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Left wing Social Justice Warrior as usual articulate their concerns with with and erudition (picture source: Daily Mail)

(Article by Paul Joseph Watson republished from NewsTarget.com)

A comedy club in London that slapped a blanket ban on Conservatives in the aftermath of the UK election did so in the name of “inclusiveness.”

Yes, really.

Promoter Mark O’Neil reacted to the leftist Labour Party’s crushing defeat by tweeting “we’re literally Hitler now,” and asserting that Conservative performers were no longer welcome at his Comedy-by-Bow event.

“Be aware that if you are a Tory voter you are no longer welcome to perform here,” he wrote on Facebook. “You can have your own ‘free speech zones’ somewhere else, because there will not be a platform for you here.”

“The values of the night are of tolerance, support, and inclusiveness,” he added. “If you put your cross next to the Conservative box you have proven that you do not hold those values and you are not welcome here.”

In other words, O’Neil sought to promote inclusivity by intentionally excluding people for having a different opinion.

He was later forced to apologize after The Galvanisers Union which hosted the open mic night “parted ways” with O’Neil, meaning ironically he was the one who got deplatformed.

The mere use of the term “inclusiveness” as justification for an act that deliberately sought to exclude a huge chunk of the population once again highlights how progressives have cannibalized the English language.

The words “tolerance” and “diversity” are also routinely used by those who are almost always the most intolerant of diversity of opinion.

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Here’s a bit of advice for Mr O’Neil from Fascinating Aida

Breaking: Corbynistas resort to fascist tactics to shut down opposition.

We are just learning that /Nasty, neo – Nazi supporters of the far – left, Jew hating Labour party, it’s Trotskyite leader Jeremy Corbyn and his propaganda chief, the Stalinist John McDonnell, have mobbed the market hall in the small Lancashire town of Westhoughton, where Boris Johnson was due to meet voters and traders today.

According to reports from local radio stations Johnson’s visit was cancelled at short notice due to what the Conservative Party describe police  “security concerns”.

A group of protesters had gathered before the Prime Minister’s arrival.

One witness tweeted: “The police have now arrived and Westhoughton Market is in lockdown after market traders say protestors tried to force their way in.”

There was a similar incident  in Rochester, Kent yesterday, when rabid, neo – fasist Labour supporters forced the cancellation of a walkabout after police fears that the feral hysterial that drives left wing hatred of anyone who disagrees with them would override civilised values and in their frenzied determination to tear the Prime Minister to sheds, the drug crazed, anti – Semitic crusties would injure or even kill members of the public.

Can any sane person believe a party that encourages such sociopathic paskudnyaks are fit to run the country?

As the loony left tried to claim Boris is chickening out of facing the people, but conservative sources say (correctly according to law,) that the police have the final say and that security considerations determine what happens.

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Merkel to German Parliament: We Have to Take Away your Freedom of Speech or We Won’t Be Free

Angela Merkel Says Freedom of Speech Must be Curtailed to Keep Society Free

Angela Merkel in front of the Bundestag (Picture: Deutsche Welle)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered an emotional speech to the German Budestag this week on a subject obviously close to her heart, the need for limiting freedom of speech to suppress criticism of policies implemented by her government and the EU commission.

Since the departure of Barack Obama, Merkel has set herself up as leader of the globalist and Cultural Marxist movements on the international stage.

The Chancellor argued that the government must take away freedom of speech to save preserve the freedom of the free world, or something. Given that the topics she currently wants to slience dissent on are her catastrophic ‘open doors’ immigration policy and the EU’s effort to force European nations and people to accept Islam and assimilate to Islamic values.

Merkel told German politicians: “For those who claim they can no longer express th”eir opinion, I say this to them: If you express and pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted. Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost. But freedom of expression has its limits. Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was.

The problem Merkel, along with other left wing authoritarians have with their use of “hate speech” (apart from the usual lefties hypocrisy and double standards,) is that ‘hate’ is a very loose concept. Because the left see their route to establishing an authoritarian global government as being eased by importing millions of  unskilled, uneducated, illiterate, fanatically religious Muslims from Africa, the middle east and South East Asia and using their clerics to manipulate opinion and also disrupt and divide national communities.

