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Category: Censorship

Oct 25 2021

Jim Banks Suspended From Twitter for Saying Man Is Man

Twitter is a main component of our information infrastructure. Republicans don’t have to be President of the United States to get thrown off of it. All they have to do is state incontrovertible facts that undermine liberal ideology. For example, Congressman Jim Banks was suspended for stating that four-star transvestite bureaucrat Rachel (né Richard) Levine is a man.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said Saturday that his official Twitter account had been suspended over a post he made about Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health Rachel Levine, who is transgender. …

“The account referenced has been temporarily locked for violating our Hateful Conduct Policy. The account owner is required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.

Here’s the “hateful conduct”:

Banks has been denied his right of free speech for stating the biological equivalent of 2 + 2 = 4.

As he notes,

“My tweet was a statement of fact. Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me. If they silence me, they will silence you.”

Despite the unpunished political violence of Black Lives Matter and Antifa and the police state treatment of the January 6 rioters, this is still a soft tyranny for now. But it is already totalitarian in nature.

Soon stating any fact whatsoever that conflicts with the depraved ideology of our degenerate ruling class will result in getting silenced.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Franco.

Oct 14 2021

Rolling Stones Cancel Their Own Song

Back in its golden era, rock was rebellious. Some classic rockers maintain that spirit even now. Eric Clapton is reviled by the liberal establishment for failing to toe the line on Covid tyranny. Others were probably only posing all along, and consequently have aged less gracefully. Rather than risk the wrath of the cancel mob, the Rolling Stones have canceled one of their own songs:

The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday the rock band will no longer perform the hit song Brown Sugar amid accusations the 50-year-old classic is linked to the subjugation of slaves.

The lyrics are about the sexual abuse of slaves in centuries past. Obviously, the song does not endorse this abuse, yet it drew the attention of an idiot mob desperate to find something else to cancel. It is their second most-performed song after “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

Keith Richards wrote the song with Mick Jagger.

“I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is,” Richards, 77, said before asking his critics: “Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery?”

Yet they took it off the playlist anyway. Someone seems to be lacking stones.

Paul Joseph Watson weighs in:

On tips from KirklesWorth, Dragon’s Lair, and TCS III.

Oct 13 2021

YouTube Temporarily Bans American Principles Project

Now that Google’s YouTube has established that it can ban anything it unilaterally decrees to be Covid “misinformation,” it stands to reason that it can ban anything whatsoever. It banned former top Trump advisor Stephen Bannon’s War Room podcast, because liberals don’t like Bannon. Then it banned the pro-family American Principles Project for uploading three interview clips from War Room that included members of its staff, suppressing its entire archive of videos going back to 2013.

As often happens in a soft tyranny, the censors relented when they got pushback. The American Principles Project page has been restored for now — but with a firm warning that serves the purpose of chilling dissident speech.

There may be other reasons APP got hit with the ban hammer:

The American Principles Project – especially through its Director of Policy Jon Schweppe – has recently waged an overt war with establishment Republican groups who have been taking money from Big Tech and supporting their censorship policies. The story finds its roots in a National Pulse exposé from June 2020, which listed the conservative groups that take money or influence from Big Tech lobbyists.

No one who values the right to speak freely should rely on Google/YouTube or any other corrupt Big Tech behemoth. They stand ready to gag anyone who steps out of line at any moment.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Sep 26 2021

What They Don’t Want You to Know

Censorship isn’t always as ham-fisted as Big Tech’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story prior to the last election (a story that has since been confirmed even by liberal Politico). Censorship often takes the form of the liberal establishment media downplaying or ignoring stories that undermine leftist ideology or the Democratic Party. Now that content lives on the Internet instead of in our hands, retroactive censorship underscores how accurately George Orwell predicted the future under left-wing rule.

Mark Dice provides examples:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Sep 18 2021

Open Thread

If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticise. - Tacitus

On a tip from BlackJack007.

Sep 16 2021

Blood on Biden’s Hands

The leftists at Fakebook do not want you to hear John Ondrasik’s song “Blood on My Hands”:

With unusual speed, Facebook has blocked a Grammy-nominated songwriter from promoting his new tune that pays tribute to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whacks President Joe Biden’s bumbled withdrawal.

