Fearing violent reactions from Islamofascists, the heads of Deutsche Oper in Berlin have cancelled scheduled performances of Mozart's opera, Idomeneo.
THE bloodstained King of Crete stumbles onstage and holds aloft the decapitated heads of Poseidon, Jesus, Buddha and the prophet Mohammed.Taking over your own destiny these days increasingly translates into running away and apologizing for offended feelings. Cries of cultural sensitivity and oppression resound thoughout the airwaves, and the all too typical response to threats of violence at the hands of militant Muslims is to capitulate to the demands of the deviants, rather than to stand up to their irrational and unlawful threats. Theatre goers in Berlin are now denied an opportunity to sit together peaceably to enjoy some art because some bigot might blow himself up before the fat lady sings.
What you do not see can hurt you because silencing the past is tantamount to rewriting it. Those who control the censor control the future.
Fear I understand, but give a bully an inch and he will take your yard. There is no bargaining with tyrants. And no apologies are owed.
Via Billy Beck, a letter writer remembers Ayn Rand:
In her 1957 novel, ''Atlas Shrugged,'' Ayn Rand gave us a warning on how the pope should have handled the militant Muslim reaction to his recent speech. In the chapter, ''This Is John Galt Speaking,'' she gave the following context-setting remarks. ''There are two sides to every issue: One side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.''Sharing the rations over at The Broom
Update: HT: Darcey. The BBC briefly airs the offending scene.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, September 27, 2006