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NEVER ACCEPT CORPORATE CENSORSHIP

THIS SENTIMENT IS ESPECIALLY APT NOW THAT CORPORATE FASCISTS WHO CONTROL SOCIAL MEDIA GOT IN TOUCH WITH THEIR INNER BOOK-BURNER. YEAH, LET’S TRUST A BUNCH OF WHITE, BLOATED RICH PIGS TO DECIDE WHAT CONSTITUTES ACCEPTABLE LANGUAGE FOR THE REST OF US. 

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MARK “SKIPPY” ZUCKERBERG AND HIS ILK SETTING THEMSELVES UP AS GLOBAL CENSORS

 

corporate fascist Mark Zuckerberg

CORPORATE FASCIST MARK “SKIPPY” ZUCKERBERG

Corporate fascist Mark Zuckerberg – who hopes to become “a real boy” some day – has joined forces with his fellow techno-tyrants in assorted social media to impose their own narrow-minded notions of “decent speech” upon the rest of us.

Conveniently for the Democrats, Zuckerberg and his fellow bloated rich pigs agree to ban ANY opinions that Democrats say should count as “hate speech” and as “violations of community standards” and other such vague, meaningless phrases that totalitarians always use to justify censorship. Already an Asian, female Republican political candidate (Elizabeth Heng) has had her campaign ads censored. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

Facebook, Twitter, Google and others have been shown discriminating against all non-Democrats plenty of times over the years. As I often point out, I visit left-wing AND right-wing sites regularly to make sure I’m getting multiple viewpoints. Plus in real life I am close to people from all over the political spectrum and it has become impossible to ignore the way that social media target, harass and discriminate against ONLY the non-Democrats.

Freedom of expression amnesty international### Facebook and Twitter should be treated like public utilities and stopped from their war on the free exchange of ideas. Ever check out how the overwhelming majority of the one-percenters at those companies donate ONLY to the Democrats? They are also giving IN-KIND contributions to the Democrats and need to provide equal time. 

The modern-day versions of the disgusting old Robber Barons might well be the corporate fascists aka techno-fascists in assorted tech industries, not just regarding Silicon Valley but also  privacy-violating rich pigs at Facebook and elsewhere.

In fact, you could make the case that people like Mark “Skippy” Zuckerberg and his fellow corporate fascists are even worse since I don’t recall bloated rich pigs like E.H. Harriman or Cornelius Vanderbilt trying to police other people’s every thought, word and deed.

truth is the new hate speechThe invasive and ever-expanding tentacular reach of techno-fascists like Google and others makes these totalitarians a very credible threat to political freedom and freedom of expression.

In recent years outfits like Twitter, Facebook and others even made public noises about banning customers based on their conduct UNRELATED TO THOSE UTILITIES! Can you imagine the old, old Ma Bell monopoly cutting off people’s phone service because their operators caught those users discussing voting for political candidates disapproved of by Ma Bell’s upper echelons or expressing opinions frowned upon by Ma Bell?

Even worse, places like Google and others have made it firing offenses to be caught holding opinions at odds with the one percenters and bloated rich pigs who run those tech-related outfits.

Or put another way:   Continue reading

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NEVER ACCEPT CENSORSHIP

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AN EXCELLENT SENTIMENT.

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BRACKET OF SHAME: BATTLE OF THE FACULTY LOUNGE FASCISTS

Bracket of shameCourtesy of the Alliance Defending Freedom comes this hilarious bracket depicting some of America’s WORST colleges and universities when it comes to Freedom of Expression.

The intolerant fools of the “academic world” (LMFAO) tend to be either Left-Wing Archie Bunkers from the 1960s Generation OR people who had the misfortune of being “educated” (LMFAO) by Left-Wing Archie Bunkers from the 1960s Generation. FOR MORE ON THAT, CLICK HERE   

Free Speech 2There was a time when Liberals actively supported freedom of expression because they understood it was THE primary freedom from which all other freedoms flowed. The early figures from my own country’s history protected speech with the FIRST Amendment to the Constitution because they knew all too well that ideas that are considered taboo and offensive today might be considered essential truths by future generations.

The forever-hypocritical 1960s generation of American Liberals were all about Free Speech when THEIR ideas were the ones offending people. Once they considered themselves to be comfortably in the cultural, educational and political driver’s seat by the early 1990s they decided they wanted their own already outdated worldview enshrined in stone and presented as THE one true set of values.

The totalitarian asses of the 1960s can’t bear the fact that younger people might have opinions that offend THEM as much as their opinions offended their parents’ generation.  Continue reading

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PHYLLIS CHESLER ON HOW CRITICISM OF ISLAM IS CENSORED

Phyllis Chesler

Dr Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler’s name will be familiar to regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog. She’s a member of the real-life League of Extraordinary Women who courageously tackle Islam’s misogyny, homophobia and overall intolerance.

Chesler discusses censorship of legitimate criticism of Muslim oppression HERE

And I’ll remind newcomers that I voraciously read BOTH left-wing AND right-wing sites, so narrow-minded people who hide from websites that challenge their preconceived notions take note. Continue reading

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CAMILLE PAGLIA ON CENSORSHIP BY LEFT-WING ARCHIE BUNKERS

Muslim oppression 3Once again Camille Paglia shines in an examination of various subjects near and dear to my heart – censorship by the Political Correctness Police, the way the American Left crawls for Islam and how pretentious Liberal asses have destroyed the concept of intellectual inquiry and the free exchange of ideas in the academic world. She nicely chronicles the decline of American colleges and universities into their present state as the Democratic Party’s secular churches. 

