Free speech matters. It is a one of the
cornerstones of civilization. That is why it is stated as such in the United
Nations Charter of Human Rights. There are more or less reasonable restrictions
which flow effortlessly into abuses which are part of political agendas. That
does not mean that we have it in civilized countries any more than tyrannies.
One example is the current hatred of Racism, a major
obsession of Marxists and their
Useful Idiots. This includes the
Cultural imperialists of the
BBC. They are politically correct so the truth is verboten
with them. Here are some sources on the subject.
PS The Wikipedia's offering is not at all bad.
Zionists hate the truth just like many others.
Use satire in Germany? At your peril. Merkel is a Fascist.
Academic Left Objects To Free Speech
Unless it markets their nasty views.
Global Warming Fanatics Show Utter Hatred Of Free Speech
Mark Steyn, one of their victims explains brilliantly. Mark is fighting back. Being very articulate helps. Being right is relevant.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
It is not what Voltaire said - see http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/331.html but is what Evelyn Beatrice Hall said as summary of his essential view. Of course if Jews don't like what you have to say that is different because they are too important to be mocked. Dieudonné found out the hard way. He is getting screwed big time.
Jews Destroy Free Speech
They like free speech when it fits their agenda. Otherwise forget it.
Is a technique for beating the oppression of free speech. Asking WHY it is forbidden to say X.
Freedom of Speech: Does it have its limits? Keith Windschuttle explains
Free Speech is a way of finding truth, not a mechanism for defending lies or harassment.
PS See the Harm Principle on the point.
Her Majesty's Government hates free speech. So does Her Allegedly Loyal Opposition. They colluded with a lawyer to make bad law, vague law, meaningless law which gives judges the opportunity to make it up as they go along; in fact it forces them to do it. Lawyers will get rich out of this. That is an implicit bribe.
UN Confirms Freedom Of Speech, Media Suppress The Fact
Just a few days ago we came across the following from the UN Human Rights Committee – an independent body tasked with supervising compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)........
This report, entitled General Comment, is an interpretation of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – a covenant with 167 state signatories, signed and ratified also by Germany, France, Switzerland and other European countries.
Crucial to the committee´s comments are the so-called “memory laws,” which it defined as "laws that penalize the expression of opinions about [ alleged ]historical facts [ such as the Holocaust® Story ]” and sees these laws as “incompatible with the obligations that the covenant imposes on States parties in relation to the respect for freedom of opinion and expression.” and goes on to say that, “Freedom of expression is a necessary condition for the realization of the principles of transparency and accountability that are, in turn, essential for the promotion and protection of human rights” .
In spite of the significance of this document, it was not reported by any media outlet.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.
2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.
3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:
(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;
(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.
This makes it an Ultra Vires breach of law to put anyone e.g. Ernst Zundel in prison for saying that the Holocaust® Story is a pack of lies. It happens just the same, as Germar Rudolf discovered. So did Sylvia Stolz after she got 3 three years & 6 months for defending Ernst.
United Nations Declaration Of Human Rights
- Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
This does not seem to apply in England.
Free Life Commentary
Sean Gabb is England's leading libertarian. He has read through the foul drivel which is communist propaganda and understood it. He knows that it is wrong and why.
Free Speech Is Under Attack
London – Recently, at a literary festival in Britain, I found myself on a panel discussing free speech. For liberals, free speech is a key index of freedom. Democracies stand for free speech; dictatorships suppress it.
When we in the West look outward, this remains our view. We condemn governments that silence, imprison, and even kill writers and journalists. Reporter Without Borders keeps a list: 24 journalists have been killed, and 148 imprisoned, just this year. Part of the promise we see in the “Arab Spring” is the liberation of the media from the dictator’s grasp.
Yet freedom of speech in the West is under strain. Traditionally, British law imposed two main limitations on the “right to free speech.” The first prohibited the use of words or expressions likely to disrupt public order; the second was the law against libel. There are good grounds for both – to preserve the peace, and to protect individuals’ reputations from lies. Most free societies accept such limits as reasonable.
But the law has recently become more restrictive. “Incitement to religious and racial hatred” and “incitement to hatred on the basis of sexual orientation” are now illegal in most European countries, independent of any threat to public order. The law has shifted from proscribing language likely to cause violence to prohibiting language intended to give offense. A blatant example of this is the law against Holocaust denial. To deny or minimize the Holocaust is a crime in 15 European countries and Israel. It may be argued that the Holocaust was a crime so uniquely abhorrent as to qualify as a special case. But special cases have a habit of multiplying.
Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky is a Jew. Skidelsky is also right. He says that making the Holocaust® story legally enforceable is wrong. Perhaps he makes this point when he is the Lords.
Freedom in Peril
It always is when a government has too much power. Her Majesty's Government has far too much.
