Random Quotations – Free Speech – February 17th, 2021

Five items in total…

“Supporters of the authoritarian law say it helps ‘measure tensions effectively and to prevent serious hostility and violence.’ They also argue that recording these incidents is the first step towards tackling the escalating process of ‘dehumanization and ultimately murder’… These non-crime hate incidents logs remain on someone’s records for six years, often in secret… And since they are technically not crimes, an ‘offender’ does not have legal ground to appeal. The law’s guidelines were recently updated to include even lower barriers to entry such as ‘ill-will, spite, contempt, prejudice, unfriendliness, antagonism, resentment, and dislike,’ as hate incidents.” – Dan Frieth, “The UK’s chilling ‘non-crime hate incident’ law is as bad as it sounds and completely useless” – Reclaim The Net, February 15th, 2021.

“The government has been forcing people to not meet in person. All life has turned online. And now the spaces that nearly everyone uses to interact with friends, work, family, strangers, to meet, to exchange ideas, are being purged of those who do not adhere to progressive or Democratic ideas… Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Apple appear to have teamed up in taking action against conservative accounts, and they’re doing it shamelessly and without any oversight.” – Libby Emmons, “Big tech is staging a digital coup” – Post Millennial, January 9th, 2021.

“Twitter and Facebook – the social media megaphones Trump has used to communicate with some 80 million followers – have terminated the president’s personal accounts… Apple, Amazon and Google have cut ties to the social media website Parler, which is popular among conservatives… The goal of Big Tech is censorship – to circumscribe Trump’s capacity to communicate with his followers, and then to cripple the capacity of the right to communicate with one another.” – Pat Buchanan, “Exploiting the capitol riot to kill Trump” – American Renaissance, January 12th, 2020.

“This is about the grassroots: When they eject me they are saying, ‘We despise You the grassroots, we despise your values, we despise the things that are important to you.’ They are thumbing their noses at You. Conservatives are furious and will make their voice heard… (Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole ) is as Red as they come, it’s clear that he lied to conservatives and he’s now trying to remake the party in his own red image.” – Derek Sloan, quoted by Nate Smelle in “MP Sloan lashes out at O’Toole after being kicked out of caucus” – Bancroft This Week, January 27th, 2021.

“This is not fair. It’s not accurate. It’s not balanced. It’s not journalism. It’s mob rule. And it makes it impossible for me to do my job. So I’m out. The only recommendation I have for the mainstream media is to stand by your people and fight back. And to mainstream media advertisers, man up, and stop threatening to pull advertising every time the mob overreacts. Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook are not journalists. They should not be dictating what we cover.” – Danielle Smith, “I’m leaving Twitter and radio because I’ve had enough of the mob” – National Post, January 14th, 2021.