Comments: How it was, how it is now

In 2009, I had the opportunity to see someone speak who to this day I think is the smartest man I have ever heard.

His name is David Yerushalmi. A constitutional lawyer in the US. A man who has argued cases before the Supreme Court and won, and who has defended some of the people beleaguered by the left even back then and since.

In his talk, he explained how freedom of speech works under US law. To be more accurate, I should say, how it worked in 2009. It still technically works like this, but the law is the least of our worries these days.

David explained that you can say anything, even that you want to kill so and so, providing that there is no “immediacy.”

In other words, if a person says or writes, “Im so mad at so and so that I want to kill them!” or, “I hate so and so this much I hope they get a bullet in the head!” that is perfectly legal right up to the point where the person adds “immediacy”. This means when they say, “I want to kill so-and-so tomorrow at 2:00 PM”, now its a crime. It has gone from protected speech to a threat and a plan to carry out that threat.

This all seems very reasonable. It was a great way to run a nation. Maximal allowance for normal human emoting, but a clear line where the law needs to act to prevent a crime.

The left however, which has been planning the destruction of all reason based societies for over a century now, has taken a page from the Chinese war manual, that of unlimited warfare. Or perhaps the Chinese took it from the Frankfurt School, who took it from Marx.

But however the chain of events happened, the result is that the left, in their unceasing efforts to totally deconstruct Western Civilization and all of its institutions, went outside the usual implements of a free society. They find people with a voice and destroy them by getting them fired, getting their families fired from their own jobs, doxxing, arranging for groups of communist insurgent thugs to attack them or their property, and who seem strangely immune from criticism and the law when they do.

One of the most pernicious tactics is the deliberate reinterpretation of whatever they might say to make them appear to have violated vague sets of selectively enforced rules and many many more similar, but unethical, unfair and often even illegal tactics. One clear example is how when President Trump made a video asking people to peacefully go home and the importance of peace in the democratic transfer of power, the video was removed from all leftist controlled platforms and the narrative that President Trump called for violence was invented and amplified as a justification for his further public destruction.

This website for its entire 13 years of operation is riddled with stories about people who have been deplatformed or otherwise destroyed for wrongthink.

And in the last week, it could be entirely those examples, that and it could have a dozen times more examples than we have posted, just from what we have seen in the comments and on Twitter etc.

At this point, what is legal is of considerably less importance than the actual rules of expression as they are enforced by extralegal measures by the left. Which means when you are speaking of a leftist leader, you must phrase your emotional output very carefully. Of course, if its part of the attempt to assassinate President Trump’s character, memory, legacy, accomplishments etc. you can say whatever you want and be celebrated for it, and all the 1st amendment rights will be aggressively championed for you.

Advisor to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tweet

I suppose this is part of what one communist, or was it an Islamic tactician explained, would be how they would use our very freedoms to destroy us. But they left out how the really destructive part was denying those freedoms to their enemies. Namely us.

So I ask all commenters to this site to consider the reality of freedom of speech today when using this site. Say what you want of course. but don’t make it easy for our enemies, and they are large and powerful, to destroy this site, and go after its people.

We are working on a project to allow real freedom of speech as written in the US 1st amendment right now. And it will have all the freedoms AND legal limits that are the parameters of the traditional American approach to freedom. But till that is up and integrated, please curb your most unfiltered thoughts in the face of what ruefully we have to admit is the new reality, the new landscape of a post legal America and West.

Thank you all for your efforts. This community, which is all of our accomplishment, is still the greatest thing I have ever been involved with.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.

 

 

There is a purge of social media going on at orders of magnitude larger than previous ones

Canadian Government wants YOU to download its new track-you-everywhere app!

***UPDATE***

I just had this checked out by a very trusted associate and friend of this site. This is the Google app. You have to have Bluetooth on for it to work, and it exchanges random codes with other phones nearby that have Bluetooth on with this app. There is NO WAY it can track you. This app is safe to use, and is not Orwellian and it was thoroughly looked at by a world class libertarian minded hacker. Only you will know if you are exposed and it will not tell you by who or where.

it only updates once a day, so you shouldn’t even be able to guess if you are moving around like normal

COVID Alert does not use GPS or track your location.

It has no way of knowing:

Your location.
Your name or address.
Your phone’s contacts.
Your health information.
The health information of anyone you’re near.

So I am please to update this post with information that is conforting. There was indeed a data base driven app the Canadian govenment did try and push and it really was Orwellian. This Google one is not.


Just received this by TXT:

This is a message from the Government of Canada.

Help protect yourself and your community. Download the COVID Alert app for free to help stop the spread of the virus.

The COVID Alert app lets users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Available now in the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, contact 1-833-784-4397.

[Carrier] does not have any responsibility or liability for the COVID Alert app.

