Censorship by the Left

thegunguy

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Over the last few years the Left has been more and more authoritarian. The party that used to support individual rights to an extreme degree (minus the 2nd amendment, of course) now supports speech codes in the interest of protecting people from hearing ideas or words that some might find hurtful.

I thought this was the perfect example. From The Washington Examiner:

It is now illegal to threaten to call the immigration authorities on an undocumented person or to refer to said person as an “illegal alien” in New York City.

The city’s Commission on Human Rights issued a 29-page directive last week explaining the new rules, which apply to workplaces, public accommodations, and housing. The punishment for violations includes fines of up to $250,000 per offense, according to the New York Post. But here’s the catch: To take action against a so-called perpetrator, the city must first prove his or her actions were motivated by hate.
 

Spats McGee

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Yes, doc.

The left is frighteningly rigid in its apparent belief that there is only one acceptable set of values and that you must either believe in the whole set wholeheartedly or not at all.
 

CapnMac

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It's about control.
If you cannot use common expressions without having to get the let and permission of the Central Party, then you are fully in their thrall.

Which means having to attack every aspect of free expression.
 

Armorer 101

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You see more and more liberals that are not and progressives that are anything but. Nothing but words and titles.

With the demise of such school courses as American Government and American History schools are not only producing graduates that can not read, write, add and subtract, but they do not know what democracy is all about. Adage is, a democracy requires an educated electorate.
 

thegunguy

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With the demise of such school courses as American Government and American History schools are not only producing graduates that can not read, write, add and subtract, but they do not know what democracy is all about. Adage is, a democracy requires an educated electorate.
I think that's likely a big part of it. If you don't understand where we came from, and why we built the institutions as we did, then how are you going to respect what's come before you?
 

Justin T.

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Yes, doc.

The left is frighteningly rigid in its apparent belief that there is only one acceptable set of values and that you must either believe in the whole set wholeheartedly or not at all.
isn’t it ironic as hell that the group that bills itself as a party of tolerance and accepting of all people and all beliefs really simply demand slavish adherence to whatever the party says is acceptable?
 

Armorer 101

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I have spoken to groups of dismayed parents about the direction of their schools. Most parents never consider that, not just one, but every member of your school board is elected, not appointed. Every local elected official is subject to recall. It takes a relatively small percentage to generate a recall petition like 10-20% of registered voters. So if you do not like what you see, start rooting the thistles out of the pasture. Now is the time to start.
 

Golf-21-Bravo

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An interesting theory I saw the other day is that the left is using this tactic as it can’t win in open discourse. This happens all the time, becouse the left in general makes emotional demands and wants practical results, it doesn’t take long to realise that those demands aren’t realistic and their arguments usually fall flat under scrutiny.

So, by cancelling people, events and controlling language through outrage culture, they slowly strangle erode the method of arguing rather than the argument itself.
 

TomJ

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube routinely censor posts or videos that are not in line with their ideology. Leftist college students often shout down speakers they don't agree with, while I have never seen a conservative student group do so. It may have happened, but I've never seen it and it would be the exception. Believing in the Biblical definition of marriage makes you a homophobe. Believing our country should enforce our immigration laws makes you a racist. Silencing, insulting and intimidating people they disagree with has been part of the leftist playbook for a while.

My oldest son went through our Chicago suburb's public school system. They did a great job educationally but taught little history. We transferred our youngest son to a private, Christian school last year. They actually teach history and do a great job of it.
 

Magnum

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I've mentioned before that my mother is as far left as possible. The biggest hypocrite you'll ever meet. She won't argue, it's not even worth trying, all you can get out of her is "I'm older, I know better". If you present hard facts to support a position , she'll call you a racist or a bigot or she just says "I didn't raise you to be like that". Impossible people with no basis for their position. Hypocrites to the extreme . me too movement until uncle Joe gets called out for sniffing and Weinstein gets nabbed. I hope the left finishes eating itself before 2024. Evil skum.
 

TomJ

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My youngest son plays a couple of games online with his friends. One of his friends posted a comment in support of the BLM organization, and my son asked if they could just play the game. He's been banned from playing by the manufacturer of the game for a week for that request as it was not supportive of BLM. He's done with that game.
 

Magnum

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My youngest son plays a couple of games online with his friends. One of his friends posted a comment in support of the BLM organization, and my son asked if they could just play the game. He's been banned from playing by the manufacturer of the game for a week for that request as it was not supportive of BLM. He's done with that game.
I guess they figure if it's shoved down your throat enough everything seems normal with BLM. Do you know any parent that wants the police taken out of the schools? -one of BLMs demands. Most sane people despise BLM when they read their agenda & demands. Way I see it, all lives matter equally and anyone who disagrees is not on my side.
 

sparkyv

Member
Erase history...done.
Censor the Conservative voice...happening as we speak.
Forbid religion...significantly in progress.
Register firearms...in progress.
Confiscate firearms...pending.
Rule a people...on it's way.

Straight from the Marx playbook.
 
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