My late grandmother used to say: “potty training teaches a child that he can’t have things both ways.” Therein is evidenced the most revolting aspect of those in the liberal socialist gene-pool. Liberal behavioral control mongers, use deceit, obfuscation, misrepresentation, and outright lies as the currency to further their Leninist agendas.
But through the clever use of duplicity and compliance, they may have found a way to accomplish the single most strived for goal of socialism, i.e., the ability to control public discourse. As an old pastor friend of mine is quick to say, the devil never shows you his horns and cloven feet first. He keeps his hat and shoes on until he is sure you won’t be repulsed when he takes them off. Evil always advances in a matter of degrees. Every debaucherous evil, and every evil perpetrated upon a people and/or a nation advanced in a matter of degrees – seizing upon opportunities that availed themselves along the way.
Control mongers have seized upon the actions of two Los Angeles, radio shock jocks, to advance the most draconian threat to free speech heretofore. KFI 640 talk radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, referred to the late Whitney Houston as a “crack ho,” and liberals seized upon the comments as if they had been singing the KKK national anthem, assuming there is such a thing.
Let’s be honest, Houston abused drugs like people drink water and her morals or lack thereof speak for themselves. Add to that, Kobylt and Chiampou are shock jocks, saying crude and inflammatory things about people, is what they are paid to do. And, as I alluded to, what they said may not have been polite, but by definition they weren’t making things up.
Looking to seize upon any opportunity, liberal socialists in California called their comments racist, sexist, and intolerable. The truth is that they don’t give a rat’s tail about Houston, or what was said about her. Important to them, is the opportunity to use this moment in the furtherance of their goals. Liberal socialists have been trying for years to find ways to blunt the influence of talk radio in the presentation of conservative viewpoints. They are doing their all to have Rush Limbaugh removed from the air – last week WPBR talk radio in Palm Beach, Florida fired my good friend and colleague Craig Henne, because he refused to stop exposing the truth about Obama.
But in this instance, they may have been given the tool they’ve long sought after to control public discourse. Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution calling for local TV and radio stations to limit any “racist” and “sexist” comments on their broadcasts. The City Council voted 13-2 to approve the resolution.
This is a potential death blow to free speech, because it allows liberal socialists to define what is acceptable, it emboldens the enemies of free speech, and it provides for more aggressive attacks to limit and control speech.
I know there are those who feel that it wasn’t nice of Kobylt and Chiampou to say such things about Houston – maybe it wasn’t – but that alone gives no one the right to tell them not to say it. Especially since she abused crack. The Constitution doesn’t say people have to like what is being said, it guarantees people the right to say it. And that is the way it should be.
The action by the Los Angeles City Council will be replicated across the nation, but even before that happens, it allows for constraints to be placed on free speech. It defines hate speech on the most basic of levels. It also places control of biblical condemnation of sin and sinful lifestyles one step closer to judicial assault.
However, it does nothing to condemn the pure filth and raw vulgarity of the left. Therein are the words of my grandmother applicable. Liberal socialists are trying to mess their diapers and keep their behinds clean at the same time, the problem is that it cannot be done. They cannot feign insult and offense over this, and ignore abhorrent things said about Sarah Palin and her family. They cannot claim insult about such collegial jocularity, and not condemn the vulgar things said about Justice Clarence Thomas or Janice Rogers Brown when she was on the 9th Circuit Court.
As I said, it’s not about insult, it’s about their objective of controlling what we say and what the public hears. Because, their greatest fear is that people will hear the truth – and even more frightening for them – that that truth will set people free.
From the introduction of socialism, control of behavior vis-a-vis control of what people are able to hear, see, and/or read has been their objective. If they are able to control the message, they can control the discourse, and if they can do that, their philosophies will be all we hear. The inculcation of right and wrong, good and evil, will be what they say it is.