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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hate Speech Laws
I usually do not attach titles to home page pieces, but I thought
this would be an appropriate one. Inspired of course by Stanley
Kubrick's wonderful film about the idiotic things that people can say, and
then of course do. I don't think we realize how contemptibly
destructive the very things that come out of our mouths can be.
Doesn't matter if you're a megapowerful rich guy or a mild-mannered
shopping cart pusher.
Because words do matter, nowadays you've got your trigger warning requirements and your safe
speech zones and your microaggression classifications and your
campus speech codes and your myriad righteously crusading
organizations working valiantly to ensure offensive language is kept
neatly in check by dutifully registering any and all officially
recognized slights and offenses and feeding them into the World's
megaphone for all to experience the requisite shame and guilt followed
by the proper fealty to the brave, brave correction officers proudly
on the job.
There is indeed ripe sarcasm there, yes, but I
— ahem — hate to say it, but
I'm fully in favor of all that stuff.
Oh, trust me, I do see how idiotic much of it is. Trust me, any kind of
politically correct speech prosecution by Caesar is a truly ruthless
But that's exactly the point.
What exactly is coming out of the mouth of people that
destroys another, even the listener's own soul?
I understand there are many things we hear that we must steel
ourselves against and just cope, I got that. But I'm afraid there are dozens of
speech violations Caesar prosecutes and we are all perfectly fine
Say I stood outside your home there at the side of the street with a
megaphone and spoke through it about what a rotten person you are,
continuously, directed straight at your house while you were there. Would the police
be justified in asking me to stop or I'd be dragged away? I think
so. What if I did the same thing, but I said fine things about you, how
terrific you were. Would that make a difference?
No, it wouldn't, my removal and likely arrest would still be wholly
justified because it is improper to say anything in
that setting. Sure it'd be different if I were a fire or police
officer and I
was warning you about some dangerous incendiary or criminal threat. That is different. But that's just
it then, isn't it? It depends precisely on what is happening and why. This means that there are a variety of factors that go into this thing speech which sadly, so many
don't take the time to examine.
I mean, for the duration of my amplified vocal vitriol, those in the house may employ closed shutters covered in
fine sound-muffling material. I mean, they don't have to
listen. The problem is that the words are still being heard in other
places, where people are picking them up whether or not they choose
to do so. I guess make sure everyone has earplugs?
I share what may be considered a preposterous example because I'd
like now to ask you the following questions.
What if instead of me out there, there is a splendidly eloquent
speaker, coiffed hair, suit and tie, authoritative delivery.
Instead of a megaphone, there is a microphone. Instead of
the side of the street there is an
eye-popping studio set in which the speaker is situated. Instead of my beat-up old Civic delivering
me (and my message) to the curb, there is a multi-billion dollar
broadcasting network to get the word out. Instead of the open
window, there is a telecasting device through which the words (and
appropriate images) may
be gently transmitted for the most casual digestion.
And whereas it is just me bellowing things at one person (and a few
others who happen to hear), this expansive network benefits from all
those who are listening to hop out and repeat the established
pronouncements to everyone else they encounter.
Especially when they are not counseled by God to know exactly
what it is they are saying.
For you see, the things the World System blares through our eardrums
destroy. This is not news by any means. Everyone is aware of the
"spin", of the deceitful ways the System makes its regal
pronouncements. In spite of this "awareness", the problem
is people still leap right
on board with embracing the insidiously evil things the System spews
at them! Here is a sampling.
"It is best to endorse the behavior of people who do sexually
untraditional things with one another in the name of celebrating our
differences and embracing our individual liberties."
"It is best to be wary of American-English speaking,
conservative, older, masculinity-oriented, white males because they are mostly angry
"It is best to enlist government people to fix income inequality
by rearranging wealth in the name of charity."
I understand the best intentions behind such statements. People
without a conception of God grounded in reality have an instinctive
need to make things better. But all they can do is perversely favor
individuals or groups for whom they've adopted an affection either
to make themselves feel more righteous or to wage a
righteous crusade against some constructed evil. Either way, it is
As much as the sodomist will shout, "That's homophobic bigotry!",
or the racialist, "That's patently racist!", or the socialist "That's institutionalized greed!", they are
all just as guilty of hate speech and the law condemns it as
such. The intractable humanist will rail vehemently against this
assessment, particularly when those with a Christian mindset
Then the response from those speaking through the indoctrination broadcasting network is
"It is best to assert that the Bible is merely one of many books
with words, having no more merit than any other such literary item."
"It is best to leave the concept 'God' to the realm of fairy
tales because there are so many versions, even as it is best to
politely humor those who hold to one of them."
"It is best to disregard anything labeled 'religious' because it
is by definition not scientific and unworthy of serious consideration."
