Cass Sunstein, Elena Kagan, The DCCC, El Presidente Obamalama ding-dong and former President Clinton are worried about your informational intake, your knowledge consumption.

Why wouldn’t they be?

Much like the food or drugs they regulate or the job you are chosen for, or the housing you receive, it must be categorized, approved, diverse but standardized, financed, subsidized and inspired by the government, but that’s quadruply redundant isn’t it, comrade?

I read today of yet another veiled attack on freedom of speech by the very informed Bill Clinton. Addressing a Yale graduating class he reportedly

…told Yale seniors on Sunday to listen to people with whom they disagree.

Some of us are, sir, and we don’t like what we’re hearing.

He also thoughtfully warned of some bizarre consequences resulting from info-overload:

…while the country is less sexist, racist and homophobic than it once was, people today only want to be around those who agree with them.

“In our media habits, we go to the television sites, we go to the radio talk shows, we go to the blog sites that agree with us, and it can have very bizarre consequences” he said, citing the controversy over the origin of President Obama’s birth certificate.


Don’t they sell stuff at bazaars?

I’m not buying. As a matter of fact I’m here to return something defective. (Can you say Health Care Reform?) What is bizarre, and telling, is the former President’s lack of understanding as to likely causation of bizarre behavior.

…as information becomes more available, so does the potential for its misuse.

He noted that Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of attempting to bomb Times Square, received a college degree in the United States before flying back to Pakistan to train as a terrorist.

Wait. Did I just agree with Clinton on something? Did he just blame an immigrant for taking advantage of our county only to use that privilege against us? Did he even name a country as the source of the hatred?

He did. But he got back on point soon enough. The cause is not an ideology of hate against America. or Christians, it’s the information itself!

“It shows you that when you tear down all the walls, and you can break through all the barriers of information, that the same things that empower you to get access to more information more quickly than ever before could empower you to build bombs,” he said. “It’s an unstable world.”

We do agree Mr. Clinton. It is an unstable world. We disagree however on what it will take to make it a better place. I and many like me would rather the free flow of political thought not be challenged or obstructed with demagoguery and political projection.

I hold as a tenet that it is the free exchange of religious and political ideas and concepts that have the most promise in our daily discourse and for anyone to suggest censoring or forced diversity and dissemination of ideas runs contrary to the fabric of our nation. But then again, socialism will not be accepted willingly by a free thinking, outspoken people.

  • Gorges Smythe May 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    “…people today only want to be around those who agree with them.” -Aahh….Would he mean like the media itself, maybe?

    “…that the same things that empower you to get access to more information more quickly than ever before could empower you to build bombs,” -That must be why King Barrack won’t show us a copy of his birth certificate, answer questions, tell us what’s REALLY in the health care bill or give the press free rein at meetings. His Excellency is merely trying to keep us from doing something stupid or dangerous. Yes, we all love Big Brother.

  • Matt May 24, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Just consider us, poor, unwashed masses. We get all confused by information that conflicts with the “progressive” party line. Wouldn’t it all be better if we got rid of all of that divisive “free speech?” After all, we obviously can’t handle it.

  • Bunni May 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Phil:
    I love your new name for zero “El Presidente Obamalama ding-dong”.

    This is what worries me the most with these sneaks. They want us totally ignorant.

    • mnrobot May 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

      Shamalama… Ooh mow mow… lol Love that doo-wop stuff.

  • Kid May 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Sounds like bubba’s brain is headed for sean penn parallelism.

    • mnrobot May 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm

      Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode. “Inside Bubba’s Brain” Noooo!

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