In a truly harrowing, not-to-be-missed article in The Brussels Journal, Fjordman (who appears to go by this name alone) illustrates in depth how authorities in the European Union:
… are stepping up censorship efforts, openly talking about media “speech codes” and aggressively slapping labels such as “racism” or “xenophobia” on anybody daring to criticize the immigration policies or pointing out the inadequate response to Muslim gang violence.
Fjordman makes a dire prediction which we ignore at our peril:
As problems in Europe get worse, which they will, the EU will move in an increasingly repressive direction until it either becomes a true, totalitarian entity or falls apart. This strange mix of powerful censorship of public debate, yet little control over public law and order, has by some been labelled anarcho-tyranny.
He cites many horrifying examples of Europe’s mad march toward “increasingly totalitarian…censorship efforts…[which] conceal the fact that its authorities] are no longer willing or able to uphold even the most basic security of their citizenry.” Although Fjordman acknowledges that the U.S. does not have laws against “hate speech,” he does link the trends in the EU to similar ones on American campuses, offering the following example:
At Ohio State University, a librarian was accused of sexual harassment after he recommended four best-selling conservative books for a freshman reading program, among them The Professors by David Horowitz and Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye’or. He made the recommendations after others had suggested a series of books with a left-wing perspective. The librarian was put under “investigation” by the OSU after three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against him, saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.”
This very important article exposes what one party cited by Fjordman describes as “’the greatest erosion of democratic practice in the world’s advanced democracies’ since WW2.” Read the whole piece, and tremble.