I understand the best intentions behind such statements. Those
who've rejected God must grip robust rationalizations for their
positions so they do not feel scorned by anyone. The network has done a magnificent job of
bleating the essence of the naturalistic humanism reigning in the
public square today, and ironically it is belched up by as many God-believers
as anyone else.
The truth is, concepts like sin, justice, and mercy are scientific concepts. They apply to
everyone in every circumstance, scientifically so. The Bible, Jesus,
and His authority and work are evidences with overwhelming forensic and
historical weight, and are just as valid as any scientific claim.
As such, in light of the fact that these statements are used in the
name of fighting hate and upholding hate speech laws, the radical truth elucidated here:
All of the statements above are themselves hate speech crimes.
Thus, the law.
Yes, I too don't want people destroyed by the wicked behavior of
— good thing there are hate speech
laws. When I say, "Don't mistake me for a marriage pluralist, I'm a marriage upholder, and firmly believe that
the endorsement of subjecting a same-sex couple to institutionalized immorality
should be prosecuted with the law," I like it when they say "MICROAGGRESSION!"
because I can then firmly stand on the truth that someone accusing me of such an
act is indeed being just as aggressive with their speech and should
be subject to the same hate speech laws.
"You're violating my safety zone!" "Well, you're violating mine"
so I eagerly welcome the hate speech police to do its job to prosecute them.
"You didn't issue a trigger warning!" "Well, you didn't issue a
trigger warning that my still truthful statement was going to
disturb you! If you deal with it, great, accept the truth of
if you want to talk about it, that's
fine too. But if you revile me openly by berating me verbally, then
you're guilty of violating the law."
Thank goodness for hate speech laws.
The problem is now, in a sense, we're all guilty. But then,
that's what the law does. If we were to be convicted for every
hateful thought that came through our lips, we'd all be in prison. This is one of the main reason
followers of Christ should be enthusiastically celebrating hate
— the law is very good...
Um, then what?
See, that's the key. Without Christ, there is no escape from this
body of death. All there is is condemnation all around. With
Christ, speech becomes healing, spiritual refreshment, wholeness,
salvation, graciousness. Yes, it is quite dogmatic, but I want the
truth speech about Christ and His work to rescue sinners from the depths of
their stupidity to be as boldly, firmly, loudly, and yes, dogmatically truthful
as it can be.
What is that? What exactly is the antidote to hate speech? Yes, it
is Christ, the embodiment of that antidote, but in a real
what-actually-comes-out-of-our-mouths way, it is readily found it Proverbs.
I've thought about scouring the book just to find at least a few
examples to put here, but please. I won't needlessly belabor
the point. You may read them for yourself, I
graciously invite you to do so. There are dozens related to what
comes out of our mouths. One I do
want to include is this powerful one.
Death and life are in the
power of the tongue, those who love it will eat
Words are either death or life, evil or good, hate or love.
Even the most benign "Take a left at the corner" means something.
Words have an impact, they have consequences, right there in
peoples' real lives. Acknowledging there's a law governing that is merely accepting the
truth about that
— it's that simple.
How many people actually read Proverbs, regularly, and practice
"health speech" if you will? I'm not saying there aren't a lot who
do, there are, thank God for them. But a whole lot of people do just
hypnotically heed the microphone-holding studio-enveloped
broadcasting personality whose words plow through the massive dissemination network.
We can't neglect to call attention to another component in the network, a critical
one, one that is mostly unseen and as such frequently disunderstood.
The broadcasting personality is not alone.
There is a whole copywriting team behind him. For the most
part he's just reading from the script. His handlers are brilliantly
educated in what is truly a Jesuit-run university system, and most times
the copyreading personalities aren't boorish newscasters but the
delightfully charismatic actors and actresses working through the panoply of
invigorating film and entertainment.
who's providing the substance of that copy to them?
Are you willing to discover the brutal truth about who they are?
Because of their power, I accept that I will never be able to outrun
their accusations of hate speech violations against me.
Cain and his metamedium minions can never comprehend that I have
nothing to do with law enforcement, I'm only about expressions of
mercy and hope and forgiveness. Oh I know there is sin all about and
the law as the power of that sin to make that meaningful, but "Mercy
triumphs over judgment" as it says in the letter of James.
Cain only knows the law and his favored rent-clamoring patrons,
so when I say, "It is evil to brazenly favor sodomous behavior" and
sodomists actually get itchy about the force of that statement, I understand it is me
who will be prosecuted.
The fascinating thing is that Jesus said as
I accept that. I understand it is getting to the point when
I'll be dragged before the magistrate for saying truthfully healthy
things but will be considered hate crimes for those who haven't a
clue about the Kingdom, I understand. At the earliest moment of the
wholesale spread of Kingdom truth and grace, Peter referenced a
couple of phenomenal truths from the Old Testament.
You shall heed Him.
- Deuteronomy 18:15,
The nations are against Him.
- Psalm 2:2, Acts 4:26
Jesus is Lord, listen to His words. Yet know this: the nations
are against Him.
