If there is one thing you can always count on in this world it is the Left’s unwavering penchant for reducing the sacred principles of free societies to meaningless slogans that serve no one but themselves. The most recent example of this is the supposed ‘free speech’ incident involving the Russian feminist group, Pussy Riot. If their name alone doesn’t tell you which side of this debate you should be on, please read on.
Back in February five members of ‘Pussy Riot’ donned ski masks, tights and short skirts, then stormed the altar during a religious service at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, treating the surprised church crowd to a protest performance aimed at Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orhodox Church. Three members of the group were subsequently sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” stemming from this incident. Naturally the Left, who are attracted to phony causes like bears to a beehive, are up in arms. Sensing a golden opportunity to express righteous but misplaced indignation, some have been quick to vocalize their unhappiness under the false presumption that people actually care what they think. Madonna showed her support when she performed at a concert in Moscow with the words “Pussy Riot” painted on her back. Oh what a brave freedom fighter she is! Was she hauled off the stage and placed in a cell or forced to flee the country under threat of harm? Well, no, not exactly. She stayed in a fine hotel where she was pampered like a princess but still, don’t you just admire her courage? LOL. Another supporter is Julian Assange. Enough said.
Let me see if I can accurately paraphrase the Left’s argument here. “Free speech” means having the liberty to interrupt someone else’s religious service, commandeer the altar that other people have paid for and force those present to listen to a punk-rock version of your political grievances whether they wish to or not. Is that a reasonable summation? Okie dokie. May I presume then that Madonna wouldn’t mind if I seized the stage at one of her concerts to deliver a speech on the evils of liberalism and the need to elect Mitt Romney while I have a captive audience of Bozo brains?
It’s becoming trite to point out the hypocrisy in everything the Left does. By this point, hopefully, it is just assumed.
The children of the Left would never understand this but the “right” to free speech is not a right to impose one’s views on others whether they wish to hear them or not. There’s a different name for that: bullying. That’s what the Left does best. When you can show me that Pussy Riot was prevented from delivering their message in their own venue or in free venues such as the internet, then we can talk about free speech. Until then here is my response to Madonna and Assange and all the other Pussy Riot supporters: shut the hell up.
P.S. to Pussy Riot:
Enjoy your time in jail. You get no sympathy from me.