Friday, April 20, 2007

Orwell Strikes Again

Earlier this week, I posted an article entitled Orwellian Redux which discussed political efforts to silence and remove Raoul Felder, the Chairman of New York's Commission on Judicial Conduct, for off-color, non-politically correct comments he made in a book he co-wrote entitled "Schmucks." Well, "Big Brother" is at it again. By a unanimous vote, the Commission has now stripped Mr. Felder of his right to speak publicly on behalf of the Commission and to sign letters as its Chairman. The blitzkrieg on independent thought and speech continues with nary a whimper from anyone. Complacency, folks, is an extremely dangerous thing. In times like these, when free thinking and opinion are routinely castigated by those who portend (or pretend) to be the carriers of freedom's torch, remember this little ditty: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing."

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