Political totalitarianism is coming to America, and via The United States Of America it will spead through the rest of the developed world if we do not resist. This week we have seen the latest social meltdown in a U.S. city people meeting to attend an officially authorised protest against the removal of a statue depicting the Confederate General Robert E. Lee were attacked by left wing rent-a-mob thugs who though not authorised to protest had decided to disrupt the rally.
Unfortunately rent-a-mob were not the only ones who learned of what was planned. Right wing thugs from the KKK and other extremist organisations decided they were going to make sure the rally in support of General Lee went ahead. And the rest is reported in the newspapers, though you may foind many contradictory accounts. just as truth is the first casualty of war, so objectivity is the first casualty of civil unrest, and if you have the impression that in the U.S.A. it is now impossible to be a neutral observer, you are not the only one.
The same is going on around Europe of course as those who style themselves ‘the left’,n an orgy of virtue signalling, increasingly adopt the position of reverse racism by demanding governments prioritise the interests of minorities over those of the majority and are imposing their warped view by describing any criticism as racism, fascism and ‘hate speech.’ Authoritarian attitudes are being ushered in not by paramilitary thugs in jackboots but by progressive activists and their allies in Silicon Valley and in the mainstream media. Increasingly free speech is being threatened by Google and Facebook algorithms that filter out from search results anything the ‘liberal’ elite do not approve of.
In a chilling oped, When Is Speech Violence published in The New York Times on July 14, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, who teaches at Northeastern University, argued that the risibly misnamed crime of “hate speech” is the same thing as physical violence because it may possibly cause emotionally fragile individuals stress. Without defining what exactly constitutes hate speech, the professor argues that should be made illegal. This is of course making opinions illegal, for example if a white Christian or atheist is guilty of hate speech for demanting tighter controls on immigration, how can it be OK for an Islamic fundamentalist Imam call on Muslims to ‘rise up ans slaughter the infidel.
While politicians are mealy mouthed when confronted with this contradiction, internet technology companies are taking it upon themselves to stamp-out so-called “hate speech,” smothering free speech and the free exchange of ideas in the process.
A number of troubling actions by internet companies — Google (Don’t be evil – that’s our job,) being most prominent among them — are making it increasingly clear that some in Silicon Valley have proclaimed themselves defenders of the politically correct creed, of the new fascism and that those firms will silence any and all heretics who challenge the dogmas of these techno – inquisitors.
“Silicon Valley lives in a politically regressive, exclusive bubble. They are not aware of their own biases in how they talk, have a limited understanding of the philosophy behind free speech, and find it difficult empathizing with other points of view,” says Aaron Ginn, co-founder of the Lincoln Network, a think tank that seeks to promote libertarian ideas in the tech industry.
It is not just that Google is not promoting points of view which dissent from the techno – orthodoxy, the search giant, aleady in trouble with regulators around the wortld for abusing its near monopoly position, is also actively trying to suppress diversity of opinion. Google recently and controversially fired software engineer James Damore for authoring an internal memo questioning the company’s ideologically motivated but hypocritical diversity policies by highlighting the gap between policy and practice and citing sound scientific evidence suggesting that possible biological differences between men and women, not discrimination, could be a factor in the tech field’s high percentage of male professionals.
In the aftermath of Damore’s firing, former Google employees stepped forward and on condition of anonymity revealed the true extent of the company’s efforts to silence non – liberal voices among its staff. One anonymous employee identified as “Hal” told Breitbart News last week that some employees in Google’s ad sales department are “openly encouraging Adwords customers to pull their ads from Breitbart and Rebel Media.”
Another employee identified only as “Emmet” confirmed this with Breitbart News, and also revealed the existence of “efforts to demote anything non-PC, anti-socialist, and anti-Islamic from the company’s search results.”
Emmett says he personally witnessed efforts from leftists within Google to bias YouTube’s algorithms to push anti-PC content off the platform’s ‘related videos’ recommendations. Breitbart reported “The software could just ‘astroturf’ your Related Videos section [an effort to hurt overall ratings], and you would be none the wiser.”
“Sure, if you know what to look for, perhaps you’d notice,” he continued. “But the vast majority of the viewership would never ever know. That’s the whole point of such a disinformation program, right? If you can tell it’s disinformation, you would never, ever believe it,” the whistleblower added.
People familiar with the process have told reporters recently that YouTube, a Google spin – off, is also laboring to cleanse its platform of alternative voices that challenge the mainstream liberal narrative, removing videos crotical of Islamic extremism, but contunuing to show videos of stonings and beheadings in Muslim countres, content advocating sex with young children and anti – Christian violence, including video of white women being gang raped by Muslim men in northern Europe. The video-sharing site has in the past few months systematically demonetized videos of right-wing commenters and journalists, such as Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson and former Rebel Media reporter Lauren Southern.
