Monday, October 27, 2014

First They Came for the Nazis: The Illegalizing of Dissent

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On August 20, 2014, English citizens were warned that merely watching an ISIS beheading video could be considered a terrorist offense. Foley's sister, Kelly Foley, tweeted On September 24. 2014 urging people not to watch the video. Twitter's chief executive Dick Costolo said he'd suspend accounts that displayed the video.

 David Cameron made a startling speech in which he named 911 truthers and 7/7 truthers as being on the same level of terrorists, along with calling videos of the ISIS beheadings "illegal." On October 14th, a copy of one such video I had posted was banned by Youtube (Google).

On October 20, 2014, back in England, a Nazi sympathizer described as "immature" and a "loner" plead guilty to tweeting. Garron Helm tweeted Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger on August 7: "You can always trust a Jew to show their true colors eventually." It included a picture of Luciana Berger with a Jewish star on her forehead and referred to her as a "Communist Jewess." For this action, Garron Helm had his apartment ransacked by police, who found Nazi paraphernalia. Helm was sentenced to 4 weeks in prison despite having written an apology letter to Berger.

It's quite possible that Helm could suffer from a mental illness. Hilariously, Luciana Berger has made comments in defense of the mentally ill.


Apparently, she's OK with the standard of locking these people up if they tweet the wrong thing. And I wonder if she'd be OK with it if you lived in the United States as well. Youtube probably is. The posting of the James Foley video was treated the same everywhere.

Berger was voted as Most Fanciable MP in the Commons. Luciana Berger's rise to power may have been helped by her former romance with Tony Blair's son and currently with Chuka Umunna, known as “Britain’s Obama”.


Other signs that the United States could be instituting laws against speech are the hate speech bills that have been floated into congress, and the FBI Director James Comey's warning that Apple's and Google's encryption of smartphones was an attempt to market to people "who hold themselves beyond the law." Of course, the law is, according to the IV Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Of course, the Constitution appears to have been declared null and void, as was remarked upon in the New York Times regarding Obama's declaration of war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. 

Mr. Bush gained explicit congressional consent for his invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In contrast, the Obama administration has not even published a legal opinion attempting to justify the president’s assertion of unilateral war-making authority. This is because no serious opinion can be written. --
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