Globally on social media, many echoed the slogan “Je Suis Charlie” in solidarity.
But when the moment faded, it became clear that the threat to freedom of speech emanates not only — or even primarily — from the “jihadists’ veto.” The deeper problem is us. There’s pervasive antipathy to the principle of freedom of speech. Unless we understand and value it, we will lose this crucial right.The left has always been hostile to free speech. This fact is hardly news. The West's most dangerous enemy has always been the left. ARI "experts" seem to understand this on some limited, superficial level. Sadly, this knowledge has not prevented ARI from jumping into bed with the cultural Marxists. For example, that one must vote Democrat because the USA in imminent danger of being taken over by Jerry Falwell. Or, that one must vote Democrat because moderate secularist Donald Trump is actually Satan. The fruits of appeasement of evil to gain academic and media respectability are never sweet.
Regarding the above quote: unless that ideology is globalism; or, open borders for America; or, "free trade" with Red China; or, second wave feminism; or, late term abortion; or, whitewashing Islam with the evasive "totalitarian Islam;" or, Donald Trump as the "villain of our time."
The central issue raised by the Charlie Hebdo attack is the Islamic/leftist alliance against Western Civilization. This alliance is dedicated to eradicating all Western values. It's equally obvious that to fulfill it's evil agenda, the alliance is equally dedicated to replacing Western nations with the Balkanized chaos of mass migrations of hostile settlers who hate the West as much as the alliance. Obleftivism has no problem with the last part of the plan to eradicate the West. Demographic invasion is now a "right." ARI has degenerated into just another Koch Brothers' libertarian mouthpiece. It is not Objectivism. Avoid it like the intellectual plague it is.
The left controls all of the West's cultural institutions. From science, the media, academia to sports and large corporations. They have silenced all dissent to the leftist narrative in these areas. They are now trying to take over the internet and drive out all dissent from social media. President Trump seems to understand the magnitude of the threat. The Obleftivists at ARI do not. Instead, they uncritically worship the fascists of Silicon Valley and are prepared to tolerate purging the internet of all who refuse to toe the party line of cultural Marxism. One can argue that Trump is not doing nearly enough, or going about it in the wrong way, to stop this threat to open public discourse. But, one can't honestly deny the danger or that something must be done to stop Soviet Valley's power grab in connivance with Democrats. (Another issue involved here is that corporations are creatures of the state. The concept of the "artificial person" needs to be revisited. Obviously, both corporate and libel law need much reform).
Instead, Journo castigates Trump as the enemy of freedom and holds him partially responsible for the left's hostility to all rights.
What’s so alarming about Trump’s evident antipathy to freedom of speech is that so many Americans have acquiesced in it — perhaps even sharing his outlook.See, the answer to the jihad in Western Europe is hating on Trump for his desire for much needed libel law reform, for his attempt to deal with the traitorous Swamp, for his truth-telling about the evil media, for his America First trade policies, for his desperately needed wall. Meanwhile, Obleftivists continue to hate on Poland and Hungary for their "crime" of not importing cancer. Nowhere in his essay does Journo have the courage and honesty to state that the source of jihad is Islam. Nor does he mention that the purpose of jihad is to impose sharia law, which would mean the end of Western Civilization and all rights along with common decency.
In his "analysis," Elan Journo doesn't mention Macron's, and the rest of Western Europe's elites', treason to their own people. He also doesn't mention the Yellow Vest protest against those same traitors. The Yellow Vest protests are the most encouraging event to happen in Western Europe in a very long time. So, of course, ARI ignores it.
In the following brief, seven minute video, Paul Joseph Watson provides more insight into events in Europe that all the ARI "experts" combined. I suspect that one reason ARI hasn't mentioned the Yellow Vest protests is because of their hostility to it. ARI Obleftivists are supporters of the fascistic EU superstate and Yaron Brook has stated his antipathy to Brexit. ARI "experts" smear opposition to EU nation-wrecking and fascism as "populist." "Populism" in their book is, but of course, "racism." Given ARI "experts" blind adherence to globalism and cultural Marxism, it's no surprise that they miss much and understand little.