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Category: Censorship

Jul 20 2021

Time to Repeal the First Amendment?

Back on his San Diego beach beat, Mark Dice alarmingly confirms that the average idiot would go along with repealing the First Amendment in the name of suppressing “racist facts”:

The entire Constitution is living on borrowed time, as liberal control of education, the media, and entertainment sinks us ever deeper into a morass of abject idiocy.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jul 18 2021

Jacinda Ardern Speaks for the Ministry of Truth

On behalf of the global establishment, New Zealand’s leftist Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms that the Ministry of Truth provides all of the information we need. All of this information can be trusted. No information from any other source can be trusted:

Those who insist on disseminating information not consist with what is currently provided by the Ministry of Truth will be reported by the Biden’s Handlers Administration to Facebook for cancelation. The Administration holds that this cancelation should be extended to all other social media platforms.

On a tip from seaoh.

Jul 15 2021

Facebook Is Banning the Criticism of Ideas

Democrats cannot explicitly ban criticism of ideas, because they don’t have the leverage yet to abolish the Constitution. So they outsource censorship to Big Tech. In strict technical terms, Facebook is not a branch of the government that it helped install in power, so it isn’t unconstitutional for Zuckerberg’s minions to censor criticism of ideas the government does not want people questioning.

Previously, speech could only be suppressed if it was likely to result in imminent physical harm. Thanks to a policy update, words only have to be deemed by the leftists at Fakebook to be “likely to contribute to imminent … discrimination” against preferred identity groups. That is, anything seen as a challenge to moonbat ideology can be banned, on the grounds that all speech liberals don’t like is “hate speech.”

Liz Wheeler explains how this policy might be used to suppress speech deemed critical of communist China, the Palestinian Authority, the radical LGBT agenda, feminism, et cetera:

Needless to say, the policy will be used to repress pushback against critical race theory, the primary wrecking ball progressives have been using to demolish America.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jun 19 2021

Twitter Begins to Merge With Democratic Party

For now, the tyranny is largely decentralized, because the Constitution forbids the sort of ham-fisted political censorship inflicted by Big Tech monopolists like Twitter and Facebook. But as the Democratic Party consolidates power, this arrangement becomes less necessary. Already, it is hard to say where the Democratic Party stops and Big Tech begins:

Via Twitchy:

Nothing to see here.

Just some redacted docs explaining how California Democrats have access to a rapid response team at Twitter.

A team that removes tweets at the request of Democrats.

If they ram through HR1/S1/For the People Act, then pack the Supreme Court to prevent it from begin overturned, the whole country will turn into California, where their demographic transformation strategy has already secured single-party rule. Not that Democrats don’t work directly with Twitter to smother dissent at the national level already.

Every minute Democrats remain in power, more freedom will be lost.

On a tip from Anonymous.

May 20 2021

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Matt Siegel

The reason leftists can use cancel culture to muzzle dissent from their grotesque agenda is that people are too cowed by political correctness to push back. Fortunately, there are exceptions who can serve as examples to inspire the rest of us to resistance — like Boston’s Matt Siegel:

Siegel, the longtime host of “Matty in the Morning” on Kiss 108 in Boston, was back on the air Thursday morning, a day after he appeared to have quit.

Siegel told listeners Thursday he “snapped” Wednesday, after he was told to stop talking about Demi Lovato regarding the singer’s announcement that they [her preferred pronouns are now “they/them”] now identify as non-binary.

When a call came to stop laughing at Lovato, rather than issue the standard cringing apology for poking fun at transsexual absurdity, Siegel walked off his own show, leaving the impression that he would not be back.

During the segment Wednesday, Siegel told his audience he did not want to continue on air if there were limits on what he could talk about.

Afterward, management talked him into returning.

“Of course I talked to my wife about it and I talked with the company and the company told me that, they basically said please don’t quit. And they said that I have total support from them and freedom to say what I want. So I kind of won that battle,” Seigel said.

He won it on behalf of everyone who wants to speak freely like an American.

On a tip from Eddie_Valiant.

May 18 2021

Why Twitter Censored Spanish MP

If Twitter could ban the President of the United States, and block the account of a major newspaper to prevent people from reading a bombshell story discrediting his election opponent, it can censor anyone for anything — including a Spanish Member of Parliament for expressing the LGBT-unfriendly fact that men cannot get pregnant.

Fox News reports on Francisco José Contreras of the Vox Party incurring the wrath of the thought police:

Contreras said in a Facebook post on May 11 that he had received a message from Twitter which informed him that he had violated its policies on “hate speech” for the remarks.”

“The hateful tweet (which I was forced to delete) was one that said: ′′A man cannot get pregnant. A man has no womb or eggs”,” Contreras wrote in response to the move. “You can see this is already fascist biology. Next time I’ll try 2 + 2 = 4.”

He had better not dare. It has already been determined by the high priests of political correctness that 2 + 2 = 4 “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.”