Thus people like Merkel, France’s Macron, Jeremy Corbyn and The Labour Party in the UK and the Democratic Party in the USA are quick to define as “hate speech” anyone suggesting uncontrolled immigration is not a god idea but are happy to allow Islamic Preachers to call on Muslims to rise up and “kill all infidels,” or encouraging Muslim men to rape European secular and Christian women.

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Far Left Fascist Students Force US College To Ban Free Speech

“Far left fascists, isn’t that a contradiction?” you might well ask. Many people might think so, but fascism is not a political philosphy in the way that communism, socialism, liberalism or conservatism are, it is about centralised power, in fact the word derives from a latin word, Fasces, which is a symbol of unbreakable authority. Fascism is authoritarianism, and politics of right or left can be authoritarian. In this article, from National Interest blog an example of the fascism of left wind students is presented:

Williams College Kowtows to Students Saying ‘Free Speech Harms’

authored by Jonathan Butcher

In 1755, Ephraim Williams Jr. led colonial forces and some 200 Mohawk allies into battle against French and Indian troops near Lake George, New York. But Williams marched into a deadly ambush.

He was killed in the fight, and his troops were driven back, suffering tremendous losses. But history records that those under his command fought bravely and made “a very handsome retreat.”

Today, the college that bears Williams’ name has been ambushed by its own students, and school officials have beaten a hasty and inglorious retreat.

At Williams College in Massachusetts, biology professor Dr. Luana Maroja wrote online last year that she was concerned about student and administrator attitudes regarding free speech.

She gathered more than 100 faculty signatures on a petition calling for the school to adopt what is known as the “Chicago Principles,” a statement in favor of free expression developed by the University of Chicago.

More than 60 schools have endorsed this statement, a welcome response to the disrupted events and other nonsense that have plagued universities around the country.

Some Williams students will have none of it. Maroja says that more than a dozen of them barged into a faculty meeting last November holding signs such as “free speech harms” and saying faculty were trying to “kill” the students.

 

After that, tensions escalated. The College Fix reports that a professor subsequently “threatened violence” if Williams adopted the Chicago statement. All this because Maroja dared to promote the idea that Williams should maintain a “climate of mutual respect.”

Williams is a private school, so the First Amendment doesn’t automatically apply to institutional activity there as it does on public college campuses. Still, students should expect that the school would want to promote the civil exchange of ideas.

And when discussions devolve into threats of violence, it’s small wonder that students opt to pursue truth via hysterical rhetoric and physical confrontation rather than through discussion and debate.

If you expected the college administration to stand up for free speech and mutual respect, think again. Earlier this week, Williams’ officials waved a white flag and announced the school will not adopt the Chicago statement but draft “speaker invitation guidelines.”

Turning away from principles protecting free speech adds to suspicions that there is a free speech crisis—or worse—at Williams.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation of the college after its student government denied a pro-Israel student group official status.

As activity on campuses around the U.S. in recent years demonstrates, when individuals cannot express themselves without fear of harm, oppressors will threaten—and commit—harm.

A recent survey of college students found that more than half of respondents say shouting down speakers is “always” or “sometimes” acceptable. Sixteen percent of respondents say it is “always” or “sometimes” acceptable to use violence to stop a speech protest or rally.

These responses are disturbing. Civil society—life in the office, in your neighborhood, at your child’s soccer game—depends on people tolerating those who do not share their beliefs, not trying to silence them through intimidation or violence. The American dream dies if we live in fear of persecution.

Williams officials should take seriously the threats posed to the next generation of adults that come from limiting the ideas that can be considered on campus.

The school should require students to attend sessions on free speech during freshman orientation—and explain that hiding from ideas with which you disagree is a poor strategy for life.

New policies for public universities in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin now serve as examples of how to protect everyone’s freedom of expression in a campus community.

