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  • China's Censorship Is Creeping Into America, Blizzard And NBA Bend The Knee To Communist China

    10/09/2019 1:37:40 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 10/08/2019 | Tim Pool
    China's Censorship Is Creeping Into America, Blizzard And NBA Bend The Knee To Communist China. The big story trending today is that Blizzard, the company behind Hearthstone, has suspended a player and rescinded prize money over his support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests. This comes in the wake of the South Park episode mocking American companies for caving to the censorship demands of China. The news sparked outrage that Americans would have to live under the censorship of China due to market pressure with Marco Rubio issuing a statement stating just that. China uses market influence to exert cultural...
  • Surrendering to SPLC's Lazy Media Lemmings

    10/09/2019 3:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    ACT for America, a nationwide grassroots group that educates the public about radical Islam, was founded in 2007 by my vigilant activist friend and Lebanese Christian immigrant journalist Brigitte Gabriel. I was honored to accept Gabriel's invitation to speak at her organization's annual banquet at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 7. Gabriel has worked tirelessly to expose the Islamic imperialist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic state; barbaric practices of female genital mutilation and honor killings by adherents of sharia; and the whitewashing of violent jihad in American middle school textbooks. Past speakers and honorees at...
  • The NBA Is Just One Of Many American Firms In Thrall To China

    10/08/2019 8:15:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Chinese Communist Party is using its economic leverage to exploit global corporate power for its own ends, and American firms are helping. We shouldnÂ’t suppose the NBA-China affair is something new or strange. In many ways, it was entirely predictable, right down to the simpering apologies and walk-backs. But we should understand that blow-ups like this are going to happen more frequently unless U.S. policymakers, American consumers, and major corporations work together to reconnect strategic national interests to economic activity.There are two reasons for this. The first is growing Chinese aggression abroad and despotism at home, fueled by BeijingÂ’s...
  • Liberals Hate Free Speech When We Presume To Use It

    10/07/2019 1:39:44 PM PDT · by billorites · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have a confession to make: I hate the pseudo-conservative scribblings of David French with the same kind of smoldering loathing I reserve for foot fungus, movies about spunky young women who triumph over the patriarchy, and the music of Maroon 5. With rare exceptions explicable due only to the vagaries of chance, I hate his prose, his premises, his conclusions and his insufferable fussiness. I contend that his writings are fit only to be served up to traitors and terrorists at Gitmo to wring out confessions, and the only thing I enjoy about his terrible, terrible views is that...
  • After 'Hate' Warning, Black Conservative Says Twitter ‘Coming After Trump Supporters’

    10/05/2019 7:20:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2019 8:25 AM EDT | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Comedian Terrence K. Williams of “The Deplorables” comedy troupe, pleaded for help Friday amidst fears Twitter was targeting his account for his support of President Trump. A popular blue check conservative with over 600,000 followers, Williams received a legal warning from Twitter right before he was to go to the White House’s “Young Black Leadership Summit.” A little after 2pm on October 4, Williams tweeted, “TWITTERS LEGAL TEAM CONTACTED ME ON THE DAY I GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE! People want to take my account down because I said Schiff Should Resign, called out AOC & I support Pres @realDonaldTrump...
  • New York City Will Fine You for Saying ‘Illegal Alien.’ That’s an Assault on the Constitution.

    10/04/2019 10:25:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Octdober 4, 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky- Patrick Featherston
    The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York. The city’s Commission on Human Rights recently released new legal enforcement (...Discrimination on the Basis ofImmigration Status and National Origin) guidelines that ban the use of the term “illegal alien” by employers, housing providers (including hotels), and law enforcement as “discriminatory.” Violators can be punished with exorbitant and punitive fines—up to $250,000 per offense.In other words, the city will now censor and penalize anyone for using the correct legal term that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous...
  • "Free Speech is Killing Us" Warns New York Times

    10/05/2019 2:33:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 51 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Fri Oct 4, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    President Trump is a threat to the First Amendment, says the New York Times, while repeatedly running op-eds arguing against the First Amendment.Its current masterpiece is, Free Speech is Killing Us. Its innovative argument notes that ideas can lead to violence. Well then, if we're going to stop violence, we have to shut down the flow of ideas until we figure out what's going on here, right?In 2019, this is what the New York Times has come up with. Noxious speech is causing tangible harm. Yet this fact implies a question so uncomfortable that many of us go to great lengths to...
  • Free Speech Is Killing Us

    10/04/2019 10:41:49 AM PDT · by wildcard_redneck · 53 replies
    The New Hork Times ^ | October 4, 2019 | Andrew Marant
    Noxious language online is causing real-world violence. What can we do about it?
  • Free speech suppression online builds case to break up Big Tech

    09/30/2019 9:44:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 | Donald Trump Jr
    Free speech is under attack by the Big Tech monopolies that dominate the internet. The flogging that Beto O’Rourke received during his Reddit “ask me anything” session this month perfectly underscored the distinction between a mainstream media and a genuinely free press. He gave Americans a chance to grill him about his pivot from a centrist Senate candidate to a radical presidential hopeful, and in contrast to the handling he has gotten from the media, they treated him like hamburger meat. No surprise there. Free expression can be edgy, brutal, irreverent, and sometimes downright offensive. I should know. My father...
  • Trump: ‘A Free Society Cannot Allow Social Media Giants to Silence’ Free Speech

