Ominously, speech is being increasingly restricted around the world. From James Kirkpatrick at vdare.com:
President Trump’s masterful speech in Warsaw has flushed out the journalists and far-Left activists (but I repeat myself) eager to see the West’s culture and people extinguished. This we are told that President Trump had said something “shocking” because he defined the West by heritage, culture and identity rather than by “democracy and liberty.” But what is this “democracy and liberty?” Increasingly, First World patriots face a Cultural Marxist soft totalitarianism.
The American Main Stream Media pathologizes Poland for being insufficiently “democratic”—by which they mean not sufficiently funding the unelected, far-Left Non-Governmental Organizations and not allowing anti-Polish voices to continue running the state media.
Whatever “democracy” means to the MSM, it’s doesn’t mean a government run by the people which follows the general will of a citizen electorate. Instead, “democracy,” today, means oligarchic rule by people who actively despise the citizens and whose primary policy goal is to deconstruct the nation.
In contrast, the MSM loves Angela Merkel’s Germany. Hamburg, host of the recent G20 meeting, was just torn apart by far-Left violence, with even recent Muslim migrants expressing their astonishment at activists deliberately destroying a once beautiful city. [Hamburg’s G20 rioters are ‘crazy’ in the eyes of Arab refugees, by Joseph Nasr, Reuters, July 9, 2017] But this shouldn’t be surprising; the German government has been repeatedly accused of funding the very “Antifa” groups that are launching violent attacks against police [Germany’s Secret Islamic Horror: How Blind Elites Are Destroying A Once-Great Nation, by Marc Geppert, Breitbart, July 18, 2016]. This includes using taxpayer funds to refurnish the headquarters of these far-Left, anti-German gangs, as well as giving them funds to carry out political action in defense of Open Borders [German city accused of funding left wing extremists, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, November 25, 2016].
And far from than cracking down on the far-Left and overtly anti-German groups, the German government recently announced it would seek to further muzzle patriots who criticize what is being done to their country. Merkel’s government passed a law which will fine social networking sites up to 50 million euros if “illegal content” is not removed within a week, including so-called “fake news.”