Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Speaking of human rights

'Insulting' words crime which made it illegal to call a police horse 'gay' is to be changed - Telegraph:

How about enshrining a right to insult?

Well, it'll never happen under the current regime of enlightenment.

The dictum I call Voltaire's Razor --after Occam's, for you philosophicallly benighted types-- makes a telling point about real status and power in a society. It says that if you are not allowed to criticize someone (or a group of someones), then that tells you who is really your master. I would add Ex Cathedra's Corrolary, that if you are forbidden to insult someone (or a group of someones), the same structural truth emerges.

If you cannot insult a group, then they rule you, no matter what the ballot box says.

And under Liberalism, the Designated Sacred Victim groups are the masters. Jamie Foxx can banter about how much fun it was in Django Unchained to go around killing White people. No consequences. Even good Whities giggled. But make a public comment about nappy hair and your broadcasting career is in jeopardy.

So who's da massa now?

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