Mark Steyn has said it many times and many ways, most notably perhaps in his excellent book, America Alone. Now, pointing out hate speech is the real crime while the actual hate speech being pointed at goes unchallenged, especially if it is from a protected group or dare I say it, if it is against Jewish people, when sufficiently disguised under the totem of criticism of the state of Israel.
Youtube has now suspended access to me to my account because of two videos, both of which merely point out the hate speech of others, and while one one of them is still actually playing on youtube in the original language, and intent.
To be more clear, one of the videos which caused the suspension of access, was a Dutch language Rap video about killing Jews and so on. That video remains on youtube with no issues. However when I subtitled it in English so people could be aware of this, it caused a strike on my account.
I also uploaded a fairly innocuous ‘plug and play’ video which says awful things about Muslims, then it replaces the word ‘Muslim’ with the word ‘unbeliever’ and shows what chapter and verse from the Koran the statement is from. A fairly worthy rhetorical device and one which I think aids perspective.
This video has been up for roughly a week at this point. And today, my youtube access was suspended for two weeks for the crime of hate speech.
Here is warning #1:
Now, Warning #2 which is what I saw after I clicked ‘I acknowledge.’
Now, the Dutch language rap song subtitled in English. Please keep in mind, the original one without subtitles is still live and playing on youtube along with, presumably, many other brutal and heartfelt anti Jewish videos of various kinds. Now to be clear, I am not accusing youtube of antisemitism. I firmly believe that is not the case. But the problem with any laws that prosecute thought and speech crimes, inevitably must become selectively enforced and in nearly all cases, enforced to the advantage of the very groups the laws where created to protect the public from.