On John Ondrasik’s page, Facebook said it was blocking an ad to promote his new song, “Blood on my hands,” because “it doesn’t comply with our advertising policies.” The reason was unclear…

On the contrary, the reason is plenty clear when you consider that ham-fisted Big Tech censors and the Democrat Party they helped install in power are two heads on the same Ghidra-like monstrosity.

As Ondrasik notes on his website,

America was built on the foundational freedom to criticize one’s leaders and hold them accountable. It is what separates us from our communist and dictatorship adversaries. How else can we as a nation learn from our mistakes and make better decisions moving forward without honest reflection on our actions? To date, I have not seen that accountability.

Shut up, the liberal establishment personified by Biden responds. But YouTube hasn’t censored his song yet:

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Sep 16 2021

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Nikki Minaj

The military has always been a bastion of conservative values; progressives have attacked it from within by installing leftists like Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin in key positions. Now moonbats get a taste of their own medicine, as they are attacked from within their most secure redoubt — the entertainment industry. Nikki Minaj has doubled down on her rebellious stance.

First, she enraged the liberal establishment with a commonsense tweet advising those unsure whether to get the Covid jab as Biden demands to “pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”

The mob came at her like a swarm of flying monkeys. Admirably, she chose not to cower and apologize like most do these days, but to stand her ground and denounce leftist cancel culture, aptly comparing it to the totalitarianism imposed by the regime in communist China:

This illustrates why the country used to function and doesn’t anymore. No doubt there is plenty that most conservatives would disagree with Nikki Minaj about, but we can respect each other because we are all Americans who agree on the importance of fundamental freedoms like free speech and bodily autonomy. Liberals used to agree too — but not anymore, which is why Nikki Minaj has set their hair on fire.

On tips from KirklesWorth and StephaneDumas.

Sep 15 2021

Kathy Hochul Attacks Transportation, Free Speech

It seemed no replacement could be worse than the arrogantly tyrannical Andrew Cuomo. But progressives always manage to progress still further into dysfunctional authoritarian madness. Kathy Hochul tops even Cuomo by banning normal vehicles and calling on Facebook to censor opponents of abortion.

Via Newsmax:

Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., last week signed legislation banning the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035.

Mandating the use of economically inefficient electric vehicles in the name of the climate allows Democrats to adopt the posture that they control even the weather. The policy also has a real world application: to make vehicles unaffordable to many Americans, denying them independent transportation. All things independent are anathema to Democrats.

By 2035, the last sane Americans will have escaped the People’s Republic of New York anyway. But Hochul et al. would like to see authoritarian ecolunacy imposed nationwide:

New York, California, and 10 other states asked President Joe Biden in April to set standards to ensure that all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks are zero-emissions by 2035.

Censorship is something else Hochul would like to impose beyond the borders of the Empire State. Via The Blaze:

In a letter to Facebook founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the governor requested “information on any and all existing efforts to combat misinformation regarding abortion laws, procedures, and their availability.” She also pressed for Zuckerberg to, “Take additional action to curb the spread of this misinformation, as Facebook has with information related to COVID-19, vaccines, and voting rights.”

If information regarding Covid and election integrity that Democrats want suppressed constitutes “misinformation,” so does anything that might dissuade expectant mothers from aborting their children.

New York’s next governor will likely be even worse than Hochul, difficult as that might be to imagine.

On tips from Wiggins and Mr. Freemarket.

Sep 08 2021

Open Thread

I think that some restriction on speech is appropriate. - Dianne Feinstein
Aug 13 2021

Open Thread

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. - Joseph Stalin

Aug 11 2021

Open Thread

If you want to know who controls you, look at who you are not allowed to criticize. - Voltaire
Aug 10 2021

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Kylee McLaughlin

Given that liberal ideology is morally repugnant and its most aggressive proponents are far from appealing, why do so many knuckle under and conform to it? Because the pressure is intense, particularly on young people — as former University of Oklahoma student Kylee McLaughlin learned from playing on the volleyball team:

The OU Daily reported that McLaughlin, the OU team captain and first team All-Big 12 selection in 2018 and 2019, had made comments that “at least one” of her teammates considered “racist” following a team viewing of the Netflix documentary “13th.”

Anything other than avid agreement with toxic leftist lies such as “incarcerating black lawbreakers is the same as slavery” is regarded as “racist.” It is not enough to subject the volleyball team to critical race theory propaganda. Authorities also need to punish anyone who offers a peep of dissent.

