This editorial below appeared in Denmark’s biggest newspaper Jyllands-Posten. JP certainly has the credibility to speak to this issue, given its determination to print the Motoons despite all the threats to its editor and the cartoonists.
There is probably not another MSM outlet in existence that is willing to be so outspoken. We need hundreds more like it. Instead we have hanging ’round our necks the albatross of Big Media, with its slants and silences.
DAY OF SHAME
Great Britain has, with its rejection of the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, marked a new low in Western democracy’s pathetic genuflection to the forces who in the name of religion replace arguments with violence, vandalism, and threats.
It is embarrassing beyond imagination.
Geert Wilders is a controversial politician, but that should not be a problem in a society where the people in a democratic way elect their leaders. On the contrary sharply formulated standpoints are the premise of a healthy and lively democracy.
No matter how much opposition or outright repulsion the politically correct establishment of Great Britain feels towards Geert Wilders, it can never be a valid reason for this violation of the rules of diplomacy.
Rejection of a member of another European country’s legislative assembly is a grave breach of the good international rule of cooperation, so serious that it should cause clear and unambiguous protests from every other member of the EU…
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At the end, it is probably not about disagreeing with Wilders that has led to this. Actually, it is apparently based directly on fears that there will be riots in the streets if he shows up.
That is, the British government admits that it would rather break its good international character than risk violent reactions from people who argue with violence. It is a day of shame for Great Britain.
Jyllands Posten is correct. Less and less are governments responsive to what people want. This rule by the elites, who appear to talk only to one another, is a disturbing portent for the health and wellbeing of the West.
Hat Tip and translation: TB