Friday, November 11, 2011

"You have free speech as long as OWS agrees with what you say!"

Even though it was nearly impossible to hear council members speak, Grabelle dismissed council members' complaint that they didn't have the freedom to speak.

"From my perspective, they're free to speak," said Grabelle, who works for the California Nurses Association. "We're shouting them down because we don't want them to bring thousands of police to downtown Oakland. ... They should allow us to freely assemble."
They've been freely assembled and assaulting people and ruining businesses and vandalizing places for how long now? And shouting down someone they're upset with is 'freedom of speech'. Wonderful people, aren't they?

Just a quite post, ran across this and had to say something.


BobG said...

"Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side."
- Anonymous

Windy Wilson said...

"They are free to speak but we're shouting them down."
And this from someone who doubtless believes that "we had to destroy the village in order to save it" is an oxymoron.
Hypocrisy has finally surfaced in the Left, which they would recognize if they only had minds.

Sigivald said...

If cops parked just outside the park and ran sirens at top volume 24/7 so that nobody could hear anyone talk at a "general assembly", I suspect we wouldn't hear that that's "free speech" in return, despite it being logically identical.

Only one way to find out.