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Vaccinating Against Hate Speech, by Freed Radical

You may want to clear children and sensitive adults from the room before you scroll down to the hate speech list below. From Freed Radical at theburningplatform.com:

Guest Post by Freed Radical

The admin of TBP related an account of being blacklisted by an advertiser for “hate speech.” As a service to our beloved administrator, and all readers, I thought I would compile a list of hate speech terms and phrases, in an effort to help us avoid such dreadful and divisive terminology. Hopefully, advertisers will notice the change in tone and come flocking back to TBP, making secure our admin’s retirement and his children’s inheritance. So here we go.

List of Hate Speech Terms to be Avoided

Law abiding

Budget

Russia collusion hoax

1+1=2

Nursing mother

Morality

Truth

ID

Industrious

Chastity

Jury nullification

Honesty

Honor

Birth certificate

Pregnant woman

Courage

Sense of humor

False flag

Decency

Cackle

Pedophile

Respect for one’s elders

Accomplishment

Skull full of mush

Unborn baby

Winning

Flag

Small government

Fake news

Diaper

Pantsuit

Common sense

Masculine

Trump

Border wall

May the best man win

Self determination

Breastfeeding

Black rifle

Insurrection

Sowing and reaping

Heterosexual

Lewinsky

Knee pads

Sheeple

Trustworthy

Earn

Covid hoax

Personal responsibility

Federal Reserve

Equal opportunity, not equal outcomes

Ivermectin

Self improvement

The Declaration of Independence

Critical thinking

Afghanistan surrender

Founding fathers

America is not a democracy

Welfare is slavery

Facts

Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself

Deficit

Meat

Thinking

Personal discipline

Stolen election

Achievement

Any Bible verse

Merry Christmas

Ponzi scheme

Hydroxychloroquine

Caucasian

Government of, by, and for the people

Illegal alien

Gender equals sex

Dementia

Republic

Give me liberty or give me death

Dumbo

Patriot

Abortion is murder

Father

Freedom

The Constitution

Mother

Climate hoax

Initiative

Christian

White

He

Conspiracy

Capitalism

She

2A

Unjust taxation

WTC 7

Vaxxer

Childbirth

America

Home schooling

Freedom of speech

School choice

Self determination

Intelligence

God loves you

Please, please print out this list and stick it onto your computer monitor or phone and consult it as you write articles and posts for TBP. Cleaning up the Earth’s environment is important, but every bit as important is cleaning up the Internet’s environment so that young skulls full of mush – now, see, I went and did it – persons of indefinite gender and age can grow up without the bias of thinking, facts or truth. Yep, that’s what we need in America a land mass stolen from indigenous peoples today.

And if you think of any other terms I missed, please contribute them in the comments section. May the deity or non-deity of your choice and gender (or not) bless you (or they or them or whatever your preferred pronouns happen to be).

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Canada proposed Orwellian “pre-crime” hate speech bill, by Simon Black

Simon Black’s tally of this week’s absurdities. From Black at sovereignman.com:

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

Canada plans to punish hate speech pre-crime

If passed, a bill in the Canadian legislature will punish online or in-person “hate speech” with a fine up to C$20,000 (about $16,000 USD) if it targets a specific person.

The law states that “hate speech means the content of a communication that expresses detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.”

Nice and vague, just the way they like it.

The law also allows the courts to intervene if a person fears they will be the target of a hatred motivated offense.

So basically it’s like pre-crime. If a potential victim feels that you might hate them, they can apply for what is essentially a restraining order. What’s more, the judge can demand that you surrender weapons, wear a GPS monitor, remain under house arrest, abstain from alcohol, and submit to drug tests.

This is all without being charged, let alone convicted, of any crime.

And anyone who does does not follow the orders faces a year in prison.

Click here to read the full bill.

California city says “add lemon juice” to dirty water

Because of the drought conditions in California, the water in Sacramento (the state’s capital) is tasting a little earthy.

The city says this is because there’s a higher concentration of geosmin is found in the water due to the drought-induced low water levels.

Geosmin tastes like dirt.

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Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe, by Ron Paul

The desire for an unattainable absolute safety only paves the way for repression and tyranny. From Ron Paul at ronpaulinstitute.org:

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is being used to justify new infringements on liberty. Of course, opponents of gun rights are claiming this shooting proves America needs more gun control. Even some who normally oppose gun control say the government needs to do more to keep guns out of the hands of the “mentally ill.” Those making this argument ignore the lack of evidence that background checks, new restrictions on the rights of those alleged to have a mental illness, or any other form of gun control would have prevented the shooter from obtaining a firearm.

Others are using the shooter’s history of posting anti-Semitic comments on social media to call for increased efforts by both government and social media websites to suppress “hate speech.” The shooter posted anti-Semitic statements on the social media site Gab. Gab, unlike Twitter and Facebook, does not block or ban users for offensive comments. After the shooting Gab was suspended by its internet service provider, and PayPal has closed the site’s account. This is an effort to make social media websites responsible for the content and even the actions of their users, turning the sites’ operators into thought police.

