June 2, 2016 By Arch Kennedy
Well, I can say for the first time today, I have been a victim of Facebook censorship. Here is my post below:
“Liberal gays, you poor things. You need to be worrying about islam way more than fundamentalist Christians. Your butt will be executed in 10 muslim countries and the rest of them you will be put in jail. Christians are the LEAST OF YOUR WORRIES. Trust me. Get your priorities together. It makes you look really stupid.”
Now I ask you, is that hate speech? Especially since I AM GAY MYSELF! I don’t see Blacks getting into trouble saying the “N” word to each other. Do you? But the difference here is, liberalism has a zero tolerance policy for differing opinions. That is the world we are living in now folks. Sad to say, but it’s true.
So, I was scratching my head about my post removal, and then I came across the USA TODAY article on how Facebook, Twitter, and Google have joined the EU on new rules to stomp out “hate speech”. Here is an excerpt from the USA Today article by Brett Molina and Elizabeth Weise.
“The rules push companies to review requests to remove illegal online hate speech within 24 hours and respond accordingly, as well as raise awareness among users on what content is appropriate for their services.
In a joint statement from the European Commission and the companies involved, both sides say they recognize the “collective responsibility” to keep online spaces open for users to freely share their opinions.”
Really? The article goes on to say this:
“‘This agreement is an important step forward to ensure that the internet remains a place of free and democratic expression, where European values and laws are respected,’ said Vĕra Jourová, the EU’s EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, in a statement.”
Now, my question is, who is in charge of what is considered “hate speech”. Obviously, my post was hateful to someone! I have been in the gay community all of my life and I know it well. My post was truth. Our 1st Amendment rights are slipping away. This is the reason we fled tyranny in the first place! Do we want to go back to that? Listen, I find many things from the progressive left offensive, but I will fight, with my last breath, for them to be able to speak their mind.
Mark my words, once the left takes care of the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment will be next on their list, and we will be completely under tyranny once again. Is that what you want? I sure don’t!