Thursday, February 3, 2022

Throwback Thursday: A Little Orwellian Makeover

“If there be time to expose through discussion, the falsehoods and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” - Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. 1856-1941, Liberal, Progressive

Serious Throwback Thursday question: Does anyone else remember when Liberals were adamantly opposed to censorship? They were you know, back before “liberal” became a synonym for “fascist.” But today you would be hard pressed to find more than a handful of people who identify with the Left/Democrats who are opposed to cancel culture. They love shutting down whatever they determine to be “hate speech” or the advancement of dangerous “conspiracies,” i.e. anything they don’t personally believe to be true.

From one of the Left’s few remaining free thinkers:

internet censorship

Wow, Dems/Lean Dems; you honestly think that the answer to bad speech is NOT more speech but rather more regulation and censorship? That is terrifying. You actually trust the nameless, faceless, unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who are empowered to regulate every aspect of your life? The petty tyrants who enjoy requiring Americans to play Simon Says?

fauci maskedSimon Says No Mask! Simon Says Mask! Simon Says Double Mask!  No Mask! Ha – caught you!

You believe that the inscrutable algorithms of Twitter, Google, Facebook et al are unbiased and deployed only for the public good? Or perhaps you approve of squelching speech you don’t approve of, never imagining the tables could be turned at some point and used against you and your speech.


A gifted propagandist acutely conscious of the relationship between political power and optics, Mussolini established a High Commission for the press in the spring of 1929. Insisting that the Commission would not interfere with the freedom of the press, Mussolini’s Keeper of the Seals, Alfredo Rocco, nevertheless maintained an exception for “any activity.

The Keeper of Seals would, of course, determine if an activity was “contrary to the national interest.”  You Dems/Leaning Dems really need to understand that your position is closer to Mussolini than the Founding Fathers.  You are simply Mussolini fascists with an Orwellian makeover.