Last week St. Louis County Commissioner Sam Page implemented a mask mandate once again in the county due to the COVID delta variant. The mandate ended on its second day.
On Tuesday night, only a day after the mandate went into effect in the St. Louis city and county, the mandate was overturned in a 5-2 vote.
But the story did not end there.
St. Louis County Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan testified at the meeting for dirtbag Sam Page in favor of facemasks. When he left the contentious meeting Dr. Khan claimed he was physically pushed and had racial slurs shouted at him during a contentious county council meeting Tuesday.
The fake news ran with the story.
Dr. Khan, who was behind the mask mandate, claimed the local citizens shoved him and screamed racial slurs at him as he left the building.
He was invited on MSNBC to tell his story.
Mayor Jimmy Matta of Burien, Washington has ridiculously claimed to be the victim of a “hate crime” because of lightning bolts on a yard sign.
Matta made the claim on Friday over a yard sign advocating against progressive candidates, including him.
The sign urged people not to vote for Matta, Hugo Garcia, Sarah Moore and Marxist candidate Krystal Marx — and read “SEATTLE POLITICS ARE BAD FOR BURIEN.”
Stickers reading “CORRUPT” were also placed on the far-left candidates signs.
Matta told local station KIRO 7 that the lightning bolts were “Nazi symbols” being used to attack his, and the other candidates, identities.
“Burien is 54,000 residents. 42% people of color. 25% Latino. This community has changed. Some people may be fearful of it. They might not know what’s coming next and some people just don’t want that,” Matta said. “What’s the reason to call a person of color corrupt when you can’t substantiate it?”
The unhinged nut job said that he wants the person responsible prosecuted… for exercising their First Amendment rights.
“Is it because we’re bringing Donald Trump’s tactics back of ‘they send their worst, their rapists, their thieves to America?’” Matta added. “To me, that’s what it means. These tactics here today are uncalled for and I want this individual prosecuted because this is an attack on our democracy. Period.”
Moore also said she “felt really disturbed” by the imagery, adding, “it looked like hate symbolism.”
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has received praise from left-wing activists for a Twitter thread composed of hateful messages she claims to have received from “white supremacists.” However, several sharp-eyed Twitter users noticed that one of the images posted by Bush appears to have been screenshot from an unsubmitted “Meeting / Event Request” form on Bush’s website, making it unlikely that such a message was actually sent to Bush from a “white supremacist.”
“White supremacists wanted me dead before I came to Congress,” Bush proclaimed on Twitter. “And white supremacist threats on my life have only intensified as a Black woman speaking truth in the halls of power. Just know: They won’t stop us. They can’t.” Bush then added a trigger warning for “TW: white supremacist violence.”
The screenshot features the sentences “kill a politician (wishing)cori” and “How are you a worthless piece of sh*t” written on a meeting request from Bush’s website. Curiously, the screenshot is identical to how an unsubmitted request form appears on Bush’s website, complete with red asterisks that denote which fields are required to be filled in.
Recommendations unveiled by the UK’s Law Commission are seeking to establish a new offense by criminalizing communications that could cause “likely psychological harms.”
Another offense that is recommended in the document concerns “knowingly false communications.” This is a serious threat to freedom of expression, and a chance for the authorities to get the last word on what is perceived as true and false.
The recommendation defines “harm” as something that causes “serious distress,” while “psychological harm” is also being mentioned. As for defining “serious distress” – the Commission refers to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
The proposed reforms are aimed at protecting victims of online abuse, but there are fears that the vague language and prioritizing subjective perception of speech over objective content could have dangerous consequences.
And the fact that identity and characteristics of the recipient of a communication is also given center stage leaves the door wide open for censorship based on identity politics.
“Facebook recently announced they’ll be moderating satire to make sure it doesn’t ‘punch down.’ Anything that punches down—that is, anything that takes aim at protected targets Facebook doesn’t want you joking about—doesn’t qualify as ‘true satire,’” Dillon wrote. “In fact, they’ve made it clear they’ll consider jokes that ‘punch down’ to be hatred disguised as satire.”
