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Joe Rogan Defends Gab.com: We Need To Combat Bad Ideas With Good Ideas

This is a powerful defense of free speech.

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MMA legend, and host of the Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan defended free speech social network Gab on his show Monday, stating that they are “committed 100% to free speech.”

In the podcast, his guest, New York Times staff Editor Bari Weiss brought up Gab in connection to the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooter, who had an account there, saying it is a site used by the “far right.”

Rogan points out that reputation is due to the heavy restrictions from other social networks like Facebook and Twitter which makes Gab into a home for views that are frowned upon on more mainstream networks. One thing that Rogan doesn’t point out is that many of the views that Twitter and Facebook will censor are oftentimes not racist, or anti-Semitic, but instead non-politically correct opinions that have historically been accepted prior to the modern hyper-sensitive political climate of today.

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The targeting of users like Laura Loomer, who is a Jewish investigative journalist, highlight that point.

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Regardless of that point, Rogan makes a solid case for freedom of speech online, pointing out that “the best way to ensure that good ideas get through, is not to suppress bad ideas, but to combat them with better ideas.”

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British Police Officer CRIMINALLY CHARGED for Sharing George Floyd Meme in WhatsApp Group

Free speech is dead.

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A British police officer has been criminally charged over a George Floyd meme he allegedly shared with his colleagues in a WhatsApp group.

Sergeant Geraint Jones, aged 47, is charged with sending the image on 30 May last year by means of a public electronic communications network, an offence contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act 2003,” a watchdog from the Independent Office for Police Conduct announced. “An altered image of George Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis was shared within a WhatsApp group that included a number of other police officers and staff.”

Our investigation began in June 2020 following a referral from the force,” the watchdog continued. “At its conclusion in October we sent our investigation report to the Crown Prosecution Service, which has authorized the charge.”

Sergeant Jones is scheduled to appear in court on January 28. He has been suspended from duty since June.

It’s no secret that free speech is all but dead in the United Kingdom. British elites stand out in particular for their fervent belief in neoliberal globalism and veneration of its secular saints. Their society encourages people to snitch and tattle on their fellow citizens to a higher degree than most any other Western nation.

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George Floyd is also one of the neoliberal order’s foremost secular saints. Anything you say about him that isn’t equivalent to hero-worship will get you put on notice. Criticizing the intensity of his veneration and the Black Lives Matter movement itself are sufficient to get you labeled as a depraved racist and fired from your job—even in the United States.

Don’t think that hate speech laws aren’t possible in America either. If a majority of Americans and legal scholars in a decade or two come to believe that the First Amendment doesn’t protect “hate speech,” who’s to say that the laws won’t be changed to reflect that?

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