Posts Tagged ‘Self-Censorship’

Censorship–Only If You Allow It

August 30, 2018

Good news–Dr. Eowyn’s Fellowship of the Minds is back up here.  In addition, he found out the likely reason his WordPress blog was taken down though WordPress never told him why…he found out why by reading a post here at Tech Crunch,  then posted a link on a substitute website on Blogger. It turns out that the main reason for the take down was an article about Sandy Hook.

Supposedly, a man named Pozner, who has a son Noah who was a student at Sandy Hook, is filing all sorts of copyright infringement lawsuits against the New York Times and others, claiming the pictures of Noah placed in articles in these sources was a copyright infringement. Because–supposedly–of these lawsuits and the threat of more lawsuits, WordPress–whose CEO is Matt Mullenweg–changed WordPress’s Terms of Service overnight without letting any blog or website owner know the ToS was changed. Specifically, the change in ToS that likely got Eowyn’s blog removed was because Eowyn’s posts “denied” the official report regarding Sandy Hook; this change of policy was in “compliance” with the notion that the New York Times report on Pozner’s lawsuits was an excuse to get rid of freedom of speech. On a web blog platform owned by another tech billionaire afraid of “lawsuits”. Right. Only it’s not about lawsuits. It’s about control. Get that? Mullenweg doesn’t like “conspiracy theories” about Sandy Hook, so if you call it ‘Sandy Hoax’ or something, WordPress will take you down.

And it isn’t just Sandy Hook or whatever “conspiracy theory” that is affiliated with the take downs. Patreon is also–they took down a site that helps fund a site called Jihad Watch, and likely others as well. Because that’s what the MasterCard credit card company told them to do, because that’s what some Arabian peninsula Sheik told MasterCard to do. Then you have Mike Adams of Natural News, exposing the changes Mozilla Firefox has made to its browser, which is pretty much spot on–Firefox is NOT what it used to be…and what the heck is a “TLS Handshake”? While Adams claims Firefox has become more politically correct since the 2016 Trump election, the fact is Firefox has been downgrading itself since a major “upgrade” in 2013 or 2014–before this “upgrade,” Firefox was THE censorship-free and privacy-advocate browser. Now, it’s almost worse than Chrome, especially when it comes to privacy. And, in fact, for the most part I use Chrome.

Note: I used to use Brave for nearly everything, but here’s the thing with “techies”:  sometimes it takes a while for them to get their act together–oh, and, BTW–Brave is based on CHROMIUM–which is just a nicer way of saying Brave is ‘owned’ by Google!

Then you have various “alt-media pundits,” from John Rappaport, –whose blog is on WordPress–to Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, to Russia Insider’s Dmirty Orlov, to Dave Hodges’ Common Sense Show, to Brandon Morse of Prager U, to former CIA operative Jack Cashill, –did I forget anyone?–blaming everyone from George Soros to the Deep State to Bill Gates to Talmudic Jewry (now I’d be into that one! Just ask the ADL, but don’t tell them you’re a gentile because the Talmud says Jews can lie to gentiles, right?) to CNN, (techie oligarch Jack Dorsey says so!), to Fox News to everyone who has anything to do with MSNBC, as if Rachel “I hate DMAT” Maddow runs the world.

But while I realize techie oligarchs do what they do because “they can” and while I realize Talmudic Jewry does have a bit of a stranglehold on freedom of speech and thought since they can play the “anti-semitic” card, and Soros-ian useful idiots like Antifa and BLM and LaRaza are gaining a bit of that stranglehold as well these days, here is the reason censorship is happening:

Because YOU are allowing it to happen! Because YOU have not grown the thick skin you should have grown when you were growing up, when you were “finding yourself” in your early 20s, when you were raising a family in your late 20s and 30s, and because you refuse to take responsibility for what affects you and make right decisions, letting others bully you into what you do or say or write. Without YOU allowing censorship, there would be no censorship.

And this is how you allow censorship…let me count the ways…but unfortunately, there are too many ways, so I’ll just bring up the most obvious ways:

  1. Self-censorship. Unless you are trying to get your facts straight, there is no need for this. The truth is the truth.
  2. Being afraid of “offending” someone, and being afraid of being called “anti-semitic” (which, if the Talmudists don’t watch out, will be soon considered a badge of honor), or “racist” or “sexist” or “homophobic” or “Islamophobic.” But don’t worry, you can always attack a true Christian, right?
  3. You have no connection to truth, but this is a “post truth” society, right? Truth does not matter, only narrative matters, and God forbid you go against the “narrative.”
  4. You have no clue about the Bill of Rights, which used to be taught in public schools. While you may have heard of the “first amendment” to the US Constitution, it began as the FIRST ARTICLE of the Bill of Rights. To find out more about the Bill of Rights, click here, and look for the Bill of Rights in the site menu at the top. The First Article talks about freedom of speech and freedom of the press, among other rights.
  5. You go along to get along. You are a conformist, and are afraid to be a mon-conformist. You have a victim mentality, and you figure since you aren’t some rich oligarch there is nothing you can do about it.
  6. Because you are not seeking the truth. Read or hear or see whatever, but check to see if what you read or see or hear is the truth. Former President Reagan said once the expression ‘Trust, but Verify.’ I say, don’t trust until you verify. (Note: the word ‘verify’ comes from the word ‘verity’ which means ‘truth’ and a derivative, ‘verily’, means truthfully. Jesus Christ used that very word several times in the Gospels.)
  7. Perhaps the biggest reason–you simply do not care until it affects you.

For further reading: Censorship is Voluntary,   and Richie Allen’s take on it.

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