome. Jews will find out non-Christians, both Muslims and Atheists, won’t turn the other cheek. Muslims will find out Jews and Atheists won’t turn the other cheek. Atheists will find out Muslims and Jews won’t turn the other cheek. Their favorite whipping boy / punching bag will be gone.

     
    • Will S.

      March 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Indeed, if Christianity disappeared from the West, others would suddenly miss us. Perhaps then they’d treat our brethren in the rest of the world better. (Christianity won’t disappear altogether, as the Lord has promised to protect His ekklesia, called-out ones.)

       
  5. feeriker

    March 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I just read about a case where someone said they’d been ‘working like a Hebrew slave’, and got fined $20,000 for ‘offending’ a colleague.

    Heck, if he’d’ve known he was going to get fined that heavily, he should’ve gone all out and said “…working like a NIGGER slave.”

    In for a dime, in for a dollar…

     
    • Will S.

      March 1, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Exactly, esp. since I read a claim that he’s a black guy himself. Of course, that wouldn’t help him – even if his complainant was white; things being as messed up as they are…

       

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