We all know (don’t we?) that the Constitution doesn’t allow the government to restrict free speech, or freedom of religion, freedom of the press, or the right to peaceful assembly. And just in case there was any confusion about it, the United States Supreme Court ruled in 1943 that
“… A state may not induce, encourage, or promote private persons to accomplish what [the state] is constitutionally forbidden to accomplish” (https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/americas-censorship-regime-goes-on-trial-missouri-biden).
Holy cow! You mean the government can’t lean on social media platforms to demand the suppression of any opinions that it doesn’t like? The Constitution, and the Supreme Court, say they’re not allowed to do that?
Well, then, why the devil do they keep doing it? I mean, this is something that they’ve been doing every single day for years!
Finally a lawsuit over this is being heard in the U.S. District Court of Louisiana and is likely on its way to the Supreme Court (Missouri vs. Biden). The government tried to have the suit dismissed but the judge said nothing doing.
This schiff has not only been illegal since 1943; it’s always been illegal!
It’d be nice if we somehow got our government back in line with the Constitution. But don’t look for that to happen without a fight. Big Tech is crawling with “retired” government spooks and spiders. And they are not your friends.
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Will they censor happy puppies, too?
Facebook has decided to make “journalists”–and some “activists,” too–a “protected class,” shielded, they say, from “harassment and bullying” (https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62614).
That means the, um, “journalists” can write and publish anything they want about anybody–but no one will be allowed to return the favor. Facebook’s “global safety chief” (aw, gimme a break!) says they’ve got to protect them from people who say mean things about them.
We have never in our history seen such shabby, slanted, stupid, careless nooze reporting as we see today. No one has damaged the journalists’ reputation anywhere near as much as the journalists themselves. But look, it’s getting too hot in the kitchen, and the noozies just can’t take it. So Facebook will protect them. Our Free & Independent Democrat Nooze Media deserve protection!
Maybe Facebook ought to buy them some Play-Doh, too.
Like many people, I believe the self-exalted poobahs of Big Tech are purposely depressing Christian and conservative traffic on the Internet. How they’re doing it, I have no idea.
Last year, when I started the computer in the morning, I’d find anything from 60 to over 100 views waiting for me. I averaged over 300 a day for the year. Progress!
Today, 17 views. Seventeen! And yesterday, only 205 all told.
It’s hard to keep going.
Yesterday I couldn’t work on my book or write Newswithviews because my eyes remained dilated till after suppertime. I did sweat out a normal number of blog posts, and today I’ll have to make up for lost time.
Well! All they have to do is cut off 17 more, and I’ll start the day with no views at all.
Pray for Christian bloggers–the bad guys are out to shut us down.
I used to try to be a nice guy, and I let libs ‘n’ progs come in here and say their piece–only to have to kick them out when they started demeaning other readers. And they can never refrain from doing that.
There are still one or two libs I haven’t censored, because they haven’t, as it were, come into my virtual living room and peed on the sofa. But the ones who start their messages with “I’m a Republican, but–!”… well, they’re outta here.
They Asked for Censorship…
The nooze itself is provoking enough without letting leftids come in here just to call us names. They send in a lot of material that never sees the light of day, and never will.
Keeping them out has led to happier times, all in all.
How’s this? Zero comments, zero likes.
This blog must be buried so deeply in the search engines by now, hardly anyone can find it. No comments? Eight hours, and no comments? And it’s been weeks since anyone signed up to follow.
I’ve been well and truly scrod, that’s for sure. My wife says I should keep going, things’ll get better.
Writing is always like this. Always. Unless you’re Stephen King. You can never just cruise along. In the words of Kipling, it’s always double drill and no canteen. Trying to get published in the 1970s–good grief, I don’t know how I survived it.
But you don’t get stronger as you get older. You just get wearier.
This is fantastically frustrating–not to mention mystifying!
November, December, and the first half of January–smokin’, cruisin’, setting viewership records, riding high. It’s was wonderful!
And then, in the middle of January–crash. For no detectable reason. Just crash. Drop from 500 views a day to 300, now zeroing in on 200. I don’t know why.
Some of you have WordPress blogs, and all of you know computers better than I do. Your cat knows them better than I do. If nothing I do has changed, then why does this happen? Like, the only reward I get for this is for people to read my posts. So why do they suddenly stop? Or is this another WordPress cockup, where they stop counting accurately?
In this era of out-of-control censorship, writers are understandably suspicious that they might be getting censored. I wonder what would happen if I tried to get censored on purpose…
If I disappear altogether, know ye that it was not my doing.
Mount a search party!
Not so fast there, boyo…
The CEO of Apple this past weekend admitted that he and his Big Tech playmates silenced Parler because they didn’t like what people were posting on it (https://en-volve.com/2021/01/19/watch-apple-ceo-tim-cook-accidentally-reveals-collusion-between-big-tech-companies-to-censor-free-speech/).
CEO Tim Cook revealed Big Tech’s collusion against Parler, saying it was done because of “incitement concerns.” He didn’t bother to define “incitement.” It means anything they want it to mean. It means being out of step with Far Left Crazy.
“We don’t consider that free speech,” Cook said. Free speech is lib speech, no other kind.
So Parler barely got out of the starting gate before Big Tech shot it down. Too much free speech, don’t you know. We don’t want the proles questioning Mandates. “By Order of the Governor” means shut up and obey.
Our country has been conquered by an alliance between Big Tech and Dirty Politics.
What will happen when they find out they can’t trust each other?
You know that feeling you get when you step into quicksand and it suddenly sucks you down? Well, all right, you probably don’t know that feeling.
For all of November and December, and the first half of this month, this blog was cruising along, setting records, vews galore–and these last three days, glug-glug-glug! And I really have to wonder if some creepy little person out there has found a way to flatten our tires. Can they do that?
There is no question that they want to do it. Let’s silence everybody who’s not the Far Left Crazy! Because COVID!
Sorry if I sound a little paranoid. It seems to be the temper of the times.
Don’t worry–they only censor Republicans and conservatives.
“Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of Content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances” (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/mailchimp-will-now-deactivate-accounts-sending-false-inaccurate-or-misleading-emails).
Huh? That sounds like a description of our nooze media! Except here Mailchimp claims the authority to decide what’s false, inaccurate, or misleading. You know–like any reference to Hunter Biden and his pop doing dirty deals with foreign zillionaires. That can’t be true because it hurts Democrats.
If they think that anything you say is false, inaccurate, or misleading, Mailchimp will de-activate your account. And there’s nothin’ you can do about it because it’s a private business, they don’t have to handle your account if they don’t want it. Although for some reason a private club has to let you in if they don’t want to–but I digress.
Yes–if they don’t like your politics, they feel entitled to damage your business. Libs always feel entitled.
Why don’t we elect leaders who’ll protect us?