These policies affirm the idea that anyone should be allowed to protest or demonstrate in public areas as long as they do not prevent others from doing the same. Moreover, they stipulate that their public universities must be prepared to penalize individuals who silence others.

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Facebook’s Censorship Drive Backfires As Advertisrs Dump Platform

 Mark Zuckerberg’s bid to set up Facebook as official censor by appointment to The New World Order has backfired spectacularly as major brands are feeing the social media giant’s advertising platform. CrossFit just announced they are shuttering their Facebook and instagram ad campaigns due to censorship, which filters out conservative and libertarian flavoured content and promotes only far left propaganda.

Facebook recently banned one of their affiliate pages without reason or warning. Many other organisations have been purged, somtimes not for actually supporting right wing political views but for simply not being enthusiastic enough about the kind of far left sacred cows Zuckerberg likes to embrace for his virtue signalling exercises. Other unethical behavior Facebook has engaged in around data rights includes collecting private data from users’ home systems without authority, selling said data to advertisers and public relations consultants, ignoring court orders to cease and desist, tax evasion and a host of other bltantly illegal or ethically dubious activities.

The issues raised by CrossFit’s decision reflect conservative concerns over free speech and social media censorship given the political bias shown by the owners of these companies. It seems that in their quest to satiate the outrage mob they have banned too many accounts, often without any reason other than that those sites reflect views that do not coincide with those of some egomaniacal Silicon Valley bilionaire.

When you appease exrtremists by banning one group then those same people demand you ban another group and it never ends. It is a trait of the left wing mindset that it can only ever go further in the same direction. Thus Facebook caving to far left faux – outrage over non – issues like ‘transgender rights’ or banning support for Israel has resulted in their steady decline. Young people are are abandoning the platform as it is now longer seen as cool, but has become a byword for authoritarian and illiberal business practices and political views. And now even it’s biggest backer, the U.S. government is targeting Zuckerberg’s empire with anti-trust measures. As more people and groups get banned on facebook more people decide to leave.

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Fascism Spreads From Tech Corporations To Finance Sector As Mastercard Blocks Conservative Clients

OK, it’s not happening here in Britain yet but bad ideas from the USA usually manage to leap across The Atlantic Ocean without difficiulty, and the really unpleasant ones make that crossing at supersonic speed. The latest crappy idea from the far right control freaks of the US Progressivw Liberal movement, and probably the crappiest yet to spring from that fountain of self – righteous idiocy is financial censorship of our activities by credit and debit card providers.

Blocking payments to individuals or groups by financial service firms because of their political views impedes freedom of speech in a free society, journalist Ben Swann has told RT, following reports that MasterCard is allegedly on course to censor the far-right by blocking payments from supporters.


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The New York-based organisation is reported to be on the brink of being forced by pressure from far left extremists to create an internal “human rights committee” that would monitor payments to “white supremacist groups and anti-Islam activists.”

“The problem is that everyone has their own views and, in a free society, the idea of a free society is that you are free to have your belief systems, as long as you’re not harming anyone else physically,” Swann told RT America.

“But your belief system belongs to you and you have the right be wrong. White supremacists have the right to be wrong.”

MasterCard is not the only financial services provider considering the selective banning of individuals from their services and funds. Crowd funding webside Patreon and online payments handler PayPal have previously barred individuals considered to hold ‘extreme views’ from receiving payments via their platforms.

But unlike being excluded from online only platforms, being cut off from one of the leading global financial services corporations is likely have a much greater impact on the financial status of an individual or a group, especially after the US Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly blessed MasterCard’s undertaking.

By doing this, Swann believes the government granted “big corporations the ability to control what voices are heard.”

The issue with such an approach, the investigative journalist argues, would lead to a wider crackdown on financial payments to anyone who an authoritarian government would view as unfavorable.

“The fact that the SEC has given a green light to this essentially says the SEC supports the idea of censoring these groups in order to freeze out essentially anyone you don’t agree with,” the journalist said.

“It is a dystopian 1984 world view and yet we’re living through it right now,” the journalist observed.

