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Those Nazi Pugs Need to Be Stopped


I don’t like hate speech, don’t approve of it, all races deserve respect, don’t kill people, my God demands that I love my enemies.

Gotta say this things otherwise people will believe I actually support Nazi…dogs.

Freedom Crossroads:

A Scottish YouTuber by the name of Markus Meechan is about to go to trial on a charge of hate speech sparked by a video he created last year.

In the video, Meechan begins by saying: “So, my girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is, so I’ve thought I’d turn him into the least cute thing I could think of which is a Nazi.”Nazi Pug

He then proceeds to ‘show’ the dog a clip of Hitler and teach it to do the Nazi salute and to respond to the phrase “gas the Jews.”

With about two minutes of content which has not even received 2.5 million views since it was posted, Meechan has found himself facing up to a year in prison.

The Daily Caller:

“…or part of their sanity…??

The German parliament is debating a proposal to force social media platforms to either delete hate speech quickly or risk hefty fines. [Up to 56 million dollars. — Dave]

The problems that many critics point out are the vague definitions of the term “hate speech” and the restrictions that the proposed law may have on freedom of speech. Justice Minister Heiko Maas disagrees, arguing it will only help protect freedom of speech in Germany.

I’ve posted a lot of words about this subject…but I’m going to explain again, just in case someone thinks these cases are actually appropriate.

Hateful speech ought to be legal, as long as no violence is incited. Why? Because you really shouldn’t want others to decide what you can say. No, you shouldn’t. I’m not saying “Let’s go kill some…” is okay, because you know I don’t think that. 

These examples are from outside the U.S., but my country’s founding documents talk of inalienable rights — from a creator, and not from governments. No, Germany does not have a “First Amendment” but freedom of speech should be universal. It is an embarrassment that so-called democracies seek to mussle their citizens in the name of stamping out hate speech.  

If you are a liberal who wants to squash Nazi groups, or dogs, before they take over…or you fear hate speech because it diminishes your personhood, so you want to take speech rights away from others…or you want to stop those who would advocate discussions of taboo subjects like immigration, assimilation, gender, race and such…

 

If you are such a person, and you think hate speech shouldn’t be free speech, the listen closely.

Congratulations. You have become the fascist you claim to hate.

 

Governor, you are wrong. Also, generally the First Amendment is capitalized.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Sorry, Chris. The phrase “except hate speech” isn’t there.

 

Has a Civil War Begun?


Or is there a nationwide surplus of hyperbole, one which can only be neutralized by essays like this on in Front Page Mag:

The Democrats have become a terrorist party. And their commitment to a radical revolution has plunged our political system into chaos. The left is now exactly where it wanted to be.

And a civil war has begun.

The thesis seems to be that the left has become the radical left, intent on a #resistance to the point of tearing America apart. Oddly, the left says this sort of thing about the right every now and then:The extreme right-wing of the Republican Party has taken over the party, and will harm America with their pro-life, anti-LGBT, gun-toting, blah…

I suggest that the American left just wants power, not destruction. If the off-year elections go their way, the stupid will die down. 

The Antifa and the astroturf warriors are only a tiny slice of even the most radical elements on the left. They are less committed to the struggle than the right, and less inclined to get up once their knocked down.

Social Justice Warriors are that in name only. If trashing a Starbucks is their idea of Lexington, or Fort Sumpter…I wouldn’t worry.

UK Student Left-wing NUS

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Internet Wisdom


Insanitybytes22:

“I think that we are all equals. People deserve respect for our opinions regardless of our views.”

Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever? I think we should all cultivate that sentiment in our hearts and keep it in the back of our minds when we are relating to one another. Absolutely no sarcasm or cynicism intended here, I truly mean it. It is a sweet and valuable sentiment to hang onto.

Back to the real world however, the physical and material one we all live in, and my question is, are you bloody insane? What are you even thinking?? Are you even thinking?

The whole thing is worth it.

The idea that all views are equally valid is downright ridiculous, too. No, sorry, some views are more valid than others. Some are more reasonable than others. Some are more sane. Some views are just totally out there, orbiting on their own little planet.

That’s Not Really the Choice, Is It?


