Silencing the Iconic
I see that the following news item on the legendary Brigitte Bardot caught Jay Nordlinger’s eye, as well:
The headline was arresting: “Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur.” She had incited “racial hatred.” Oh my goodness, how? What did she say? I prepared for the worst. BB had said, “I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population, which is destroying us, destroying our country, and imposing its acts.” That’s it: For that, on trial as a criminal. …
Ladies and gentlemen, when I hear about Brigitte Bardot, or Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant in Canada, I am grateful to live in a free country. For all my complaining about America, I am grateful. And I know you are, too.
The differences between the United States and other Western nations aren’t always directly before us, but sometimes we are gifted with reminders.