This is what we are supposed to look up to an emulate?
At least some here, and abroad are holding up this as an example of what America should be. A land where you can be arrested, fined and jailed for what?
"I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts,"
That is Bridget Bardot's crime. Just stating an opinion.
Now we can argue that she is wrong, misguided, racists, xenophobic, and many other things. She may be all those things or none of them. But all she did was STATE that. She did not burn crosses, over turn vehicles, strap bombs to children, or shoot at them. She only stated that.
It is more telling for what the French are doing, than anything Bardot has said. It is a clear indication that 1984 has taken control of Europe, and that newspeak is the only acceptable form of free speech. Kind of like the joke in the old USSR:
American: We have free speech! We can say anything we want about our government!
Soviet: We have free speech too! We can say anything we want about your government too!
It is sad that with the dawn of the 21st century, America is being told by friends abroad, and by liberals at home, that to be great we have to emulate this kind of censorship. It is sadder still when their willing sycophants mouth those same sentiments, not understanding that even while they may agree with the keepers of newspeak today, the keepers of tomorrow may not be in synchronization with them.
Europe has taken a large step back from freedom. And the sad part of it is, they don't even realize they have just abrogated one of the most precious rights they had. All in the name of political correctness.
I for one do not want to see America goose stepping to this new world order.