Showing posts with label Internet Censorship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet Censorship. Show all posts

Nobody Noticed That What Just Happened to Alex Jones- Was A Modern Day Book Burning!

The throngs of cheering liberals (and self-styled moderates who imagine themselves voices of reason) who so evidently lack the capacity or willingness to reckon with nuance…

Who are overwhelmed by the urge, indeed the pervasive sense of their right, so characteristic of the hollowness and decadence of democratic forms of society, to boldly spout the most uninformed opinions on a variety of subjects without anything but the most cursory knowledge of the topics on which they aver, thinking their opinions, however ill-conceived and malformed, are equal in value to yours- just because their vote is…

Delighting this week as they do every week, in the frenzied, nauseous euphoria of the impassioned release of their unimaginative ejaculations, regurgitating- these mewling, ugly, wet, and feather ruffled baby vultures, crowded together in the fetid warmth of the mob, the foul smelling echo chamber which is their nest, in which they huddle so fearfully and desperately with such a profound lack of dignity– regurgitating the chewed up and still squirming mind infecting worms, the already once regurgitated opinions, digested for them by a cynical and slavish mainstream media, and vomited into the eagerly open beaks of these flightless, blighted ones in a relentless spew of filth and lies…

Such as these have gleefully chanted all weak [sic!] the shallow bromide that the social media platforms which deleted all of Alex Jones’ InfoWars posts “are privately owned!” (as if the most gleeful personalities in this mob have ever given a damn about private property once in their lives), and so they are free to remove any posts from their platform they so choose. What a brilliant crowd of constitutional scholars these baby vultures are!

Read the rest at The Humble Libertarian.

Ex-President Clinton Front Man for Internet Censorship

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

Ex-President W. J. Clinton is hawking the idea of an internet oversight agency of sorts to regulate and control inaccurate information on the internet. Naturally Clinton specifies that any such agency must be an independent federal agency removed from of any presidential control or influence.

To which I say, RIGHT. Here are excerpts of what the ex-Liar-in-Chief said:

The agency, Clinton said, would “have to be totally transparent about where the money came from” and would have to be “independent” because “if it’s a government agency in a traditional sense, it would have no credibility whatever, particularly with a lot of the people who are most active on the internet.”

“Let’s say the U.S. did it, it would have to be an independent federal agency that no president could countermand or anything else because people wouldn’t think you were just censoring the news and giving a different falsehood out.”

“That is, it would be like, I don’t know, National Public Radio or BBC or something like that, except it would have to be really independent and they would not express opinions, and their mandate would be narrowly confined to identifying relevant factual errors. And also, they would also have to have citations so that they could be checked in case they made a mistake. Somebody needs to be doing it, and maybe it’s a worthy expenditure of taxpayer money.”

Anyone who believes this is not a veiled move to introduce government censorship of ideas and information has either lost touch with reality or was never in touch in the first place.

The ex-Liar-in-Chief is now the front man for an obvious attempt to increase statist government control over the internet. With the globalist mentality of the current administration one can reasonably believe the ultimate goal is a global agency to censor content on the internet. In fact the ex-Liar-in-Chief said as much:

Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it.

“It would be a legitimate thing to do…” {Read More}

This is a most troubling development. It smacks both of statism and deceit. And it is undoubtedly supported by our current President and Statist-in-Chief Barrack Hussein Obama. Unless this idea is stopped in its tracks we will soon be looking at a Soviet-style federal or global “Bureau of Information.”

Cross posted to Rational Nation USA

Via: Memorandum

CNN Advocates Internet Censorship

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts believe there should be an internet “gate keeper” to regulate the content of material posted on “anonymous” blogs.

While both acknowledged the “mixed blessing of the internet” the also agreed that a crackdown on internet bloggers would be desirable.

John Roberts said “There are so many great things that the internet does and as to offer, but at the same time Kyra, s you know, there is a dark side.”

There is going to be a point in time where these people have to be held accountable” Kyra said. How about all those bloggers that blog anonymously? They say rotten things about people and they’rs actually given credibility, which is crazy. They’rs a bunch of cowards, they’re just people seeking attention.

Fail! What dear Kyra and Mr. John fail to recognize is that the constitution guarantees the right to free speech and press. Particularly politically offensive speech, even when the accuracy  of said speech may be in question.the founders realized that to limit the flow of information and opinion, even when offensive was a direct threat to the republic they had fought to enshrine in America.

They also fail (naturally) to recognize that independent bloggers of all political beliefs and allegiance often report the news and opinions the major media outlets fail to provide the American people. Whether they wish to accept it or not this is a good thing and in sync with the founding principals.

Certainly there will occasionally be shoddy, even yellow journalism, as was the case with Andrew Breitbart’s release of an edited tape of Shirley Sherrod speaking at the NAACP. While Breitbart is most often correct in his analysis he sadly failed to verify the accuracy of the edited video he was given. This is shoddy journalism at best and deserves the criticism it is getting.

However, to respond to this incident by calling for what is essentially selective censorship is unjustified and goes against the grain of our constitutional liberties. We are guaranteed the right to express our views, even when they might be wrong. That is what a democratic republic is founded on. Freedom of speech and press, regardless if it offends someone.

While what Ms. Phillips and Mr. Roberts espouse may sound reasonable on the surface, it is the gateway to government censorship of news content and popular and public opinion. It is the agenda of the progressive collectivists, it is about controlling speech and press, and it is about controlling what Americans see and hear.

Make no mistake, it is about your very liberties to hear, read, and think independently that is at sake. Only by insisting on your constitutional rights will we remain a free democratic republic. Those who think like Phillips and Roberts present perhaps the greatest threat to our liberties.

Following is the discussion between Phillips and Roberts.

More discussion at News BustersNo Sheeples Here, and Pajama Media.

Cross posted a Rational Nation USA.