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The New York Times -- Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Fearing More Violence
'Sri Lanka blocked several social media networks in the wake of terrorist attacks on Sunday, including Facebook and the messaging service WhatsApp. The extraordinary step reflects growing global concern, particularly among governments, about the capacity of American-owned networks to spin up violence. -- YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber were also inaccessible, according to internet monitoring groups. -- “This was a unilateral decision,” said Harindra Dassanayake, a presidential adviser in Sri Lanka. -- Officials blocked the platforms, he said, out of fear that misinformation about the attacks and hate speech could spread, provoking more violence. -- Sri Lankan officials have a troubled relationship with social media, which many in the country credit with helping bring democracy after years of civil war, but also accuse of fomenting racial fear and hatred. -- Last year, the government briefly blocked social networks after viral rumors and calls to violence, circulating largely on Facebook, appeared to provoke a wave of anti-Muslim riots and lynchings. -- Government officials had repeatedly warned Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, that the posts could lead to violence. Company officials largely failed to respond until the government shut down access, after which they promised to hire more moderators and improve communication. -- That episode left officials wary of the social network. -- Other countries have periodically blocked social media during spasms of violence linked to the platforms. India first blocked access to Facebook in 2012 amid riots linked to false information on the platform. Last summer, viral rumors on WhatsApp in the country appeared to incite a series of mob attacks. -- But Sri Lanka’s decision to block social media on Sunday was unusual. The government shut down access before any social-media-inspired violence was known to have taken place. -- ... Minority activists in Sri Lanka are already worried that the government has set a precedent for blocking communications during a security incident, Ms. Cronin-Furman added. -- Mr. Dassanayke, the Sri Lankan official, said that the government had no firm plans for when to restore access to the services. He said it would consider negotiating with the social media companies.' -- The conquest will not be televised
conquest  cowardice  statism  censorship  internet 
yesterday by adamcrowe
YouTube -- huMAN -- Malebag 2
"...would you accept a job offer where your boss could fire you at any time for no reason and if you were fired you would have to pay back half of all your pay including any benefits?"
gynocentrism  statism  marriage 
9 days ago by adamcrowe
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: Thought Bites: Julian Assange Arrested!
"If the law is simply perceived as a weapon used by the wealthy, by the powerful, to protect their own interests ... It's just a matter of time."
statism  cronyism  exceptionalism  StefanMolyneux 
10 days ago by adamcrowe
Summit News -- Clownworld: UK Criminals Steal ‘Knife Amnesty’ Bin
'Criminals in the UK town of Weston-super-Mare broke into and stole the knives from a ‘knife amnesty box’ that was located on a street corner. -- Knife crime in the region has spiked 52 per cent over the last year. -- “Who would have thought that a giant box of knives sitting on the street would have been attractive to criminals?” asked Dana Loesch. -- The UK is a joke.'
Uk  statism  idiocracy 
17 days ago by adamcrowe
Do Walls Change How We Think? (The New Yorker)
"Jessica Wapner on research that reveals the psychological effects of living near security barriers and walls."
statism  borders  clippings  psychology  libertiesrights  security+culture 
21 days ago by mjb
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: Thought Bites: Women, Open Borders and Warfare
'How is it possible that the newest form of warfare is to walk unarmed across borders and just vote in the government you want?' -- "When women vote in the Welfare State..." -- Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. ~ H. L. Mencken
rkselectiontheory  decadence  faggotry  women  statism  feminism  welfare  parasitism  conquest  warbrides  StefanMolyneux  * 
23 days ago by adamcrowe
YouTube -- RussiaToday: In or out? UK-Europe horror sequel, part 4
'Calls are now growing for Theresa May to quit as leader and for a general election to be called. -- And she is not the first UK Prime Minister to fall on her sword over the EU...' -- It is difficult to get a [politician to vote against something], when his [power] depends on his not [voting against] it. ~ Upton Sinclair
history  UK  europe  politics  statism 
23 days ago by adamcrowe
Twitter -- @StefanMolyneux: Stages of the welfare state...
'Stages of the welfare state: #1. “We will end poverty in our lifetime!” #2. “We just need a little more money...” #3. “Poverty is increasing!” #4. “If we cut welfare, people won’t vote for us.” (Taxes so high = high IQ births plummet) #5. “JUST KEEP PAYING SO PEOPLE DON’T RIOT!”'
