August 9, 2009
We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
This suspension is apparently based on complaints that the video is “racist”– as numerous comments posted below the now suspended video titled “Obama JOKER $1000 Video Contest: The establishment will go nuts!!!,” as well as several other copies of the video, indicate.
One such Obama Brownshirt censor using the handle “barackobamaexpress”advocated:
barackobamaexpress: For anyone who reads this; if you want to do your part today – something patriotic today, report this video to Youtube administration. Alex Jones promotes racism, and fearmongering. He’s a known liar.
This is startling not only because the video– critical of President Obama’s policies– mentions nothing at all about race, but because You Tube is evidently willing to censor simply on the basis of receiving a significant number of complaints– not on the basis of whether or not its terms are upheld.
There is no violation of the so-called ‘hate speech’ guidelines, but rather it is clear that one too many people seeking to remove the video and attack the account submitted fraudulent complaints.
Alex Jones is currently considering further action to restore the video and protect his free speech. Please support this fight against political thuggery, and remember that if we don’t band together to stop yet another out of control administration, then we’ll all hang separately later if things are allowed to go to extremes. This brown shirt mentality was not confined only to the Nazis, but has cropped up throughout history. We cannot allow cult followers of Obama to be transformed into the next Maoist China, Stalinist Russia, or any of the countless repression regimes.
Political-speech police appear throughout history. Censorship and thuggery is a common hallmark amongst tin-pot 3rd World dictators and mass-murdering autocrats alike.
The cry of “racism” has become, instead, the first-reflex attack against anyone critical of President Obama & his policies anytime it is easier and more effective than actually responding to legitimate critique of the real issues. Heightening the race issue– truly a canard obscuring necessary debate over the massive legislation racing through the Democrat-controlled House, Senate and Executive bodies– is meant to create tension and bring out racism where it was never in play before.
Obama Speech Police have been on the attack to silence the President’s critics as of late. The Official White House Blog asked supporters on Wednesday to “flag” chain e-mails and online videos ‘claiming to uncover the truth’ about Obama’s Health Care agenda. The posting essentially asked for an assault on dissenters and legitimate opposition in the name of alleged “
Only days later, Press Secretary Gibbs used Rush Limbaugh as an example to say that anyone comparing the Democratic Party’s agenda to that of the Nazi’s was on “thin ice” and should be wary of using such terms. Such a comparison may well be justified, depending upon the context, and is being used to intimidate free speech critical of the President and his policies.
At the same time, the political group ‘Health Care for America Now,’ which counts the President and Vice President among its supporters, has “instructed Democrats to confiscate signs and leaflets brought to Obamacare events by “rightwing extremists,” that is to say Americans opposed to totalitarian health care,” as Kurt Nimmo reported Friday.
Also on Friday, Kenneth Gladney, a self-identified independent-conservative, was hospitalized after being beaten by a group of union thugs who didn’t like his criticizing the Health Care agenda.
Groups have been mobilizing everywhere in opposition to the pending Health Care legislation, and have been uniformly slandered and demonized by the media, and blocked by various pro-Health Care groups throughout the country.
These recent attempts at quashing free speech are reminiscent of the Missouri Truth Squads during the 2008 campaign who — while hypocritically carrying out a slanted & untrue politicized message– vowed to shut down and have arrested anyone critical of Obama who is ‘not telling the truth’ via Missouri ethics laws.
The actual attempt to censor Alex Jones and his message will surely fail, as many dedicated fellow patriots have already taken to duplicating not only the video itself (as posted above), but to duplicating the viral spreading of the message on the streets and everywhere online.
For instance, here is the first of surely many hundreds of videos of individuals handing out the “JOKER” Obama poster in San Antonio: