A thread regarding Freeze Peach and Charlottesville:
Use your thinker box and maybe consider that they want you focused on the principle of free speech in order to take your attention away from what they intend to do with it.
Great thread, a very clarifying way of putting this problem.
A lot of the modern US Freeze Peach debate began with the effort to deplatform Milo when he was trolling campuses. So let’s check in and see how that’s going…
Spenser did just move out of his fancy digs in Old Town Alexandria.
Hard times ‘ya know.
Political prisoners and freedom of speech:
As per usual, this predates Trump.
Let’s keep this open.
I mean, why do we need to do that… after all, haven’t we settled all issues of free speech now? I mean haven’t we all decided that all nazis get to say whatever terrible things they want and it’s protected, but people who suffered historic and current oppression have to speak as kindly and softly as possible? /s
Another misreading of the whole 1st amendment issue. I suspect a group chanting “Principal Asshat sucks” would not enjoy such protection!
Hmmm, wonder what the difference in these cases could be? It is such a mystery! Unless, could it, maybe, possibly be, I don’t know, racism?
Nah… can’t be racism. Racism is OVER, everyone knows that. We had a black president after all! /s
Again, THIS is what a REAL threat to free speech looks like:
The scary part is these kinds of resolutions, while purportedly about supporting Israel, are more likely to lead to an increase in anti-Semitism.
What does the bill say? Are they going to team with up Air Miles to examine your purchase history to figure out if you bought something from Israel and if not you get a visit from the FBI? Obviously if you don’t have an Air Miles card they will assume it is to evade prosecution.
I did read the act, but it doesn’t really have a plain meaning. Without knowing the case law around the amended act it is very hard for me to tell whether this law is just a showpiece that has essentially no legal effect or whether it makes it a felony to go to Canada; but it’s somewhere in that range.
This might also be some idiot’s stupid idea rather than a real thing that’s really going to happen.
When people decide to boycott Israel, I’ll admit it gets my antenna up. I’ve had conversations with people that slide seamlessly from human rights violations against Palestinians to dehumanizing Jewish people in general. If this was part of an extremely hard line against anti-semitism and Nazis I’d be more curious about the details. But to go after Israel boycotts while the chief executive is still on about neo-nazi’s being “fine people” just reminds you that American policy is always about money, never about people.