The Left Hates Free Speech

No surprise really. Professor Demands Censorship.

Thomas J. Main is a professor in New York City. Of course he is.

As Stacy McCain does, I give Thomas Jefferson the last word.

Permit me to quote a Virginia slave owner:

“Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself … she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.”

So wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

There is more on the Liberal Professor, and more from The Other McCain. Go read the whole thing.

The End of Freedom in Germany?

But then I’m not sure Germans have really had freedom in over a Century. Not during WWI, and definitely not during WWII. And I don’t think they’ve had much since then. It isn’t getting better. Angela Merkel and German ‘Freedom’ of Speech.

Germany can limit “Hate Speech.” Define Hate Speech. It isn’t possible. I don’t like communism. I point out how communism has killed hundreds of millions of its own citizens. You get triggered and call me a hater for casting aspersions on your hero Marx, or the Russians or the People’s Republic of China. It gets even worse if we talk about illegal immigration because then you call me a racist. My speech about economics and history and open borders gets censored.

Instead of violence, which is a physical act, language is entirely abstract. Merkel’s definition applies an immeasurable emotional filter to language in order to drag it from the abstract to the physical. By speaking of hatred and dignity as if they are physical bodies of flesh and bone that can be torn or cut, Merkel deliberately destroys the boundaries between words and violence. Is it any wonder why the phrase “speech is violence” is now widely accepted?

As they say, go read the whole thing.

Dave Chappelle Gives Political Correctness the Raspberry

I liked this guy before. Click thru and watch the video. It’s only a few seconds long.

HOAs Are Just Evil

This is one of the more stupid actions a home owners’ association has taken. Woman whose son was killed in Aurora warehouse shooting told by North Carolina homeowners’ association to remove Aurora Strong flag.

So this grieving family was threatened with fines of $100 per day, because flag poles are evil in the view of the HOA.

“I contacted the association and said to the architect, can I tell you about the five people who were murdered and the five policemen who were shot? Can I tell you about the other people who will never be the same who were there that day?” Kendra said.

Once the story was picked up by a local news station and the idiocy of the board was on public display, they backed off on the fines, but still want the flag pole gone. Or at least moved. And they only want her to fly the flag honoring her dead son one day out of the year.

New York Times Doesn’t Like the First Amendment

How does that work? NY Times Wants To Crack Down On Freedom Of The Press Over Noxious Language.

Oh, wait, wait, no, sorry, they just want Other People punished for daring to use their Constitutional Republic protected Free Speech right

Because unless you are the NY Slimes, you shouldn’t have a permit to exercise Free Speech, or something. Lot’s of details at the link.

School Officials Are Afraid of MAGA Hats and American Flags

This headline is a baldfaced lie. North Carolina school officials cancel football game after cheerleaders’ Trump 2020 banner.

They canceled the game because they didn’t want to be on the national news with a bunch of people telling them what idiots they are.

A week after authorities placed a North Carolina high school cheerleading squad on probation for displaying a pro-Trump banner before a football game, school officials abruptly canceled the school’s Friday night game due to safety concerns.

There is a school policy that bans kids from displaying political signs/banners and distributing political literature.

School officials said in a statement released the day after the photo appeared. “Stanly County Schools respects the rights of its students, staff, and visitors to express their opinions in a respectful manner on their own time; however, Stanly County Board of Education policy prohibits the display or distribution of political advertisements on campus or at school events.”

I’m no lawyer, but I don’t see how this is compatible with the First Amendment. Maybe it could be “while in an official school uniform” like cheerleader or athlete. And even then, as long as no official coercion was involved… wouldn’t this fall under the same laws as prayer. Teams can pray, as long as no one is forced, and no official leads the prayer. But hey, just because that’s what the Constitution calls for, doesn’t mean that’s how the courts have decided stuff.

Anyway, a bunch of patriots had decided to attend the game, wave American flags, and support the cheerleaders. There would probably have been more than a few MAGA hats in attendance as well. Being the spinless jellyfish they are, the school-board cancelled the game.

Book Burning – 21st Century Style

A librarian is celebrating the removal of books from a library. Because some books we should not be read. Woke Fahrenheit 451.

Sorry to go full Godwin on this, but this is how you actively create ignorance. Ms Barnett seems more concerned with giving kids woke thoughts than teaching about love of literature and learning.

But it is fair to go “full Godwin” when the Left today is doing the same things the National Socialist Party did in the 1930s, and often for the same reasons. They know what thoughts you should think. They know what you should and should not read. (Ich bin ein auslander.) EBL mentions Bradbury, and I’ve said before that we live in an age that looks more like his Fahrenheit 451, than it does like Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four.