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French Journalists Reject Government Narrative, Show Support For Yellow Vests Yellow Vests

Throughout the developed world we have witnessed, over the past few years, increased political pressure being applied to news organisations to promote the government line on issues such as multiculturalism and diversity, climate change, vaccines, military interventions and mass surveillance. Some governments have even go so far as to effectively abolish the right of free speech by criminalising so – called ‘hate speech’, a crime where, in common with medieval witch hunts, to be accused is regarded as suffficient proof of guilt. While Silicon Valley new media giants have made no secret of their political biases, even appearing to be vying for the role of official censors of internet content, the corruption of mainstream news journalism has been more insidious.

Though governments in the democratic world have been following a trend towards greater authoritarianism, implementing mass surveillance policies, and clamping down on freedom of expression, resistance is growing, and nowhere more so than France, a nation with a long tradition of anarchic dissent. For six months the ad – hoc protest movement known as Gilets Jaunes (Yellow vests) have protested against the globalist government of ‘boy – president’ Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker pushed into power by the establishment in a bid to fend of a victory by the nationalist Marine Le Pen and her Rassemblement National (formerly Front National.) The Macron government is seen as ruling in the interests of the rich and of global corporations. The Yellow Vests protests were triggered by punitive fuel taxes, a part of Marcron’s over – ambitious plan to turn France into a net – zero carbon emissions economy, and by rising living costs and high unemployment. Now what began as an expression of dissatisfaction among people on moderate incomes has evolved into something much bigger, something that could change France and further weaken the European Union

Marcon’s response to the protests has been to delpoy the para – military Gendarmerie against the protestors and authorise brutal riot control tactics against unarmed citizens.

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Police armed with riot guns and rubber bullets confron yellow vests protestors

Now, after supporting the government line so far, the news media have turned on Marcon, whose government is already on the brink of collapse as civil unrest threatens to turn into civil war. Over 300 media organisations, journalists, photographers, and others working to deliver news to French citizens have put their names to a letter denouncing the excessive brutality of the methods used in trying to suppress the protests. Rubber bullets, tear gas, water cannon, baton charges and punishment beatings have all been used against people involved in Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protests and members of the press corps in the cities and towns of France.

The letter claims that press freedom in France has been suffering for years under both conservative and socialist governments. Macron’s predecessor in office, the socialist Francois Hollande even went so far as to ‘ban’ conspiracy theories, though how that was intended to work we’re unable to say. The general dissatisfaction with all levels of French government entered a new phase following the start of the Yellow Vest protests in November of last year, Franceinfo reports.

“All these forms of violence have physical (injury), psychic (trauma) or financial (broken or confiscated equipment) consequences. We are personally and professionally denigrated and criminalized,” the journal wrote, highlighting the work of journalist David Dufresne who has catalogued at least 698 cases of people being attacked or injured by police at the protests, including 85 journalists.

The signatories to the letter also raised the issue of police demanding press cards, something not always available to independent journalists, saying, “As a reminder, journalism is not a regulated profession. It is not the press card that justifies our profession. That is why we demand that the government take the necessary measures so that law enforcement agencies stop harassing us and let us work freely.”

The issue of police violence towards members of the Yellow Vests has sparked concern from other sectors of society, including medical professionals, who, through their profesional body, said they had never seen so many serious injuries, some of which have included lost hands and eyes, during a protest movement.

Earlier this week, a 19-year-old woman who was so badly injured by police during a protest in Marseille on December 8th filed attempted murder charges against the officers, saying she was hit by a rubber bullet and then brutally beaten by plainclothes officers as she lay on the ground.

According to the 19-year-old, she had only just left work for the day before the assault and has been so badly injured that it took her four months to be able to return to her job in the retail sector.

In another example of excessive police violence, a 72 year old woman who fell to the ground after being hit by a rubber bullet was set on and beaten so badly by police officers as she lay on the ground that she lost an eye. Commenting on the outrage President Macron said he hoped she had learned some wisdom from the incident. It is encouraging that French journalists are no longer prepared to play down such revolting arrougance from the ruling elite.

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Macron applauds the beating of an old woman by police (Picture via http://www.neonnettle.com )