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The Ritual Burial of the US Constitution, by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

Many of Trump’s many enemies are enemies of the Constitution and American freedom. From Raúl Ilargi Meijer at theautomaticearth.com:

In the wake of a number of the Lehman and 9/11 commemorations in America, and as a monster storm is once again threatening to cause outsize damage, we find ourselves at a pivotal point in time, which will decide how the country interacts with its own laws, its legal system, its Constitution, its freedom of speech, and indeed if it has sufficient willpower left to adhere to the Constitution as its no. 1 guiding principle.

The main problem is that it all seems to slip slide straight by the people, who are -kept- busy with completely different issues. That is convenient for those who would like less focus on the Constitution, but it’s also very dangerous for everyone else. Americans should today stand up for freedom of speech, or it will be gone, likely forever. Continue reading

EU Enters “Final Stage” of Crafting Bill Forcing Big Tech Censorship, by Joseph Jankowski

The EU continues it’s slippery slide down the road to censorship. From Joseph Jankowski at planetfreewill.com:

The European Union is in the final stages of crafting legislation that will force big tech and internet companies to censor “extremist” content and cooperate with law enforcement, Reuters reports.

The bill is expected to be released by the end of the month and will absolutely require companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter to swiftly remove any content considered terroristic from their platforms.

EU Commissioner in charge of Justice, Consumers and gender equality, Věra Jourová , speaks at a news conference on a second monitoring of the illegal online hate speech code of conduct in Brussels, Belgium, 1 June 2017. [Olivier Hoslet/EPA]

In March, the European Commission told such companies that they had three months to show they were removing “extremist” content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so.

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Spanish Government Uses Hate Speech Law To Arrest Critic Of The Spanish Government, by Tim Cushing

Hate speech laws are being directed in Spain against those who hate the government. How else are honest people supposed to feel about their government? There is certainly nothing loveable about Spain’s government. From Tim Cushing at techdirt.com:

from the shocked-SHOCKED-to-find-such-a-predictable-use-of-a-bad-law dept

Spain’s government has gotten into the business of regulating speech with predictably awful results. An early adopter of Blues Lives Matter-esque policies, Spain went full police state, passing a law making it a crime to show “disrespect” to law enforcement officers. The predictable result? The arrest of someone for calling cops “slackers” in a Facebook post.

Spain’s government is either woefully unaware of the negative consequences of laws like this or, worse, likes the negative consequences. After all, it doesn’t hurt Spain’s government beyond a little reputational damage. It only hurts residents of Spain. When you’re already unpopular, thanks to laws like these and suppression of a Catalan independence vote, what difference does it make if you’re known better for shutting down dissent than actually protecting citizens from hateful speech?

One Catalan resident is getting the full “hate speech” rap-and-ride.

A Catalan high school teacher, Manel Riu, appeared in court on Thursday accused of hate speech for his tweets and Facebook posts criticizing Spain, government members and the Guardia Civil police. Over a hundred people escorted him to court in Tremp, west of Catalonia, where he denied any wrongdoing and asked for the case’s dismissal.

As a Catalan, Riu certainly has reason to criticize the Spanish government. During the last attempted referendum, the Spanish government sent police to seize ballots, voters’ cellphones, and ordered Google to remove a voting location app from the Play store. The evidence against Riu is composed of 119 tweets gathered by the Guardia Civil, Spain’s oldest law enforcement agency — one that blurs the line between playing soldier and playing cop far more often than its US counterparts.

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New US Law Blurs the Line Between Hate Speech and Hate Crime, by Michael S. Rozeff

It was a huge mistake to make “hate” an aggravating element  of crimes beyond the traditional state of mind requirements known as mens rea, especially when the “hate” is only certain types of hate. Now hate speech, which was formerly not a crime, is becoming a hate crime. From Michael S. Rozeff at ronpaulinstitute.org:

Eleven years ago, this essay argued against hate-crime laws. One argument read “People can eventually be accused of hate crimes when they use hateful speech. Hate crimes laws are a seed that can sprout in new directions.” This has now come to pass, I am sorry to say. This week, the Congress passed S. J. Res. 49, and President Trump signed it, making it part of the U.S. legal code.

The law rejects “White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups…” But why? Because of their ideas? Because of their expression of these ideas? No government that stands for freedom and free speech, whose charge is to protect rights, should be singling out specific groups by name and by law declaring them as outlaws or threats because of their philosophies. If they have committed a crime, such as defamation of character or incitement to riot or riot itself, then charge them and try them. But American government has no legitimate authority to single out some of its citizens in this way. This, furthermore, is an exceedingly bad precedent. Who’s next?

The resolution is too specific, but it’s also dangerously vague. The term “other hate groups” has no known definition. Suppose that this term is defined by a group like the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC currently names 917 groups as hate groups (see here for a list). Their criteria are not restricted to violent actions. They comprise SPEECH. They say “All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” They are very clear about this: “Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing.”

This Congressional resolution is a declaration that certain kinds of groups, some named but many, many others open to inclusion, are to be attacked by the U.S. government. The law urges “the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.” The term “threats” in the first paragraph is vague, dangerously vague. However, the very next paragraph singles outfree speech actions when “hundreds of torch-bearing White nationalists, White supremacists, Klansmen, and neo-Nazis chanted racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant slogans…” The same sentence joins this with violent actions “…and violently engaged with counter-demonstrators on and around the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville…”

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U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech – Again, by Judith Bergman