'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.' George Orwell, 1945
It is, I have to say, a fascinating case. It involves the geneticist James Watson, co-discoverer with Francis Crick of DNA (discoverers in the mainstream western narrative, that is: it seems likely that shamans of the Amazon have known about DNA for ages). He recently decided to auction off his 1962 Nobel Prize (and received big bucks for it). He needed the cash it seems, having become, in his own words, an 'unperson' in 2007. The reason for his fall into unpersonhood was comments he made about Africa. He was, he confessed one fateful day in 2007, not optimistic about the future of Africa because of what he perceived to be the generally lower intelligence of Africans. Not exactly PC, eh. As a result of his remarks, he was banned from speaking at the Science Museum in London at short notice, fired from the boards of several companies, and not invited to give any more public lectures anywhere. As he says, he became an unperson.
I am not, in this short piece, considering the rights or wrongs, the wisdom or folly, of James Watson's remarks. I am concerned with the way that certain opinions cannot be held or discussed. You just can't say that. And if you can't say it, you can't think it either. And that is the end of freedom of speech.
This is how things pan out in the western world of today. Governments, authorities, have realised that taking out the opposition by torture or killing isn't very clever - at least on home ground, People start to get upset and angry. It's not a good long-term strategy. No. What you do is take out the undesirables through denying them airspace, and through public censure. This has the added advantage of getting lots of decent, well-intentioned but inadequately researched people on your side. I mean, nobody likes racism, do they? Or sexists. We all want a fair and equal society, don't we? So we simply shift the goalposts a bit, so that our catchwords of evil, such as 'racist', encompass pretty much anything and everything we want. Note that, whatever its value as a point of view, Watson's on intelligence contained no hatred or ill-will. He was simply reporting what he felt to be true.
Meanwhile, from Scandinavia, I read this: 'A new law will come into effect in Sweden in Christmas 2014 that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politicians' unwillingness to tackle the issue...... This new law is meant to stop Swedish people from complaining about their country being turned into a third world nation.' (speisa.com)
I read a little bit about Sweden since Red Ice Creations is based there. During 2014, interviews and articles have appeared in abundance on the themes of uncontrolled immigration in Europe and the development of the destruction of European cultures in what is sometimes termed 'white genocide', the systematic destruction of the traditional cultures of the nations and peoples of Europe. Red Ice has pushed this topic so much that I almost stopped looking at their stuff a while ago!
I was personally very sceptical of this notion of methodical eradication of our cultures. My view softened, however, following a visit to Paris in spring this year. What I saw in an admittedly brief and partial stay I found dismaying. A social and cultural mish-mash that seemed to benefit nobody. Not the folk of black African descent on the Metro in varied states of depression and/or aggression. Nor the Rumanians hanging around on the street corners or fleecing tourists on their way to the Eiffel Tower. Nor again the people whose families had inhabited the city for generations, and who were trying to hang onto their sense of identity. And all this has been presided over by the French authorities, who have either sat back and allowed it all to happen, or actively encouraged it through European policy and legislation.
To return to Sweden. Rec Ice comments thus: 'In the last three decades Sweden has been transformed into an unrecognizable heap of chaos....... The criticism that now is beginning to take place against these undemocratic policies has caused the government to turn on its own native population. Swedes themselves are not protected under the new 'hate speech laws', for example. The country is on the verge of utter totalitarianism, only comparable with the USSR.'
Clever, huh? And you thought Sweden was the perfect model for the future. Totalitarianism in the name of the good, the fair, justice, FREEDOM!! Ha Ha! The least we can do is continue to speak freely, honestly, whatever appears to us to be true. We actually have no rights. But we do have our own power, inner spirit, integrity, and sovereignty, which nobody can take away. 'If liberty means anything at all....'