a (1) : to stop the respiration of (as by strangling or asphyxiation) (2) : to deprive of oxygen
b : to make uncomfortable by want of fresh air
: to impede or stop the development of
This is what I am witnessing, the suffocation of free thought and free speech. We have become a society of pansies….unable to handle anyone’s point of view that conflicts with mainstream culture. If an individual vocalizes their thoughts they are ridiculed, attacked, harassed or fired.
I have argued with many that actually agree with this new wave of thought policing. They find it comforting that only “kind” words and “non-conflicting” thought can be shared. If you have an opinion and it might offend someone…just keep it to yourself.
Well you know what I say-grow a pair….Seriously!
I am so over this willy-nilly ….subdued society we are creating!
The progressive movement is enforcing what their forefathers hated-the ability to be liberated in thought and speech!
Oh but we are liberated…..no no no we are not!
If you think you might be fired for expressing your faith…you are not liberated.
If you think you might be attacked by an angry mob for professing your belief in a lifestyle choice, you are not liberated.
If you are paranoid to “describe” another individual because it might loose the wrath of fury, you are not liberated.
If you disagree with those in political authority and are immediately accused of being racist, you are not liberated.
I am witnessing the suffocation of our freedom right in front of my eyes!
This incessant overanalyzing of every single word anyone articulates is insanity!!!
When children are encouraged to not try to “win” in field days/sporting events because it might offend someone…we have a problem.
When the debate of whether or not to say the National Anthem at sporting events is even taking place because it might hurt people’s feeling….we have a problem.
When you aren’t allowed to wear American patriotic clothing to a school in America on a Cinco De Mayo celebration…we have a problem.
When colleges are now putting in “trigger warnings” in text books-so that students don’t get upset or offended about controversial material….we have a problem.
If we sit back and allow this to continue we will have no voice at all.
If we stay silent we are condoning this suffocation of freedom.
If we simply shrug our shoulders and say ‘oh well’….we are guilty.
Guilty of the death of a nation that stands for freedom. The freedom to think, say, be, choose, voice what you-yes you feel and believe.
Disagreeing is not bad, it’s the assassination attempts that I am witnessing on those that utter something controversial.
George Orwell wrote the novel 1984, back in 1949….it is about an omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation that is dictated by a political system
under the control of a privileged (socialistic) “Inner Party.” This inner party/elite group persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrimes”. The tyranny of the elite is justified by saying it is for the “greater good”….sound familiar…??
We are creating a 1984 America… Enough!!!!
Speak up and Speak out-Be an individual with your OWN thoughts, OWN beliefs, OWN faith and DO NOT BACK DOWN. Stand up for yourself and your country!
Below is an excerpt that rings so true:
“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
George Orwell’s “1984”