This seems like a good time to remind Canadians that Justin Trudeau asked all banks to submit all financial transactions of any kind including ATM cash withdrawals, of 500.000 Canadians without their knowledge or consent, to the government WITH the name and address of the account holders. In other words, this wasn’t metadata to see how Canadians handle money, but to see what YOU do with YOUR money. All purchases, everything. So getting an app made by the same government that tracks your every movement and compares it to the movements of all other people with phones (everyone) you may be near, seems a trifle Orwellian to be good for your mental or physical health. Far, FAR worse than the chances of COVID.

 

THIS is the video Twitter censored Donald Trump Jr. from promoting

Agree or disagree with Hydroxychloroquine treatment, the way the elite, both political and industrial, are treating the public in totalitarian and unacceptable. Traditional Media and amazingly, even more so, social media these days are violating ethics and even laws to shape the ideosphere, the cosmos of thought, to conform to one narrative using grotesque vagaries like “potentially harmful information”.

Don Jr. was promoting the video below for which Twitter censored him, as well as the video.

(Skip ahead to about 4 minutes for the start)

Either you are a citizen and capable of making your own decisions, or you are a servant of the state. In Canada it is more clear each day which we are. In the US, its about direction.

The Purge: Social media drops the beard of no-bias, smashes all venues for the non-left

Guest post by MissPiggy with many thanks!

Chronicling the Silencing of Dissenting Voices –

In the lastest purge of offensiveness on online platforms (POOOOP), with nearly 800,000 users, The_Donald and 2,000 other “Hate” subreddits were removed yesterday from Reddit. The unsurprising final blow came after a series of measures “to contain” the group. Even before COVID-1984, The_Donald was placed under quarantine. (Was it foreshadowing?) In June of 2019, ironically, the quarantine was decreed, due to comments posted to the forum which threatened violence against the police. Seeing the writing on the wall, administrators of the group created their own website (thedonald.win) months ago, and a mass exodus from Chicom Spezland (Reddit) began. (The Donald can also be found on GAB and Discord.)

Tim Pool’s somewhat Debbie Downer coverage on the latest purge: 

As Tim mentions in the above video, yesterday Twitch also banned President Trump’s official campaign account for “Hate Conduct”.

The Trump campaign uses Twitch for broadcasting rallies and campaign events. Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming site, claims that a speech Trump made 2016 (Mexico is sending rapists) and more recently in Tulsa, violated their rules. The streaming service says the ban is temporary.

This temporary ban happened minutes after Reddit shut down The_Donald.

The subreddit isn’t directly affiliated with the president, but the Twitch channel is.

Youtube is notorious for its censorship jail, throttling views, deleting subscribers and shutting down channels of dissenting voices. The Youtube channel from Vlad Tepes Blog got the ax in January of 2019 for violating the ever goal-post-moving, Community Guidelines formerly known as violating Youtube’s Terms of Service. Well, yesterday Youtube banned Stefan Molyneux’s channel.

“This is Stefan Molyneux as you may have heard, 14 years of my life, thousands of videos, billions of comments, hundreds of millions of views and nearly a million
subscribers has been destroyed. Has been erased from Youtube.

 

The accusation is the usual one, that i’m fermenting violence and hatred and so on, which is not true at all. I have consistently promulgated the non-aggression principle and called for reason and evidence as the methodology by which we can resolve social disputes and differences doesn’t seem to have mattered of course the reality is that the book burning is underway. Myself and many other dissidents and anti-communist
intellectuals and speakers have also had channels destroyed across a wide variety of platforms within the span of only one hour in what i assume is a highly coordinated
effort to silence us.”

I believe the last great purge from Youtube started in December of 2017, when it announced that they were hiring 10,000 new moderators “to remove problematic content”.

However, the real origin is the day Susan Wojcicki became CEO of Youtube and made it her goal to make Youtube “responsible”. That push for cleaning up Youtube has lead to 2 “ADpocalypses”, countless demonetizations, and HAL-like algorithms.

We’re all aware of similar shakedowns happening at Facebook and Twitter. These attacks are coordinated as we’ve seen above and are undoubtedly timed. Just 10 day ago, on June 19th, Katie Hopkins was banned from Twitter, the Federalist and Zerohedge comment section were destroyed by Google,

@VDARE got banned from their domain registrar and GAB got blacklisted by VISA. Two days before that, on June 17th, GoDaddy cancelled the domain from Vlad Tepes Blog without notice, warning or explanation. (BTW -The back-up page is https://vladtepesblog.net)

So stayed tuned, be prepared and get connected because more POOOOP is coming. Contrary to all the Debbie Downers out there, I think the only way they will stop us is by shutting it all down, but we’ll regroup and come back stronger. We’ve had practice.

