“And suddenly it hit me! If you can go to jail just for being wrong, I’d be the only one left outside…”
Remember this? California was going to make “fake news” against the law! Yup, a felony, punishable by prison time. No more “misinformation” allowed! It would have also been against the law to be wrong. Good thing that never happens to 100% Democrat lamestream nooze!
When I was in freshman orientation for college in 1971, the theme was “dissent”–for its own sake, as an end in itself, as the highest social good, as a moral imperative, blah-blah (I’ll have to write more about this later).
Throughout the ten-year history of this blog, we’ve picked up a couple of new followers every week. That’s how we wound up with 1,700 of them.
But in the past several weeks, no new followers at all. Not even one.
What happens if you try to follow me? Do they tell you they’ve made the connection for you–only it doesn’t show up at my end? Is Big Tech trying to cut off our communication with each other? Go ahead, tell me that would astonish you.
It’s like we just woke up in North Korea.
I wish a few of you would help me in an experiment. Just click whatever you need to click to follow this blog, and let’s see what happens. And please tell me if you’ve tried. If I hear from five new followers, but my follower stats remain totally unchanged, I’ll know something’s fishy.
Note: There is a “Following” button in the lower right-hand corner of this page.
I don’t think they’re letting us follow each other’s blogs.
What? We have a right to hear only one side of the discussion? Well, that’s Big Tech’s usual M.O., isn’t it? No debate–“The science is settled!” Like it always is. And settled their way, no one else’s.
These vaccines were rushed into production, they have not yet been officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration–well, you know what you get when you mix science and politics. You just get politics.
Facebook and the rest of these Big Tech overlords need to be taught they don’t have any right or authority to control public opinion. If Congress is afraid to rein them in, it’ll have to be done by the states. Florida is already leading the way: Floridians can now sue the tech biggies for up to $100,000 in damages if they’ve been banned or censored.
In America all public policy has always been subject to debate. Leftids always–yes, always–try to shut down the debate. And I don’t know what kind of government you’d call it, but I’d be ashamed to call it America.
Last night Dawn Renee wanted to see that video, only to find it had been taken down. Earlier this morning, Phoebe tried to comment on it, only to see her comment disappear instead of being posted. I found the comment in the spam folder, where it should not have been, and moved it to the post where it belongs.
I went back to YouTube and was surprised to find Father Altman’s videos still there. I will now pause in writing this to look again.
[Ten minutes later] Well, I can’t find that particular video on YouTube just now. But there are still some other Father Altman videos present in which he makes the point, “You cannot be Catholic and a Democrat. Period.” Like this one.
Let’s see how long this video stays here before someone removes it. Who? I don’t know. If somebody out there knows, please tell me. Why? I think because Big Tech is imposing a rigid censorship regime. How? I have no idea.
They think that by silencing us in the social media, they’ll stop us. Like, if we can’t say it, we won’t be able to think it. But we do say it, sunshine, and we do think it; and you are not fooling us. We see what you’re up to and we don’t like it!
O Lord our God! Give us the tools and weapons that we need to fight the ungodly and turn them back from their attempted conquest of the earth. Give us greater courage than theirs, greater endurance, greater strength, and greater intelligence than theirs. Confound them and defeat them: fight for us, O God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Honestly, we must be freakin’ suicidal, letting this go on and on–and paying for it, too! Paying colossal amounts of money! In addition to the harm Harvard does to souls and minds, it also sucks up more than 40 billion of our dollars every year.
For which we get $40 billion worth of neo-Stalinist claptrap.
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Wow. The self-proclaimed Masters of the Universe have gone too far for even Bernie Sanders to keep up with them.
A few months ago, Twitter banned President Donald Trump for as long as the stars shine and the grass grows–on the specious grounds that people interpreted his tweets as an incitement to riot (because only Democrats are allowed to incite riots, don’t you know).
Well, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s “not comfortable” with that (https://nypost.com/2021/03/23/bernie-sanders-not-comfortable-with-trump-twitter-ban/). After depositing the usual heap of epithets against President Trump, Sanders said, “Yesterday it was Donald Trump who was banned, and tomorrow it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view.” It’s unacceptably risky, he said, for “a handful of high tech people” to control speech in America.
In this, Sanders is echoing the view expressed by several European leaders–who’s to stop Big Tech from silencing anyone they please, for any reason? Trump today, Angela Merkel tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Capitol Hill is densely populated by Democrats who want to silence everybody who’s not them; and if Big Tech is a little slow on the draw, trust these Dems to pep them up.
Please–you don’t think for one minute that O’Crazy-O-Cortez, or Schumer, or Schiff, or Pelosi believe in free speech, do you?
Liberty and Democrats just don’t go together at all.
And if they do… the fine will be a whopping $13.5 million. For every offense.
Polish authorities cited Twitter’s ban of President Donald Trump as “a dangerous precedent.” Well, sure–if they can do it to the president of the United States, they can do it to anybody.
And how’s this for hypocrisy? In India, the Prime Minister threatened to ban Twitter unless they banned his critics! And so, of course, they did–500 of ’em.
This whole business of allowing “private corporations” to do things to people that government is not allowed to do–it’s fascism, and it has to stop. No more using banks and Big Tech to do the dirty work that Congress wouldn’t dare.
Once again, Poland is leading the way back to sanity. Hats off to Poland!
Here in America, once upon a time the land of the free, assorted bigwigs are talking about censoring any criticism, any doubts, any fears of the new COVID vaccine. No discussion allowed. And I got an email from some fellow American hoping the FBI would arrest me for holding political opinions not shared by the Democrat Party and Mark Zuckerberg.
I keep wondering how we got here. What do you suppose Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, or Hubert Humphrey would have said if you’d asked him, “Hey, bro, should people be arrested for saying rude things about the government?” But today’s Democrats want to jail you for saying you don’t believe in Man-Made Climate Change.
How did this happen? How did we wind up with multitudes of Americans clamoring for more censorship, for punishment for unpopular opinions, for more and more restraints on speech? Our colleges and universities are pushing this like their lives depended on it (and maybe they do–suck up to the government, to keep those public moneys pouring in).
Okay, sure–many years ago, you weren’t allowed to be a communist. Boo-hoo, how Hollywood suffered. But if that was so bad, liberals, why in the world do you want to bring it back? After all those years of lamenting McCarthyism, you want to bring it back? You want to expand its definition? Everyone who’s not you is an Enemy Of The State?
They will not rest until they abolish freedom altogether.