Random Quotations – Free Speech – August 31st, 2018

Five items in total…

“They have not taken on the issue of free speech, even when there are human rights courts fining people… and Universities regularly trying to intimidate and silence non-far-left voices. They didn’t support free speech, just so the Liberals won’t accuse them of supporting hate speech… The Canadian Conservative Party is afraid of being called racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic… (and) all the other phobias and isms that the far-left invented within the last 5 years.” (Emphasis added) – Siavash Safavi, “Unpopular opinion: How Bernier’s decision could save conservativism in Canada” – The Post Millenial, August 24th, 2018. (An interesting article, you can read it here.)

“When Robinson was charged with contempt of court, the BBC and the Daily Mail were still broadcasting the names and photographs of the accused in the case. In fact, it was from this list on the BBC website that, during the second trial, Robinson recited the names of the alleged rapists and sex traffickers on Facebook Live. Why no outrage toward the mainstream media? Probably because these are ‘respectable’ sources – that is, politically correct – while Robinson is not… No wonder he was subjected to a ‘a fundamentally flawed process’ and received only a four-minute hearing in court.” – Christopher Degroot, “Tommy Robinson and the enduring tragedy of politics” – The Unz Review, August 20th, 2018.

“Again, if open censorship of American independent media is allowed to take root, everyone will suffer in the long run. While politics may seem like the biggest game in town, above this spectacle are the values and traditions that have made this country worth living in. Once this is gone, America will be totally unrecognizable, and billionaires like Soros will be become our de facto kings and lords.” – Israpundit, “Soros: Online Trump supporters will be entirely ‘silenced’ by 2020” – August 30th, 2018.

“Ontarians are concerned that Doug Ford’s decree regarding so-called ‘free speech’ rules on campus may parallel the American version of the campus free-speech movement, which opens the door for groups to spew hate on the campuses of post-secondary institutions… We want to ensure that campuses are safe, welcoming spaces for all – including those who are women, racialized individuals, and those who are LGBTQ2.” – Chris Glover, NDP colleges and universities critic, quoted by Cdn. Press in “PCs to colleges: Develop free speech policies or face funding cuts” – Toronto Sun, August 31st.

“We’re under attack by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)… For years, the SPLC has labeled the Freedom Center a hate group and tried to get organizations like Amazon, Facebook and Twitter to ban us and silence our message… Yesterday, SPLC finally convinced MasterCard and Visa to cut us off. Now we can’t process donations from any major credit card companies… This blow could be the end of the Freedom Center… Decades of work, down the drain because the hateful Left wants to squash free speech and silence an organization that dares to question them.” – The David Horowitz Freedom Center, quoted by Paul Bois in “Visa, Mastercard block donations to ‘David Horowitz Freedom Center’ after SPLC labels them a hate group” – The Daily Wire, August 23rd, 2018.