Archive for the ‘Censorship’ Category

‘Political Correctness and Control Freaks Are Ruining Halloween’

November 3, 2017

“Canadian schools are wrestling with how to guide students and parents towards Halloween costumes that aren’t considered ‘offensive’ or ‘culturally insensitive’.

“In early October, a Canadian school board emailed a checklist “Is my costume appropriate?” to parents planning their children’s Halloween costumes. Fuschia Martians, mythical creatures, and animals got the all clear.

“On the what not to wear list for 31 October — cowboy and Indian costumes, slaves, terrorist, gypsy, Rastafarian and “urban ghetto resident”. (more…)

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‘Bukowski On Censorship’

May 11, 2017

“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.”
― Charles Bukowski

“In 1985, following a complaint from a local reader, staff at the Public Library in Nijmegen decided to remove Charles Bukowski’s book, “Tales of Ordinary Madness”, from their shelves whilst declaring it 

“very sadistic, occasionally fascist and discriminatory against certain groups (including homosexuals).”

“In the following weeks, a local journalist by the name of Hans van den Broek wrote to Bukowski and asked for his opinion. It soon arrived, and can be read below:  (more…)

‘Holding back the Tide’

May 4, 2017

“The Mayor of the southern French town of Béziers predicts a Marine Le Pen victory would be like the Trump “revolution against the elite” in the U.S., and slammed globalist candidate Emmanuel Macron and Hillary Clinton as part of “the system”.

“Interviewed by the BBC for Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, Mayor Robert Ménard, who takes a hard line on illegal migrants, said a victory for the ‘Front National’ leader would be a “radical change” which would give Le Pen’s voters a sense they would be listened to and protected…

“Mr. Ménard, who has recently been fined for pointing out the massive demographic shift in schools in Béziers {See below…}, where in one class he said 91% of pupils are Muslim, slammed open borders and globalist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, comparing him to former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (more…)

‘More Fascist-Left Speech Repression’

April 14, 2017

“The violence and brutalization of political opponents is a new phenomenon in American politics, but it is becoming increasingly common, and it has a historical antecedent: the Nazi ‘Brownshirts’. In “The Coming of the Third Reich”, historian Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, Stormtroopers (Brownshirts)

“organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers [and] staged mass disruptions of their lectures.”

“To express dissent from Nazi positions became a matter of taking one’s life into one’s hands. The idea of people of opposing viewpoints airing their disagreements in a civil and mutually respectful manner was gone. One was a Nazi, or one was silent (and fearful).

“That is just the kind of public arena that the Left has been trying to bring to the United States for years — particularly on college campuses. (more…)

‘Free Society vs. Fear Society’

December 2, 2016

“We have lived with the fear of a terrorist attack for nine years, and yes, that is the explanation why we do not reprint the cartoons, whether it be our own or ‘Charlie Hebdo’s. We are also aware that we therefore bow to violence and intimidation.”

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“In the summer of 2005, the Danish artist Kåre Bluitgen, when he met a journalist from the ‘Ritzaus Bureau’ news agency, said he was unable to find anyone willing to illustrate his book on Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. Three illustrators he contacted, Bluitgen said, were too scared. A few months later, Bluitgen reported that he had found someone willing to illustrate his book, but only on the condition of anonymity.

“Like most Danish newspapers, ‘Jyllands-Posten’ decided to publish an article about Bluitgen’s case. To test the state of freedom of expression, Flemming Rose, ‘Jyllands-Posten’s cultural editor at the time, called twelve cartoonists and offered them $160 each to draw a caricature of Mohammed. What then happened is a well-known, chilling story.

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‘University Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness’

September 7, 2016

Canadian Universities Please Take Note:

Image: CBC

Image: CBC

“The anodyne welcome letter to incoming freshmen is a college staple, but this week the ‘University of Chicago’ took a different approach: It sent new students a blunt statement opposing some hallmarks of campus political correctness…

Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings’, we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,”

John Ellison, Dean of Students, wrote to members of the class of 2020, who will arrive next month. (more…)

‘Internet Warrior Shutting Down Free Speech’

August 24, 2016

“He wishes more people would dox hateful commenters. I asked how he would feel if he got doxxed—if other internet vigilantes can be trusted not to abuse their reach. He responded he has nothing to hide. I went to take his photo for this story, and he left the room. He returned with a bandana to cover his face.”

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IMAGE: Devin Pacholik, VICE

“All I ever want from people is to simply stop oppressing others,” Danny wrote over IM chat before I met him in person. “With belief, with privilege, or even just with online words. I want white males to accept the yoke of our horrible, terrifying track record in history.”

“The man who leaks others’ personal information did not want to be identified. As part of an agreement for an interview, I can confirm he is “from the Prairies” and “holds a lofty position at a large IT company.” In his spare time, he ‘doxxes’ people he believes are bigots. (more…)

‘The Intolerance of ‘Liberal’ Fundamentalists’

June 12, 2016

‘The ‘Liberal’ Blind Spot’

“CLASSIC liberalism exalted tolerance, reflected in a line often (and probably wrongly) attributed to Voltaire:

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

“On university campuses, that is sometimes updated to:

“I disapprove of what you say, so shut up.”

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