A Review of Roosh’s “Free Speech Isn’t Free”
Free Speech Isn’t Free is the latest book from Roosh Valizadeh, and it’s a stark departure from his previous works. Up until recently, Roosh was most well-know for his how-to guides on meeting and seducing women the world over, but his recent activities – and this book in particular – show that Roosh is anything but a one trick pony.
FSIF is a first-person narrative covering the infamous 2015 “Battle of Canada” and 2016’s International Meetup Day. Both events should have been innocuous; the first, a speaking tour for those who are fans of his writing on masculinity, self-improvement, and lifestyle independence. The second, a pub-meetup held at major cities worldwide, for the dozen or so fans which live in each area. They should have been innocuous – but both of them blew up into international incidents.
The controversy surrounding the events came from an article he’d published in 2015, titled “How to Stop Rape“. In it he lamented the fact that many Western women are behaving recklessly; getting blackout drunk, dressing provocatively in bad neighbourhoods, and going home with men whom they just met. The result of this has been precisely what you’d expect: an explosion of “he said/she said” rape accusations, many of which are suspected to be a result of post-coital regret or simply drunken confusion. Any suggestions that women take reasonable precautions has been decried as a form of “rape apology” by prominent Feminist organizations, so Roosh – frustrated by College-aged women putting themselves in danger – satirically suggested that rape be ‘legalized’ on private property, so that women would think twice before going home with a stranger.
This article was used by the media and Social Justice organizations to label Roosh as a “Pro-Rape Advocate”, and to demonize him and those who follow his writing online.
This mendacious propaganda is what turned a couple of speaking engagements in Montreal and Toronto into the Battle of Canada; the media came out in full force against Roosh, attempted to get him removed from the country, pushed for mob violence against those attending, and the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, made a fool of himself attempting to ‘ban’ Roosh from entering the city, as well as instructing hotels in the area not to host his event.
A simple speaking engagement turned into a fight for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly against well-financed and organized forces within the Canadian government and media, who wanted to see Roosh and his supporters silenced.
Next year something similar happened with International Meet Up day; what should have been nothing more than a dozen or so men getting together, networking, and sharing advice on fitness, finances, and (of course) women, was labelled as an international “Pro Rape Organization” that was planning to go about raping women on the streets of the host city. The panic got so bad at one point that the Australian Navy mobilized to prevent Roosh from entering the country (something he wasn’t even planning to do)!
FSIF covers these events from two angles; the first is the the tactical, day-to-day precautions Roosh was forced to take, planning multiple venues, vetting attendees, and spreading disinformation over social media to keep the enemies of freedom chasing their own tails. Anybody who is politically conscious, and to the right of a full-blown Marxist, is well aware that there is a push to censor any and all “Crime Think” in the West; journalists are no longer allowed to call terrorism by its proper name, schools are being threatened with lawsuits for using “gendered” pronouns, and the common carriers of information on the internet – Facebook, YouTube, Google, Twitter, etc – are more than happy to silence dissent. Much has been written about the strategy of dealing with these forces on the ideological level, but FSIF is the first tactical analysis of how to physically organize when under attack from these foes.
The second thread woven throughout the book is that of Roosh’s philosophical growth; how meeting with like-minded men allowed him to learn from them, and how the sheer scope of the events in question demonstrated that this is more than just a group of noisy social outcasts. The blue-haired, socially malformed, and sexually-confused “Social Justice Warriors” who live on Tumblr are just the foot soldiers of this new movement. The amount of organization, and the sheer levels of manufactured outrage, as well as the complicity of governments, media, and colleges in attacking the meet ups, shows that there is a deeper agenda at play here; a globalist agenda which views traditional values, stable marriages, nationalism, and healthy sex roles as a threat against their ability to rule a broken and degenerate people.
FSIF is an important book for anyone whose values align with Western Civilization; who wants to live in a free society of moral men and women, rather than a corporate/government run playpen where masturbation is encouraged, but hurting someone else’s feelings is punishable by banishment.
If you’ve ever worried about what sort of country we’re leaving to our children, then Free Speech Isn’t Free is an absolute must for your bookshelf.