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(ThyBlackMan.com) Political correctness applied to free speech has gone too far. At first it took the form of just criticism. Feminists and diversity proponents lectured everybody on how they should speak. It was prevalent at universities and spread next to corporations and K-12 education. Then it turned into civil infractions. Businesses that refused to accommodate same-sex marriage, based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, were held to have violated the law. After that, Big Tech took to censoring offenders. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in particular banned those whose speech it disliked. Now, it’s becoming a crime in civilized countries to say politically incorrect things.

One area this has arisen in is pronouns for transgenders. I’m not talking about using derogatory terms for transgenders. This is over merely using the pronoun of the gender someone was born with, instead of the gender they are attempting to become. It is being called “misgendering” or “deadnaming.”

In the United Kingdom, a Catholic journalist was investigated by the police earlier this month for referring to a transgender as “her” instead of “him.” The U.K.’s Malicious Communications Act  criminalizes “a message which is indecent or grossly offensive,” “a threat,” “information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender,” or “any article or electronic communication which is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature.” Caroline Farrow faced up to two years in prison, a fine or both – but the complaint against her was dropped last week.

While this took place in the U.K., not the U.S., the U.S. often follows in the footsteps of the U.K. a few years later. The United States is currently at the third stage in the progression of censorship, with Big Tech starting to ban anyone who labels transgenders by the gender they were born with. This is more worrisome than it first appears. Many people, such as journalists, need Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to do their jobs. Banning them can seriously jeopardize their careers, making it difficult for them to make a living. There are entire news organizations that have a policy of referring to transgenders by the gender they were born with. Will Big Tech use this to ban entire news outlets from their platforms? Based on history, it is reasonable to predict yes. This will eliminate many conservative news sites.

In addition to banning misgendering, Twitter’s policy also bans“repeated and/or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone.” This is very broad and has been used against Christians for simply stating their beliefs. Investigative journalist Laura Loomer was permanently banned from Twitter in November for criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and her Muslim faith. Loomer called Omar “anti Jewish” and said she is a member of a religion in which “homosexuals are oppressed” and “women are abused” and “forced to wear the hijab.” Robert Stacey McCain, who tweeted humorous things about feminists, was permanently banned by Twitter for those tweets in 2016.

Criticizing gays in Canada was made a crime in 2004 with the passage of C-250. “Sexual orientation” was added to the list of classes protected by the hate provisions of Canada’s Criminal Code. In one of the more high-profile cases, William Whatcott was convicted of violating the law for distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality.

The definition of a hate crime has been expanded in some countries to include speech. Merely stating your religious beliefs is now lumped in with committing heinous acts against people, as if they are the same. It’s a clever tactic. The U.S. passed a federal hate crimes law in 2009. It does not include speech – yet.

There needs to be more attention drawn to this pattern of progressively eliminating politically incorrect speech. The problem is that it is taking place in slow increments so people don’t realize how serious it’s getting. It’s like the frog in boiling water; the water is heating up so gradually the frog doesn’t realize how hot the temperature is getting. It’s someone fringey like Alex Jones of Infowars whom Big Tech bans, so the rest of us are OK. But coming after mainstream conservatives is already happening. Progressives are trying to get Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro fired for things they have said.

The First Amendment protects free speech in the U.S. But similar to how progressives have gradually eroded much of the Second Amendment, they are slowly taking apart the First Amendment. By the time conservatives wake up and realize what’s happening, it will be too late. Even if you don’t believe the First Amendment protects speech on the tech giants’ platforms, the bakers who have been civilly tried for refusing to bake same-sex wedding cakes are clearly engaging in free speech. The case of the Oregon bakers known as Sweet Cakes currently is at the Supreme Court. If Sweet Cakes’ free speech is squelched, what’s coming next is criminalization of the First Amendment.

Written by Rachel Alexander

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3 Responses to “Free Speech, Free Speech.”
  1. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    Other things with free speech. While I believe ex cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw must get a new jury trial to decide case without protesters chanting in front of jury or following jurors into bathroom, etc., Michelle Malkin doesn’t help ex cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, when Michelle Malkin makes unproven accusations about Ilhan Abdullah Omar committing immigration fraud.

    While 1 can differ with congresswoman Ilhan A. Omar’s politics, the accusation that she committed immigration fraud is unproven and made by people who don’t like her such as Laura Elizabeth Loomer. It’s unlikely that Immigration and Naturalization Services would be so incompetent that they allowed this woman to become a citizen and a congresswoman. If Michelle Malkin wants people to believe ex cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw should get a new trial, then she must stop damaging credibility by making unproven accusations against Ilhan A. Omar, because people who don’t want ex cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw to get a new trial will use things such as Michelle Malkin’s unproven accusations against Ilhan A. Omar as reason(s) on why she can’t be taken seriously regarding ex cop DanielK. Holtzclaw.

