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What ‘Community Standards’?

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Censorship time! Who’s next?

Conservatives and other non-leftids are frequently censored or banned on the social media, with Facebook and Youtube among the chief offenders. The reason usually given is that someone’s speech “violates community standards.”

But what are those “community standards” (https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/objectionable_content)? My trouble is, I can’t figure out what “community” they’re talking about.

Facebook’s biggest candidates for censorship are “hate speech” and “bullying.” They define hate speech as any speech that “may promote violence,” especially when directed against those who are blessed with “protected characteristics”–race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identification (a man insisting he’s a woman, or vice versa)–and anything that “calls for exclusion”–and I don’t know what they mean by “exclusion”–“or separation.”

They combat exclusion by excluding everybody whose opinions they don’t like–sort of like the way “diversity” turns out to be everyone having exactly the same opinion.

If they were serious about protecting “race,” etc., most of our colleges and looniversities would be banned for spewing out hatred of white people, heterosexual males, and blaming white people for every single problem in the world. The social media do not ban anti-white speech; therefor they are not serious about protecting “race.”

There is a rather large community standard, for instance, shared by most of the human race for most of history, that marriage consists of a man and a woman. Has anyone ever been banned from social media for violating that community standard? This is, moreover, a religious standard: but do the social media ban attacks on that widely-held religious standard? Honk if you’ve ever seen them do so.

The social media aspire to serving some universal “community,” which they seem to want to do by sorting everybody into a multitude of much smaller communities. Are we safe in saying that that aspiration is total humbug? That there really is no such thing as a global community? That free speech, freely practiced, cannot possibly please bloody everybody? That free speech, freely practiced, cannot possibly help but offend somebody, somewhere?

Yeah, I think we’re safe in saying that.

Because the standard to which they aspire is impossible to attain, the social media have nothing left but an ad hoc approach to deciding what speech they will permit. And because we never see “liberal” or “progressive” speech banned or censored, we’re forced to conclude that these media have an intractably left-wing bias.

It would be nice if they controlled it better.


Crawl So They Can Kick You, Part II

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All they want is for your mind to be right.

Are you as sick of this neo-Maoist, “My mind is right, boss!” crap as I am?

Our friend Bob Knight has a column this week in The Washington Times (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/5/public-scapegoating-about-tweets-and-emails-of-yor/) which, among other outrages to sanity and common sense, informs us that the Washington Nationals’ shortstop must meet with Major League Baseball’s “vice president for social responsibility and inclusion.”

See, it has been revealed that this 25-year-old athlete made some enemy-of-the-people tweets when he was a teenager, and now he has to apologize to assorted “communities” of Precious Cherished Minorities and meet with the Lord High Jidrool of Baseball to “determine appropriate sensitivity training.” Sweatbox, lobotomy, self-criticism sessions–whatever floats their boat.

Just once, just once, I wish somebody accused of voicing “hate” umpteen years ago would reply, “To all of you who may have been offended by something I tweeted when I was 17 years old… eat me!”

Once upon a time I was a walking encyclopedia of baseball. How I loved it! But then they merged the leagues, American and National, to kill the competition, adulterated the product, and have now seasoned the already unpalatable mess with heaping spoonfuls of Political Correctness. So I have learned to live without baseball.

One of these days I’d like to live without Political Correctness.


Facebook: Clueless

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Facebook stock is tanking, losing billions of dollars–and they still don’t have a clue. For instance:

Cable talk show host Alex Jones has been banned for 30 days for “violating Facebook’s Community Standards” against “bullying” (defined as physical intimidation) and “hate speech” (any speech less than supportive of liberals’ pet social re-engineering projects). We are not told what, exactly, Jones said or did that constituted these supposed violations. They don’t even bother to try to describe whatever his offenses were. “Hey, we’re Facebook, take our word for it!”

But their word isn’t good enough.

Meanwhile, rogue Congresswoman Maxine Waters is out there urging people to mob members of the government–uh, that would be physical intimidation, wouldn’t it?–if they dare appear anywhere in public. She wants people to be “out in the streets screaming… Do something. Make something happen.” What do Democrats call that–love speech?

But nobody’s banning Maxine Waters.

Personally, I’m not a member of the government, not anybody who’d be recognized in public–but I am convinced it would be virtually suicidal on my part to try to walk past any crowd being addressed by Maxine Waters.

And I don’t appreciate it.

And I will vote for anyone who promises, believably, to make it stop.