Source.

(I really can’t figure out the artist’s name, and the site is ‘armycorpsofengineers.com’  They have an art site?)

It you create art which angers, and you are not already dead…you can thank those who with strength and resolve defend your rights. Those who would make war on your behalf don’t do so because they really think art is unimportant. They know that the full range of human activity would be threatened if those who want to kill or subjugate you were allowed free rein.  

You make art, literature, science and music only because you are not actively defending your country. Be grateful. 

Oh, and the subliminal “obey” symbol on her neck…

Not likely.

The Right to Be Forgotten?


 Eugene Volokh discusses a proposal in New York to give people the right to have certain statements about them deleted from the internet if they are deemed ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive.’

But the deeper problem with the bill is simply that it aims to censor what people say, under a broad, vague test based on what the government thinks the public should or shouldn’t be discussing. It is clearly unconstitutional under current First Amendment law, and I hope First Amendment law will stay that way (no matter what rules other countries might have adopted).

Remember: There is no “right to be forgotten” in the abstract; no law can ensure that, and no law can be limited to that. Instead, the “right” this aims to protect is the power to suppress speech — the power to force people (on pain of financial ruin) to stop talking about other people, when some government body decides that they should stop.

These new ‘rights’ are a real problem. The right to not be offended. The right to expect safe spaces. The right to never confront evil, or face emotional discomfort.  The right to violent action to prevent a presentation with which you disagree. The right to demand that others use proper pronouns and descriptive words to describe you.  The right to self-identify as Native American, black, male or female — regardless of clear contradictory evidence.

 

Whatchu talkin’ about, Willis?

 Oh, and the right to show another citizen’s tax returns on TV without permission.

 That’s crap.

One Day the Left Might Have a Rude Awakening


 

Digital Heretic points out an essay by blogger Chris Hernandez, with this sad, but true statement about the left:

Don’t get me wrong; you’re great at being cowards and forming large groups to attack individual unarmed people, you’re highly skilled at breaking windows, you’re proficient at arson, but you suck at actual fighting. And since your groups are made up of people who hate guns and hate the military, you don’t have armed, trained people experienced in the use of violence.

But your targets do. The people you consider Nazis are far more likely to be armed, trained, and prepared to fight than you are. And the more incidents of mass violence you commit, the more likely regular Americans are to fight back. Those regular Americans will be better at fighting than you are. The only reason you people haven’t been beaten down en masse in the streets is because regular Americans are following the rules and expecting the police to stop you. It won’t always be that way. Some day, probably very soon, you’ll encounter people who are intimately familiar with the kind of violence you think you’re capable of. And you won’t win.

I hate hate, hate violence and really don’t want this to deteriorate. Free speech is for everybody. There are also freedoms to own property and to protect that property and your safety when the mobs come to town. 

Gus Bailey Suggest This From Ace


Over at the very shy and demure ‘Ace of Spades HQ’, CBD brings up a very salient point.  The Left keeps foisting “rights” onto society for society to slavishly embrace, respect, uphold and celebrate; but so many of these “rights” used to be privileges.  What happens when people start exercising their real God given ( the gentle reader may modify that language as suits; but that’s how I roll) Rights to freedom of expression without violent reaction; or freedom to defend one’s person against said violence?  Freedom to be secure in ones papers and property?  Freedom from retroactive laws and bills of attainder? — Gus

Fred said it best (May he rest in peace.)

Ace of Spades HQ:

So, If Dreamers Are Merely “Undocumented,” May I Exercise My 2nd Amendment Rights As A Pre-Documented Concealed Carry?

The pro-amnesty contingent of the Democrat party (which seems to be all of them) and their fellow travelers on the hard left (am I repeating myself?) quite obviously think that the lack of documentation — or as normal, law-abiding citizens call it, being a criminal — is a technicality that can be happily, cheerfully, blissfully ignored by these wonderful youngsters who are merely pursuing their dreams to be astronauts or engineers or doctors or landscape technologists.

Or how about all those professions which require a license, certification or professional education? Do you want your next surgery performed by an undocumented but legal doctor, or the next bridge you drive over designed by someone who is an undocumented civil engineer? – Dave