Random Quotations – Free Speech – March 10th, 2019

Five items in total…

“…Local Marxist student groups, such as Socialist Fightback, were immediately vocal about what they view as Ford’s ‘anti-protest laws,’ claiming the rules will muzzle their ability to protest ‘fascists’ and ‘racists’ on campus. These Marxist groups fail to recognize the line between demonstration and disruption. Freedom of expression and assembly does not protect someone who uses noise, physical obstruction and other forms of violence to prevent someone else from exercising their own free expression rights.” – Lindsay Shepherd, “Fate of free speech on campuses uncertain” – Toronto Sun, Feb. 10th, 2019.

“It’s stunning… how much time U.S. political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.” – Journalist Glenn Greenwald, quoted by Ben Ehrenreich in “This is what the beginning of a real Israel debate looks like” – The New Republic, Feb. 15th, 2019.

“In an act of outrageous political censorship, Facebook and Instagram announced today that they have permanently banned Tommy Robinson from their platforms… It’s an act of foreign political meddling in the UK, too: Tommy had over one million followers, and his Facebook page was the third most popular political page in the country, after Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. Facebook simply deleted it.” – From a Rebel Media e-mail, Feb. 26th, 2019.

“Recent legislation in Washington and also in Europe has criminalized hitherto legal and non-violent efforts to pressure Israel regarding its inhumanity vis-à-vis the Palestinians. Legitimate criticism of Israel thereby becomes both anti-Semitism and criminal, increasing the count of so-called anti-Semitic incidents. That means that the numbers inevitably go up, providing fodder to validate a repressive response… One might add that Hollywood, the mainstream media and academia have contributed to the allegations regarding surging anti-Semitism, relentlessly unleashing a torrent of material rooting out alleged anti-Semites and so-called holocaust deniers, while simultaneously heaping praise on Israel and its achievements.” – Philip Giraldi, “The growing anti-Semitism scam” – The Unz Review, Feb. 19th, 2019.

“A student who claimed the NHS should not be free to immigrants and lamented about the ‘Islamisation’ of Britain has been kicked out of his university… Sebastian Walsh expressed his controversial opinions during class seminars and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) decided to suspend him after they received several complaints about his behaviour… The University of Central Lancashire told Mr Walsh he could return to his social work studies in September if he signed a good conduct agreement and agreed to undertake a diversity training course.” – Charlie Bayliss, “University suspends student Ukip member, 19, who sparked outrage by saying the NHS should not be free to immigrants and complained about the ‘Islamisation’ of Britain during class discussions” – Daily Mail, Feb. 22nd, 2019.