Democrats and Propaganda

This doesn’t surprise me at all. Does that mean I’m jaded? Dems Secretly Trained Thousands of Activists to Manipulate Media, Clinton Library Docs Show.

Because if you can’t compete on a level playing field, do all in your power to destroy the playing field. Or why does NPR still require tax money? Also, does anyone remember liberal talk radio? (I’m sure there is some out there somewhere.)

The Democratic party developed an elaborate, multi-year operation in the 1990s that deployed thousands of activists to covertly mold public opinion using talk radio, according to documents from the Clinton Presidential Library.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), with the blessing of the Clinton White House, launched the Talk Radio Initiative (TRI) ahead of the 1996 campaign. The program trained thousands of operatives to call in to radio shows, conduct surveillance of their contents, and secretly disseminate Democratic talking points while posing as ordinary listeners.

Hat tip to Ace

The Left Says a Black Man Can Be a White Supremacist If They Disagree

This would almost be funny, if Antifa wasn’t actually acting like the Brown-shirts. Antifa Calls A Black Man Who Has De-Radicalized KKK Members A White Supremacist.

“I laughed, I thought it was funny,” [Daryl] Davis told the DCNF. “What it proves is they had no point. They had no evidence of anything. When it boils down to just name calling people and you don’t show any proof and you refuse to talk to them … they refused to even come in. There were no Klansman or Neo-Nazi’s in there or alt-right people.”

And the talk itself had to be moved because Antifa is a violent, terrorist group.

About 40 Antifa members showed up to protest “Ending Racism,” which was moved from a New Jersey theater to a center in Pennsylvania because Antifa threatened to burn down the theater.

I’m sure somewhere in the media, they are portrayed as “peaceful protestors,” despite the threat of arson. (Hat tip to Ace.)

Dan Crenshaw: Red Flag Laws, And Limiting Free Speech

Two videos. I have not watched all 17 minutes of the 2nd video. MUST WATCH: Dan Crenshaw’s Wife Allegedly Steals Phone From Activist to Delete Gun Control Rant by Husband.

At first, Crenshaw attempted to explain that although he does not support any red flag laws that are currently in place, he would theoretically support a red flag law to deprive U.S. citizens of their firearm rights if it was written up to his standards.

Then the Congressman’s wife tried to delete the video. And failed, so he’s on record, even if an iPhone video in a crowded area isn’t the best audio.

Google: Modern Tech’s Answer to the Soviet Union

How dare you blow the whistle on Google? Retaliation? Google Whistleblower Claims FBI, SWAT, Bomb Squad Appeared at His Home.

“They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad,” Vorhies told Project Veritas.

“From what I’ve understood from other attorneys, they are trying to establish that I’ve got some sort of mental problem in order to make their case easier. This is a large way in which they intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company,” he explained.

Which is straight out of the playbook of the USSR. (Hat tip to Doug Ross.)

Why I Won’t Live in an HOA, Part 327

Homeowner’s Associations are evil, for the most part. Howell veteran fights back after being denied an American flag pole at his home.

A veteran wants to display a flagpole in his yard. The HOA doesn’t approve. So he’s putting it to a vote of the residents. (He needed a 125 signatures to get a vote, he got 164, because he doesn’t want anyone complaining.)

“As a veteran I should be able to fly the flag and I should be able to put it at half-staff,” Burtt said during an earlier interview. “It is very important to me because we only do it for public officials and those who died in the line of duty. I felt that we should show respect for these guys, they are the heroes who gave us our freedom that we have today.”

Covenants and Restrictions, even if there is no HOA, are also the sign of insanity.

Google Calls Orthodox Jew a Nazi

In what has to be THE most bone-headed view of the year (maybe of the century)… Google Calls Ben Shapiro A Nazi.

In a Facebook post, Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, described the email as “UNBELIEVABLE.” Shapiro is a practicing Orthodox Jew and a graduate of a Yeshiva high school.

What they really mean is, “Ben Shapiro doesn’t agree with us, and we can’t counter his arguments, so let’s just censor him.”

The best quote comes from Rep. Dan Crenshaw, see the link below, where he asks, “What kind of education do the people at Google have?” To label an Orthodox Jew, who is routinely attacked by the alt-right, a Nazi is the stupidest position Google has had in a long time. And that is saying something.

The video of Rep. Crenshaw is worth the 5 minutes of your time. Watch – Rep. Dan Crenshaw Slams Big Tech for Classifying Jewish Conservatives as ‘Nazis’.

So the first thing to do, is stop using Google. DuckDuckGo is a fine search engine, and handles most of my web searches. I still have 2 email addresses that are Gmail. (one is tied to this blog), but I will be changing that in the very near future. (I have several other email providers, aside from Google. If anyone has a candidate they like, please leave a comment.)