After a severe reprimand from the System's speech police for what
they were saying, Peter and John, still considered woefully
uneducated men, still expressed full commitment to openly
sharing what they saw, heard, and knew.
For those who understand this and believe on Christ, they too are
assaulted by the authoritative System personality. These hate speech
items are much less addressed, yet just as abundantly allowed to
poison the soul:
"It is best to keep yourself in a constant state of rebellion
against the ordained potentates - they are your only salvation -
even if you must rant and rage and holler at them in some form."
"It is best to consider the Roman Catholic Church a meaningless
religious entity featuring nice people in fancy outfits who are only
about helping the poor so they can't be bad at all."
"It is best to never insightfully look into the tribute payments you make to
any and all System offices - government, bank, church - because
if you do you'll be made to look like a fool."
Again, I do understand the best intentions behind such statements.
Cain's legacy must labor industriously to keep his operation
— it needs its clientele,
its constituency, its debtors and parishioners and rent-gougers.
Humanists and religionists alike are harrowingly fearful, and the
personality's words come across as assuring and comforting.
But fearful people thrash about in hateful speech.
That's until they meet authentic love.
It's the World and it's the Kingdom.
Don't quite get it? That's okay.
It's all extraordinarily complex and multi-faceted, but it is
not unfathomable or incomprehensible
that's what the entirety of the webzine is about. And more.
The more is the beautiful adventure of understanding and knowing Him, in
fellowshipping with those who are committed to immersing themselves
in that, in
breaking all of this down and getting it so we can actually love
Are you in?
Will you engage this?
Let's say things that should be said.
Are you willing? Here's my email.
Because all of this is not just about speaking.
It is about acting.
People want to be around action people. People are desperate to be
around people who actually care about them with words that are truth
and grace. People want relationships with people
who are willing to be honest about truthful things, but
wear Christ's love all over them
— a love that is rich and open
and meaningful and powerful and penetrating and giving...
That's the Kingdom in action. And action for the Kingdom is the only thing that matters.
Who else to listen to about how to do that than The Living Word.
If You say "Go" we will go
If You say "Wait" we will wait
If You say "Step out on the water"
And they say it can't be done
We'll fix our eyes on You and we will come
- "If You Say Go" by Diane Thiel
One of the most profound ways the most
religiously Christianly people fear and share as much hate
speech as the next guy is by linking up with Rome, and
this page illustrates how that is.
Action by an individual to become de-Catholicized
involves this, and living among
others taking that action looks like
this. Action by a worship community involves
this. Action by a business or
other such organization involves this.
All these action items are fully biblical yet almost
always summarily dismissed by supposedly devout Christians.
The term disunderstood is a deliberate one. It infers
the willful refusal to understand something.
This page has a bit more about
So much can be said about the entire sodomy issue. It is pretty
much a hate crime now even to refer to LGBT items as sodomy
Unfortunately, the World conversation is light years away
from the Kingdom conversation. For more on that, there is
this page, and
[July 30 note] I feel I must add some defition to my term
"masculinity-oriented", but that's merely because the concept
masculinity has been so abused and destroyed in today's
society. It is fine for these purposes, but I do feel a better
term might be masculinity-feminity respecting,
incorporating not just the idea that a man knows how to be a man
as God made him, but that he respects women righteously (not by
virtue signalling) and he courageously supports sexual health,
boundaries, and morals. A fine treatise on all of this is in
Robert Hicks' book The Masculine Journey, and more
about this is on my page of favorite
books. (Virtue signalling, by the way, is making
relatively hyperbolic remarks about things to try to appear
intelligent and show how much one should be accepted in a
discursive community. It is a form of politically correct
expression and particularly prevalent in today's social media
environment. Example for this note: "I extremely respect
women!" is shared only for appearances.)
The Kubrick film, for those unfamiliar with it, is
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the
Bomb. The image above is that of the title character,
played by Peter Sellers. [July 23 note:] I'd just watched the
end of the film on TCM, and did not remember that the tune
played over the closing barrage of nukes was "We'll Meet Again."
I note this because it is the same tune Stephen Colbert and his
legion of hate speech cohorts sang at the end of The Colbert
Report's last show in December 2014.
I wrote a bit
about it here.
Who is "Cain"? Here's an FAQ answer.
And here's a page with
some information about the copy providers, just to sort of help
with your discovery of that truth about who's really pumping our
minds, or at least trying to for those who actually do care
about filling their souls instead with Christ's words.
[July 7 note] Since I uploaded this I've been blogging with some
further considerations related to this subject.
That series starts here at
my blog, Wonderful
For a bit more on the power of one's words, read
the third chapter of James. The entire book of Acts is about
Jesus' disciples sharing truthful spiritual health speech, and
being confronted by the World's speech police officers.
Some thoughts on The Way to Share True
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