Free Speech: Reporters Without Borders unblocks access to censored websites
It is surprising in view of what we now know about the collaboration between internet technology corporations and government security agencies that many people still think og the internet as a bastion of freedom. This page shows how easy it is for governments and corporations to censor web content.
Oxford University Bans All Things Pig Related In Support Of Free Speech
When does being reasonable and open minded become cowardice? When academics who pride themselves on intellectual detachment cave in to threats from extremists and try to pass off their pitiful weakness by pretending they are showing sensitivity to the feelings of minorities. Don’t send you little geniuses to Oxfor, they may and up with a PhD in spinelessness.
The Strange Case Of The Footballer And The Witch Hunt.
In 2011 Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was jailed for rape, a crime he has always insisted he did not commit. Now Evans is out, having served only helf his sentence. The left wing hate mob, the feminists and their testosterone hating gay fellow travellers are determined the player should be thrown to the dogs. but when you read the facts of the case not reported in mainstream media, the conviction starts to look very unsafe.
Eight Subjects That Ought To Be Part Of The Manadtory Curriculum For Basic Education?
Should subjects like meditation and gardening be part of the school currriculum? Or as one high school in Massachusetts, USA, seems to believe, classes in analyzing conspiracy theories (if taught properly this could help students distinguish between a true conspiracy theory, a fantasy and what is legitimate questioning of official propaganda. The embedded article from Collective Evolution presents some interesting ideas.
British Democracy In Terminal Decline – Voting Is Redundant And Civil Liberties Are So Last Year
When did democracy go out of fashion. I don’t remember voting on whether we wanted to give up our civil liberties or be ruled by a dictatorship of unelected bureaucrats from Brussels, but that is where we are heading, along with the other free nations of Europe. And the USA, so-called land of the free is further along the road to fascism than Europe.
Another EU Wannabe Declares War On Free Speech
A very dangerous and worrying trend, which has been gathering momentum for some time, has entered a new dimension in recent weeks. Political and business leaders around the world are blatantly calling for the censorship on reporting and discussing news in terms that are ‘unhelpful’ to their aims and ambitions along with further restrictions on free speech.
Another Big Result For The ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ – US CIA Corrupts Western Journalists.
Ever wondered why anybody trying to report news truthfully or initiate intelligent discussion is branded a conspiracy theorist, especially if their news or opinion is critical of the American government of American business interests? Read the content of this page and you will know a lot more about what is going on.
Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics
Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP’s conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests
Scandal hit Rotherham ‘deleted abuse files’
In a move that puts them among the contenders for lying, self serving shits of the decade, but still in a league of their own un terms of complete and utter shittiness, it has emerged that the scum sucking scab lice of Rotherham Council’s controlling Labour group and the public servants they employed had deleted files in order to cover up their complicity in the blatant and systematic child abuse perpetrated under the noses of council officials.
The Perils Of Centralized Power
We show how the increasing centralization of power has led to the public becoming disenfranchised and feelinf unable to control their own lives. it has also facilitated the growth of a culture of corruption and cover up in public life, the justice system, education, the churches and other areas where the elite have become remote and out of touch with the citizens they serve.
The Real Agenda Of Internet Trolls (fans of free speech they are not)The Real Agenda Of Internet Trolls (fans of free speech they are not)
You’ve seen internet trolls at work, in any comment thread under a blog or article on a controversial subject the trolls will be busy. Are they just mean spirited bigots determined not to tolerate anybody whose opinion differs to their own. Or is there another agenda at work?
Genetically Modified Truth? How Corporate Money Corrupted Science.
Little Nicky is sceptical about many things, it’s in my job description. Incidentally, for the benefit of those over qualified, under educated idiots who think I’m right wing extremist, it is a basic tenet of Liberal philosophy that we all have a duty to question that which is presented as an established truth.
Diversity’ Does Not Mean Quotas. Why Do The Left Have To Rewrite The Dictionary.
One might think, given the amount of screaming and shouting about diversity we hear from the left, they might take a little time to find out what it really means and stop applying their superficial and shallow meaning to it. The left however are hupocrites which is why they can claim to have a monopoly on truth and goodness while embracing the tactics of fascism in silencing opposition. Thus they have no problem reducing ‘diversity’ to a question of skin colour or sexual preference while insisting only one shade of opinion is acceptable.