The IRS Loses to True The Vote

The IRS was used – under the Obama Administration – to target conservative groups. True the Vote Wins Stunning Court Ruling Against IRS in Lois Lerner Scandal.

The IRS was sued by True The Vote for discrimination based on their political viewpoint. (They weren’t crazy liberals, the folks running the IRS couldn’t stand that.)

The judge awarded True The Vote an enhanced attorneys’ fees payment from the IRS.

Judge Walton also ruled that True the Vote is entitled to a “bad faith enhancement” to its requested attorney’s fees. Judge Walton’s opinion held there is “clear and convincing evidence necessary for a finding of bad faith on the part of [the IRS]” in their discrimination against True the Vote. While the exact amount to be awarded is still pending, True the Vote’s application under the Equal Access to Justice Act requested the recovery of $1.9 million in attorneys’ fees.

“This ruling is a victory for all Americans,” says Engelbrecht. “Government cannot be allowed to run roughshod over the Constitutional rights of American citizens.”

The other interesting thing is that there is absolutely NO MENTION of this story in the Mainstream American Media. Media bias? What media bias?

SJWs Hate Mel Brooks

And in particular they hate Blazing Saddles. Now, They’re Coming for Mel Brooks.

You knew it was bound to happen.

Now, four decades after it was released, the film has come under fire by social justice warriors because of its portrayal of white racism as comedy. Indeed, it’s hysterically funny.

Time to buy a copy while you still can. (Hat tip to Pirate’s Cove.)

San Francisco Is Becoming a 3rd-world City in More Ways Than One

Nothing says “third-world-shithole” like a police state. LIBERAL FASCISM: San Francisco police raid home of journalist to find who leaked Adachi report. (All the human excrement around the city doesn’t make things better.)

If Bill Barr were sending FBI agents to raid journalists’ homes in search of leakers, we’d be told that the Fourth Reich had descended on America. (Updated because there are statutory protections in California.)

But this is the Liberal Fantasy Land of San Francisco.

Welcome to the Police State. (Hat tip to The Other McCain.)

Get Woke, Go Broke – And Take the Neighborhood With You

Don’t believe their ad campaign. Lexington, Virginia wants you to believe they are not a town where hate has a home. Refusal To Serve Sarah Sanders Ruined Summer Tourism Biz Of Entire Town.

Remember when the owner of The Red Hen, a Virginia eatery, kicked Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant last June? Well, three months later tourism in the region is still dead thanks to the Trump-hating restaurant making the area seem uninviting to visitors. And now locals are starting to worry that the Trump haters have destroyed their bread and butter.

And so an “emergency” ad campaign to tell you to forget what actually happened, and the hate spewed by one of their marquis businesses, they really want need your money.

Thus, the town’s tourism suffered thanks to the angry leftists who has made Lexington look like a bastion of hate. Who wants to go to a town where you might get refused service if they happen to find out you support a politician they don’t like?

Who would risk being treated like garbage when you are just trying to relax and enjoy yourself?

I don’t think they made it “look like a bastion of hate.” I think they just revealed the true situation to everyone.

The Violence of Democrats

Your speech is literally violence, but they think their violence is OK. ‘I’ll wear it again’: Duo allegedly attacks, robs immigrant for wearing MAGA baseball cap.

Mable — a proud supporter of President Donald Trump — decided to sport his bright red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap during the leisurely walk. As he rounded the corner to his building at the Seneca Club Apartments near Northwest High School, three men approached Mable and began to make snide remarks.

“They were asking me, ‘Hey bro, why did you put that hat on?’ And I didn’t say anything, I just passed by.”

Because if you dare to disagree with the Left, they will try to destroy you.

Since this is black-on-black violence, and Democrat-instigated violence, don’t expect the national media to carry the story.

The 2 guys were arrested when a bystander called 911, and they face charges that add up to a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Hat tip to PJ Media and The Daley Gator.

Dissenter

A great video intro to Dissenter. When people don’t want you to comment, or don’t want your comments, you can comment anyway. “The unrestricted comment section of the internet.”

I tripped over Dissenter during the whole Rotten-Tomatoes/Captain-Marvel kerfuffle, in which people claim Rotten Tomatoes was deleting negative comments about the movie because it wasn’t what your corporate masters wanted you to hear. And YouTube was also screwing around with its algorithm to hide videos that were not “official.” Or something. Anyway, it looks interesting, like a throwback to days-of-yore when comments (or bulletin boards, if you go back far enough) could be the place for some lively debates. And the occasional flame-war.