The New Blasphemy Laws

Freedom of speech and freedom of expression were never about free speech or free expression. If you haven’t figured that out yet, you simply haven’t been paying attention:

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is emphasizing a ban on the sale of lewd or profane products in its stores after a vendor in Alaska sold figurines carrying a crude catch phrase aimed at the commander in chief.

In the days leading up to Christmas, a temporary vendor at the exchange on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage sold wooden bear figurines fashioned to resemble former President Donald Trump and holding signs reading, “Let’s Go Brandon,” according to the Anchorage Daily News, which first reported the sales.

The foot-tall bears sported long red ties and slicked-back blond hair in Trump fashion, the newspaper said.

“Let’s Go Brandon” serves as code for some who oppose Joe Biden’s presidency. Pro-Trump crowds routinely chant the phrase during rallies, and it now adorns T-shirts, hats, coffee mugs and a host of other merchandise popular with conservatives.

It’s time to start applying the actual anti-blasphemy and anti-obscenity laws, many of which are still on the books. The Christian society we had then was vastly superior to the inverted one we have now. It begins with a) Christianity, b) clean speech, and c) the parallel economy.

Don’t swear, don’t strip, and don’t support satanry.