On the Donald Trump Debate in Parliament:
The way that I see it is that a new form of totalitarianism has erupted from the ashes of what was once, a protected free speech: a coveted negative right. This new totalitarianism seems to come from the unsuspecting “political correctness” that is being imposed upon all public leaders alike. Now, to be fair, the UK doesn’t have a strong protected free speech in the same way that the United States does, but the principle bears discussion given that many of us in the States seem to agree with a legal move.
Given that I agree with the majority of the statements made about the presidential candidate Donald Trump, I am less fearful of such a candidate, and far more fearful of a kind of illiberalism these representatives demonstrate by not only publicly ridiculing his views (which I’m glad they are doing), but also by moving to have such people (not just Trump) removed from the public square and legally required to be quiet.
A man like Trump can be restrained by the separation of powers, as well as the highest law, the constitution. But whenever men and women govern with such fear, a reverse effect happens where in the name of protecting these constituents’ precious egos, some people have got to be silenced. So in the name of tolerance we can no longer tolerate certain voices. This harkens back to the Soviet Unions approach to freedom, where you are wiling to break a few eggs in order to make a nice omelette. But once the eggs are broken, building on this secular myth of violence, the omelette never seems to appear. This kind of nonsense will only result in more broken eggs.
I am opting for a true tolerance to support the common good, and perhaps we would do better to listen.