The fabulous Yid With Lid Blog caught something the rest of us missed when President Narcissist was at the U.N. last week. Apparently, he’s got a problem with free speech (like we didn’t know that already):
On the last day of the UN’s Hate Israel Human Rights Council meetings it passed a resolution crafted jointly by the U.S. and Egypt talks to importance of freedom of expression, calling it “one of the essential foundations of a democratic society” and urging countries to protect it `
After the “niceties” the resolution talks about “negative racial and religious stereotyping,” and condemns any advocacy of “religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.” It urges governments to “address and combat such incidents,” in line with their obligations under international law.
Speaking on behalf of the European Union, French representative Jean-Baptiste Mattei said the language about stereotyping referred to the stereotyping of individuals, not religions, ideologies or abstract values. Human rights laws do not and should not protect belief systems.
But Pakistan’s Zamir Akram, speaking for the OIC, used the terms “negative stereotyping” and “defamation of religions” interchangeably, and said the phenomenon affected not only individuals but also religions and belief systems.
In other words, from now on, things like those famous Mohammad Cartoons will be against international law. President Obama is trying to “give up” the First Amendment
You know, when President Narcissist was elected, I (obviously) wasn’t a fan. And my attitude at the time was ‘Let’s make the best of this — Let’s see what he can do.” This is pretty much the attitude I had when Bill Clinton was elected, and Lord knows HE turned out to be quite entertaining.
Obama? Far less entertaining. My attitude had declined to “It’s just four year,” then to “I can’t wait until 2010 elections.”
After reading this? It more like “What the HELL is wrong with this guy?”
I suppose that’s illegal under international law, too.