    Michelle Malkin also doesn’t help ex cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw’s case, when Michelle Malkin makes excuses for homosexual pedophiles such as Milo H. Yiannopolous and when she justifies people such as Andy C. Ngo. Yes, ex cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw should get a retrial with another jury, but Michelle Malkin does not help his case, when Michelle Malkin says unrelated things such as make unproven accusations against congresswoman Ilhan A. Omar.

    Other things which must be repeated. Laura Elizabeth Loomer & Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey have a right to opine. Laura Elizabeth Loomer & Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey do not have a right to the facts. Here’s an eg. of Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey’s dishonesty on topics, which is why people must no longer support Mission America. On March 31, 2019 in an interview with Jan Markell, Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey on her radio show said something which is dishonest & which she knows is false. Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey said that media never talks about Muslim terrorism such as Boko Haram, Egypt’s Christians, India, etc.

    As Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey is not ignorant, it’s my belief that Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey was dishonest & said what she knows is rubbish. Though I don’t usually watch American News networks anymore, the fact is that mainstream news such as CNN, ABC News, CBS News, etc. have done and do many news stories on Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, terrorism in India (such as train attacks), along with violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christians. 1 can go on those news websites to see that they do or on Youtube.

    Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey’s dishonesty by saying what she knows is false are among the reasons she has become a disappointment & why people must no longer listen to her radio show. It would be unsurprising if in a few years, Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey says something like the media never talked about Easter 2019 Sri Lanka attacks.

    Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey & Laura Elizabeth Loomer are both dishonest when they imply only Islam has death penalty for homosexuality. Death penalty for homosexuality/transgenderism is Bible. As Pastor Steven Lee Anderson & Roger O. Jimenez have said, the Bible allows the death penalty for homosexuality. Perhaps Laura Elizabeth Loomer thinks it’s acceptable for homosexuals to molest children, as Laura Elizabeth Loomer and Fox News Michelle Malkin support homosexuals & transexuals.

    Homosexuals, lesbians and transexuals are more likely to be drug junkies, suffer depression, among other things. I have no faith and even I know that childhood sex abuse is a major cause of homosexuality/transexuality.

    People who are victims of homosexual pedophiles are more likely to turn out homosexual/lesbian in their adulthood, by the sex abuse damaging their thinking and learning the sexual conduct, because any conduct including sexual conduct can be learned. It’s possible that it could be inborn for some, but even if that’s proven to be true, that wouldn’t rule out the fact that sex abuse could be a cause for some. Some people do turn out homosexual/lesbian as a result of childhood sex abuse such as a gay priest who molests a child for many years and the boy in his adulthood turns out gay. It’s likely that if they boy had not been molested by the gay priest, he would have turned out straight instead.

    I do not care for gay/lesbian marriage topic. With homosexuality, if knowing and willing adults do this, then it’s their life. But I think homosexual/lesbian conduct by knowing and willing adults must be treated the same way as tobacco use. I believe in abolishing sex changes as that’s mutilation.

    It’s predictable when we hear gays such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous supporting pedophilia when it’s homosexual as he did in interviews. I have found that there are many gays and lesbians such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous make excuses for pedophilia when it’s same sex. While most gays and lesbians are not committing pedophilia, they agree with comments Milo H. Yiannopolous made justifying same sex pedophilia. Homosexual groups lobby for laws lowering the consent age for sex.

    Different nations such as those in Europe have lowered consent age for sex because of pressure from homosexual groups. Even in the United States , it used to be that minimum consent age was 18 to even some states (21), but in many states, the consent age has been lowered to as low as 15 because of homosexual groups lobbying for lowering the consent age for sex. Seems that Laura Elizabeth Loomer and Michelle Malkin support homosexual pedophiles such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous.

    With Koran having death penalty for homosexuality, Pastor Anderson has said that a broken clock is right twice a day and the death penalty for homosexuality is Bible. Pastor Roger O. Jimenez in his June 2019 speech in Orlando’s Make America Straight Again said again that 50 pedophiles were killed in Orlando June 2016 & that Orlando’s still a little safer tonight.

    Orlando Pulse June 2016, it turns out that in Orlando Pulse, there were underaged teens and there were individual homosexual pedophiles seeking them that night in the Orlando Pulse before the shooting. Should still have been the police’s job to arrest them and then have the courts decide after jury trial. There were pedophiles, drug junkies & drug dealers in the June 2016 Orlando Pulse before the shooting.

    Laura Elizabeth Loomer is dishonest when she implies that only Muslim women wear burkas. Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey is also dishonest when she talks about burkas because there are non-Muslim women who bear burkas, veils & hijabs. I’m not religious but if a woman wants to wear burka, hijab or veil on her own free will, then that must be their right. A woman can be non-Muslim or even an atheist and still wear a veil or burka.