Dillon noted that Slate recently published a piece that accused the Bee of punching down.
“This is not a coincidence. Having failed in their effort to lump us in with fake news, the media and Big Tech are looking for new ways to work together to deplatform us. They now hope to discredit us by saying we’re spreading hatred—rather than misinformation—under the guise of satire,” Dillon wrote. “But we’re not punching down.’ We’re punching back.”
Dillon feels “the left’s new prohibition of ‘punching down’ is speech suppression in disguise” and blasted anyone who plays along.
“It’s people in positions of power protecting their interests by telling you what you can and cannot joke about. Comedians who self-censor in deference to that power are themselves a joke,” he wrote.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government proposed legislation on Wednesday, Bill C-36, that is aimed at combating “hate speech” and “hate propaganda.”
Bill C-36 will “better protect Canadians from hate speech and online harms,” according to a news release from the federal government. The statement includes 33 mentions of the word “hate.”
The bill’s summary includes a proposed legal definition of “hatred” to be included in Canada’s Criminal Code. It defines “hatred” as “the emotion that involves detestation or vilification and that is stronger than dislike or disdain … For greater certainty, the communication of a statement does not incite or promote hatred, for the purposes of this section, solely because it discredits, humiliates, hurts or offends.”
The bill’s text does not specify if or how non-verbal messages such as images or videos would be regulated to control “hate.”
Under a section titled “Fear of hate propaganda offence of hate crime,” Bill C-36 would allow provincial court judges to impose restrictions on those accused by an “informant” of a likely future commission of an offence “on reasonable grounds.” In other words, a judge would be able to issue restrictions against accused parties if the judge believes the accused is likely to commit an offense related to “hate.”
Former Congressman Denver Riggleman and American Jewish Congress president Jack Rosen both want online free speech to come to an end, all in the name of stopping “hate.”
In a recent op-ed they co-wrote for Newsweek, Riggleman and Rosen condemned the social media platform Gab for allowing conservative voices like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia to post “questionable” content.
Because Greene compared forced mask-wearing to the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany, she has quickly become the scapegoat for trying to shut down all digital platforms that are not left-wing echo chambers.
According to Riggleman and Rosen, saying things that deviate from the official script is “hateful” and should not be allowed. Further, any platform where “hate” might have occurred, such as Gab, must be immediately shut down to promote “love.”
“There are two options for dealing with online platforms that promote hate – and potential violence – in our political system,” the op-ed reads.
“The first is to ban them. There are precedents in law where exceptions to the First Amendment regarding hate speech exist. These standards could be applied to political campaigns as well, making it clear that hate speech in support of political candidates will not be tolerated and that, by extension, funds raised by politicians on hate-based platforms like Gab will not be permitted.”
Police in Minnesota have used forensics to determine that the creator of an Instagram account from which racist private messages to black students was a black female student at White Bear Lake High School.
In yet another “hate hoax” incident, it appears that the girl was sending racist messages to other black female students, although police could only confirm that she was the one who created the account. As far as individual messages go, they can, however, confirm that the messages did originate from her home IP.
According to The College Fix, the messages were virulently threatening and racist in nature, containing such phrases as “die, ni**er”, among others.
One message said, ‘Go back to Africa. With your tribe.’ Another post said, ‘GET HANGED. DIE. KILL YOURSELF,” KSTP-TV reported.
We’re just going to file this in “things that never happened.”
Michelle Obama’s Secret Service Agent, Evy Poumpouras said she could go nowhere in public without racial slurs being hurled at the former First Lady.
“As the first Black First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama had to withstand certain kinds of disparagement that none of her predecessors ever faced,” Poumpouras wrote. “I was on her protective detail when we were driving to a school to deliver a speech; we passed someone on a bridge holding up a shockingly racist sign directed at her.”
“I remember feeling outraged — after all, it was part of our job to protect the first family mentally as well as physically. But if the First Lady saw the sign, she gave no indication of it,” she added.
Why did the media cover this up?
Certainly the race hustlers in the mainstream media would have played video of racial slurs being directed toward Michelle Obama on repeat if there was video of it circulating.