Fashion designer Galliano sounds like a tool and dresses like a flamboyant narcissist, but it still shocks me that he could have faced prison time for spouting off a racist slur. The Enlightenment may have started in Europe, but it sure didn’t last long there. Freedom of speech is something I really take for granted here in America. Everyone should have the right to be a racist tool.
And for those who have little sympathy for Galliano because he legitimately sounds like he is anti-Semitic, read about the pub singer who was arrested in the UK for singing “Kung Fu Fighting.” You see, that song is racist against Chinese people. Western civilization is really becoming pathetic.
Mark Steyn has written a great piece on this topic, well worth the read.