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Political Correctness: Index of Topics
Cultural Marxism's "Long March Through The Institutions" of Western Civilisation
"I saw the
revolutionary destruction of Society as the one and only solution.
A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values
and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries"
[George Lukacs, The Frankfurt School]
"We will make the
West so corrupt that it stinks"
[Willi Munzenberg, The Frankfurt School]
Freedom of Speech
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"It's a very odd situation in the year 2020 that we in Britain (and the West) are
having to defend free-speech.
"The UK political establishment narrows and controls the Overton window of political debate; imposes its 'progressive' values and intolerant left-liberal orthodoxy with the self-righteous fervour of 16th century Puritans; and silences and oppresses the population via state-enforced political correctness, hate speech, thought police, blasphemy laws, cancelling, deplatforming, censorship, shaming and other Orwellian techniques. The Hearts of Oak aim is to initiate sustainable public and non-public activities towards the common goals of reversing the current restrictions on free speech through education and activism, both at grassroots and online..."
YOUTUBE: Alan Craig: Why We Need Hearts of Oak (02 March 2020)
"Alan Craig's opening speech at Hearts of Oak explaining why this alliance was set up."
YOUTUBE: Hearts of Oak: Wale Babatunde (01 March 2020)
"Wale Babatundi on the Christian roots of British roots and values."
YOUTUBE: Hearts of Oak: Catherine Blaiklock (01 March 2020)
"Catherine Blaiklock on the immigration policy of Boris Johnson and what policy would actually have an impact."
YOUTUBE: Hearts of Oak: Tommy Robinson (01 March 2020)
Tommy Robinson speaks about the Transgender agenda in schools and elsewhere: "Stop Abusing Our Children!"
YOUTUBE: Hearts of Oak: Carl Benjamin (01 March 2020)
"Carl Benjamin's speech at the Hearts of Oak launch regarding freedom of speech in the United Kingdom."
YOUTUBE: Hearts of Oak: Free Speech Award to Amy Mura (01 March 2020)
"The 2020 Hearts of Oak free speech award was awarded to Amy Mura for political persecution by ex-MP Anna Soubry."
"The Free Speech Union is a non-partisan, mass-membership organisation that stands up for the speech rights of its members ... The FSU will also have a research arm that publishes papers analysing why free speech is in jeopardy and makes policy proposals about how to protect it ... The FSU is not just for those who make a living through the expression of ideas ... Anyone who feels their speech rights are under threat, or who cares about free speech as an issue, is welcome to join ... We will come to your defence if you find yourself under attack for exercising your legal right to free speech, whether by the courts or the police, by your employers, by colleagues or activists, or by outrage mobs on social media and elsewhere."
Other Articles on Freedom of Speech
Letter: What Is Free Speech? (03 March 2020)
"Dear Sir, What is free speech? In Britain, unlike America, we do not seem quite sure because we do not have a Bill of Rights. Zoe Strimple, writing in [The Telegraph] yesterday, said 'The cause of free speech, newly prominent, now offers an easy way for thugs to try to get away with it.' I think this approach to free speech is utterly wrong and misguided. Who defines what is thuggish or who is a thug? A thug cannot just be a working-class person with a Yorkshire accent or a middle-class person saying things that you disagree with. A non-violent 'thug' should have the same free speech rights as someone deemed by the establishment to be 'respectable'. Free speech cannot be defined by class; middle-class dinner party types being acceptable whilst everyone else is a 'gammon', or some equally derogatory word..."
Newspeak Dictionary: EU Parliament Warns Against Words Like 'Mankind', 'Manpower' (30 December 2018)
Let's Make Free Speech the Great Cause of 2019 (26 December 2018)
Fight Back Against this Attack on Free Speech for Teachers (29 May 2018)
The New Dark Age of Intolerance (30 September 2017)
Of Course Bahar Mustafa Should Have Been Arrested For Her #KillAllWhiteMen Antics (06 October 2015)
Hypocrites! (11 September 2015)
Scottish Paper Sacks Two Columnists Over Criticism of Islam (11 July 2015)
Belfast Pastor James McConnell vs Islam vs Freedom of Speech (21 June 2015)
There Is Nothing Wrong With Wanting To Punch YAB in the Throat (20 June 2014)
Pregnant Situation in Afghanistan: You Couldn't Make It Up (18 February 2014)
Liberty GB Radio Host Charged With 'Hate Crime' for Criticising Fiyaz Mughal (01 January 2014)
The Age of Intolerance (20 December 2013)
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! (12 April 2013)
"The BBC should allow the song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead to be played in its regular charts show if enough people vote to have it featured. This is a matter of freedom of speech, and freedom of speech is indivisible. You can't say that people should be allowed to express only those things of which you approve but that they must remain silent about what you dislike..."
The Real Hate Crime is Persecuting a Decent Man For His Beliefs (19 October 2012)
"Adrian Smith is a kind and gentle man. Friends say the happily married father is a pillar of the community, a practising Christian and a tireless worker for charity. Yet this week Mr Smith was in court, defending accusations that he is a bigot whose personal views are so offensive and outrageous that they are incompatible with his work as a housing officer. His crime?..."
Anti-Fascists Are Killing Free Speech (01 October 2012)
"Activists who call on the state to arrest and imprison 'fascists' for their speech crimes should look up irony in the dictionary. ... Are Britain's anti-fascist groups so blinkered, so convinced that the state is on their side and that they are the bearers of the Truth, that they can make statements celebrating the curbing of someone's free speech without even the slightest twinge of irony?..."
