Category Archives: Censorship

The origins of PC

“The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than on college campuses, many of which at this point are small ivy covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted “victims” groups that PC revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble.

“Within the small legal system of the college, they face formal charges – some star-chamber proceeding – and punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.”

Written nineteen years ago and still relevant, prophetic even.

Via Accuracy In Academia

Liberal censorship grows

“There’s no easy way out of this mess—perhaps no way out at all. All of the solutions that have thus far been proposed—breaking up the tech monopolies, removing federal Section 230 protections from social media platforms, and creating alternatives to them—are fraught with possible unintended consequences that could make things even worse.

“Whistleblowers like Cochran offer some hope. Perhaps there are more who will come forward to expose what’s going on in the board rooms and on Slack channels at the Big Tech giants. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll realize that marginalizing half of America is bad for business and change their ways. Don’t hold your breath.”

Via PJMedia (banned by Pinterest)

Huckleberry Finn

Saw an ad the other day for Hillsdale College seeking $100 plus donations by offering DVDs of its course on Mark Twain (another of which I took more than fifty years ago at Maryland) with the pitch that his Huckleberry Finn is banned by many American high schools. And more than a few colleges and universities, I imagine.

Because it has the word nigger in it. And a slave character who seems to be taking his slavery in stride. Though Huck is overtly opposed to slavery and racism.

Eleven years later and it’s still banned, eleven years after, that is, I read old Huckleberry to Mr. Boy (then eight years old) who enjoyed it immensely. Primarily, I suspect, because of Huckleberry’s disdain for school and the pc of his own day. The 20th century’s Holden Caulfield is a poor substitute.

Fortunately Huck is not out of print yet (if it’s not censored—sometimes called condensed—as many editions are) and you could enjoy it for yourself.

Censoring news on the Innertubes

Censoring Net news that doesn’t conform to the liberal narrative, that is.

It’s been going on for a while now at Facebook and Instagram, where it often is leftist readers marking conservative news as spam. There’s a war out there.

Via PJMedia

“Call her (redacted) and get her fired”

The latest Leftist vigilante group in Austin is a small UT collective of antifa. They’re doxxing (publicizing names, addresses and phone numbers) every conservative or temporary passerby they can find on campus. Up to and including trying to get the working targets fired. None reported so far among the thirty victims of this liberal lynching.

Via PJMedia

The American Police State Flourishes

“…with its roadside strip searches, government surveillance, biometric databases, [cash and home asset forfeiture], citizens being treated like terrorists, imprisonments for criticizing the government, national ID cards, SWAT team raids, censorship, forcible blood draws and DNA extractions, private prisons, weaponized drones, red light cameras, tasers, active shooter drills, police misconduct and government corruption.”

Even a partial government shutdown is to be encouraged. Less is more.

Social Media

Social media is a crowd looking for a purpose—right wing author and lecturer Ben Shapiro.

That fits Twitter but Facebook is more of a community looking for new members. And, while we’re at it, the iPhone is the world in your hand. So called.

Shapiro: Jealousy of the successful drives the Far Left. But the only thing you’re guaranteed in America is the adventure. What makes a good pilot is the ability to land.

Jordan Peterson: Belief is what you stake your life on.

Via Rubin Report