Freedom of Speech in England
Freedom must be exercised or lost. People do sometimes. They get aggravation as a result.
Freedom of Speech Screwed in Oz
Marxists in Australia hate freedom just as much as any other.
Freedom Of Speech ex Wiki
Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas using one's body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.
Every government restricts speech to some degree. Common limitations on speech relate to: libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, sedition, hate speech, incitement, fighting words, classified information, copyright violation, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, right to privacy, right to be forgotten, and campaign finance reform. Whether these limitations can be justified under the harm principle depends upon whether influencing a third party's opinions or actions adversely to the second party constitutes such harm or not.
The term "offense principle" is also used  to expand the range of free speech limitations to prohibit forms of expression where they are considered offensive to society, special interest groups or individuals. For example, freedom of speech is limited in many jurisdictions to widely differing degrees by religious legal systems, religious offense or incitement to ethnic or racial hatred laws.....
The right to freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the ICCPR states that "[e]veryone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference" and "everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice". Article 19 goes on to say that the exercise of these rights carries "special duties and responsibilities" and may "therefore be subject to certain restrictions" when necessary "[f]or respect of the rights or reputation of others" or "[f]or the protection of national security or of public order (order public), or of public health or morals".
Harm Principle ex Wiki
The harm principle holds that the actions of individuals should only be limited to prevent harm to other individuals. John Stuart Mill articulated this principle in On Liberty, where he argued that, "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." An equivalent was earlier stated in France's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 as, "Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law."
Jews Hate Free Speech - In America But Not Israel [ 20 November 2014 ]
Jews hate Richard Spencer after he organised a conference in Budapest. They want a law against Hate Speech in America. They keep very quiet about Racists like the Very Reverend Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Chief Rabbi of Israel & full of hate. How do we know his evil? See e.g.:-
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says Gentiles exist only to serve Jews
Zionist Rabbi Ovadia Yosef wishes death to all Palestinians - YouTube
Rabbi calls for annihilation of Arabs
PS Was the old fool an exception? Given that Over Half A Million Attended Funeral Of Revered Racist Rabbi the answer is NO!
Jews Hate Free Speech [ 28 March 2015 ]
Jews hate Christianity
Jews hate Free Speech about the Holocaust® Racket
Jews hate being punished for crimes like Ritual Murder of Christian Children
Jews love Raping Children In Bathhouses
PS They murdered a monk for his blood in 1840. The Wikipedia alleges that the Jews were the victims, not the perpetrators. See the Damascus affair.
Cameron Destroying Freedom Of Information [ 18 July 2015 ]
On a quiet Friday in July, the Cabinet Office has announced its new clampdown on Freedom of Information, setting up a commission "to make sure it’s working effectively”. Who will get to decide what information journalists can and cannot obtain from government departments?
[ The Jew ] Jack Straw, a long term opponent of the FoI Act [ and truth - Ed. ], and a man according to the Telegraph whose “possible role in the rendition of [a]terror suspect may yet be disclosed by FOI requests”.
Lord Carlile of Berriew [ another Jew ], such a keen supporter of openness, transparency and holding public figures to account that he acted as Lord Rennard’s [ Not a groper or Jew it seems - Ed. ] legal adviser.
[ The Jew ] Michael Howard [ Hecht in fact. Howard is a pseudonym used to conceal the truth - Ed. ], who was on the receiving end of negative newspaper stories after Labour used FoI to dig up dirt on him.
Wonder what they’ll recommend?
Using the fox to guard the henhouse but then Cameron [ part Jew ] is all Traitor.
Cameron's Attack On Our Freedom Watered Down Slightly [ 7 November 2015 ]
A handful of judges will get the power to veto ministers’ decisions on all top-level antiterrorism spying operations under proposals being put forward by the home secretary today.
The panel of specially trained judges — expected to number at least ten — should review thousands of national security warrants each year and hold the intelligence agencies to account, according to draft surveillance laws to be presented to parliament.
They will be hand picked to listen to whatever lie the police use and swallow it. Meanwhile Cameron will carry on importing hundreds of thousands of Third World aliens as a Trojan Horse, in order to destroy England while Obama does the same to America. Coincidence? NO! They both pander to Zionist crazies.
Christian Preacher Persecuted Prosecuted For Offensive Speech [ 11 January 2016 ]
Evangelical preacher who called Islam 'heathen' and 'satanic' and hailed Enoch Powell as a prophet is CLEARED of making grossly offensive remarks
Protestant preacher Pastor James McConnell has been found not guilty
Cleared of sending grossly offensive messages after sermon put online
Described Islam as 'doctrine spawned in hell', said he didn't trust Muslims
Judge said the pastor had not 'set out to intentionally cause offence' and added his comments were protected under human rights legislation Court told if he had qualified his remarks he could have avoided charges.................
The court heard although the words upon which the charges were based were offensive, they did not reach the high threshold of being 'grossly offensive'.......