MissPiggy

Youtube deletes Brad Johnson interview where he exposes ANTIFA with their own words and video

Youtube took down Brad Johnson’s interview on ANTIFA which we did in 2019 because generic ToS. (Terms of Service) Here is the crucial segment with an introduction by Brad about this strange move, yet consistent with policy by the people at Alphabet/Google/Youtube:

Trump retweets Malkin video on big tech leftist censoring, big tech deletes the Malkin vid

 

How dishonest is Twitter exactly?

On April 24, 2020, I tweeted out one of my favorite examples of Media, social or otherwise, memory-holing inconvenient acts by leftists.

It was the video we made of the events of April 28, 2009 which is set to auto-publish here on that date. But I will post it again now because of the story I am about to tell:

(Readers of this site will see this video again on the morning of April 28th.)

Within minutes of tweeting it out, there was a retweet or two and a comment or two and then activity on the tweet stopped. I assumed, stupidly, that there just ins’t that much interest in that event.

Then this morning, someone asked what happened to the tweet? The thread was there, but not the video. See Cristi’s tweet of 23 Hours ago above. Notice that in the image posted above you can see the tweet. That is from my timeline right now. But others sent me screen grabs of their timeline:

Twitter just removed my tweet with the video that said nearly nothing in the tweet itself other than it was my favorite example of a memory hole event.

Clearly I understated and underestimated the power of media to memory hole things they do not want the public to know.

Its like Twitter was owned by Winston Smith when he was still working for the state.

For those of you that find this to be as egregious an affront to our most basic liberties, not just freedom of speech, but freedom to remember actual events as they happened at the time, even if they made a Democrat-COMINTERN member look bad, you may want to tweet the link to this video out there. Here is the link:

https://3speak.online/watch?v=vladtepesblog/nmbclweu&utm_source=studio&jwsource=cl

 

 

How deceptive (and therefore evil) is Twitter?

I attempted to post out a link with translated German MSM videos about the murder of a woman in Limburg by a muslim man, born in Germany to Tunisian parents.

Of course, any connection between Islam and the actions it demands of its adherents is to be suppressed at the greatest cost of all. The truth and safety of all else in the world.

When a follower attempted to retweet my post, she was met with the following:

When she tried to retweet she Got the following message: (Danish) “This request could look like it is automated. In order to protect our users against spam and other nefarious activity, we currently cannot process this request. Try again later”.

I noticed for that day I had no notifications at all, and since then, very very few. Clearly Twitter has some kind of brake they can put on people’s accounts so that various functions report dishonestly and or are manipulated so that it gets less readers than have subscribed, or would see it otherwise.

This in itself is of concern of course, But the deceptive nature of how it is done should concern us all.

Despite this, Twitter manages to be of some utility as an information portal. But imagine what it would be like if it was an honest platform that functions as we are duped into believing it is.

Most of the world’s problems today would be solved and by peaceful means one can easily project. After all, inform people, they vote well as a general rule and far leftist extremists would stay on the margins till they grew out of it. Usually thats a few months into their first dishwashing job.

Just a tiny tiny sample of the gross corruption that is Twitter’s statistics and ‘trending’

Full Tommy Robinson discussion with Facebook on Danish TV

This is a very disturbing interview and full credit to the Danish show and host. She was exceptional in her handling of this Facebook exec, defender of his company’s Soviet like propaganda. He admitted several things in this people should be aware of. That truth does not matter. That anyone can be de-personed and evidence of the crimes, or reasons for this action, can not be found, nor will It be produced.

This is a profoundly important bit of video and I am providing two embeds, D Tube as well as Bitchute. However I will also produce a download link for anyone to grab the file and upload it to their own Facebook account and or Youtube and social media in general.

People need to know the state of decrepitude of our freedoms at this time.

Direct link:

https://d.tube/v/vladtepesblog/Qma1LAVKjPqVJiVKwNdmJuYV31Qs5jpmvSXHLpPQcQ1jYU

Thank you Tania Groth for the translation of this critical video.

Facebook now openly admitting its ludicrously Soviet like policies: “Only can say bad things about Tommy Robinson”

First, please watch this first five minutes of a Danish TV show with one of Facebook’s top execs. Although we hope to have the whole thing done over the course of next week, this first segment contains an admission which is so stunning it is hard to believe he said it out loud like it was an OK thing to say.

Direct link:

https://d.tube/v/vladtepesblog/QmYZopgdUHiCi8n6Xy211t2grPaw2CMxYYrdUri73osPvP

And if you do not think this is a big deal, consider it in the context of the video below, and the video below in the context of the one above.

The company that tells you what you can say and not say about a person with zero consideration of what is true, wants you to use money it invents and completely controls.

How would this not become a Chinese like, Social Credit system where Facebook can cancel or refuse to allow you to buy airline or rail tickets or anything else someone with whom it disagrees. And at the moment it disagrees with anyone not sporting a Neo-Marxist value set.