By Andrew Field – Follow on Twitter
I was humoured the other day by the Facebook thought control police (ThinkPol – Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four)… I wrote a sentence containing two words, “Muslim” and “kill”, and, no, it wasn’t “kill all Muslims”. I was temporarily suspended for this heinous hate crime. After being wrapped on the wrist, I was re-admitted, but was left wondering just how vulnerable we all seem to be to institutional gagging and pathetic attempts at thought control.
There is little doubt in my mind that we are all now subjected to the whims of official muffling of anything right of centre and just how serious this is. You may not realise it, but it is endemic and the loony left are winning. Dumb think is going global. If you are old, traditional or even a touch nationalist in your approach to life you have to accept that you are simply a thoroughly bad bastard.
On the fringe we are beginning to see mass migrations from poor to wealthy countries, where no immigration control is imposed upon a class of people, because of their colour or criminal religion. We suffer ad infinum the promotion of multi-culturalism to support their integration, which they will not do. It has become criminal to criticise criminal perverts of one particular criminal faith! We are seeing anarchist movements styling themselves as anti-fascist, yet operating violently; much as the fascist Hitler Youth did in years gone by.
Police forces, weakened at the knees, merely look the other way to save grace from potential and politically incorrect action. Yet they are quick to arrest and detain those on mere suggestion of intended right thinking discourse. Even judicial authority suffers the dictate of the thought police, being denied the right to use certain words that may offend. We are seeing well-co-ordinated campaigns of hatred directed at sitting presidents who enjoyed the popular vote. And referendums, the popular vote, are wrong! We are flooded with fake news and all manner of propaganda by both governments and both state and independent media.
We are also observing the shocking phenomenon of the world turning a blind eye to nasty, and often violent, persecution (unless the victims are of colour or a particular criminal, religious sect). We are seeing a swooning of support for horrid dictators who would unleash their nuclear arsenals; non-secular states who deny religious freedom and oppress their minions, especially the women; vile racists who oppress and prejudice white minorities; governments who favour foreigners before their own; and abandonment of their veterans once used. And, you dare not point a finger for fearing ThinkPol will get you!
What a shocking state of affairs. So now we have social media playing the role of discovering and punishing “thoughtcrimes”. It’s a disgrace and an affront to my rights to freedom of expression, an invasion of my privacy through the apparently poor use of criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance, interpretation of thought based on few selected key words, and dodgy algorithms, yet a denial of my rights to face my accusers, when caught. Clearly Facebook has succumbed – its clients can no longer express their opinion without sanction or penalty for wrongful accusation, unless they toe the liberal or leftist line.
We need to understand, as we do of course, that freedom of speech is not absolute and does not cross the bounds of defamation, obscenity, or porn. Nor should one be seditious or incite others to violent resistance, yet social media abounds with revenge hate crime and I need not point to either colour or creed to say who gets away with it. This is the global hypocrisy we suffer today, but I shall not be muzzled by Facebook. Hell no, there are plenty of ways to skin the cat, and they know it.