Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mozart Would've Loved This Version

Well, it appears the Islamo-Fascists have won again.

The decision of a leading opera house in Germany to cancel a performance of Mozart's "Idomeneo" because of a scene depicting the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad was "crazy," the country's interior minister said Wednesday.

Fearing a violent backlash from the Muslim community, Kirsten Harms, director of Berlin's Deutsche Opera, said she decided to cancel the production after a warning from state security officials. She said she was "weighing artistic freedom and freedom of a theater ... against the question of security for people's lives."

This is exactly what these extremists want. The ability to dictate what is and is not acceptable in our own societies. Break out the burqas and stop shaving that facial hair.

They seem to be winning in Europe. So far the only ones who have had the balls to stand up to these thugs have been the Danes. Even the media in US has

All is not lost. It appears that some Germans have spines (probably most, just like in the US). There were many comments, but I think the German government's top cultural official, Bernd Neumann's was the most cognizant of the situation

"When the concern over possible protests leads to self-censorship, then the democratic culture of free speech becomes endangered."

As Kyle from South Park said in an episode ironically censored by Comedy Central: "Either it's all okay, or none of it is."

When we begin to selectively censor art, speech or the written word based on fear, or even worse, so-called cultural sensitivity, we move closer the tyranny the extremists want us all to live under. This is where Orwell's prediction --"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--for ever" --becomes eerily prescient. These death-cult* extremists are the boot, and the Western world is willingly placing it's face on the ground.

* - I want to be absolutely clear on what I mean when I use the phrases death-cult and Islamo-Fascist. I am not referring to Islam as a whole, nor the huge majority who are moderates. What I am referring to are the followers of Wahhabism. I equate them with the so-called Christians who run around murdering doctors and bombing medical clinics all the while claiming to do so in the name of the same God whose tenets they are breaking. Different religion, same tactics. Both groups appear to be so insecure in their beliefs, they seek validation by fear and oppression.