Friday, February 13, 2009

A Teachable Moment

Geert Wilders, whose oldthinking supporters are unwilling to riot and murder for his cause -- thereby showing themselves to be safely ignored -- is banned from the island formerly known as England.

[I]f you don't threaten violence, if you don't issue death threats, if you don't kill anyone, if you just make a movie or write a book or try to give a speech, the state will prosecute you, ban you or (in the case of Ayaan Hirsi Ali) force you to flee your own country.

In their appeasement of thugs, buffoons like Miliband and the Tory squishes across the House of Commons on the Opposition benches are making it very clear that the state accords more respect to violence than to debate.

In Britain, Canada, the Netherlands and elsewhere... the state is teaching a very dangerous lesson.