    You can find women in India (both Hindu and non-Hindu) once in a while wearing a veil over a sari. Some women wear the burka or veil because they find that beautiful. Yes, most women you see wearing a burka is a Muslim and you can find cases where non-Muslim woman wear burkas & veils because this is what she likes, or if it’s a cold windy day and she wears veil to cover face. There are women who wear veils because that is what they find beautiful and it’s possible for a woman to be a Christian, Hindu or even an atheist and still like wearing veils.

  2. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    Free speech. Laura Elizabeth Loomer & Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey have a right to opine. Laura Elizabeth Loomer & Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey do not have a right to the facts. Here’s an eg. of Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey’s dishonesty on topics, which is why people must no longer support Mission America. On March 31, 2019 in an interview with Jan Markell, Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey on her radio show said something which is dishonest & which she knows is false. Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey said that media never talks about Muslim terrorism such as Boko Haram, Egypt’s Christians, India, etc.

    As Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey is not ignorant, it’s my belief that Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey was dishonest & said what she knows is rubbish. Though I don’t usually watch American News networks anymore, the fact is that mainstream news such as CNN, ABC News, CBS News, etc. have done and do many news stories on Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, terrorism in India (such as train attacks), along with violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christians. 1 can go on those news websites to see that they do or on Youtube.

    Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey’s dishonesty by saying what she knows is false are among the reasons she has become a disappointment & why people must no longer listen to her radio show. It would be unsurprising if in a few years, Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey says something like the media never talked about Easter 2019 Sri Lanka attacks.

    Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey & Laura Elizabeth Loomer are both dishonest when they imply only Islam has death penalty for homosexuality. Death penalty for homosexuality/transgenderism is Bible. As Pastor Steven Lee Anderson & Roger O. Jimenez have said, the Bible allows the death penalty for homosexuality. Perhaps Laura Elizabeth Loomer thinks it’s acceptable for homosexuals to molest children, as Laura Elizabeth Loomer and Fox News Michelle Malkin support homosexuals & transexuals.

    Homosexuals, lesbians and transexuals are more likely to be drug junkies, suffer depression, among other things. I have no faith and even I know that childhood sex abuse is a major cause of homosexuality/transexuality.

    People who are victims of homosexual pedophiles are more likely to turn out homosexual/lesbian in their adulthood, by the sex abuse damaging their thinking and learning the sexual conduct, because any conduct including sexual conduct can be learned. It’s possible that it could be inborn for some, but even if that’s proven to be true, that wouldn’t rule out the fact that sex abuse could be a cause for some. Some people do turn out homosexual/lesbian as a result of childhood sex abuse such as a gay priest who molests a child for many years and the boy in his adulthood turns out gay. It’s likely that if they boy had not been molested by the gay priest, he would have turned out straight instead.

    I do not care for gay/lesbian marriage topic. With homosexuality, if knowing and willing adults do this, then it’s their life. But I think homosexual/lesbian conduct by knowing and willing adults must be treated the same way as tobacco use. I believe in abolishing sex changes as that’s mutilation.

    It’s predictable when we hear gays such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous supporting pedophilia when it’s homosexual as he did in interviews. I have found that there are many gays and lesbians such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous make excuses for pedophilia when it’s same sex. While most gays and lesbians are not committing pedophilia, they agree with comments Milo H. Yiannopolous made justifying same sex pedophilia. Homosexual groups lobby for laws lowering the consent age for sex.

    Different nations such as those in Europe have lowered consent age for sex because of pressure from homosexual groups. Even in the United States , it used to be that minimum consent age was 18 to even some states (21), but in many states, the consent age has been lowered to as low as 15 because of homosexual groups lobbying for lowering the consent age for sex. Seems that Laura Elizabeth Loomer and Michelle Malkin support homosexual pedophiles such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous.

    With Koran having death penalty for homosexuality, Pastor Anderson has said that a broken clock is right twice a day and the death penalty for homosexuality is Bible. Pastor Roger O. Jimenez in his June 2019 speech in Orlando’s Make America Straight Again said again that 50 pedophiles were killed in Orlando June 2016 & that Orlando’s still a little safer tonight.

    Orlando Pulse June 2016, it turns out that in Orlando Pulse, there were underaged teens and there were individual homosexual pedophiles seeking them that night in the Orlando Pulse before the shooting. Should still have been the police’s job to arrest them and then have the courts decide after jury trial. There were pedophiles, drug junkies & drug dealers in the June 2016 Orlando Pulse before the shooting.

