HISTORY: FREEDOM SCREAMERS | nationalsalvation.net
George Orwell explained in his novel 1984 that a rational society must include "the right to say that two plus two equals four." In The Crown Versus Joseph Pierce, 1987, the British court ruled to send a man to prison under the Hate Laws by declaring "The truth is no defense."
This phrase, "The truth is no defense," has a long and disreputable history. In 1796, due to the support of George Washington, John Adams became the last president elected on the Federalist Party ticket by a hair's breadth, beating Jefferson by three electoral votes.
In 1798, the Federalist Party won its last national victory. Due to the XYZ Affair, it carried a huge majority of both Houses of Congress. It passed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1799, which largely outlawed criticism of government policy. It saw the first amendment as gun controllers see the second amendment today, as something that wasn't really there.
After 1798 Jefferson did his critiquing anonymously. Publishers and editors went to prison in droves. One of their major demands was to get rid of the British-derived doctrine that, when it came to the King and His policies, "The truth is no defense."
In 1800, the Federalist Party was defeated at every level. It began its steady slide into nonexistence. The PEOPLE, not the courts, got rid of that whorish doctrine, "The truth is no defense" in America.
Now we accept the idea that the truth is no defense in fact, if not in words. I lived with that for decades as scholar after scholar was ruined for telling the truth about innate racial differences. When he was fired, the screaming New York Jews and those who learned from them cowed the Masturbation Generation by screaming, "Six Million Jews!!!!"
We won, now that even the New York Times says that, "the hereditarianism view of racial differences is far more acceptable today than it was (previously). But the cost was staggering and the heroes forgotten.
And the LESSON is forgotten.
In the 1960s I listened quizzically as libertarians went into great detail about how Ayn Rand or LeFevre or some other Libertarian Truth had justified freedom in a tome. I thought how EUROPEAN this was. Screamers had crushed the old American idea that I have freedom because I will do what I damned well please.
The AMERICAN version of freedom is Grandma sitting on the front porch with a shotgun waiting for the government to run over her house to build a road. The AMERICAN version of freedom of speech is not a tome and a Wordist doctrine justifying freedom, but "two plus two equals four."
Like everything in life, freedom is not a doctrine. It is a matter of sense. I will do anything I damned well please. If you say my money should go to "something worthwhile" instead of what, IN YOUR OPINON, is a "trivial" thing, I don't give a damn, no matter how loud you shriek.
So the Objectivists tried to shout ME down at the University of Virginia for my racism. It didn't work, by a long shot. So they stopped speaking to me. Since all they would have had to say to me was already in a book, it was no sacrifice.
I keep begging you to drop all that Wordism. ALWAYS INSERT "IN YOUR OPINION" when the shriekers shriek. We don't need a Russian Jewess, bless her heart, to tell us THAT. Ayn Rand was just the only one who had to guts to shriek down the New York shriekers in the age of the Masturbation Generation.
When they shriek "racism" no one dares ask, "What, IN YOUR OPINION, IS Racism?" No respectable conservative EVER presses that question, or even ASKS it.
The anti-racists (anti-whites) were shouting, and for the obedience-trained Masturbation Generation, that was enough. They learned in World War II that the highest honor was to obey a sergeant who screamed in your face. Their children learned from them, and their libertarian children needed a BOOK to deal with the shouters.
Once it takes a BOOK to justify freedom, it doesn't EXIST any more.