The EU Commission solicited a report on right-wing extremist’s humour. The writers in charge were Maik Fielitz and Reem Ahmed of the Radicalisation Awareness Network RAN. It isn’t quite clear how they define right-wing extremists, but their enumerations don’t contain Islamists who, as the left is convinced, are ‘conservatives’ that, left to their own devices, would degrade any beautiful desert to a stinking free-market economy. We are no longer looking at ‘backward-looking, stiff and formal’ neo-Nazis, they say. But if it isn’t about all these top-hat, tailcoat skinheads with baseball bats that are abundant in Europe, apparently, who are we looking at? Pepe, of course!
And we look at Saul Alinsky, a ‘civil rights activist,’ who wrote the ‘renowned’ book ‘Rules for Radicals.’ ‘Rules for Radicals’ proposes that humour can be used as a weapon. And while sneering does the trick for the left right now, Alinsky’s idea was supposedly ripped from his innocent and harmless communist intentions and misappropriated to sinister internet memes.
Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro is working on a draft law that might create an anti-censorship regime for social media platforms operating in Poland. Failing to reinstate legal posts despite formal judicial review could carry hefty fines between 50,000 and 50 million Zloty (currently around $13,300 and $13.3 million).
After the platform does not respond positively to the users complaint, he can digitally file a ‘court petition’ which leads to a legal review of his post. If the judge upholds the legality of the post and the platform does not react, the case will go to a newly created ‘free speech council’ that has the power to mete out the penalties.
Ousted social media platform Parler is fighting to get back on track again. California and New York are bleeding out. TVs are turned off in no time. We can no longer share the same space, neither physical nor digital, neither analogue nor vagina monologue. Our societies are falling apart.
At the heart of our shocked disbelief sits the loss of trust. Shall we trust the liars or the BSers? Shall we pay attention to those who lie knowingly or to those who don’t even care about the reality at all? Is it cloudy when a liar spoke of a sunny day? We are bumbling through the mist, bumping into one another in constant collisions and conflicts. After years of discrediting one another we are here. And here isn’t even a location in the mist.
The publisher ‘Fischer Verlag’ has dropped successful author Monika Maron. The official reason is that the house does not respect her freedom of association, enshrined in, among other places, the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights. Her guilt by association is the small bookstore ‘Buchhaus Loschwitz’ which functioned as a publisher for her essay compendium ‘Crooked Figures, Bitten by the Wind, Three Decades of Essays.’ Fischer was offered the compendium, but declined and agreed with the author’s cooperation with a second publisher. The gripe was about Monika Maron’s choice, the little bookstore.
Susanne Dagen, the owner of ‘Buchhaus Loschwitz,’ has a Youtube book show called ‘Book Opened. Book Closed. Reading With Right-Wingers.’ The show is co-hosted by Ellen Kositza who is the wife of Götz Kubitschek. Who? The devil, of course. At the end of this long chain of contacts is the devil. A conservative. Kubitschek is also a publisher and the media paints him as a Neonazi for years on end. In reality, though, none of these people are Darth Vader, or Hitler, or Voldemort. The true reason has probably more to do with Monika Maron’s own texts. But who is Monika Maron? And what is her body of work? I give you an introduction in this video.
Karen Parkin was the only female executive on the board of sports wear company Adidas. The British national had a career of 20 years at the company touching Sales, Business Development and Supply Chain Management. That’s all gone now. Her last field of responsibility was Human Resources and as such she failed to acknowledge the need for affirmative action and anti-racism hysteria at Adidas.
She should soon be corrected. After being called out by Product Manager Aaron Ture, famous for something, maybe, or not, she made a Stalinesque apology. She ‘stood 100% against racism’ and ‘worked to create a more equitable environment,’ she said. Anyway, she “acknowledged”, as the New York Times and other activist papers emphasize, that she had become a burden. In her own words it was ‘the focus on me.’ Her name is Karen Parkin, just in case you missed the focus.
Anyway the company announced a slew of policy changes to pander to the left.
In the first segment we talk about the role of arts in the public discourse. The new restrictions of a chaotic class that used to challenge order and has come to perceive itself as the hectoring gatekeepers of the debate. Did postmodernism go from being inspirational to “truth is whatever the authority of the day likes to hear?” What roles do schools play and what roles should they play?
Since Gamergate it became clearer that the younger generations react against anti-masculine venom. At the same time the left doubled down. We discuss how the well-monetized pseudo-religion of the good intention industry has run out of purposes and is lashing out now, how they engage in witchhunts against symbols and try to dominate the interpretations of symbols and our reality.
The helicopter-parent millennial generation struggles with narcissism and self-hatred. One outlet can be racism towards ones own group, which can take the form of white guilt or BDS. The other outlet is seeking confirmation in ones group and replacing all reasoning (logos) with the dos and don’ts of the peers (ethos). The newfangled religion seeks to replace Christianity, but cannot hold the candle up to it. Is the belief of a society the result of the game of politics, anyway? Is self-hypnosis, the consent to get deluded, the reason why some people really believe it?
I didn’t use Reddit in ages and I just posted yesterday’s video there to seek ways to expand the reach of my content. I got that conversation:
Of course, I cannot ask back where this last dude sees the differences between the US Greens and the German Greens. What I find shocking is that word ‘concern troll’. What the heck is that? I cannot believe that people brush aside objections and ‘fears’ without arguments and rather insult people who raise concerns.
Meanwhile Black Pigeon Speaks has been thrown off Youtube.
I use Youtube as a backup channel, but I hope to build up a more sustainable place at Dailymotion.com in the meantime. Occasional videos will also be dropped at Bitchute (although it is still buggy) and maybe DTube. My LiveLeak account is broken and their support team is not responding. It’s odious.
A new German law introducing state censorship on social media platforms came into effect on October 1, 2017. The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state.
Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether or the content is accurate or not. Social media companies receive seven days for more complicated cases. If they fail to do so, the German government can fine them up to 50 million euros for failing to comply with the law.
Italy’s lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday a bill aimed at curbing fascist propaganda, more than 70 years after the death of wartime dictator Benito Mussolini.
The draft law, proposed by the ruling Democratic Party (PD), follows a politically charged summer, with human rights groups warning of growing racism in Italy in the face of mass immigration across the Mediterranean from Africa.