Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Geert Wilders Trial..., Cultural Relativism Misunderstood?? Misfortune or Lesson Learned ????

Today I came across a most interesting blog by a "religious" conservative figure whom I would have guessed  might not have taken a pro Wilder's point of view in the pending hate crimes against Muslims trial in the Netherlands. Of course this link will take you to his blog which I am positively sure you will be as thrilled to read as I was.

I consider my views to be moderately to the right of center as far as political positioning may go. However, Mr. Wilders has been extremely outspoken against the Muslim community. I need to talk about  a quote for you in regards to cultural relativism as this is an academic blog. I give  my opinion for you my readers to receive.. Here is a comment a  reader of the archbishops blog made in regards to Mr. Wilders comments:

"Bless you, Your Grace. I’d like to quote from the speech Mr Wilders made when he was finally allowed to visit Britain in March of this year: "❛First, we will have to defend freedom of speech. It is the most important of our liberties. In Europe and certainly in the Netherlands, we need something like the American First Amendment. Second, we will have to end and get rid of cultural relativism. To the cultural relativists, the shariah socialists, I proudly say: Our Western culture is far superior to the Islamic culture. Don’t be afraid to say it. You are not a racist when you say that our own culture is better. Third, we will have to stop mass immigration from Islamic countries. Because more Islam means less freedom.❜
4 October 2010 12:16
There are quite a few interesting statements here for you to ponder over....... This commenter likens that Europe and the Netherlands should be like America. The West is far superior than Islam? Is it really? Who can qualify and quantify this? Interesting.......... Does more Islam really mean less freedom? How interesting???????...
Whats for sure is that the followers of this Wilders gentleman truly are radical right wing anti- Islamic and extremist to say the least. They almost are just like anti right wing terrorists that are against the west??? I am not sure but if there were a political spectrum of some kind........you would place this type of idological thinking whereabouts? How interesting?
This promises to be an interesting trial for this Mr. Wilder gentlemen. I have a feeling he will be found guilty by his country. The shame of it is that he will be a hero and has already become a hero in Europe to so many right wing anti Islamic extremists that his ideology has and will become stronger...
I agree you do need a First Amendment and freedom of speech, it is paramount to the American way of life!!!!
Does it also mean that you can yell FIRE in a movie theater??????

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