McLaughlin followed orders to attend a brainwashing session on “mass incarceration of black Americans,” but the Texas native continued to indulge in thoughtcrime by not agreeing that the University of Texas should drop the school song “The Eyes of Texas,” thereby incurring the wrath of volleyball coaches Lindsey and Kyle Walton.

She fought back with a lawsuit against the Waltons and the OU Board of Regents.

McLaughlin was now “branded as a racist and homophobe” by her coaches and teammates, according to her lawsuit. She was given the option of transferring schools, keeping her scholarship as a student, or “redshirting for the season and practicing separately without her teammates throughout the year.”

The Waltons argue they have the right to punish those who do not share their leftist political views because “team unity.” This must be the same unity Biden gibbered about after his radical handlers installed him in power.

Call it what you like — liberalism, progressivism, cultural Marxism, neo-Marxism, moonbattery — it is a totalitarian ideology that does not stand on its own merits but is imposed by force. Hats off to Kylee McLaughlin for showing the remarkable fortitude to stand up to these thugs. She is fighting for everyone who wants to live in a free country.

This fall she will play for the Ole Miss Rebels. Best wishes for her continued success.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 01 2021

YouTube Suspends Sky News Australia

Australia has gone nuts with Covid tyranny, but at least it has Sky News, which offers an alternative to leftist propaganda. However, Sky News Australia will be harder to access, thanks to tyranny inflicted from abroad by Google’s YouTube:

Sky News Australia has been temporarily suspended by YouTube following a review of old videos published to the channel.

For now, it is suspended for 1 week on charges of permitting viewpoints that do not conform to Google/YouTube’s politicized Covid policies.

Sky News Australia has 1.85 million YouTube subscribers.

The Sky News Australia YouTube channel has published more than 20,000 videos over the past year.

No doubt Google employees with the same job title as Winston Smith are pouring over each one to determine which must go down the memory hole before Sky News Australia will be allowed back on the information highway.

It was recently revealed that Sky News Australia has become one of the country’s most engaging news brands across multiple digital platforms and is reaching more than a third of all Australians each month.

That’s why it needs its kneecaps cracked by the Big Tech overlords on behalf of ideological homogeneity.

This is political censorship at the Soviet Union level. It makes no difference that technically Google is not a government. It controls the information infrastructure, and suppresses information that does not suit its leftist ideology, just as a totalitarian government would do. This is not consistent with a free society.

On tips from Python and R F.

Jul 30 2021

Jihad Watch Blog Listed for “Violent Extremism”

They are serious about shutting down political dissent. The Big Tech stranglehold on information was already instrumental in putting Biden’s handlers in control of the White House. Now Big Government and Big Tech can work together to crush resistance to the liberal agenda. The situation is rapidly getting worse, as antiterror precautions originally justified by the threat of Islam are applied to normal Americans for not embracing leftism:

Back in 2017, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube founded the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). GIFCT shares terrorism data among Big Tech companies, enabling them to flag and remove terrorist content. On Monday, GIFCT announced that it significantly expanded the types of extremist content in its database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias.

They are using the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source to identify “extremists.” The irony is excruciating, considering that SPLC is in business to whip up hatred against the perceived enemies of the extreme left.

Floyd Corkins also used SPLC as a source. He was guided by its “Hate Map” to the offices of the Family Research Council. There he shot a security guard, who was able to prevent further bloodshed. Corkins’ intention was to commit mass murder and smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches on the faces of his victims in a straightforward act of terrorism on behalf of the LGBT movement.

GIFCT categorizes supposed threats on four levels: Level 0, Partisanship; Level 1, Fringe Group; Level 2, Violent Extremism; Level 3, Terrorism. Jihad Watch is listed at Level 2, Violent Extremism.

A blog just misses being categorized as an act of terrorism — for being critical of terrorism. Liberals are out-Orwelling Orwell.

As noted at PJ Media,

The GIFCT announcement seems particularly ominous given recent moves in the Biden administration and among Big Tech companies. President Biden has fought to root out “extremism” in the military and “domestic terrorism” in America, efforts that seem targeted at conservatives. Facebook has started its own campaign against “extremism,” eerily echoing the administration.

When the progressives in charge say “extremism,” they mean anything that challenges their own alarmingly extreme ideology.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

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