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Government considering anti-Hate Speech laws after Royal Commission of Inquiry report

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I'm sorry, but this is just ludicrous. You cannot legislate against hate speech without also removing the intrinsic right of freedom of expression and free speech. Making laws against so called "hate speech" is really the government using force to tell you what you're allowed to say. Or not allowed to say. That doesn't stop people thinking that way, doesn't stop people talking about those things in private. What it does do is create an underground where bad ideas grow and fester in darkness because they aren't ever exposed to scrutiny or opposing views until after they have blown over into something tragic. Such as what happened at the Mosque shooting in Christchurch.

So this idea from the Government, to even consider hate speech law changes, is just absolutely dangerous.

Government to take hate speech laws to the public after March 15 inquiry

The Government has accepted recommendations from the royal commission of inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack to amend hate speech laws and create new hate-motivated offences.

However, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said no changes would be made without consultation with the public and other political parties.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques on March 15, 2019, on Tuesday made public its 44 recommendations, including the need to make sure legislation relating to hate speech and crime is fit for purpose.

The commission found the current laws “neither appropriately capture the culpability of hate-motivated offending, nor provide workable mechanisms to deal with hate speech”.

You deal with hate speech by exposing it. You counter it. You explain why it is wrong. You teach people and allow them to learn and understand. But you do not make it illegal to hold an opinion. I cannot believe this is a thing. Did people learn nothing from history?

Stephen

Just spent the last few hours watching NASA shoot a group of people into space. That will never get old for me. It will always be exciting to see it happening. Space flight is absolutely the pinnacle of modern physics and math at the moment. That it is becoming more and more accessible with each year is truly amazing.

Stephen

Pretty certain the election has not yet been certified. So Joe Biden is *NOT* yet the President Elect. So the only ones pushing that story are the media. Which means this is the first time in US history the MEDIA has decided and announced who the president is before the election results are even certified.

I call that a slippery slope.

Stephen

Might take a while

Might take a while

Turns out it's been a while since I ran the node daemon.

Stephen

The 2020 US Presidential Election will go down in history as the most corrupted and dishonest in history. It blows my mind that the Biden supporters aren't as pissed off about it as everyone else is.

Stephen

Literally so anxious about the election I feel like throwing up. Have had to turn off all the feeds. I think the Dems are going to get away with stealing the election and the media is absolutely complicit.

Stephen

Cancel Culture comes to NZ

Author's book removed from store for expressing opinion on social media

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I'm a realist. I know it happens, but I'd not seen it so blatantly before. This scares the ever-loving HELL out of me. I will NOT be buying anything through Mighty Ape again in the future.

Author Olivia Pierson has had her book removed from MightyApe because she dared voice an opinion about a politician that the woke leftist brigade doesn't like and deems to be racist.

This is now New Zealand. This is what has been enabled and emboldened by Labour's absolute electoral victory in our General Election in October.

Twitter thread in which Olivia Pierson has her book removed from Mighty Ape for expression an opinion on social media that the left deems racist.

This is not acceptable, New Zealand. Shame on you!

Stephen

If you haven't listened to/watched Glenn Greenwald on the Joe Rogan Podcast, you really need to do so. I think it's probably one of the best, and most honest, discussions about the state of Journalism today.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ryXHBRMkkIlAK2vCtAE2v?si=lXO1iWDcTpSlgwTH4Y3rSA

Stephen

Dear media,

STOP calling them protests. They're RIOTS targetting innocent business owners. Looting is not a protest, it's theft. Protest doesn't involve violence.

Stephen

Taibbi Gets It Correct

Why doesn't the rest of the media?

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Matt Taibbi gets it correct when he excoriates the Liberal Media in the US for failing to do their job and at least investigate and report on the Hunter Biden emails. It's not even about the contents of the laptop any more. The actions of Social Media, and the mainstream liberal media are the actual issue now. The fact that Matt Taibbi had to post this on a private blog says a lot. This is an award winning journalist that has been lauded and praised for his work. But he had to resort to publishing this OpEd on what is essentially a personal blog. Why is that?

With the Hunter Biden Expose, Suppression is a Bigger Scandal Than The Actual Story

Unprecedented efforts to squelch information about a New York Post story may prove to be more dangerous corruption than whatever Hunter Biden did with a crooked Ukrainian energy company

I really think the fact the media has gone to such efforts to try and squash the story is a major wake up call for everyone. It finally exposes what a lot of people have been saying for a long time. The mainstream media is NOT about journalism. It is about putting the story they want in front of everyone, no matter the cost to the public.

Glen Greenwald (the man that helped break the Snowden files) has a very good and succinct thread about it on his twitter feed. Well worth the read. It also includes the main points of the Taibbi post for those that don't have direct access to it.