The American Gulag & Denying Reality by Phyllis Chesler

The American Gulag

For years, beginning in 2003, I have personally faced both censorship and demonization. When I began publishing pieces about anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and Islamic gender and religious apartheid at conservative sites, I was seen as having "gone over to the dark side," as having joined the legion of enemies against all that was right and good.

My former easy and frequent access to left-liberal venues was over. I learned, early on, about the soft censorship of the Left, the American version of the Soviet Gulag. One could think, write, and even publish but it would be as if one had not spoken--although one would still be constantly attacked for where one published as much as for what one published.

Since then, Left censorship has only gotten worse. (There is also censorship on the Right--but not quite as much.)

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Denying Reality Will Get Us Killed
 

President Obama could not bring himself to utter the word "Muslim" (not even "radical Islamist") in his public statement following the worst mass shooting murder in American history--one inspired by ISIS, one claimed by ISIS--an attack committed by a home-grown, lone wolf, Muslim-American citizen, whose parents came here from Afghanistan.

Obama focused on the "handgun" issue, on gun violence, as did other members of his administration. Yet, the Orlando shooter was a security guard who had the legal right to pack and carry. He was an armed guard. Think about that for a minute. And he carefully planned this mass murder. Months ago, he became enraged when he saw two gay men kissing in Miami; weeks ago, he tried to purchase high grade military body armor.

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