Dear Nicole Arbour and her Freedom of Speech

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“I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

I still remember the first time I heard that phrase. I was only about 14 years old and I heard it said on some television program. I don’t recall the exact nature of the show. Perhaps some history documentary on National Geographic or something similar. Although I may not recall the exact context, I shall never forget the effect those words had upon me. Oddly enough, if memory serves, my Freshman history teacher repeated that phrase in class a few days later, as though the universe itself were attempting to reiterate the importance of such words.

The phrase hit me so hard because it was such a powerful idea. And at that age, it was an idea I had never considered before. I was still a kid. I was just a child. And as children, our world view harbors a very selfish and narcissistic protectiveness towards our own viewpoint. Right? Children don’t tend to deviate from the herd. We like having friends with similar interests. We don’t want conflict. We don’t want people with different opinions. Children prefer to befriend and surround themselves with clones of their own personality. Nothing wrong with that. In a big and scary world of uncertainty, it’s a natural part of the human condition to wish to feel camaraderie within our tribe. Children take great comfort in being cocooned in a sort of homogeneous conformity. As children we attack those who are different. Faggot. Retard. Pussy. Wimp. Four-eyes. Gimp. We make fun of them. Ridicule those who do not fit our ideologies.

So, I was astounded when I heard that phrase, “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Here was the idea that freedom of expression is of such tantamount importance, we should be willing to forfeit our very lives to preserve it. But more than that, individual freedom is so sacrosanct, we should be willing to lay down our lives in defense of others freedom, even if their views are diametrically opposed to our own ethics.

As a kid in junior high, this concept of “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” completely blew my mind. It was one of the most noble and righteous principals I had ever been taught. There is a sense of dignity and self-respect encapsulated in that philosophy which I immediately embraced and have held unto steadfast since the moment I first heard those words.

“I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Which brings us to the brilliant Nicole Arbour and our freedom of speech.

For those of you who do not know who she is, Nicole Arbour is a Canadian actress, model, and cheerleader with a channel on YouTube hosting around 300,000 subscribers that launched a viral video in September 2015 called “Dear Fat People”. Let me start by saying I have never met or spoken to Nicole Arbour. I have no personal connection to Nicole whatsoever. Nevertheless, I absolutely love and respect her talent. She is among the most hilarious, articulate and insightful commentators I have ever seen. I genuinely admire and envy her command of language, because she can phrase her thoughts so succinctly and so beautifully, she expresses her ideas with more wit and charm in 5 minutes than I can do in 20 minutes. Seriously. I’m long-winded as hell. I don’t know when to stop. I just keep going. Nicole is such a talented writer she can say things with far greater eloquence and brevity than I ever manage to do. Anytime she’s unscripted, she is also endearingly awkward. As well-spoken as she may be in her writing, she’s rather hyper in interviews and that makes her all the more charming. Nicole is incredible, intelligent and quick-witted. I adore this girl.

In her “Dear Fat People” video, Nicole made a lot of brilliant and hysterical remarks about how one shouldn’t take pride in the gradual suicide that is obesity. Since our culture is rapidly devolving into a society of morons who think every single behavior should be celebrated, including those which are highly immoral or self-destructive, the video received a tremendous amount of backlash. In fact, the backlash was so severe, her entire channel was briefly banned from YouTube as “hate speech” even though the whole point of the video was a very supportive message to overweight people saying, “Hey, stop killing yourself!” That’s a good message. That’s a positive message. But our culture has become so scared to criticize or demean anyone (except heterosexual Caucasian Christian males), that people are actually stupid enough to think Bruce Jenner is a chick just because he started wearing a dress. If I have sex with a bearskin rug, that doesn’t make me a grizzly… That was a bad analogy. Should have had Nicole write a better one. Let’s move on…

Now that you have a little background on Nicole Arbour, you would think the story would end there. Right? YouTube personality with a respectable subscriber base. Made a video. People got offended. YouTube took it down. YouTube took a lot of heat for unjustified censorship and brought her channel back. That should be the end of the story.