    Laura Elizabeth Loomer is dishonest when she implies that only Muslim women wear burkas. Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey is also dishonest when she talks about burkas because there are non-Muslim women who bear burkas, veils & hijabs. I’m not religious but if a woman wants to wear burka, hijab or veil on her own free will, then that must be their right. A woman can be non-Muslim or even an atheist and still wear a veil or burka.

    You can find women in India (both Hindu and non-Hindu) once in a while wearing a veil over a sari. Some women wear the burka or veil because they find that beautiful. Yes, most women you see wearing a burka is a Muslim and you can find cases where non-Muslim woman wear burkas & veils because this is what she likes, or if it’s a cold windy day and she wears veil to cover face. There are women who wear veils because that is what they find beautiful and it’s possible for a woman to be a Christian, Hindu or even an atheist and still like wearing veils.

  3. Anirban (aka Abner) Bhattacharya says:

    I didn’t think I’d comment again on Internet, but will do so again as old habits are difficult to break. Thoughts on Laura Elizabeth Loomer. Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey (born 1951) & Laura Elizabeth Loomer (born 1993) are both dishonest when they imply only Islam has death penalty for homosexuality. Death penalty for homosexuality/transgenderism is Bible. As Pastor Steven Lee Anderson & Roger O. Jimenez have said, the Bible allows the death penalty for homosexuality. Perhaps Laura Elizabeth Loomer thinks it’s acceptable for homosexuals to molest children, as Laura Elizabeth Loomer and Fox News Michelle Malkin support homosexuals & transexuals.

    Homosexuals, lesbians and transexuals are more likely to be drug junkies, suffer depression, among other things. I have no faith and even I know that childhood sex abuse is a major cause of homosexuality/transexuality.

    People who are victims of homosexual pedophiles are more likely to turn out homosexual/lesbian in their adulthood, by the sex abuse damaging their thinking and learning the sexual conduct, because any conduct including sexual conduct can be learned. It’s possible that it could be inborn for some, but even if that’s proven to be true, that wouldn’t rule out the fact that sex abuse could be a cause for some. Some people do turn out homosexual/lesbian as a result of childhood sex abuse such as a gay priest who molests a child for many years and the boy in his adulthood turns out gay. It’s likely that if they boy had not been molested by the gay priest, he would have turned out straight instead.

    I do not care for gay/lesbian marriage topic. With homosexuality, if knowing and willing adults do this, then it’s their life. But I think homosexual/lesbian conduct by knowing and willing adults must be treated the same way as tobacco use. I believe in abolishing sex changes as that’s mutilation.

    It’s predictable when we hear gays such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous supporting pedophilia when it’s homosexual as he did in interviews. I have found that there are many gays and lesbians such as Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous make excuses for pedophilia when it’s same sex. While most gays and lesbians are not committing pedophilia, they agree with comments Milo H. Yiannopolous made justifying same sex pedophilia. Homosexual groups lobby for laws lowering the consent age for sex.

    Different nations such as those in Europe have lowered consent age for sex because of pressure from homosexual groups. Even in the United States , it used to be that minimum consent age was 18 to even some states (21), but in many states, the consent age has been lowered to as low as 15 because of homosexual groups lobbying for lowering the consent age for sex. Seems that Laura Elizabeth Loomer and Michelle Malkin support homosexual pedophiles like Milo Hanrahan Yiannopolous.

    With Koran having death penalty for homosexuality, Pastor Anderson has said that a broken clock is right twice a day and the death penalty for homosexuality is Bible. Pastor Roger O. Jimenez in his June 2019 speech in Orlando’s Make America Straight Again said again that 50 pedophiles were killed in Orlando June 2016 & that Orlando’s still a little safer tonight.

    Orlando Pulse June 2016, it turns out that in Orlando Pulse, there were underaged teens and there were individual homosexual pedophiles seeking them that night in the Orlando Pulse before the shooting. Should still have been the police’s job to arrest them and then have the courts decide after jury trial. There were pedophiles, drug junkies & drug dealers in the June 2016 Orlando Pulse before the shooting.

    Laura Elizabeth Loomer (born 1993) is dishonest when she implies that only Muslim women wear burkas. Mission America’s Linda P. Harvey is also dishonest when she talks about burkas because there are non-Muslim women who bear burkas, veils & hijabs. I’m not religious but if a woman wants to wear burka, hijab or veil on her own free will, then that must be their right. A woman can be non-Muslim or even an atheist and still wear a veil or burka.

    You can find women in India (both Hindu and non-Hindu) once in a while wearing a veil over a sari. Some women wear the burka or veil because they find that beautiful. Yes, most women you see wearing a burka is a Muslim and you can find cases where non-Muslim woman wear burkas & veils because this is what she likes, or if it’s a cold windy day and she wears veil to cover face. There are women who wear veils because that is what they find beautiful and it’s possible for a woman to be a Christian, Hindu or even an atheist and still like wearing veils.

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