An extra bit of fun is the way many of her remarks reinforce the remarks I made recently about the way that the worst of the faux “intellectuals” of the self-centered 1960s Liberals avoided failure in the real world by hiding in the prolonged adolescence of the academic world. Unfortunately they felt their job as “teachers” was to abuse their authority over their students by browbeating them into agreeing with their outdated (by FIVE DECADES now) political opinions. 

PAGLIA’S KILLER ARTICLE IS HERE 

MY REMARKS (REFERRED TO ABOVE) APPEARED HERE

 

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RAGING CONTROVERSY OVER A RECENT POST

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Here at Balladeer’s Blog I criticize both American Liberals and American Conservatives. At this particular point in history the Liberals are so self-infatuated and are so pompous they are even MORE fun to ridicule than Christian Conservatives used to be. 

I’ve been getting bombarded with emails from Liberals expressing their usual outrage when other people don’t praise them the way they praise themselves constantly. The cause for this most recent storm was my examination of how Aristophanes’ comedy The Birds could be adapted to fit the present day. Does it deserve THIS much outrage? TO JUDGE FOR YOURSELF CLICK HERE 

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FREE SPEECH, LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES

Muslim oppression 3Free Speech has been under assault by both Liberals and Conservatives in recent decades. There was a time when Liberals actively supported freedom of expression because they understood it was THE primary freedom from which all other freedoms flowed. The early figures from my own country’s history protected speech with the FIRST Amendment to the Constitution because they knew all too well that ideas that are considered taboo and offensive today might be considered essential truths by future generations.

The forever-hypocritical 1960s generation of American Liberals were all about Free Speech when THEIR ideas were the ones offending people. Once they considered themselves to be comfortably in the cultural, educational and political driver’s seat by the early 1990s they decided they wanted their own already outdated worldview enshrined in stone and presented as THE one true set of values.

Free speech is a civil rightThey became the Political Correctness Police and anyone who offended their 1960s attitudes had to be silenced because – as they knew so well from their own experience – when controversial ideas are given the room to breathe they can often thrive. The totalitarian asses of the 1960s can’t bear the fact that younger people might have opinions that offend THEM as much as their opinions offended their parents’ generation. 

And it’s not just in America. All around the world similar assaults on Freedom of Expression are being made. If Muslims are offended they want the offensive material banned, if authoritarian regimes like the one in China are offended they want the offensive material banned, and on and on it goes. Considering that the more easily offended someone is the less intelligent they tend to be I find it amazing that Politically Correct censorship has thrived the way it has.

Free Speech 2Keep in mind Spinoza’s wonderful line “Every man should think what he likes and say what he thinks.” That still rings true because no matter what the hypersensitive fools who want to censor the rest of us find offensive NONE of them has the right to try to extinguish one single product of the human mind. Continue reading

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THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO BE ALIVE!

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How can you NOT love being alive right now? There are so many battles worth fighting against so many thoroughly contemptible opponents! Both of our political parties in America now represent ONLY bloated rich pigs and have become so completely dishonest that only the obscenely wealthy have a realistic shot at the presidency.  

Liberals have taken over the censorship and blacklisting activities they pretended to disapprove of when they were used against them. In response Conservatives, who USED to control the censorship and blacklisting racket, have taken over the Liberals’ role of pretending to oppose those activities … for now.

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The Liberal Political Correctness Police are so hypersensitive and huffy they are even MORE fun to offend than Christian Conservatives used to be. Even worse are fanatical Muslims who seek to end Free Speech and spread their barbaric treatment of women everywhere they go. Liberals are happy to help ONLY the Muslims who hate the civilized world while refusing to let Muslims who seek reform of their faith even speak on college campuses.

Barack Obama has given the Mad Mullahs of Iran, some of the most bloodthirsty and irrational lunatics alive, a nuclear weapons program! The Islamic State spawned by Obama’s premature withdrawal from Iraq has managed to make Muslim Fascism the Nazi Party of the 21st Century. Continue reading

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THESMOPHORIAZUSAE (circa 411 B.C.): ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY

Just one of many translations available.

Just one of many translations available.

This comedy by Aristophanes was one that I was planning on covering very soon when I started posting my reviews of Attic Old Comedy a few years ago. For various reasons it kept falling by the wayside even though its subject matter was surprisingly relevant to ongoing controversies here in present day America, especially on college campuses.   

THE TITLE

The title Thesmophoriazusae has been rendered in different ways over the centuries – as Thesmophoria Women (the most literal translation), as Women Celebrating the Thesmophoria, and even as The Poet and the Women. 

The Thesmophoria was an annual festival in ancient Greece, a festival that marked the myth about the goddess Demeter’s descent into the Netherworld to rescue her daughter Persephone, who had been stolen away by Hades, the god who ruled over the land of the dead. The festival was reserved for women only and was their version of the male initiation rites performed at all-male festivals.

The female celebrants lived in tents on the hill called the Pnyx for the three days of the Thesmophoria, which took place around the time of the autumn crop-sowing.

THE PREMISE  

The premise of Thesmophoriazusae hits so close to home in these days of the repulsive Political Correctness Police that the seeming unlikelihood of it was one of the reasons I kept postponing my examination of it. Its storyline has always seemed to me like it was lifted straight from accounts of any of the countless pro-censorship rallies mounted by various groups of perpetually offended fools on campuses across the country. Continue reading

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