Facebook: Declaration of Independence ‘Hate Speech’

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Facebook celebrated America’s founding by ruling our founding document “hate speech” (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/4/facebook-flags-declaration-independence-hate-speec/)

A small-town newspaper was posting the Declaration of Independence, piece by piece, a day at a time, until Facebook scrubbed the last post–which was the Declaration’s charges against King George III, which included the charge of inciting “merciless Indian savages” of making war on Colonial civilians–quite a sore point in 1776.

Facebook’s censorship was executed by its computer algorithms, an exercise in Artificial Mindlessness. The robots couldn’t appreciate the historical context of Thomas Jefferson’s statement.

After a day of public protests and complaints, Facebook caved and restored the post.

The robots have the excuse of being mindless. Liberals, who say such things on purpose, don’t. If I only had a nickel for every leftid who called the Declaration of Independence “hate speech,” I could buy Facebook and adjust its attitude.

They can’t even sort of like America on the Fourth of July.

Just another bit of that Great Blue Wave that’s supposed to sweep these anti-American schmendricks back into power in November.


We Has got To Bann the Bibel!!

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Wuld yiu beleave it?? i acturelly Fourgot I was ellected to the Stodent Soviet “And” I misssed a buntch of Meetings!! so i maid Sure “I” shoed up Last Nihght “and it”” was a good Thing I “did” becose wee has voted To bann the Bibel fromb our campas!!!

Whe desided to “do” it becose the Collidge LGBTQIAMW Inclution Concil thay Asked “us” to done it becose thare “is” Alll that hat speach in the Bibel and lots of christin Prifflidge tooo! so nowe yiu cant Has no Bibel hear at Collidge and yiu “beter” Not becose iff we ketch yiu whith One we will Take It “away” and aslo put yiu in Sensertiffity Traning like fourevver!!!!

and than some Ijjit he sayed Wel waht abote “our Freedem to reed any Thing we wannt?? so” six of us wee jist Beet him “up” he is only A Racist annyweiy!! Freedem meens yiu shuld auhght to reed jist the Book’s “on The” List!!! The Books that thay Are “not” on the List yiu cannt reed becose thay got hat speeach in them!! And aslo tooo meny Big Wirds witch them wirds thay are Micro Agrecian!! and aslo Triger Wirds!

Wel i amb prowed of “waht” wee done Lasst Nihght and neckts time may be we Wil bann Moar Racist Book’s!!


Crime! Teaching Dog to be a Nazi

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But can he goose-step?

A man in Scotland, loosely described as a “YouTube comedian,” has been convicted of a hate crime… for allegedly teaching his girlfriend’s little pug dog to make a Nazi salute (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/03/21/youtube-comedian-convicted-hate-crime-after-teaching-nazi-salute-to-dog.html). The, er, authorities called it “grossly offensive,” and have set April 23 as his sentencing date.

“Achtung, Sturmbannfuhrer Bowser! Where are those tanks I ordered?”

“Woof-woof!”

How ridiculous is this? Ooh! It’s a violation of the Communications Act! Government must approve all communications!

It ought to lead to some intriguing conversations among inmates of the Big House.

“So what are you in for?” asks the armed robber.

“Teaching my girlfriend’s dog to be a Nazi.”

Who are the fascists here, anyway?

The guy says it was just a joke. In poor taste, yes. But if they’re going to start jailing everybody who tells a joke that’s in poor taste, well–!

A trivial story, you might say. But crazed government grows not by leaps and bounds, but by one tiny little step after another.


London Mayor Wants **More** Facebook Censorship

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The Assad wannabe who bills himself as “the mayor of the most diverse city in the world”–meaning Muslims run it, and don’t you dare get in the way–says Facebook and Twitter had better provide even more censorship of “hate speech,” or else (http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/12/sadiq-khan-warns-silicon-valley-hate-speech-fake-news-blames-donald-trump/).

There’s too much hate speech out there, babbles Sadiq Khan, mayor of London. And it’s Donald Trump’s fault. Oh, and by the way–“hate speech” is always a one-way street. Only conservatives can ever be guilty of it. Never leftists. So hating Donald Trump is not “hate,” but hating Sadiq Khan is. Get it?

Khan holds up Germany as an example. There, Angela Merkel has answered criticism of her insane immigration policies by classifying it as lawfully prohibited “hate speech” if anyone tries to post it on the social media. Mr. Khan is sick of deplorables saying not-nice things about their nations’ dear leaders, and aims to put a stop to it.

