As you well know by now, the left annoys me. I have yet to meet a liberal I could get along with. Why? Double standards. The latest in a long list of idiotic and hypocritical leftist episodes of playing the double standard game comes from none other than our friends at the ACLU. The Knox County school system in Tennessee has been threatened with a lawsuit by the ACLU unless the school system meets the ACLU’s demands. What are their demands? They are demanding that the school system unblock “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” websites by April 29, 2009. Now, this is not an attempt to get porn into schools, they want their “educational” websites unblocked so students can have greater access to that information. As OneNewsNow reports:
The ACLU claims the filtering software employed by Knox County — which is provided by Education Networks of America — blocks students from viewing nonsexual websites that host content they consider protected free speech. According to an ACLU press release, the default settings on the ENA software block LGBT websites such as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN); and Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The latter is the largest pro-homosexual lobbying group in the U.S. Knox County schools are engaging in “illegal viewpoint discrimination,” claims the ACLU, by denying students access to “political and educational information about LGBT issues” on school computers. In the ACLU’s eyes, that constitutes “censorship” and denies students information for research purposes.
Another story in March shows the selective sensitivity to censorship of the left in the actions of some leftist bozos at UMass-Amherst. The link to the full story is here. Don Feder, a conservative columnist, was invited by the schools conservative club to give a presentation but was heckled off the stage and not able to give his presentation. Now, in April, some anti-conservative protestors stole copies of a conservative newspaper and blocked their distribution. At one point someone stood on a stack of papers and would not allow students to pick them up. It took police presence to move the student but when a conservative tried to then pass out the papers, they were yanked out of their hand. The writers of the paper, in a later publication, mocked the unruley student and then were forced to censor and apologize for the piece! A resolution by a student senetor to repeal the censorship and forced apology wasn’t even allowed on the floor. The speaker had him ejected from the meeting. In response the student demanded a vote was required to eject him and the speaker called the police and had the senetor removed!
The stupidity continues with the next two words: Fairness Doctrine. In simple terms the Fairness Doctrine allows for governement control over what gets broadcast on the news and talk radio. Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) says, “The primary danger of the Fairness Doctrine is that it would bring back content regulation to the airwaves of talk and Christian talk radio.” And in another statment adds that “The federal government actually had the power [when the policy was in effect] to come in and dictate that radio stations that dealt with controversial issues would have to carry an equal amount of programming representing the alternative point of view. You know, that sounds very reasonable and very fair, if you will — but the net effect over those four decades was not that radio stations that carried conservatives also carried liberals. It was that stations didn’t carry any talk programming or Christian programming at all.” Liberals have 90% of the media outlets and they’re worried about Fox News and a.m. radio.
My point is this, these reports show how they feel about being censored, yet, have no remorse what so ever for the right being censored. It’s almost on a daily basis now that I hear a story of someone on the right being censored and nobody standing up for their rights. Yet that’s what the left cries for when they feel they are being censored. Their sensitivity to censorship is selective.