The Discerning Texan
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, February 02, 2008
What IS clear: America is the biggest loser here
(Cartoon by Chuck Asay - click to enlarge)
Comment: This cartoon makes an interesting point, but there is another deeper one, too: if the Left and their lackeys in Big Media truly believed that "talk radio is dead" as so many left-leaning pundits have been asserting, then how do you explain the same media and politicians continuing to persist in trying to enact a Stalinist "Fairness Doctrine", so as to do away with Right-leaning "Talk Radio" completely? And how in the same breath do they explain that their own newspapers and networks are losing subscribers and advertisers--and stock value--in droves, while the audience on talk radio continues to grow exponentially.
This is a perfect example of Orwellian "Newsspeak", and also evidence of how much the Left truly fears Americans openly discussing ideas and opinions which differ from their own. McCain joined with ultra-Lib Russ Feingold to repress First Amendment rights in trying to reform Campaign Finance; what is to stop the Stalinists in the future from going even further--and determining which ideas may and not be aired?
We are getting precariously close to tyranny my friends, and electing politicians like McCain, Clinton, or Obama is an express ticket to getting to that destination much faster.
Where are Patrick Henry and John Adams when we need them?