Theologically speaking, liberty and decency don’t come naturally to human beings born with Original Sin. They are only obtainable through faith in Jesus Christ. This is why freedom is in the crosshairs these days, everywhere you look.

Pray harder. Sing louder. And tell the truth. Leaders really hate it when you do that.


Is ‘You Need Jesus’ Hate Speech?

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Lemme outta here! I just want to get back to work on my book.

But first a little something from yet another of America’s wonderful institutions of higher learning, Kent State.

On a poster created and circulated by the university’s Center for Student Involvement, a promotion for some kind of campus event on the subject of “hate speech”–translation: any deviation, no matter how small, from neo-Marxist liberal booshwa–we find the saying “You Need Jesus” lumped in with “Build a Wall,” “No More Gays,” and “Women Need to Serve Their Man,” all of them as examples of hate speech. (https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/38242/)

When Kent State honchos were questioned about this by The College Fix, it turns out “nobody knows nothin’.”

Are there any Christian parents sending their sons or daughters to this castle of crapola? If you’re out there, reading this, may I ask “Why?”

Our colleges are toxic to our country.

Shut them down.

 


The New, All-Purpose, All-Gender Pronoun

Do we really want to be filling up our jails with persons whose only crime was to use the wrong pronoun, and so offend a Transgendered Person? [Editor’s Note: there is no such thing as a “transgendered person.” There are only persons who say they are transgendered persons.] Oh, sure, it’s a crime, all right. But why should honest armed robbers, carjackers, murderers, and thieves have to share their cells with these hate-crime merchants?

But one thing government can do is actually make it impossible to commit this particular hate-crime! Huh? you say. How? you cry. Simple!

Just plug in this sound every time you need to use a pronoun. It will serve for all possible pronouns. Everybody is able to make this sound, although I have no idea how to spell it. Maybe it can’t be spelled. So let this symbol, (&), represent this sound:

There we have it! What could be easier? “Poor Sandy! Did you hear what happened to (&)? Well, (&) was downstairs and (&) phone rang and when (&) ran up to get it, (&) fell…” As if by magic, all hate-crime pronouns disappear.

Indeed, the same general principle might be applied to ALL objectionable language! “(&) think (&) (&) (&)…”

And no one ever need be offended again.


Trumpt’s name Reely Is Hat Speech!

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I has sumthing elsse To “tell” yiu abote today But first i has been aksed to waygh in “on” weather Donold Trumpt’s his Name it “is” hat speech!

Wel of corset is!! Hear at my Collidge nobody istnt aloud To “say” his name And iff yiu do yiu got To “get” Sensertivitty Training! Yiu onely aloud to Say “Pressadint Obamma or” Pressadint Hillery becose them Rushans Thay hacked The elecktoin and made Donold trumpt Pressadint and “it” wassnt fare!!! and iff yiu Dont say “Pressadint Obamma” that meens yiu Are A Racist and iff yiu Dont say Pressadint Hillery that meens yiu hat Wimmins and yiu Are “a” Secksist! i am Gladd yiu aksed me “to” explane This!

This mourning in Gender Studies 202 we lernt abote This hear Grate Book and it was aslo A Movie it was caled “The” Harrad Exspearmint and It “was” abote Harrad Collidge whare They done this Exspearmint al abote teeching Stodents to do sexule things That “Sociaty” disprooves of so that Thay wil “laern” to dispise the tredicional Consept “of” Moonagimmy by Having Lots of Pre-Martyral Sex!! Wow was that Grate!! and The prefesser he sayed this hear book And “then” the Movie it reely got the Sexule Reverlution offf The growned!!

And somboddy he Aksed The prefesser How “come” we dont Doo that hear at Our Collidge and he sayed “Wee has moved” on From that and now Wee got to get al the stodents to do Gender Fluaditty and aslo Gay Marridge! becose that was whatt Naterly comes neckst! And he aslo sayed that if we does enuhgh Secks that Donold Trumpt he wil Be drived out Of offfice! and Pressadint Obamma he will be Pressadint agian even thogh he Still is and he Wil fixx evrything and then He Wil go play Golph and it Wil “be” Hillerys tern to be Pressidint!!  How abote that!!!

I hoope yiu ordrinary dum peple apareciates The haigh-class Thinking “us” Interllecturals we are Doing for Yiu hear “at” collidge!


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