This is not the first time Twitter has interfered in Spanish politics:

According to [the] Spanish publication Counting Stars, Twitter disabled the official Vox party account for 24 hours during the country’s election in January, after the group claimed that high crime rates were tied to North African immigrants.

How many people believe that allowing Spain to be invaded by massive numbers of needy and largely unassimilable immigrants from backward, violent countries isn’t driving up the crime rate? But the nice thing about having control of the means of communication is that you don’t have to persuade anyone; you can just silence those you don’t want heard.

Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm.

May 10 2021

Killing Comedy

Satire is a useful weapon against bad ideas and the bad people who impose them. To fight back against this weapon, progressives rely on their twin traits of humorlessness and absurdity.

Specifically, their two defenses against satire are censorship and turning reality into a parody of itself. Seth Dillon of the Babylon Bee has been hit by both:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

May 10 2021

Starbucks Threatens to Leave Facebook

It isn’t just the Democratic Party. Starbucks is also leaning on Facebook to impose more censorship on conservatives. The massive company is threatening to leave the platform if people don’t stop objecting to its moonbattery.

Via Daily Wire:

“Starbucks is in the process of evaluating their organic presence on FB, and whether they should continue to have a presence on the platform at all,” an employee at Facebook told colleagues last week. “Anytime [sic] they post (organically) in regards to social issues or their mission & values work (e.g. BLM, LGBTQ, sustainability/climate change, etc.) they are overwhelmed by negative/insensitive, hate speech related comments on their posts.”

Anyone who voices disapproval of leftist stances commits hate speech, which Facebook has been under pressure to ban. Given Mark Zuckerberg’s leftist proclivities, they won’t have to twist his arm very hard. But here’s an extra twist, just to make sure he plays along:

“While some changes have been implemented, we believe more can be done to create welcoming and inclusive online communities,” Starbucks spokesperson Sanja Gould said in a statement to Buzzfeed. “We work collaboratively with all companies we do business with to ensure any advertising done on our behalf is in alignment with our brand standards.”

Among the reasons Starbucks is not always greeted with the fawning approval it demands are its pushy support for Black Lives Matter maniacs and its hostility to law enforcement. Police officers have repeatedly been made aware that they are not welcome at Starbucks, any more than criticism of Starbucks will be welcome on Facebook if Starbucks gets its way. If it doesn’t and makes good on its threat, it will be one of the largest companies to sever ties with Facebook.

On a tip from Eddie_Valiant.

Apr 20 2021

Babylon Bee CEO Threatened With Instagram Ban Hammer

It doesn’t take much for Big Tech to take out the ban hammer — especially when it comes to sources of information and opinion that pose an ideological threat to the liberal establishment. The Babylon Bee hits progressives where they are most vulnerable by laughing at their absurdity. That puts CEO Seth Dillon in the crosshairs:

Pointing out that it is nuts to walk around outside wearing a Covid mask now warrants cancelation.

Depending on your perceived threat level, you might also get hit with the ban hammer for noticing that Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors has been spending her ill-gotten fortunes on pricey real estate (see here, here, and here). Via Jonathan Turley:

The professed Marxist received considerable criticism for the purchase, including from Jason Whitlock, an African-America sports critic who has also been a critic of BLM. When Whitlock called out Khan-Cullors, Twitter promptly censored the tweet — leaving a notice that it was “no longer available.”

Good thing Dillon is on Gab and Parler. His Twitter account might be shut down at any time.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and ABC of the ANC.

Apr 17 2021

John Stossel: Let Steven Crowder Speak

Steven Crowder has hit his stride, amassing a huge audience with his humor-infused brand of countermoonbattery, which includes legitimate journalism of the type the MSM often avoids. Fellow truthteller John Stossel was a major influence.

We know Crowder is hitting home because the leftist Big Tech thought police have been trying to silence him. He has earned a distinction far more honorable than the Pulitzer Prize by getting demonetized by YouTube.

Stossel defends Crowder against the information gatekeepers:

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 15 2021

“Consensus” Becomes a Scary Word

Under leftist rule, harmless things are given scary names. For example, weather is called “the climate emergency.” Correspondingly, innocuous terms are used to describe dangerous concepts. An example is the word “consensus.”

Jay Bhattacharya is a professor at Stanford Medical School. Last month, he attended a public policy roundtable hosted by Ron DeSantis. What happened next illustrates what “consensus” has come to mean.

Bhattacharya writes in the Wall Street Journal:

The point was to discuss the state’s Covid policies in the months ahead. That 600,000 Americans have died with Covid-19 is evidence that the lockdowns over the past year, including significant restrictions on the lives of children, haven’t worked. Florida reopened in May and declined to shut down again. Yet age-adjusted mortality is lower in Florida than in locked-down California, and Florida’s public schools are almost all open, while California’s aren’t.

My fellow panelists—Sunetra Gupta of Oxford, Martin Kulldorff of Harvard and Scott Atlas of Stanford—and I discussed a variety of topics. One was the wisdom of requiring children to wear masks. The press asked questions, and a video of the event was posted on YouTube by local media, including Tampa’s WTSP.

