Oh, the irony…!
This post is not specifically to do with Islam, it is more to do with Free Speech, the cornerstone of our civilisation (which of course Islam vehemently opposes. In fact, if it wasn’t for the propensity that Islam has to pursue the violent destruction, rape and pillage of civilisations, humanity and freedoms wherever it goes, I doubt if anyone would give a rat’s ass about such a backward ideology. But then that’s just my opinion.)
Some of you may recall that I recently referred to the work of Sargon of Akkad, a vlogger who it would be fair to regard as a classic liberal, and indeed he describes himself as such on his YouTube channel. His recent article on the tragedy of Venezuela highlighted the dangers of socialism.
These dangers take on a particularly ominous significance when socialism is faithfully implemented by those with a totalitarian outlook, such as Hugo Chavez and Nicholas Maduro in the case of Venezuela (and of course our very own Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, whose veiled and not-so-veiled threats on the curtailment of our freedoms should he ever come to power should forever disqualify him from holding the position of Prime Minister.)
In short, Sargon of Akkad (his real name, which is already in the public domain, is Carl Benjamin) is just the sort of advocate of free speech whose words we should be carefully considering when trying to find a way forward through the fog of totalitarianism that is gradually closing around us here in the so-called free world.
To that end, Carl Benjamin was invited to hold a discussion with author Yaron Brook, an Objectivist and chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute) held at that renowned bastion of free expression and free enquiry, King’s College London. One might have thought that an event on the subject of free speech would have taken place without any of the unpleasant scenes that have marred the appearances of such people as Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch, and Milo Yiannopoulous, who describes himself as a “cultural libertarian” when they recently attempted to speak at universities and colleges in the United States.
However, the event at King’s College London was invaded by a large number of violent and masked students – self-described “anti-fascists” who beat up the security guards who were present, as well as some members of the audience, to the extent that a number of KCL security guards were hospitalised due to their injuries. This represents a severe escalation of the violence that the so-called “anti-fascists” are prepared to employ in the pursuit of their objectives in this country.
The most ironic aspect of the proceedings was the way in which the advocates of free speech were loudly and frequently referred to as “fascists” when of course it was the “anti-fascists” themselves that were exhibiting the true fascism and hatred that the Left has for our freedoms.
It remains to be seen whether any of the student “anti-fascists” will be reported to the police, or even disciplined for their activities, considering that some of them had their masks ripped off and their faces exposed to the myriad of smartphone cameras that are now ubiquitous and “de rigueur” at any public event. However, I for one will not be holding my breath. An increasing number of university and college authorities have no problem at all with violent and disruptive protests that are designed to shut down free speech and to “no-platform” anyone with views that are outside the permitted politically-correct limits that exist in such institutions today.
PS – for those of you who are increasingly concerned about the censorship employed by the social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, please take a look at BitChute . An increasing number of conservative vloggers and political commentators are moving to platforms such as BitChute for a relatively censorship-free media experience.