But something far more fascinating happened. A little microcosm of YouTube began to fester like a sociological experiment in a petri dish. What happened in the months that followed was intriguing in ways I never would have predicted.

People just keep hating this girl. The amount of vitriol and venom against her is rather bizarre. There are countless fake news channels on YouTube, you know those channels with the hipster assholes posing as reporters where someone with a 6th grade reading level writes inane commentaries on people who don’t fit their political agenda. I won’t name them because I don’t want to give any of these charlatans ( or The Young Turks or ETC News or InformOverload) more publicity. Nevertheless, numerous such outlets have created videos attacking Nicole. Worst of all, they are vicious and brutal against her in very personal ways. This wouldn’t bother me so much if they admitted to being personal commentaries. The reason I find these criticisms so abhorrent and unscrupulous is because they purport to be “news” channels, yet nothing could show a lack of journalistic integrity more than making personal attacks and pretending you have all the gravity of Walter Cronkite, when you’re more like Ron Burgundy. Those who hate Nicole Arbour have field days attempting to discredit her. When some ex-boyfriend of hers made a video where he breaks down in blubbering tears while insinuating that she abused him, the virtual pitchforks went ballistic. Some of these weirdos have gone so far as to compare old videos and timelines, taking her to task and trying to prove that Nicole is lying about inconsequential remarks she made in videos 4 years ago. Really bizarre high school drama bullshit. Trying to dig up any dirt they can find on Nicole, just to make her look bad.

You get the idea. The point is, Nicole didn’t fade away into obscurity like I expected, because people keep on getting all riled up by her for no good reason. She’s like that little girl in gradeschool that everyone ignored, then she played piano in the school talent show, and now the bullies pick on her for the rest of the school year. Relentlessly.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why.

Obviously, part of the reason Nicole gets verbally assaulted is because she’s popular. Her channel has hundreds of thousands of subscribers and her viral videos have over 10 million views. Once you begin to stand out above the crowd, it’s far more likely the unwashed masses will start pelting you with rocks. That’s what uneducated lemmings like to do. But there has to be more to it than mere popularity.

Why unleash so much animosity towards a random blond chick on YouTube? Why does anyone care about her? Why are people so obsessed with crucifying her?

This raises an even bigger question: Why did I care so much? None of my business. I don’t even know her! What difference does it make to me? Why do I care what happens to her?

These two questions kept on kicking around in my head. Why do people hate Nicole? Why does it bother me that people are attacking her?

Suddenly it hit me. The answer to each question was obvious.

In the series of social commentary videos she is creating, Nicole is saying things that the silent majority of people are thinking and feeling. And those views go against the opinions of the liberals and the politically correct and the social justice warriors. Every single one of these YouTube channels who attack Nicole Arbour are channels that espouse extreme left-wing liberal agendas. Liberals have proven time and again, their primary objective is to crucify and silence anyone who fails to conform to their dogma. Liberals will even go so far as to use courts and lawyers to drive people out of business if you dare disagree with their principals. Since Nicole Arbour is extraordinarily politically incorrect and her viral video garnered a huge amount of attention, she was crowned the poster child of libertard hatred, the ideal effigy for angry femnazis and millennials to batter and burn like a sexy Barbie pinata. That is why these people are so relentless and obsessed with continually vilifying some random Canadian chick on the Internet. Nicole speaks out against them. Nicole calls them on their bullshit. Nothing disproves the emotionally charged lies and propaganda of fascist liberals faster than articulate logic and reason. Nicole threatens the ignorance to which they so zealously cling.

That answers the question of why they are incessantly harassing Nicole.

But why does this bother me so much? Why do I care that this girl is being ostracized? I’ve never met her. I’ve never spoken to her. She’s not even an American citizen. Why does it make me so angry to see people condemn her? Because the methodology used by these commie bastards to shame and ostracize people into conformity with their ideologies goes against every freedom the United States stands for.

It’s not about defending Nicole like some teen White Knight moron yearning to score some Canadian sexting. It’s about protecting what Nicole represents.

“I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Truly a noble sentiment. Men and women who agree with those words comprise the foundation of American values to defy tyranny and defend liberty.

