Here Come The Brain Police


“It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.” — Herbert Hoover

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” — Adolf Hitler

“Term limits aren’t enough. We need jail.” — P.J. O’Rourke

Our government has become the enemy of the very freedoms it was instituted to protect. And if the Democrats have their way, speaking your mind is soon going to become very costly. The latest proposal to shut your mouths comes from the empty skull of the junior senator from Massachusetts — a member, of course, of the Congressional “Progressive” Caucus¹:

The “Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014” presents a frankly chilling proposition. The spookily-named National Telecommunications and Information Administration (what, you’ve never heard of it?) would be required to submit a report to Congress on “the use of telecommunications” “to advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate.”

Using its own judgment to determine what qualifies as impermissible speech, the new government hall monitors would then recommend steps for Congress to take that are “appropriate and necessary to address such use of telecommunications.” (Boston Herald)

As Robert Knight aptly observes, “Given that our governing elites insist that merely stating that marriage necessarily involves a man and a woman is evidence of ‘hate,’ this is scary stuff.

Back in the day, unabashed socialist totalitarians like Senator Markey — or for that matter, Barack Obama and his posse of merry Marxists — would have been chased out of town by pitchfork-wielding citizens, but that happy time has passed.  We no longer marginalize the radicals of the Left; we elect them.  Maybe that’s why things never get better.

¹Congresssional Progressive Caucus: Founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders, the openly socialist then Congressman from Vermont, Democratic Socialists of America and the radical Washington DC based “think tank” Institute for Policy Studies. Many members were and continue to be linked to DSA and/or the Communist Party USA, IPS or other radical organizations (Key Wiki)

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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3 Responses to Here Come The Brain Police

  1. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN ! and commented:

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  3. martin says:

    Careful Bob, you’re treading precipitously close to being labeled as you suggest. After all, while it is permissible, and even encouraged to associate Nazism with anyone with such radical values as belief in God, the castle doctrine, or the right to keep and bear arms, it is not permissible to associate anyone as hallowed as the occupant of the oval office with anything like National Socialism. You are obviously a racist provocateur, motivated by hate and bigotry.

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