Friday, March 23, 2007

Death by Political Correctness

Geez, if the top guy at the EU is saying these things, maybe we should take note:

Europe's citizens must be on their guard against political correctness and moralising politicians, says the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
The former Portuguese premier and centre-Right politician is concerned that freedom can be the loser in European culture wars over climate change, cheap air travel, Islam and free speech.

Violent protests on the continent, in the Middle East and in Asia followed the publication in a Danish newspaper of cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed and the Pope faced calls to apologise after a speech on theology and the origins of Islam sparked international controversy.
But Mr Barroso backs the right to offend.
"We have to show respect for all communities but the fundamental right of freedom of expression is for me more important than other collective rights," he says.

As the European Union prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding Treaty of Rome, Mr Barroso insists that the rights of the individual, within the law, over moral strictures from either secular or religious communities, are sacred.

Paul Belien at the Brussels Journal speaks in much the same way of the EU bureaucrats who are slowly, but steadily and by design, ascending to power:

... most of the politicians driving this engine are deeply influenced by the mentality of the French revolutionaries. Their ideology is secularist, universalist and constructivist. They are rationalist technocrats who deeply believe that the state is the legitimate bestower of liberties to the people and is to take care of the citizens from the cradle to the grave. They also believe that they know better than the people what is good for the people. Most of them are genuinely convinced that they are leading the Europeans to a perfect democracy. And, paradoxically, because they genuinely believe this, they cannot tolerate that the people at this very moment decide democratically about their own future.

Kinda describes Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party, to a "T", doesn't it?
But it could never happen here....

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