Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nazis, and Other 'Victims'

At National Post, "Nazis, and other 'victims'":
"There's a lesson here: Society's obsession with eradicating bigotry has gone so far that even history's ultimate hatemongers apparently classify in the victim category -- much in the same spirit that "human rights" advocates (including, perversely, Jewish groups) champion "hate speech" laws that inhibit journalists such as Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant from criticizing militant, anti-Semitic Islamists lest such criticism be seen as "Islamophobic."
Hat Tip: Blazing Cat Fur.


Holly said...

So well said! I wish I had written it. Beyond the administration & media fear of anything “Islamic” - the "what-about-me?" generation’s radar for victimization is so acute that no one can say anything anymore. A related subject: Political Correctness is basically the truth that is hurtful to someone. Yet, one has to decide to take offense – and many of us are so ready to take offense. It is easy to fall into. At my advanced age and apparent wisdom, I even fell into it recently on this blog – for which I apologized. PC is a slow growing cancer Americans need to cure. I, myself, don’t know quite know anymore where the line should be drawn – and I’m an artist! heh Example: I had a fit about the caricatures of Palin’s Down’s syndrome child. Should we have thicker skin? I don’t know.