Posted on June 13, 2022

Verified Hate: Is There Still Too Much Free Speech?

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, June 13, 2022

The newest Consumer Price Index report is awful. Last month, inflation hit the highest level since 1981. Perhaps it is just coincidence, but the national media are all about the January 6, 2021 “insurrection.”

Fox News is not going along. You can criticize the Jan 6 riot, but let’s not forget what happened the year before.

The Associated Press wrote a widely syndicated article worried that “white supremacists” still have too much reach on social media.

Here’s how it begins:

The social media posts are of a distinct type. They hint darkly that the CIA or the FBI are behind mass shootings. They traffic in racist, sexist and homophobic tropes. They revel in the prospect of a “white boy summer.”

“White Boy Summer” is a hip-hop song by Tom Hanks’s son about “women, strip clubs, money and online adult entertainment.”

The AP goes on:

U.S. extremists are mimicking the social media strategy used by the Islamic State group, which turned to subtle language and images across Telegram, Facebook and YouTube a decade ago to evade the industry-wide crackdown of the terrorist group’s online presence, said Mia Bloom, a communications professor at Georgia State University.

Who is Mia Bloom?

She got in trouble about a year ago for allegedly calling a colleague a vulgar word. This led to some intra-left squabbling.

Twitter squabbling is the theme of the week. At the Washington Post, a newspaper many people used to take seriously, the drama began when reporter Dave Weigel retweeted an insensitive joke. The Washington Post’s Felicia Sonmez posted:

Mr. Weigel was suspended for a month without pay. Fox found that Mr. Weigel had defended Miss Sonmez when she got into her own Twitter scrape. The favor was not returned. Instead, Miss Sonmez escalated and kept embarrassing her employer on social media.

Miss Sonmez tweeted for days about her problems with the Post. She did not listen to a fellow reporter who told her to “please stop.”

And so, the Post fired her. Presumably Mr. Weigel will return to his job in about a month.

Cat fights like these seem bizarre to normal people with real jobs, but they show how media power works. A journalist can direct the online mob, but sometimes, the mob turns on them. I don’t know whether to believe them when lefties claim racism, sexism, and other “isms” make their jobs a nightmare, but “wokeness” seems to be a tool they resort to in status fights with colleagues.

It must be exhausting to live this way. For the first time, I felt bad for journalists. But not for long.

South Africa is exactly what race realists would expect it to be. Most whites, whatever they say, do not want to live in black-run countries or neighborhoods. If that is racism, almost every white person in the world is racist. And the word means nothing.

I’ve long thought that at least some whites who claim to be some form of LGBTQ+ just want to be “victims.” It doesn’t appear to work.

An activist vaguely connected with the United Nations has an important message:

It’s hard to make it not about us when we are attacked as white people.

The author of Policing While Black posted:

The “consequences of white privilege” went a long way in South Africa and the former Rhodesia.

Police arrested a man accused of wanting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and vandals have hit at least two pro-life clinics.

But remember: White nationalists are a terror threat. The excuse for suppressing us is that talking about race might make people violent. If that’s true, left-wing journalists have blood on their hands.

Governor Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) press secretary tweeted a leaked document.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Joshua Hawley (R-MO) wrote to the DHS demanding details on June 7. Their letter began:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) information obtained by our offices through protected whistleblower disclosures raises serious concerns about DHS’s recently-paused Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) . . . . [C]ontrary to your May 4, 2022, testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the DGB was established to serve as much more than a simple “working group” to “develop guidelines, standards, [and] guardrails” for protecting civil rights and civil liberties. . . . DGB was designed to be the Department’s central hub, clearinghouse and gatekeeper for Administration policy and response to whatever it happened to decide was “disinformation.”

Nina Jankowitz would have been the head of the Biden Administration’s “Disinformation Governance Board.” It’s getting hard to believe that censorship of white advocates and political dissidents comes only from the private sector.

Finally, white NFL fans should take a hard look at themselves.

ESPN explains:

On Wednesday, Del Rio defended a reply he made on Twitter two days earlier, when he tweeted, “Would love to understand ‘the whole story’ about why the summer of riots, looting, burning and the destruction of personal property is never discussed but this is??? #CommonSense.”


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