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Thousands gather in London: Banned speech read to conservative patriots

Today I am proud to be British again. Thank you Tommy Robinson and all who support him. – St. John Goldfingle, @StGoldfingle

There’s an old saying that only two things worth a damn have ever come about because of the British Empire: The Beatles and the United States of America.

I realize that I may be a bit jingoistic, me being a Yankee Doodle Dandy and all. But all ribbing aside, what’s happening in the country that gave us the Magna Carta certainly gives pause to every freedom-loving man, woman and child.

As it turns out, the British government has just detained (and pending deportation) Generation Identity’s Martin Sellner.

His crime? Writing a speech that was suppose to be delivered by PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park where anyone and everyone is suppose to have the right to speak their piece.

By the way, Bachmann was also detained and pending deportation for having a copy of Sellner’s speech, which was discovered when British customs authorities searched his luggage. Is it just me, or does this sound a bit like what use to happen when anyone illegally brought a copy of the Holy Bible into the ex-Soviet Union?

As reported by Raheem Kassam of Breitbart London, Sellner is one of the leaders of Austria’s patriotic and politically conservative Generation Identify (English-language site, here).



In spite of the British government branding the political group as far-right wing, the truth of the matter certainly appears to be more of a case of political correctness run wild.

As the organization’s official website states;

We are a non-violent youth movement that aims to highlight the need for open and honest public debate about immigration policies, identity and the future of our islands [Britain and Ireland] and of Europe.

We aim to preserve the ethnocultural identity of Europe through peaceful activism, political education, and community & cultural activities.

  • Stop the Islamisation of Europe
  • Against globalization
  • Stop and reverse the Great Replacement

But back to Sellner having his speech blocked by the Thought Police; enter Tommy Robinson.

The well known conservative activist managed to attain of copy of the speech, then promptly delivered such in its entirety at Speakers’ Corner.

 

Just a touch of Sellner’s rousing call to patriotism;

I was invited by UKIP to present my movement at an event last Autumn. I represent Generation Identity — a patriotic European youth movement that is raising awareness about mass immigration and Islamisation.

Far-left people call us right-wing, people who want to shut free speech down call us ‘fascist’, and folks who hate their own culture call us ‘racist’.

In reality, we are just a group of young patriots fed up with the system, the mainstream press and lying politicians. We use peaceful activism to make our voices heard, and contrary to our friends on the radical left, who are probably swarming you right now, we never wear masks.

French socialist president to censor internet in upcoming election

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As every American knows, or at least should know, we have a constitutional right to freedom of speech.

While a number of nations may claim their citizens have the right to express themselves freely, it’s really just a thin veneer of nice words that cover a mass of central government control over the thoughts, opinions and spoken words of the very same citizens.

The British don’t have any real or substantive freedom of expression, neither do the Japanese nor the Australians nor the French, etc.

Speaking of the French, their decidedly socialist-friendly president with an Oedipus complex, Emmanuel Macron, has just made clear that he’ll do everything in his power to shut-down what he considers “fake news” online.

As noted by the reliably left-leaning Gizmodo.com;

In a speech to journalists on Wednesday, Macron said he planned to introduce new legislation to strictly regulate fake news online during political campaigns. His proposal included a number of measures, most drastically “an emergency legal action” that could enable the government to either scrap “fake news” from a website or even block a website altogether, the Guardian and Politico reported.

“If we want to protect liberal democracies, we must be strong and have clear rules,” Macron said. “When fake news are spread, it will be possible to go to a judge … and if appropriate have content taken down, user accounts deleted and ultimately websites blocked.”

Macron, himself a target of election interference, also outlined some less extreme measures in his speech yesterday. He proposed more rigid requirements around transparency, specifically in relation to online ads during elections. According to the Guardian, Macron said the legislation would force platforms to publicly identify who their advertisers are, as well as limit how much they can spend on ads over the course of an election campaign



One of the better dissections of the French faux-freedom comes directly from our own Library of Congress;

The French Constitution protects freedom of expression, but not to the same extent as the First Amendment does under U.S. law. Specifically, the French Constitution incorporates the Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of 1789, which protects freedom of speech. Article 10 of the Declaration of Human and Civic Rights states that “No one may be disturbed on account of his opinions, even religious ones, as long as the manifestation of such opinions does not interfere with the established Law and Order.”

Article 11 follows that up with “The free communication of ideas and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man. Any citizen may therefore speak, write and publish freely, except what is tantamount to the abuse of this liberty in the cases determined by Law.”

In other words, the French Constitution recognizes freedom of speech, but also explicitly allows legislation that would limit it.

College student punished for stating ‘All Lives Matter’

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Vice President Rohini Sethi at odds with President Shane Smith.

By simply posting on her Facebook account the all-encompassing message that all lives matter, Student Government Vice-President Rohini Sethi of the University of Houston has found herself literally punished by the very same student government she serves. Continue reading College student punished for stating ‘All Lives Matter’