Zero Tolerance; Free Speech and Expression Censorship Mounts World Wide
Threatened in India, Now Political Cartoons of Leaders Being Censored in Textbooks
From the Comments on the below article;
End of the Republic.
by poster, Observer | 15-May-2012
India is slowly but surely taking steps away from Democracy. First Internet freedom. Now this. So much for “India story”… Its more like “India Tragedy”… “The end of the Republic” All these “changes” are slow creeping in through the back door. In a Republic , Freedom of Speech and expression do not exist due to the Generosity of the Politicians. These are fundamental rights that are enshrined in the Constitution. Hmm … So much for the Constitution of India
The Indian Express : Tue May 15 2012
…………………..But what’s most disturbing is the unanimity with which all political leaders in Parliament agreed — no, competed — to show zero tolerance. The Ambedkar cartoon was just a first flimsy excuse, the entire tradition of political caricature may be under threat. Other anodyne cartoons in the NCERT political science curriculum featuring Jawaharlal Nehru, A.B. Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh are said to have incurred the “strong displeasure” of a section of MPs. Lampooning leaders will now bring heavy consequences. Given that many MPs — from Arun Jaitley to Ram Vilas Paswan — have strong memories of the Emergency, and of defying it, it is indeed sad that they now seem so comfortable simply whiting out material from a textbook. We rely on the good sense of our legislators to uphold free expression, and this inability to see an old cartoon for what it is makes them more laughable than anything dreamt up by a satirist.
What explains this eruption of intolerance now?……………………….
This smacks of UN Agenda 21 consensus pressure to control dissent by unconstitutional political correctness acts to squelch opposition to government. Read Rosa Koire’s book, Behind The Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21 for the way it infiltrates into local communities as well as regions and countries of the world.
Without freedom of speech and expression there is no freedom that cannot be taken away. I would add that this generation may not willingly give away the rights of the next generation by agreeing to go along with slavery and tyranny and gagging of expression. This generation may indeed burden the next generation with illegal debts and enslavements, but every generation is responsible for their actions and may throw off that unearned bondage with courage and will.