With The Handbook of 5GW at the publisher, and the beginning of the Afghanistan 2050 Roundtable looming, what better time to share this document that Curtis Gale Weeks put together on the intellectual history of 5GW/xGW theory:
I don’t mind that Elena Kagan is a lesbian. I do mind that Elena Kagan wants toÂ criminalizeÂ criticism of her lifestyle:
â€œWe should be looking for new approaches, devising new arguments,â€ Kagan declared, according to video of the event reviewed by POLITICO. She seemed to count herself among â€œthose of us who favor some form of pornography and hate speech regulationâ€ and told participants that â€œa great deal can be done very usefullyâ€ to crack down on such evils.
â€œStatutes may be crafted in ways that prohibit the worst of hate speech and pornography, language that goes to sexual violence. Such statutes may still be constitutional,â€ Kagan assured the meeting. She pressed for â€œnew and harsher penalties against the kinds of violence against women that takes place in producing pornography, the use of pandering statutes and pimp statutes against pornographersâ€¦perhaps the initiationâ€”the enactment of new statutes prohibiting the hiring of women for commercial purposes to engage in sexual activities.â€
My view of freedom is much closer to that described in a recent post of The Metropolis Times:
At my local college campus, we have a man who visits and tells students that wearing the color pink will send them to Hell, and that God hates homosexuals, Catholics, Mormons, liberal Christians, Buddhists, sororities and fraternities and a large number of other things.Â Invariably, a group of students will spontaneously form and argue with him.
This is the only country in the entire world where none of the people involved are breaking the law.
…. unless Elena Kagan gets her way.