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Is USA gradually moving towards curtailing freedom of speech?

  1. Sanket Chavan profile image77
    Sanket Chavanposted 9 months ago

    Policy of restricting people from expressing themselves freely has been widely implemented by the developing countries of the world but has USA begun walking on that path?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I don't see any indication of that, but then I may have a different idea of what "expressing themselves freely" means than you do.

      1. Sanket Chavan profile image77
        Sanket Chavanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        By expressing themselves freely I mean expressing one's opinion about certain issues, people, gov't, countries and media etc., using various means like words, arts, peaceful processions and vlogs etc., without worrying about government encroaching upon personal liberties and rights. Eg. If a citizen of China speaks against the actions of government there is a possibility of that person ending in a confinement. In India, where goons hired by a person in power will make you think twice before visiting a place of your interest if you have expressed any opinion against that person.


        And not only government the society itself starts becoming intolerable to freedom of expression. Eg. In India and Bangladesh people have been killed for speaking against cruel practices of religion and unfair treatment of women.

        1. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Sadly, the Obama Administration abuses the Espionage Act on whistle blowers who leak information to journalists.  More whistle blowers and journalists have received unreasonable lengthy prison sentences under the present Adm., then any Adm. before.  For many years now, they can end up committing suicide with two bullets in the back of their head or back, stuff like that. 

          According to investigative reporters, first-hand witnesses and victims of the rigged system, we have / have had many political prisoners who have never been granted Due Process after spending years in prison, or serving life sentences.  That would mean that due process is dead within a lawless government.

        2. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          It's that "peaceful procession" that bothers me.  When a "procession" deteriorates into violence against property is it OK?  When the procession intentionally interferes with or causes disruption to others lives is it OK?  When it takes over public or private lands?

          I hope to see these activities ended with some old fashioned common sense, and if that means we're ending "free speech", then maybe we are or should be.

          1. Sanket Chavan profile image77
            Sanket Chavanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            So what if a person speaks one's mind or an online news site publishes an article against the government ? Will your reply be any different ?

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              Speech, whether written or verbal, is not what I was addressing.  I refer to active, physical actions taken against property or other people.

    2. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I think you are aware from keywords you used in your title and OP.  The US gov't recently announced they want to shut down sites they say are fake news.  Some of them are, but they are also targeting the Tea Party, Infowars, Breitbart, the Drudge Report, which are considered conservative / libertarian news outlets. 

      The real fake news outlets are the corporate / government run mainstream propaganda dispersers globally.  Of which, only a minority of Americans trust. 

      Added:

      As you know, these days mainstream news outlets are carrying out a ferocious attack against “fake news.”

      They are composing lists of sites that disseminate “fake news.”

      Of course, this is their attempt to find scapegoats for their own failure to predict the winner of the presidential election—the winner they supported with every ounce of strength they could muster, Hillary Clinton—who lost.

      Why did Hillary lose? Because, they say, web sites published and spread negative “fake news” about her. And these sites actually got their fake news from, wait for it, Russia. That’s right. Russia.

      So…mainstream outlets are floating an absurd and laughable conspiracy theory.

      The mainstream emperor has no clothes, and everyone can see it.

      https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016 … s-in-2001/

      All that Politically Correct crap is "curtailing freedom of speech".

  2. colorfulone profile image88
    colorfuloneposted 9 months ago

    Hillary Clinton – the woman who voted for a war that was sold on a diet of fake news – a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people – is now lecturing Americans about fake news putting “lives at risk”.

    “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year – it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real world consequences,” said Clinton during a speech on Thursday for retiring Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

    “Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” she added.

    Hillary went on to say that it was imperative for the public and private sector to take action against fake news “to protect innocent lives”.

    Such concern for “innocent lives” wasn’t apparent when Hillary supported the fake news narrative that led to the slaughter in Iraq, a war that ended hundreds of thousands of innocent lives.

    A war based on the completely fake contrived narrative, based on fake whistleblowers, and fake intelligence, that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11.

    Nor was Hillary’s sympathy for innocent lives evident when she helped push the fake news that jihadist rebels in Syria and Libya were actually “moderate,” in order to send them weapons, a narrative and a conflict that led to hundreds of thousands more dead and displaced people, in addition to a wrecked continent and the rise of ISIS.

    Hillary’s sudden worry over fake news putting lives at risk was also noticeably absent back in September 2012, when she advanced the fake news story that a YouTube video was to blame for the attack on Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other innocent people.

    Hillary Clinton is the queen of fake news. When she’s not pushing fake news to start wars that really do put lives at risk, she’s faking news about being under Bosnian sniper fire in order to look tough.

    Being lectured by Hillary Clinton about fake news is like being lectured by Ted Bundy about not raping and killing women.

    It’s a joke, but a particularly sick joke given that Hillary’s role in pushing fake news has actually led to the deaths of countless innocent people.

    Paul Joseph Watson
    http://www.infowars.com/hillary-clinton … fake-news/

    1. Sanket Chavan profile image77
      Sanket Chavanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Glad that you see HC this way. I am actually amazed by the significance given to her even after her loss. Thanks for the links in your reply I am aware of Infowars but not a frequent viewer of the site and about the other link, it made me curious to read the book which made those claims about AIDS, hoping to find it online.

      But is there any sign that curtailing of freedom of speech will cease when Trump takes the position? I doubt.

      1. colorfulone profile image88
        colorfuloneposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I can feel the shift. Can you tell that something has shifted? The prophets are saying it is the season of breakthrough. Our nation is shifting. It is not a smooth, easy road. However, I believe that it is a miracle road.

  3. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    Making up nonsense to make yourself feel better, and declaring it to be true, certainly isn't on the decline.

    1. Sanket Chavan profile image77
      Sanket Chavanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      hahahahaha give one example I would like to know what you are insinuating.

  4. PhoenixV profile image80
    PhoenixVposted 9 months ago

    Im sure there are people being silenced as we speak.

    1. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      You are correct.  I believe we are experiencing an all out tyranny attempt to put the old war-hawk battle-ax in the WH.  The devil roars like a lion but doesn't have any teeth in this battle, in Jesus Name!   

      http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13313620.jpg

      1. PhoenixV profile image80
        PhoenixVposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

        1. Sanket Chavan profile image77
          Sanket Chavanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Not just lying she also good at buttering people, i came across a video where she is being interviewed by a couple of black people, not at all trying to be racist, when one asks her about one thing she always carries in her purse and she replies " Hot sauce, hot sauce is something you will always find in my purse" now i don't know why, but from the interviewers reaction i felt as if she is trying to butter the black community for their votes.

        2. PhoenixV profile image80
          PhoenixVposted 9 months ago in reply to this

           

          I hope someday that hillary gets the help that she needs.

          1. colorfulone profile image88
            colorfuloneposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            I still laugh at this one:  roll

            “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” — October 2014

 
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