It used to be that liberals once supported free speech. Not so much any more. On Sunday, alleged comedian Chelsea Handler actually took to Twitter to advocate for thought crime laws in the United States.
“2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes. Wouldn’t it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?” she wrote on the social media platform.
2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes. Wouldn't it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 7, 2017
The Daily Caller’s Amber Randall noted:
Handler was presumably referring to two Chinese tourists who were arrested after taking pictures of themselves making the Nazi salute by Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag. They were charged Saturday and face either a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years.
NPR further said:
Hate speech and symbols are largely verboten today in Germany. The Nazis, who ruled between 1933 and 1945, used such methods to help whip up support, allowing millions of Jews and other minorities to be systemically slaughtered.
After World War II, the Nazi party was banned and strict rules against hate speech and symbols were designed to protect vulnerable people.
On Saturday, the Chinese men were charged under Germany’s criminal code prohibiting the “use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations,” including “flags, insignia, uniforms, slogans and forms of greeting.”
Breaking the law is punishable by fine or up to three years in prison.
Naturally, Handler would like to see the same kind of thing here in the U.S. despite the First Amendment.
Twitter users weren’t amused…
Sounds great in theory but that's a slippery slope. Sad that you don't understand that.
— Dean Jalili (@dkjsilverburst) August 7, 2017
No, it doesn’t sound great in theory.
Are you saying we should have thought police????
— Mitch All Together (@MyBrainGoesPop) August 7, 2017
Give that man a gold star. Yes, it does appear that’s exactly what she’s calling for.
Another accused Handler of hypocrisy:
So racist jokes are only funny when you make them? Everyone else should be arrested. pic.twitter.com/7nxLS5h1wV
— Tyler Smith (@TheTSmoove) August 7, 2017
A lot more of my family would be alive today if the problem w/ Nazis was simply that they thought racism was funny. https://t.co/4FDCGUislo
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 7, 2017
Typical liberal doublespeak. They demand that we are tolerant. But they are not tolerant of our opinions.
— Lobo Gunz (@GunzLobo) August 7, 2017
True. Liberals are terrific at claiming to be tolerant, but when push comes to shove, they’re often the most intolerant of any other opinion.
If we got rid of first amendment protections for jokes someone found offensive, how much time would you spend in jail.
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 7, 2017
So when are you turning yourself in? pic.twitter.com/9OiICjHgzf
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 7, 2017
One person asked Handler a very good question:
Have you ever read 1984 by George Orwell?
May be over your head. But give it a try. ???? pic.twitter.com/so8qFztBG5
— TXIndependent1836 (@TXIndepndnt1836) August 7, 2017
One person responded:
Unfortunately, #liberals think it's an instruction manual.
— NRA Member Chrissie ???? (@cmg1266) August 7, 2017
Sadly, that seems to be more true than most realize.
A post at Dennis Michael Lynch’s website adds:
For someone who makes a living saying edgy things under the security blanket of humor, her take is a scorching one. Five minutes of thought would have swayed her away from sending it out, as fans immediately responded saying she should “rethink her stance.”
Media analyst Mark Dice shredded Handler as only he can:
Indeed, as Dice points out, liberalism is destroying America…
- Hollywood Anti-Gunner Honored by Brady Center
- ‘Rebels’ reveal witch hunts, intolerance of conservatives at Google after firing of viewpoint diversity manifesto author
- Airbnb discriminates against conservatives they think are Nazis, bans accounts of those attending ‘Unite the Right’ rally
- In Portland, what happened to free speech and self-defense?
- Video: Arkansas Tech students told ‘free speech zones’ trump Constitution
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