Delivering his reserved judgment, District Judge Liam McNally said: 'The courts need to be very careful not to criminalise speech which, however contemptible, is no more than offensive. 'It is not the task of the criminal law to censor offensive utterances. 'Accordingly I find Pastor McConnell not guilty of both charges.'
So a Christian is persecuted while Islamic thugs get the kid glove treatment. It is Selective Prosecution, it is corruption, it is policy.
Gestapo German Police Capture 60 Thought Criminals [ 19 July 2016 ]
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, officers in all but two of the 16 German states moved in on properties connected to suspects in hate speech investigations.
Roughly 60 people across the country are believed to have taken part in a private Facebook group in which various German laws were broken, including praising of the Nazis.
At the centre of the operations was the Federal Office of Criminal Investigations (BKA), which stated that their aim was to “decisively confront” the strong growth in verbal radicalism which is appearing on the internet.”.....
Facebook has been much criticized in Germany for not doing more to shut down hate speech on its network during the refugee crisis, with Justice Minister Heiko Maas a leading voice calling for better moderation on the site.
Free Speech is crime in Germany. Naturally the media say nothing about Nazi book burnings. They were what naughty Adolf got up to. The White Rose gets ignored too. They spoke; they used Free Speech as a weapon against the Nazis. They paid with their lives. Perhaps Merkel will have her victims murdered too.
Merkel Macht Frei?
EU Orders Main stream Media To Hide The Fact That Terrorists Are Islamic [ 6 October 2016 ]
The report, drawn up by the EU's human rights watchdog, blamed the recent [ alleged ] increase in racism in the UK on the 'worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers.
This 'watchdog' is a Racist, an anti-European racist and one of the Enemy Within. It is trying to suppress Free Speech to further a policy of Ethnic Fouling followed by Genocide.
Her Majesty's Government Attacks Free Speech [ 18 October 2016 ]
UK regime goes to war against world’s most popular truth media channel
Just one day after the announcement that NATO plans to punish Russia for turning the tide against Islamist terror in Syria, the UK regime made a start – by getting one of its biggest banks to close all the accounts of Russian broadcaster RT.
Over recent years, RT has gone from unknown to cult status among millions of people who understand that ‘mainstream’ channels such as the BBC, CNN, Fox and Sky are simply Propaganda mouthpieces for the bankster elite of Wall Street.
Somebody out there understands that we are being screwed big time. War Criminals like Blair, Brown, Bush, Cameron & Obama are sabre rattling to frighten nice Mr Putin who has got Nukes. Do they really want World War III or is it Puppet Masters like Netanyahu pulling the strings?
Jews Destroy Free Speech - Jews Hate Truth [ 16 December 2016 ]
It is a fair bet that any ‘media reform’ welcomed by Dr Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, will be bad news for the defenders of free speech. So it is with his reaction to the British government’s groundbreaking new definition of anti-Semitism.
We welcome the UK’s landmark decision to define anti-Semitism, particularly in the face of [ allegedly ] rising attacks against Jews. We must now look towards other European governments to follow the example set by the UK.
He is referring to the British government’s decision to adopt a “legally binding definition” which will be used by police forces, councils, universities and public bodies. This ratchets the law sharply in the direction of making Jews a legally protected group and placing them beyond criticism. It would certainly sharply curtail academic and journalistic discussion of Jewish group behaviour.
For if the ethnic agendas of this very powerful and ethnocentric group cannot be discussed, it would effectively end legitimate academic and journalistic inquiry on the matter. It would certainly curtail discussion of all unflattering examples of Jewish group behaviour such as those outlined in the Culture of Critique.............
The question that nobody was asking her [ Theresa May ], was this payback for the huge amount of support she got from the organised Jewish community in her attempt to become Prime Minister? She is a longstanding Friend of Israel and spent the evening before her official appointment by the Queen at a private dinner at the home of the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. Even while Home Secretary it was Jewish demands for action against “hate speech” that were at the top of her priority list as this memorable speech when she was Home Secretary makes clear. She is certainly following through on that.
Is Theresa May a friend of England? She is certainly one of Zionist crazies. You might recall that Gerald Kaufman, a Zionist Jew said in Parliament regarding the Gaza Massacre I, which was perpetrated by Zionist Thugs:-
Gerald Kaufman said, in Parliament:- They are not simply war criminals, they are fools see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGuYjt6CP8. He might have added that they are effective just like naughty Adolf Hitler - for a time. Will Jews have Mr Kaufman prosecuted as an Anti-Semite?
PS See what another Jew, Gilad Atzmon has to say about their evil at Theresa May Perverting English Law To Please Jews & Holocaust® Racketeers.
