Friday, March 23, 2007

First Amendment Freedoms: Barroso Backing the Right to Offend

This from the Daily Telegraph:

Who or what is the greatest threat to freedom in Europe?
Europe should be on its guard against political correctness and moralising politicians, José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, has told the Telegraph.

The former Portuguese prime minister is concerned lest freedom be the loser in global culture wars over climate change, cheap air travel, Islam and free speech.

"We should be aware of people who, sometimes for good reasons, try to establish what I call private moral codes, for this or that, be it climate change, religious behaviour or any kind of social behaviour," he said. He also described himself as a "radical" who believes that "if there is an excess of freedom, it is better to have excess than less."

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I couldn't agree more. Political correctness is cultural co-dependency at its worst and threatens all of our freedoms probably more then radical Islam. And in fact it, is something that Radical Islam takes advantage of in our Western culture, both in Europe and the United States.

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Jungle Mom who comments below and often here, has some wonderful posts on her own blog The Jungle Hut on Islam and many other subjects. Please take a look at her writing from Venezuela when you can. It's well worth your time.

1 comment:

Jungle Mom said...

I too fear this will be our downfall! I just posted about it myself.