September 18, 2012 by Julia
By now, we’ve all seen this photograph of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula being taken away for “voluntary questioning”:
Because sure, it’s TOTALLY NORMAL to be asked to submit to “voluntary questioning” for alleged probation violations at midnight by at least five cops. Yup, happens all the time. Okay, who am I kidding? It rarely, if ever, happens, and the probation narrative is complete BS. Dude was hauled in for questioning because the feds didn’t like how he used his free speech–which is the ENTIRE REASON we have free speech rights to begin with, of course.
Now, this post wasn’t supposed to be about Nakoula. No, no, it was supposed to be about how the lapdog media is not even hiding their shameless lies anymore, and maybe even about how Jay Carney and Susan Rice have also told us blatant lies this week. That is, it was supposed to be about lies until I saw this:
(Photobucket is being weird, so here is the direct link)
This, my friends, is a screencap of the ACLU website from early this morning (or late last night, depending on your perspective). As you can see, there is NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of Nakoula or the video. None. The White House asked a private company to remove a privately made video . . . no mention. Our top military official besides the commander-in-chief calls a private citizen to ask him to stop speaking . . . no mention. To be fair to the ACLU, I checked all five “News & Updates” stories – nothing. The Constitution Day story? It’s all about how evil schools may ask children to think critically, and how terrible that would be.
How about the Facebook page? Nope, not there either. Apropos of this post, though, I did find this nugget:
In a poll commissioned by the National Constitution Center, only six percent of poll-takers could name “the four rights” guaranteed by the First Amendment. Can you?
The answers are kind of sad (multiple people answered “right to remain silent,” for instance, or left out religion altogether), although some people raised the valid points that “petition” and “assembly” may be considered two different rights, and “free exercise” and “establishment” are two different rights as well, meaning that there are six and not four rights. On top of that, the ACLU seems to have completely abandoned our right to free speech, so maybe its “four rights” read something like this: “establishment clause, petition, assembly, press.” No free speech, no free exercise of religion . . . and probably only “free press” because it’s in the tank for the Left.
And what about Twitter? I’m all about fairness, so I headed over to Twitter to see if maybe the ACLU simply didn’t get to put a statement on its page yet (which it updates every day, but whatever). I read all of the tweets back through September 11, since this wasn’t an issue before that date. Any mention of Nakoula? A big fat NO–the main topics are drone strikes, privacy, voting, women’s “health,” HIV, and the Occupy movement. To the ACLU’s credit, I did find this one tweet on a relevant topic:
— ACLU National (@ACLU) September 13, 2012
KKK? Sure, free speech. Dude who makes a video that some Muslims and our president don’t like? Fuck ‘im. (for the record, both the KKK and Nakoula have free speech rights, which should be obvious to everyone). This is made all the more ironic when you see what the ACLU has to say about Occupy:
— ACLU National (@ACLU) September 17, 2012
Which received only one reply:
@aclu How about “rights” of the guy in Ca. taken into custody for making a really crappy movie that upset some religious group? On the case?
— Formerly Scooter_NJ (@Scooter_Texas) September 17, 2012
On the case? I’m going to guess no.
But what IS the the ACLU doing, if not defending free speech? Forcing schools to ban father-daughter dances. Keep fighting the good fight, ACLU.
If you still have any capacity to be horrified, read what Mother Jones has to say about this, especially the comments. These are liberals! Aren’t they supposed to be our allies in opposing police states and restrictions on free speech? What in the world is happening here?
Shame on you, Left. Shame. On. You.
I’ll leave you with an example from Zombie’s great collection of the best Quickmeme results for the Nakoula photo (check out the whole collection).