Barrister Sacked For Quoting Naughty Adolf
Was Ian Millard QC [ @ianrmillard ] saying that Jews are enemies of Western Civilization? Yes! Was he wrong? NO! He got disbarred anyway. His comments are at My Visit to the London Forum.
Jews Attack Free Speech & Truth [ 19 March 2017 ]
From the Jewish press we learn that Britain’s House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has summoned executives from Google, Twitter and Facebook for a hearing in order to slam the social media giants for failing to block ‘hate speech’ and ‘anti-Semitic’ content from their platforms. It seems that Labour MP Yvette Cooper took issue with the refusal of YouTube to remove a video in which David Duke accused Jewish people of “organizing white genocide” and Zionists of conducting ethnic cleansing...........
Astonishingly, it was, of all people, Stephen Pollard, Britain’s arch-Zionist and editor of the Jewish Chronicle [ But see Stephen Pollard - Editor ] who stood up for Duke’s elementary freedoms. In The Telegraph Pollard wrote. “It’s clear that the video is indeed anti-Semitic. In it, Mr Duke says: ‘The Zionists have already ethnically cleansed the Palestinians, why not do the same thing to Europeans and Americans as well? No group on earth fights harder for its interests than do the Jews. By dividing a society they can weaken it and control it.’ So there’s no debate that this is Jew hate in all its traditional poison.”.......
But one question remains. What led Yvette Cooper to operate so openly in the service of one particular Lobby group [ the Labour Friends of Israel ]. I guess that veteran Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky may have an answer to offer…https://youtu.be/jyJYwCZOCD4 [ Pollard explains lying; Viktor Ostrovsky tells the truth - Editor ]
Yvette Cooper complains about Doctor Duke because he tells the truth. Is she bribed, blackmailed or brain dead? Gilad Atzmon, an honest Jew tells it like it is. You might care to look at http://davidduke.com/. Is Doctor Duke taking it down the middle? Read for yourself. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.
The New Observer Web Site Is Knocked Out Yet Again By The Enemies Of Free Speech And Truth [ 9 April 2017 ]
That means by Zionist crazies.
British pop legend in police probe over allegations he raped a 'naive 14-year-old virgin' who claims she was plied with champagne before she was attacked in his hotel room in the 1970s [ 17 April 2017 ]
Who is accused of doing whatever it was 40 years ago? The Daily Mail isn't saying, nor is News24 but the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Western Cape in South Africa is - see https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/04/27/tom-jones-2x-child-rape-allegations/. The Metropolitan Police shrugged her story off in 2014.
PS She looks like she is14 years old and the rest.
Facebook Hiring 3 Thousand Spies To Suppress Free Speech [ 3 July 2017 ]
Facebook is hiring an extra 3,000 Political Correctness commissars to censor the free speech on its social network.
The company announced on its blog earlier this week that it is clamping down on thought crime and censoring what it calls ‘hate speech’................. Two months ago a BNP Facebook admin was banned from using the network for 30 days for posting an article published by the Daily Express about Muslim rape gangs of Rotherham.
The additional 3,000 Facebook commissars will join an existing censorship bureau which already employs 4,500 people whose job it is to police the thoughts of its 2 Billion+ users.
This was what people had in the USSR. Now the European Union is doing it to us. Recall that Merkel went to live in East Germany. She wants Germany flooded with Illegal Immigrants and Germans oppressed. Their wonderful government is eager to put them in prison if they say that the Holocaust® Story is pack of lies & Free Speech be damned.
Berkley Bans Free Speech [ 25 July 2017 ]
As I've said before, I've said it before. One of the occupational hazards of the commentative biz is that what's new - the daily news item - simply illustrates the same old thesis you've been hammering for years,......................
Richard Dawkins has become the latest speaker to be prevented from speaking at Berkeley. Professor Dawkins is a world-famous scientist, whose book The Selfish Gene has just been voted "the most inspiring science book of all time" in a poll commissioned by the Royal Society.
His science is not the problem. Dawkins is also an atheist. That's not the problem, either - or it wasn't when he was principally urinating over the Pope ("a leering old villain in a frock") and the Catholic Church (an "evil corrupt institution" that's also a "child-raping institution"). All three quotes are from just one Washington Post column: that's how respectable and mainstream Dawkins was back then in 2010.
Alas, Dawkins is an equal-opportunity atheist, and feels just as unkindly toward Islam. Hence the announcement from the "liberal" sponsor of his Berkeley talk, KPFA Radio:..................
It would have to be "sincere", wouldn't it? Because it's hard to see how apparently sentient beings could otherwise write such effete desiccated tripe. Notice how the shriveling of free expression smoothly proceeds to the next diminished staging post: Once upon a time, Berkeley professed to believe in Free Speech. Then it believed in free speech except for "hate speech". Now it supports "serious" free speech, but not "hurtful" speech.
Mark Steyn gets it right about Free Speech and why Dunkirk succeeded; two for the price of one.
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