Removing Democracy From Europe
Do you remember those heady days, when freedom was busting out all over? The Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the Soviet Union abolished itself in 1991. The gulags, the barbed-wire barriers, the Russian tanks rolling down the streets of Budapest and Prague--it was all over, it was the end of tyranny…
But today there are new walls going up all over Europe. Nothing so obvious as the Berlin Wall; nothing made with hands, to be destroyed by human hands--the new tyranny is built of paper walls.
European Parliament member Nigel Farage, of UK's Independence Party, had some pithy things to say about this, just recently. A brief sampling from his speech:
“…You know, they are beginning to understand that the game is up and yet in their desperation to preserve their dream, they want to remove any remaining traces of democracy… increasingly people are saying, ‘We don’t want that [European Union] flag, we don’t want the anthem, we don’t want this political class. We want the whole thing consigned to the dustbin of history’… Your obsession with creating this Euro state means that you’re happy to destroy democracy. You appear to be happy for millions and millions of people to be unemployed and to be poor. Untold millions must suffer so that your Euro dream can continue… [I]f you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the Euro project is destroyed by the markets before that really happens.”
American Democrats and other idiots think the U.S. should be more like Europe in every way, and labor every day to make it so. Imitating Europe entails losing freedom, losing self-respect, and going broke--so it is not hard to see why that appeals to liberals.
Meanwhile, an Austrian journalist named Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff faces three years in prison for the thought crime of “defaming Islam,” now against the law in Europe. It seems she gave a speech in Denmark, in which she remarked that Islamic shari’a law wasn’t quite the thing for European women. Hundreds of miles away, a left-wing newspaper editor in Austria read her speech and filed a hate crime complaint.
As is usual in this kind of jurisprudence, if that’s the word for it, the “plaintiff” doesn’t have to show that he incurred any kind of damages from the defendant’s actions, and the fact that the defendant was speaking the truth is no defense at all. [Note: We have yet to see anyone prosecuted, in any country where “hate” is banned, for maligning Christians or Christianity.]
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is a hero. Learn her name, and tip your hat to it. Instead of bowing to the tyrants, she keeps on giving speeches. “The death throes of free speech in Europe begin tomorrow morning,” she said, of the new Euro hate-speech law which went into effect Nov. 28. Note that she is to be prosecuted for breaking a law that was not a law at the time she broke it. Tyranny is just so good at stuff like that!
Like many Europeans and Canadians, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff greatly values something which many Americans take for granted. “We desperately need our own version of the First Amendment,” she says. While you’re at it, Europe, you could probably use the Second Amendment, too.
Here in America, freedom of speech is being eroded more slowly than it is in Europe. Nevertheless, in New Jersey last week it became illegal “bullying” to speak disparagingly of homosexuality. In Europe they have Islam to devour the civil liberties which they so freely offer up to it. Here in America, we sacrifice our liberties to Organized Sodomy.
Why does this happen?
It’s quite simple, really. The only law that’s truly law, the only law that’s eternal, immutable, and righteous, is God’s law. For as long as the civil government is bound by it, you have freedom.
But when the state rejects God’s law and claims the law to be whatever the rulers say it is, from day to day; when the state loses its fear of God, and convinces itself that it has the authority to define good and evil—
Then tyranny follows, as night follows day. When we hop on the bus for our secular humanist Utopia, sooner or later it will take us to a prison camp. We think we’re signing up for some earthly paradise from which God has been expelled, where we can cast off all moral restraint and retire at 55 with a generous pension for life--in short, a kind of fornication theme park for corrupt and lazy bastards.
It’ll be hard for the nations of Europe to win back their freedom--and without God, impossible.
Learn from them, America. While you still can.