Are Radical Imams Going to Redefine Freedom of Speech? (20 September 2012)
"Now there are threats of violence directed against France for the publication of a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammed in violation of Islamic law. This is simply the most recent manifestation of a worldwide effort to censor freedom of expression and make it conform to the most radical interpretation of Islamic tradition..."
The Freedom to be Silenced (17 September 2012)
"In March 1937, the State Department apologized on behalf of the United States to Adolf Hitler for comments made about him by the Mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia. ... 75 years later the great tradition of American diplomats apologizing to mass murderers for the American tradition of freedom of speech remains alive and well..."
U.S. on Wrong Side of Cairo Embassy Riot (11 September 2012)
"As the restless, masked throngs gathered outside the walls yesterday, U.S. Embassy officials issued a statement surrendering America's unapologetic defense of free speech. ... You have to read it twice to believe it. Then you still cannot believe it. But, yes, your embassy, representing your government, funded by your tax dollars, just sided with the thieving rioters. Yes, your government just established the first limit on free speech we have ever known..."
Christian Blogger Plunged Into Free Speech Row (15 May 2012)
"A Christian blogger is at the centre of a free speech row after posting an 'offensive' advert on behalf of a petition against plans to legalise gay marriage. Advertising watchdogs have demanded an explanation from the writer, known by the pen name Archbishop Cranmer, after they received 24 complaints..."
This Defamation Bill Is No Friend of Freedom (11 May 2012)
"Bizarrely, free-speech activists are cheering a new bill that will entrench the state's right to decide what we can say..."
Europe's Auto-Immune Disease (17 April 2012)
"In decadent Europe, freedom of speech is dying. Loudly trumpeted as a 'human right' for any attacks on America, Israel, Christians or any of the core values of the West, it is swiftly transformed into 'hate speech' and the shutters are slammed down on the speaker whenever Islam is in the frame..."
The Left's Orwellian Censorship Campaign (05 April 2012)
"Liberal theologian William Ellery Channing once observed, 'The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. War has indeed been declared. Channing's contemporary liberal counterparts have declared a war for our culture..."
Jailings for Racism on Twitter? Britain's Forgotten Fight for Free Speech (29 March 2012)
"In 1742, David Hume could write, 'Nothing is more apt to surprise a foreigner, than the extreme liberty, which we enjoy in this country, of communicating whatever we please to the public, and of openly censuring every measure, entered into by the king or his ministers.' Hume may have overstated his case somewhat, ... But ... To a foreigner fond of British culture, not least its tradition of liberty, Hume's words now evoke a mixture of sadness and bewilderment..."
Fireman Sam and the Day Freedom Went Up in Smoke (03 March 2012)
"Here are some of the most sinister and hopeless words I have ever read: 'I was told that we now live in a different time and some things are not to be said.' They should be carved on the tombstone of the Country Formerly Known as Great Britain..."
US, EU Spearhead Islamic Bid to Criminalize Free Speech (06 January 2012)
"The European Union has offered to host the next meeting of the so-called Istanbul Process, an aggressive effort by Muslim countries to make it an international crime to criticize Islam..."
The Right to Protest Is Not Exclusive to the Left (11 May 2011)
"A new left-wing group defending the right to protest needs to defend the right of those they disagree with, too..."
Gagging Us Softly (29 April 2011)
"In this anniversary week, it's sobering to reflect that one of the more perverse consequences of 9/11 has been a remorseless assault on free speech throughout the west. I regret to say that, in my new book, I predict this trend will only accelerate in the years ahead. The essay below was written as last week's National Review cover story:..."
The Right to Offend (05 April 2011)
"When I wrote over the weekend about the trial of Australia's most prominent columnist for expressing his opinions, I did not expect it to be quite so immediately relevant to the United States..."
Whatever Happened to Freedom of Speech? (27 November 2010)
"We live in a democracy in which it is widely supposed that anything can be said and anything done ... Yet within politics, freedom of speech is more drastically constrained than ever before..."
Christian Pensioner Warned by Police About 'Hate Crime' for Complaining About Homosexual Pride Parade (26 October 2009)
"A pensioner was questioned by the police after her local council decided that her complaint about a homosexual pride march amounted to a 'hate crime incident', despite the fact that she was verbally abused at the parade..."
Hate Crime Legislation - Back Door to Censorship (10 May 2009)
"An extension of the Hate Crimes law recently passed the House of Representatives which will essentially codify into national law the 'speech codes' that are smothering academic freedom on college campuses today..."
The Suppression of Free Speech in Britain (05 June 2008)
"In 1984 a British headmaster, Ray Honeyford, wrote an article for 'The Salisbury Review' where he questioned the values of multiculturalism, which he deemed to be segregationist rather than 'inclusive'..."
Excerpts from UNESCO's Declaration of Principles on Tolerance (No Date)
"Perhaps you are wondering how this could be happening in [the West]. What happened to free speech? To religious freedom? To Kindness? Remember the paradigm shift. The new paradigm changed all the rules..."
YOUTUBE: Free Speech Wars: Twitter's Political Purge (23 February 2017)
YOUTUBE: Why Free Speech is All That Matters (17 February 2017)
"The Frankfurt School believed that as long as an individual had the belief - or even the hope of belief - that his divine gift of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation that they considered necessary to provoke socialist revolution.
Their task, therefore, was as swiftly as possible to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the 'oppressive' order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus - 'continuing the work of Western Marxists by other means' as one of their members noted.
To further the advance of their 'quiet' cultural revolution ... the [Frankfurt] School recommended (among other things):
(1) the creation of racism
One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud's idea of 'pansexualism' - the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:
the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and
mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary
educators of their children,
"There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state:
"Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil;
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