Liberals and social justice warriors do not possess any honor or nobility for they have mutilated that phrase into their childish mentality. Their mantra is:

“I disagree with what you say, so I will fight you to the death and suppress your right to say it.”

Won’t it be a great day when people finally remember that you can disagree with opinions without ostracizing those who have them?

Many citizens today fail to understand that The Bill of Rights have never been political rights granted to We the People by the government. The Bill of Rights enumerates intrinsic human rights which are applicable at all times and in all situations, political or otherwise. The Bill of Rights serve as commands reiterated to the government, enumerating and clarifying additional inalienable rights endowed by our Creator, as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Our freedom of speech and the press aren’t merely rights that can not be legally abridged by the government, they are rights that can not be ethically infringed by anyone. No individuals. No corporations. No communities.

Nevertheless, we see the evil tyranny of liberals trying to undermine these basic human rights all the time. They are nothing but patrioteers, twisting the meaning of our most sacred founding documents to fit their personal agendas.

Those who embrace this Marxist mentality, those who support such fascist political agendas, need to be convicted as traitors to our country for their sedition against our Bill of Rights, because these socialist ideologies of censorship mirror the dogma of all tyrants and dictators. Everything they represent, everything they stand for, is in direct violation of human freedom and undermines our Constitution and all it stands for. These turncoats support the very same usurpations which forged the Revolutionary War and impelled We the People to take arms against those who would dare to oppose our liberty.

Patriots, willing to fight and die to preserve the ideals of America, can no longer be idle or silent in the face of these domestic enemies of our Constitution. We swore an oath to protect and defend the principals of that document. Remaining silent in the face of injustice neither protects nor defends our ideals and instead permits the toxic lies of censorship to prevail. I implore my fellow patriots, the silent majority, to break your silence. Speak out. Fight. Words are weapons and this is war.

You remember that other saying. The one we were taught as children, but kids today are never being told:
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”

Liberals don’t have any sticks or stones. They only have names. Racist. Bigot. Sexist. Intolerant. When slinging those juvenile names proved to be inconsequential, liberals started inventing brand new meaningless words and phrases. Rape culture. Homophobic. White privilege. Gun nut. Microaggressor. These names are a joke. These names are all nonsense, but liberals think they are very important. That is because name-calling is the only weapon liberals and gradeschool bullies know how to use. Childish names are their preferred way to attack those who oppose them… But names will never hurt me.

I’m not the only one who thinks these people are a joke. The inevitable backlash of riddiculing their mentality grows stronger everyday and is illustrated wonderfully in this song called Trigger Warning by Sunshine Skater kids…

Showing the irrational insanity of these people as demonic deathmetal is quite accurate. They sound like monsters and demons.

We can no longer allow these liberal villains to engage in their sociological terrorism of frightening patriots into silent conformity. We’re Americans, damnit. We never conform to tyrants. We drive them back across the sea. Since the birth of our great nation, that’s what Americans have always done. Some of us may die fighting those battles. But we’ve never lost those wars, and I’ll be damned if we start losing now.

This war we are fighting is not simply an American conflict. This is a World War and all free peoples of Western culture from Europe to Australia to Canada are being attacked by these fascist ideologies. The armies of Mordor are on the move and the orcs are flying rainbow banners.

Fighting the good fight brings us full-circle and takes us back to the dear Nicole Arbour.

Nicole Arbour may not be an American citizen, but Nicole is an American patriot, for her candor and fearlessness for speaking her mind embodies the highest ideals America represents. Never let anyone tell you what words you are not “allowed” to say. No human being will ever have such authority over you. Speak your mind. And if the opinions of Nicole Arbour hurt your feelings or offend you or make you feel bad or trigger your sissy ass to cower in your safe place, go cry to your therapist like the pansy you are and leave the rest of us out of your egocentric drama. You may not always agree with Nicole. I don’t always agree with Nicole. In fact, as a passionate supporter of the Second Amendment, I hated this video. Nicole regurgitated the typical false statistics and irrational analogies of anti-gun zombies… but I will defend to the death her right to speak her mind.