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Growing US Left's Desire to Suppress Free Speech / 'holocaust' debunking at the gate

Postby Hannover » 5 months 1 week ago (Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:50 pm)

The rationalizations for the suppression of free speech are growing. The left, which claims to have historically supported free speech, are now back tracking full speed.

You have to wonder just how much of this has been encouraged by the growth of 'holocaust' Revisionism.

Of course the US left won't admit it, but I do sense they know that the biggest enabler of their agenda, the fake '6M Jews & 5M others' is in trouble and free speech about it must be stopped or their agenda is finished.

Witness what has happened in Europe. Not only have so many European countries banned free speech about the fake 'holocaust' storyline, but they have made just about any serious criticism of their policies illegal as well.

Read on.

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The 'holocaust' narrative doesn't hold up to scrutiny, so we see calls for censorship.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-governmen ... ee-speech/
Why Liberals Have Flip-Flopped on Free Speech

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In a remarkably honest exposé, the New York Times acknowledged Saturday that “liberals who once championed expansive First Amendment rights are now uneasy about them” ever since conservatives realized they should apply to them as well.

The Times cites First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams who noted that whereas the left once led support for First Amendment protections, they are now “at least skeptical and sometimes distraught at the level of First Amendment protection which is being afforded in cases brought by litigants on the right.”

The difference between then and now? Many of the ideas currently being protected by free speech rights run contrary to progressive ideology. Over the last 13 years, the Supreme Court “has been far more likely to embrace free-speech arguments concerning conservative speech than liberal speech,” the Times said.

One law professor at Georgetown, Louis Michael Seidman, who used to defend free speech now sees his prior position as a mistake.

“When I was younger, I had more of the standard liberal view of civil liberties,” Seidman said. “And I’ve gradually changed my mind about it. What I have come to see is that it’s a mistake to think of free speech as an effective means to accomplish a more just society.”

Catharine A. MacKinnon, a law professor at the University of Michigan, goes further still, declaring that free speech reinforces and amplifies injustice because it is now being used to defend ideas she finds distressing.

“Once a defense of the powerless, the First Amendment over the last hundred years has mainly become a weapon of the powerful,” writes MacKinnon, who teaches such courses as “Evolution of Gender Crimes” and “Sex Equality.”

Whereas free speech used to be invoked to defend “radicals, artists and activists, socialists and pacifists, the excluded and the dispossessed,” MacKinnon laments, it has now become “a sword for authoritarians, racists and misogynists, Nazis and Klansmen, pornographers and corporations buying elections.”

In other words, the left was much quicker than the right to understand the power of free speech protections. In a curious irony, however, most conservatives today would be quick to defend even Ms. MacKinnon’s adolescent name-calling, which compensates for a lack of serious arguments.

Speech does not need to be intelligent or compelling to be worthy of protection.

In reading through the New York Times piece it becomes abundantly clear that many liberals really never cared about “free speech” as such, but rather sought protection specifically for progressive ideas and behaviors. As soon as conservatives started demanding the same protections for their speech, it no longer seemed like such a good idea.

The Times titled its article “How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment.” Perhaps a more accurate title would have been, “How Conservatives Learned from the Left and Started Using Their Own Weapons Against Them.”

Or, more simply, “What Goes Around, Comes Around.”


If it can't happen as alleged, then it didn't.

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Re: Growing US Left's Desire to Suppress Free Speech / 'holocaust' debunking at the gate

Postby Carto's Cutlass Supreme » 5 months 1 week ago (Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:48 pm)

It brings to mind Jewish organizer Saul Alinsky's book "Rules For Radicals." Rule 4 being:
"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

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Re: Growing US Left's Desire to Suppress Free Speech / 'holocaust' debunking at the gate

Postby Revisionist » 5 months 1 week ago (Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:19 pm)

At least they don't claim, that their suppression actually protects freedom of speech. Because if you commit "hate speech" you infringe the freedom of speech of other people.

Yes, I heard such cases that some people argue this way!

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Re: Growing US Left's Desire to Suppress Free Speech / 'holocaust' debunking at the gate

Postby Spect3r » 5 months 1 week ago (Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:47 am)

Catharine A. MacKinnon, a law professor at the University of Michigan, goes further still, declaring that free speech reinforces and amplifies injustice because it is now being used to defend ideas she finds distressing.


This says it all, really.

And i do not think this is exclusive because of Holocaust.

This has been predicted for many years, more noticeably by George Orwell.
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