Random Quotations – Free Speech – May 17th, 2018

Five items in total…

“The judge also intervened on a number of occasions when Jezz was being cross-examined to dispute what Jezz was saying.This was not his job, it was the job of the prosecutor to challenge what Jezz was saying… both judge and prosecuting counsel accepted opinion as fact and were seemingly oblivious to what they were doing which in short was enforcing the politically correct view of the world. For example, prosecuting counsel thought nothing of quoting a senior judge that freedom of expression had to be compatible with the ‘standards of a just and fair multiracial society’.” – Robert Hendersom, quoted in “British White nationalist leader Jez Turner jailed for criticizing Jewish power” – Canadian Assoc. for Free Expression, May 15th, 2018.

“First came the laws that reduced our freedom of assembly to having to beg permission from the government to protest, then came further and further restrictions on our freedom of speech and expression under law. While the government concentrates all of its efforts to destroying what little freedom we have left, terrorist atrocities are committed with near impunity up and down the country, and in true Soviet style, thought police interrogated me for voicing my disdain for an ideology that promotes the killing and enslavement of nonbelievers.” – Christian Finch, “Why I was interviewed by Britain’s counter-terrorism police” – Jihad Watch, April 13th, 2018.

“According to the Swedish mainstream media, the country has experienced a significant rise in prosecutions for ‘hate speech’ on social media last year. The organization believed to be largely responsible for this rise is ‘Näthatsgranskaren’ (‘The Web Hate Investigator’), a private organization founded in January 2017 by a former police officer, Tomas Åberg, who has taken it upon himself to identify and report to the authorities Swedish individuals whom he and his organization decide are committing thought crimes and ‘inciting hatred’ against foreigners.” – Judith Bergman, “Sweden’s war on free speech” – Gatestone Institute, April 14th, 2018.

“Liberalism is not just ‘another legitimate point of view.’ It is a threat to the very freedoms guaranteed by the constitution…” – Warner Todd Huston and Jeff Dunetz, “NY’s Siena College censors student who was fighting for 1st Amendment” – The Lid, April 24th, 2018.

“The launch comes nine months after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) promised to peruse online ‘hate crime’ as vigorously as those taking place face-to-face, saying they hope to see more prosecutions, with longer sentences for those convicted of ‘hate’ online… Separate ‘hate crime’ guidelines from the CPS released in January last year reaffirmed that no evidence is needed to report a ‘hate crime’, and they only need to be ‘perceived’ by the alleged victim or someone else.” – Liam Deacon, “UK proposes six year prison sentences for online posts against religion, transgender” – Breitbart, May 10th, 2018.