Showing posts with label hate speech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hate speech. Show all posts

September 20, 2017


The silencing of dissent

from TruthDig: The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Venezuelan price controls lead to predictable shortages

from Reason: Venezuelan grocery stores only have products shoppers don't want.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Princeton’s Constitution Day lecture titled ‘F*ck Free Speech’

from National Review: This logic-challenged professor knocks those who value free speech on campus, while using her position as a campus leader to spearhead a project that openly calls the president “racist” (hate speech if directed at a lefty).
Indoctrination and Censorship

Trump vindicated: report says Obama government wiretapped Trump campaign

from Breitbart: Just in case you watch CNN or were away for the weekend, you may have missed this one.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

from Associated Press: The new tactic of corrupt government agencies is to sue those make  FOIA requests, banking that the high costs of defending themselves will silence them.
The Government is Not Us

Unapproved thought is violence

from American Thinker: The cockamamie rationale that uttering unapproved or unconventional speech is can be perceived as violence to some, thereby justifying actual violent behavior.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Political Correctness & Other Nitwittery

Latest Update: May 17, 2017
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The hysterical left is creating the white tribe
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Deirdre Reilly: Chalk It Up To Lifelong Coddling

More 'poor baby' accommodations.    Good thing today’s college students aren’t frequenting America’s suburban driveways or playground blacktops. Fanciful chalk drawings and scribbles are routinely found there — the handiwork, in most American towns, of the happy-go-lucky pre-K set. But words or scribblings in colorful chalk are too much to  ... MORE

Americans Say Colleges Should “Punish” Offensive Speech

by Jeff Scully.  The slave mentality has taken root in the USA. A total of 53 percent of Americans think colleges should punish students that make racially offensive statements. That’s the finding from a recent poll conducted by YouGov for the Huffington Post. Troublingly, the poll, in its five questions, never bothers to define what the form of       ... MORE

John Stossel: Liberty, Fraternity, Security

What should we do about terrorism?   After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches to be conducted without warrants. Reason's Anthony Fisher reports that this can lead to nasty experiences for anyone who associates with people ... MORE

How Hate Speech Laws Actually Work

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.  The most baffling thing about the people—mostly liberals—who push for laws against "hate speech" is their apparent inability to imagine these bans backfiring. In their zeal to punish those who spread sexist, racist, transphobic, or otherwise unfashionable speech, they too often ignore the ways tools of censorship—including hate    ... MORE

Political Correctness More Deadly Than ISIS

by Brian Joondeph.     Which is a bigger threat to America? Terrorists or political correctness? Seems like an easy answer. PC is just an idea, whereas terrorists shoot people and blow things up. But which is easier to stop or contain? I contend that if the PC movement went away, America would have a much easier time fighting terrorism. Meaning     ... MORE

Alexandra Petri: In Defense Of Free Speech

A civil society does not require thought police.       I think it’s a great mistake to write off what is happening on campus right now as the demands of coddled youngsters for more coddling.  Good luck with that approach.  We are going to outlive you.  There is a much more serious discussion to be had.  Forty percent of millennials favor        ... MORE

To The Paranoid Missouri Crybaby Children Unable to Cope With The Crushing Effects Of Hurtful Speech: Call The Cops

by Eugene Volokh.   Prof. Thom Lambert (Truth on the Market) passes along the following Missouri-University-wide e-mail: Subject: Reporting Hateful and/or Hurtful Speech. To continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe, the MU Police Department (MUPD) is asking individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful ... MORE

John Stossel: Censorship In America

Hate speech is less dangerous than censorship. Support for the idea that it's good to hear all opinions, even offensive ones, is thin. A plurality of Americans now support laws against "hate speech." Conservatives once wanted to ban Playboy magazine, violent rap lyrics and offensive depictions of Jesus. Leftists then were right to fight    ... MORE

The State Of Free Speech In America: Panicked Shopper Sees Nazi And Confederate Geer At Flea Market, Calls 911

by Mary Ellen Godin.       Not yet a crime. Local police received a complaint when a shopper discovered Nazi and Confederate merchandise at a popular flea market last weekend, according to Chief William Wright. An officer responded to the Redwood Flea Market on South Turnpike Road Sunday to investigate the report and found Nazi and       ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Emergence Of Orwellian Newspeak

And the death of free speech.   In totalitarian regimes—a.k.a. police states—where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used. In countries where the police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as tolerance, the citizens censor themselves,     ... MORE

Enough With the Outrage Police: Free Speech Matters

by Ed Feulner.     Americans take justifiable pride in their right to free speech. People may be muzzled by their government in places such as Cuba and North Korea, but not here. You can say what’s on your mind without fear of prosecution. But can you do so without fear of persecution? More and more, it seems, the answer is no. Say the “wrong” thing ... MORE

How Protecting Hatred Preserves Freedom

by Andrew Napolitano.  Let's start with the proposition that hatred of persons is a profound disorder, and it is no doubt motivated by far deeper errors of thought and judgment than admiration for a flag. I recognize that to some in our society, the Confederate flag represents resistance to federal authority enforced by military aggression; while to      ... MORE