But last week YouTube removed a recording of this routine policy discussion from its website. The company claimed my fellow panel members and I were trafficking in misinformation. The company said it removed the video “because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Everyone at the panel agreed that making little kids wear masks is a bad idea. Yet there is a “consensus”; all scientists agree that children must wear masks until Dr Fauci says otherwise.

It doesn’t matter how many experts disagree with the “consensus.” An opinion is a consensus if it is the one you must hold if you don’t want to get censored by Big Tech on behalf of the liberal establishment.

The antonym of “consensus” is “misinformation” — i.e., information the liberal establishment wants suppressed. These words will be used constantly to bully, suppress, dupe, and manipulate as the media throws its weight behind the global warming hoax on behalf of the Party of Government.

On a tip from Varla.

Mar 25 2021

Pat Condell: A Crisis of Free Speech

The good news is that Pat Condell is back. The bad news is that leftists are using the bogus concept of “hate speech” to destroy the fundamental right of free speech:

He’s right; “common purpose” is worth looking up. Wikipedia defines it as a “legal doctrine that imputes criminal liability to the participants in a criminal enterprise for all that results from that enterprise.” As they consolidate their power, progressives will use this concept of guilt by association to populate prison camps.

The Capitol Riot provided indications of how broadly guilt by association can be applied. Prominent Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley of inciting a riot because like the rioters, they had qualms about the 2020 election. Mark Ibrahim was fired from the Drug Enforcement Agency because he attended the same Trump rally as the rioters, despite not having set foot on the Capitol steps.

Applying common purpose to the coming hate speech laws might entail arresting everyone who works for a publication if any of them say something leftists find hateful. The publication’s subscribers may also face prosecution. No extreme of tyranny is improbable if progressives don’t start encountering resistance.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Mar 12 2021

Twitter: No Objecting to Projecting Perversion Onto Children

Mind you don’t voice disapproval of the statement attributed to transsexual activist Alok Vaid-Menon, in the context of guys like himself invading female private facilities, that “Little girls are also kinky. Your kids aren’t as straight and narrow as you think.” This could get you banned from Twitter like Lauren Witzke:

Witzke, the Republican 2020 candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware, has been blacklisted by Twitter after she denounced comments attributed to a transgender activist that called little girls “kinky.”

The ban, which appears to be permanent, was prompted by Witzke calling the statement “demonic.”

Twitter has confirmed that the ban is permanent. Calling a demonic statement “demonic” is considered “hateful conduct” by the demons running Big Tech.

Twitter claims to have a “zero tolerance” policy against … “any material that features or promotes child sexual exploitation.” Yet it banned Witzke, a former candidate for the U.S. Senate, for condemning exactly that.

Soon we will reach the point where the ruling class can dispense with pretense on this topic. Then anyone who doesn’t approve of pedophilia will be canceled as a pedophobe.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Mar 10 2021

Disney Banishes Iconic Movies From Kids Section

First come denunciations (as with classic movies by Turner Classic Movies), censorship (as with Bugs Bunny cartoons), and warning labels (as with The Muppet Show). Then classic movies and TV shows will be ghettoized, like pornography. For example, Disney has been taking iconic children’s movies out of the children’s section because moonbats now regard them as offensive:

DISNEY+ has stripped its children’s movie selection of classic movies like Dumbo, The Aristocats, and Peter Pan because of their “racist” stereotypes.

Settings on the streaming site’s app will deter children from watching the once-loved, now controversial, titles.

Since not everyone has a PhD in Social Justice, Disney helpfully explains in a Stories Matter section why the iconic movies are now to be regarded as thoughtcrime.

For Dumbo they explained that “the crows and musical number pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations.”

Education in Critical Theory allows you to find something problematic in every conceivable aspect of American culture. That no kid watching the movie will superimpose nonsense about enslaved Africans on a bunch of birds is irrelevant.

Another ideological sin:

[F]or Peter Pan they stated that “the film portrays Native people in a stereotypical manner that reflects neither the diversity of Native peoples nor their authentic cultural traditions.”

Any portrayal of Indians deemed “stereotypical” by leftists is to be erased. That’s why Indians are disappearing as an aspect of American society, no longer to be seen on butter packaging, baseball hats, et cetera.

However, despite this, adults will still be able to access the taboo movies – but they will be shown with disclaimers warning viewers of what is to come.

Viewers wanting to watch the animated flicks will be told: “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.

“These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.”

If you are going to watch classic movies, you should at least watch them feeling guilty, or better still, feeling smugly superior to the society that produced them.

You can guess the last stage of this process. Classic shows that have helped comprise American culture will disappear altogether, leaving us nothing but unwatchable woke garbage that imposes a fake culture rather than reflecting the real one that social engineers are in the process of abolishing.

On a tip from Stormfax.

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