Random Quotations – Free Speech – October 22nd, 2020

Five items in total…

“Sites targeted and made to effectively disappear from results included NewsBusters, the Washington Free Beacon, The Blaze, Townhall, The Daily Wire, PragerU, LifeNews, Project Veritas, Judicial Watch, The Resurgent, Breitbart, Drudge, Unz, the Media Research Center and CNSNews. All the sites affected are considered to be politically conservative and no progressive or liberal sites were included.” – Philip Giraldi, “Managing the narrative: Corporations and government use internet to control information” – Unz Review, August 18th, 2020.

“The rise of the internet oligarchs might indeed do more serious damage to the freedoms that still survive in the United States than will victory by either Biden or Trump. What Americans are allowed to think and how they perceive themselves and the world have taken a serious hit over the past twenty years and it can only get worse.” – Philip Giraldi, “Internet resources become weaponized: High tech oligarchs threaten democracy” – Unz Review, October 20th, 2020.

“Alas, you can lead libertarians to reality, but you can’t make them think. For example, most libertarians are passionate supporters of both free speech and open borders. This is a lot like supporting both glass houses and throwing stones. And indeed, free speech is a lot like a house built of glass. Free speech is rare and fragile and much easier to destroy than to create. It hasn’t existed in the vast majority of cultures for the vast majority of human history.” – Tobias Langdon, “F*ck your free speech”: Leftism, libertarianism and the death of free speech” – Occidental Observer, October 2nd, 2020.

“In a letter written in response to Eisgruber and the administration, the three (the president and two vice-presidents of the Princeton Graduate Student Government -JG) opined that the free speech policy protects ‘hate’ at the university. They stated, ‘We as a student body are not looking for ‘dialogue’ on how to cope with institutional racism,’ and averred that an emphasis on the importance of free expression ‘reads as a typical dog-whistle often used to excuse racist speech and hateful actions’… Their admission that they are not looking for ‘dialogue’ is a refreshing bit of candor, as leftists/progressives never seek dialogue, only victory and submission. Especially submission.” – Eric Utter, “College students say free speech is ‘unacceptable’.” – American Thinker, August 23rd, 2020.

“There were some slides [in the manual] about hate speech towards Jagmeet Singh. They were basically explaining that Jagmeet Singh is protected under the hate speech policy because of his physical appearance, because he’s wearing a head covering… Hate speech protects against attacks against someone’s religion, so it’s kind of this grey area because if you’re attacking him as a candidate and you have a picture of him, technically any attack on him would be considered an attack against his religion because he’s always wearing the head covering… So his religion is basically one and the same as him as a person. As a content moderator it’s very easy to interpret an attack on him as a person an attack on his religion.” – Ryan Hartwig, “Whistleblower details ‘training manual’ used for censorship on Facebook” – Rebel News, August 20th, 2020.