By John Liming
I think it is time for us all to be more concerned with the freedoms that we have enjoyed here in America because I believe the day will come when those freedoms will come under attack and I think the first two that will be attacked are the Freedom of Speech and The Second Amendment.
The target of the new German legislation seems to be “Hateful content or fake news.”
Fines for violating the new anti-speech law reportedly can go as high as $50-million.
Reports are that Germany is doing this in response to a rash of hate crimes that have occurred over the past few years.
I have long suspected the day would come somewhere in the world where governments would start making decisions about what is acceptable for publication on the free internet and in media and what is not.
Language control in my humble opinion is no more or less than attempted mind control or thought control and the close relatives of this kind of thing that I have been harping about lately is the “Political Correctness” phenomenon that has been sweeping the world in the last few years — a definite attempt (In my view) to change the meanings of words so that ideas and concepts can be altered, manipulated and controlled for the sake of somebody’s agendas.
In today’s hot climate where such things as crime waves rising from unregulated, uncontrolled Immigration and Migration have come to the fore in the Public View it is growing increasingly unpopular with “Regimes” to see criticism of any evils associated with these things — for whatever the reason — and do not ask me the reason because I do not have a clue — but I suspect it is not based on something that is particularly good for me or my kind — you know, common folks, ordinary citizens, the clueless hordes.
I have always said it is only a matter of time before “Regimes” start cracking down on free speech with the excuse that criticism of dissident views about anything is hate speech in another form — and I guess we are now seeing the beginnings of this crackdown and I am sure it will not lead to anything particularly positive.
It is beginning to look to me like the people who hate the truth are now going to be branding the truth as hate speech. I believe that Liberals especially have been trying to do that for a long time now. —– I wonder if this move by the German Government is going to be expanded to the whole of a declining Europe — and I am privately betting that it will — or at least that it will be attempted.
It is becoming apparent to me — my opinion — that there is somebody with a lot of money and power situated in high places who wants only their own vision of the world and what the world should be and that they are going to use their money, their power and their influence to criminalize any language or speech that opposes their agenda.
I read something that makes sense to me and it goes like this: “Wherever Truth is allowed to be portrayed as Hate and where Perversion is portrayed to be Love then whoever lives where such things are happening are living under tyranny.
My impression is that whenever a “State” starts fighting against basic guaranteed rights with social media as a tool then they are seeking to control the social structure (The Society) through manipulation and censorship and people need to educate themselves to what is going on before it is too late for anybody to do anything about any of it.
I am thinking that the salvation for all this censorship gig is found in the idea that the more social media sites and regular media sites embrace censorship the more the ordinary everyday folks who use them will just stop using them altogether — and if that happens then the censors are bound to lose millions, perhaps billions of dollars and let’s see how long that goes on!
Let me quote something here that I thought was very interesting and which I think …. my own opinion again …. addresses this idea of universally enforced censorship: “Fascism is the policy and ideology which embraces the notion that one point of view and one point of view only is the right point of view and that any point of view that opposes that point of view is declared to be illegal, incorrect and unacceptable rather than merely expression of free speech —- Is that where we are heading? — Is that the end game here?
I think it is a sorry state of affairs when the people who do nothing but protest against their government and the policies of their government — something that is a Constitutional right in The United States — and the people who protest against policies that allow uncontrolled and unregulated migration and immigration into their countries and those who protest against protected status being given to criminals, rapists, gangs, terrorists and what have you are labeled as right-wing white supremacists or worse ….Lord I hope idiots wake up some day and see what they are allowing to happen to themselves and those they say they love.
One person said it the way I believe it when he or she posted, “Terrorists attack our cities and attack our people but the powers that be are more worried about offending some ideology disguising itself as a religion on social media and in the ordinary media ….. what kind of madness has overtaken those who are supposed to be looking out for our welfare and well-being?”
I think whoever posted that hit the nail on the head 100%!
There is more on this and you can read it — ( RIGHT ABOUT HERE.)
According to some news reports German Authorities are already performing raids against people suspected of posting hate speech. Imagine having your own door busted down by armed police because you made some comment on the Internet that somebody may have found insulting or offensive and had complained that you were guilty of indulging in hate speech! — Does that sound like an America you would want to live in and is that what is going to happen in America one of these days?
Read more about that — (HERE)