Posts Tagged ‘free speech’

As of Yesterday Youtube has supposedly reversed it’s position on commentary on the 2020 elections that they disagree with. Accordingly I attempted to log back into my youtube account and when I failed I sent them this email via their system:

I understand that you have now changed your policies on election commentary due to the curbs it made on free speech. As you banned me based three commentaries I made on election 2020 (all of which had under 100 views each) coincidently just as I was about to reach 1000 subscribers, I am asking if my over a decades worth of work including thousands of hours of interviews and reports, covering not only elections local state and national all over the nation but events from CPAC to Pinball festivals to quilt shops to religious gatherings will now be restored.

Let’s see if you actually meant these words:

“In the current environment, we find that while removing this content does curb some misinformation, it could also have the unintended effect of curtailing political speech without meaningfully reducing the risk of violence or other real-world harm.”

I pass the ball to you.

Their answer took less than 30 minutes:

Hi DaTechGuyBlog,
We have reviewed your appeal for the following:
Channel: DaTechGuyBlog
We reviewed your channel carefully, and have confirmed that it violates our Community Guidelines. We know this is probably disappointing news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all.

In other words it’s BS.

I didn’t find it a surprise, dishonorable and dishonest people don’t suddenly start acting honorable and honest just because they put up a new stated policy. It’s a tad of a pain and it’s cost me some potential revenue at a time when things are tight but I can be proud that I didn’t compromise the right or the truth in the hope for a few dollars or some views. I got along fine long before Youtube ever existed and Rumble will do fine for me. I’ll give the last word to the English Poet Charles Mackay:

You have no enemies, you say?
Alas! my friend, the boast is poor;
He who has mingled in the fray
Of duty, that the brave endure,
Must have made foes! If you have none,
Small is the work that you have done,
You’ve hit no traitor on the hip,
You’ve dashed no cup from perjured lip,
You’ve never turned the wrong to right,
You’ve been a coward in the fight.

Here in the People’s Republic of Marxachusetts, the name of one of the two most sacred Christian holidays is treated very much like one of the most vile curse words imaginable.  Few dare utter it in public even though a significant majority of us celebrate Christmas enthusiastically.  I know the same holds true for wherever progressives make up more than a token minority of the population,  They are very good at bullying people into compliance with their demands.

It is most depressing to see town after town in my part of the world hold Holiday Tree Lighting ceremonies and Holiday Bazaars.  Not a single one of the couple dozen towns I’ve seen listings for on social media mention Christmas. 

Back in the 70s, 80s and 90s my town was lavishly decorated for Christmas. This included an elaborate Nativity Scene right on the Town Hall grounds.   The Nativity Scene disappeared decades ago to appease progressive bullies who claimed it violated the “separation of church and state.” 

Nowhere in the Constitution is the phrase separation of church and state.  Some claim that it is part of the Establishment Clause.  This is false because the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment only prevents the federal government from declaring an official religion for the United States.  This clause does not reach down to the state or local level.

Progressives turn a blind eye to the free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment, along with similar clauses in all state constitutions.  I know the Massachusetts Constitution contains more than one clause protecting the free exercise of religion.

The war on Christmas is fought most fervently in schools.  In a great many school districts Christmas parties are verboten.  Candy canes and Christmas colored napkins are banned.  On the website for my local school district, the students will have the next week off for “Holiday Break.”  Christmas is not listed at all, however, New Year’s Day is listed.   

Christmas is treated like a vile swear word because progressives claim naming it will offend some nameless individuals.  That is claptrap.  Only whiny progressives are offended.  It is utterly shameful that we have catered to these wretched bullies.

This via Instapundit reminded me of what we once were as a civilization:

Historically republics always commit suicide when the people are too comfortable, it’s just jarring to have lived to see America at it’s high of greatness to have fallen to where we are today and know that we, as a nation, did it to ourselves.

It is beyond common knowledge to those born before 1970 that from the very beginning of the Unites States, freedom was universally cherished.  Sadly most college students would be shocked and greatly distressed to learn that universal truth. They have been subjected to endless progressive indoctrination.

It has become quite evident over the past decade that progressives dislike freedom rather intensely, more intensely than vampires dislike crucifixes and garlic.  Progressivism is a collectivist philosophy derived through a couple of generations from the teachings of Karl Marx. 

Marxists believe that the vast majority of common folk are not capable of deciding for themselves. They believe that the unwashed peasants need the unending guidance of enlightened experts to guide their every move.  Most of the brainwashed victims of progressive indoctrination believe that they will be one of the enlightened experts who will be guiding the unsophisticated masses.

They are in for a very rude awakening.  All collectivist societies descend into a totalitarian nightmare where only a small number of the most ruthless thugs get to make decisions.  The vast majority end up as impoverished slaves.

The lack of organized resistance to the Wuhan Flu lockdowns and mandates is a sure sign of just how widespread and how thorough the progressive indoctrination has been over the past few decades.  Those who called for the freedom to live their lives, free from mandates, have been met with outright hostility.  Mass counter protests have met those protesting for freedom.

It was shocking to see the liberal media’s meltdown over Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter.  Check out this pathetic attack on Elon Musk by the AP.  It shows how poorly the left understands freedom of speech and how much they loath it.

The freedom to defend yourself has been under constant assault from the left.  The Second Amendment has been one of their most ceaseless targets.

Your freedom to move as you wish is now in jeopardy because the Biden regime has decreed that all cars built after 2026 must have a government controlled kill switch.

Biden recently signed into law a requirement that all vehicles produced after 2026 be fitted with a remote kill switch. Electric vehicles are already equipped with this capability via internet-connected “superchargers.” These corporations can sell you a product for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, then prevent you from using them.

Worse yet, if the law is not challenged or repealed, these kill switches will have a “back door” that allows government agencies to shut your vehicle off remotely as well.

The lack of resistance to this egregious threat to one of our most basic freedoms has been depressing in the extreme