    09/24/2019 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    President Donald Trump used part of his speech before the United Nations Tuesday to warn of the growing accumulation of power by big tech companies. In one of the President’s strongest statements on social media bias yet, Trump argued that social media censorship is incompatible with a free society. He also drew attention to the growing trend of censorship, “canceling,” and blacklisting in general. “We must always be skeptical of those who want conformity and control,” said the President. “Even in free nations, we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty.” “A small number of social media platforms are...
  • The Invisible Shackles of America’s Social Credit System

    09/15/2019 11:20:14 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    human events ^ | September 13, 2019 | Bradley Brewer
    The phrase “social credit system” or “social credit score” is relatively unknown to Americans. But in the People’s Republic of China, the communist government has been developing such a system for the last decade, and are looking to roll it out nationwide by 2020. The Chinese government intends to use social media data, surveillance, and purchasing trends to develop a “score” for its citizens to gauge their “buy-in” to the state. Presumably, the better the score, the more “benefits” citizens are entitled to receive from the government. Conversely, a bad score would severely handicap your life, punishing you for your...
  • A Way to Battle the PC Speech Police

    09/12/2019 10:12:26 AM PDT · by txnativegop · 50 replies
    September 12 2019 | Me
     in the middle of the night I would do the same. Her daughter must be retarded to think that a surprise visit in the middle of the night is acceptable. Useing the word retarded in a negative way is unacceptable. I have little brothers who are autistic, with all the words available please expand you're vocabulary but remove that word. It's 2019 and I'd like to think we are better then this Really? the word simply means slower than, which by definition such individuals are. I am sorry that autism has struck your family so hard. But I will not...
  • San Francisco’s Assault on the NRA Is Dangerous to Our Democracy

    09/12/2019 6:13:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | September 10, 2019 | David French
    Free speech is often the first casualty of political polarization. There are two competing American tribes that have an immense amount in common. They both loathe mass shootings and grieve for lives lost. They both propose plans to protect innocent life. They both seek to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. Yes, they have profound differences, but their motivations and intentions are remarkably similar. Moreover, America is designed from the ground up so that citizens of good will can hash out their competing ideas through political and cultural argument. if ( "undefined" !== typeof googletag && !...
  • Count on Trump to defend free speech from global censorship

    09/02/2019 5:25:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/19 | Madison Gesiotto
    President Trump deserves enormous credit for his exceptional commitment to free speech at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Foreign leaders, like our own illiberal, liberal activists, are chomping at the bit to introduce ever more online censorship. At the G7, European leaders introduced a measure that would have drafted tech companies into the role of government censors, forcing them to police online content and remove anything that bureaucrats deem to be insensitive. Emmanuel Macron struggled in vain to conceal his disappointment as he announced that the United States had refused to sign on to his pet G7 compact, which...
  • A new dogma has turned beliefs that once seemed common sense into hate crimes. [tr]

    09/01/2019 9:43:31 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-31-19 | Douglas Murray
    ---- The question of what exactly we are meant to do now – other than get rich and have fun – was going to have to be answered by something. The answer that has presented itself in recent years has been to live in a permanent state of outrage. To find meaning by waging constant war against anybody who seems to be on the wrong side of a question to which the answer has only just been altered. ---- The interpretation of the world through the lens of ‘social justice’ and ‘identity group politics’ is probably the most audacious and...
  • Global Compact on Migration: Criticism of migration will be a criminal offence

    Video at link: ....“And Media outlets that give room to such criticism of migration can be shut down.” “The compact for migration is legalization of mass migration “
  • Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies

    08/19/2019 8:24:23 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 15, 2019 | John Lott
    I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personal account. Twitter informs me that the account was locked because the News article contains quotes from the New Zealand mass killer, and New Zealand and Australia have laws against sharing the manifestos of shooters.
  • New Poll Shows Gen Z Is Pretty Confused About Socialism, Capitalism, And More

    08/19/2019 5:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    As the 2019-2020 school year begins this fall, millions of high schoolers and college students will be heading into an academic rife with politicization and heated classroom discussions. But, how do students truly feel about issues such as socialism, free speech, health care, and illegal immigration? Do these kids aged 13-22, known as Gen Z, feel comfortable sharing their true opinions? Do they even know the basic concepts of what they are discussing? To find out, Young America's Foundation, "the nation’s premier organization for inspiring students on high school and college campuses with conservative ideas," teamed up with Echelon Insights...
  • Pamela Geller speaks at the Women's National Republican Club in NYC 8/15/19

    08/17/2019 7:50:34 PM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/17/19 | me
    This is the event that Eventbrite backed out of after a protest from CAIR. The courageous Young Republican Club of NYC and the Women's National Republican Club went on with the event anyway and it was a smashing success. The "protest" outside was a distinct failure. Some members of FR provided security for Pamela's event at Ground Zero back in the day, the protest that helped to prevent a mosque being built on the site of the World Trade Center destruction.
  • UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim (Not a Hoax)

    08/17/2019 3:10:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 68 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 17, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sharia UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim AUG 17, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Note Tell MAMA’s headline: they claim that this man made a “racist slur” against a Muslim. What race is Islam again? In reality, there are Muslims, and Islamic jihadis, of all races. But TellMAMA wants to intimidate Britons into believing that anyone who makes a rude quip to a Muslim is a racist, and thus deserving to have the book thrown at him. But that’s all this was: a quip. Say anything you want: the guy was rude,...