statism  welfare  dysgenics  idiocracy  StefanMolyneux 
24 days ago by adamcrowe
Daily Mail -- DAN HODGES: The greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the British people
'...A process driven by public resentment at a political class addicted to telling voters to shut up and sit down because their politicians know best, is ending with the squalid spectacle of the referendum result being torn up by politicians who absolutely know they know best. -- Fine. MPs have made their choice. But now they must live with it. They must be free to conduct their affairs safe from physical threats and intimidation. But there will be no escape from the political backlash set to engulf them. -- Remain MPs are confident they will be insulated from it. Secure in constituencies that represent the 48 per cent, they believe they have found sanctuary. They have not. The impending implosion of public trust – one that will make the expenses scandal look like a model of good governance – will consume everything and everyone. -- It will be they, rather than the Brexiteers, who become custodians of the ravaged post-Brexit landscape. And, most significantly of all, they will have proven the Brexiteers right. -- The great conspiracy narrative – ‘even if you vote to Leave, they will never let you’ – will have been embedded for all time.' -- If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. ~ Emma Goldman
UK  statism  democracy 
29 days ago by adamcrowe
Spiked -- A petition against the people by Brendan O'Neill
'The petition to revoke Article 50 is a terrifying spectacle. -- ...we have to reckon with the incredibly discomfiting fact that a significant number of people in the UK would like to see democracy overthrown. Make no mistake: that’s what we’re dealing with here. ‘The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is “the will of the people”. We need to put a stop to this claim’, the petition says. It calls on the government to revoke Article 50 and simply ‘remain in the EU’. Three million people have signed this. Three million. They have signed a petition that mocks the people’s will and calls on the government to override it. This is an invitation to tyranny. It is a plea with the government to rule by diktat rather than by democratic consent. It is chilling that so many Britons, so many of our fellow citizens, would petition for the destruction of democratic rights that our forebears fought and died for.' -- Democracy for me but not for thee!
UK  statism  illiberalism 
4 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Medium -- Why are Men “Afraid” of Commitment? by John Davis
'What benefits does marriage offer a man? The answer is that marriage offers nothing to men. At one time, men could enjoy trusting a woman with his love and sexual feelings. Current government regulation, however, has, virtually demonized and criminalized every aspect of men’s feelings and sexuality in, and outside of marriage. -- At one time, Men could count on marriages lasting a lifetime. This gave him, his wife and his children stability and the incentive to work together, as a family, for long term benefits and gains. -- Now, women file 80% of divorces, within about 8 years of marriage, use the biased and oppressive family courts to strip a man of his children, his life savings, and leave him to twist in the wind without a support network of any kind. Our laws and family court judges are designed to encourage women to get a divorce, alienate the children from their Father’s protection, and, exploit men for the convenience and enrichment of the neo-marxist state . . . -- Men walk away from marriage and commitment with women out of intellect and common sense choice. “Fear” has nothing to do with it.'
men  women  marriage  statism  gynocentrism 
5 weeks ago by adamcrowe
YouTube -- Spiked: The Brendan O'Neill Show: Nigel Farage: The betrayal of Brexit and what to do about it
"I can't remember any time in my lifetime when democracy has been under assault as it is right now. We had the vote for Brexit, 17.4 million supported it – the largest vote in this nation – the entire political class, it often feels like, is against it and wants to dilute it or weaken it or destroy it entirely..." -- "They've got mortgages and young kids or whatever it is, and so to them the absolutely most important thing is to get re-elected next time round." -- It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. ~ Upton Sinclair
UK  europe  politics  statism 
5 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Russia Insider -- The Growing Effeminacy of the West Will Lead to a More Authoritarian State
'...Weaklings are notorious for loving cruelty in the service of their own causes, and for preferring a highly controlled environment where they are safe, to a state of liberty. -- ... A nation of weaklings and girlie men is an invitation to statism and totalitarianism. The weak and cowardly can not defend themselves. They will not defend themselves. They will thus look to government for safety and security. This is likely another very important reason why the Cultural Marxists who rule over us are normalizing transgenderism and homosexuality, and now even calling masculinity itself “toxic”. -- They desire a nation of damsels ever in distress. Damsels can not defend themselves from external threats. They can not defend themselves from minor threats posed by common, albeit violent criminals, who fancy themselves eternal victims no matter how many innocents they victimize, and they especially can not defend themselves from tyrannical Marxist threats, which fancy themselves liberal democratic governments, no matter how illiberal or anti-democratic they have become.'
rkselectiontheory  decadence  faggotry  statism  illiberalism  demoralization  victimhood  predation 
5 weeks ago by adamcrowe
YouTube -- Rebel Media: Tommy Robinson RE-TRIAL! Ezra Levant, other real reporters will be there!
"This is a political decision made by Theresa May's Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox. This is not the police doing this; this is not a judge doing this; this is a [subordinate of a Cabinet Minister] doing this."
UK  statism  unperson 
6 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Spiked -- Keep kids out of the climate debate by Sandy Moor
'...Most political movements aim to persuade adults to their cause. But as very few adults have been convinced to make the sacrifices demanded by environmentalists, children have instead become the focus of green campaigning. Children instinctively trust the adults around them and accept that what they are taught by teachers is true. But environmental campaigns often go further than simply informing future generations about the climate. Many initiatives urge children to use emotional pressure to change their parents’ behaviour. One example is ‘Climate Cops’, run by the energy firm npower: school pupils are given police-officer-style notebooks so that they can ‘book’ themselves, friends or family members who are caught wasting energy or performing other ‘climate-unfriendly’ actions.' -- With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for symptoms of unorthodoxy. Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. The songs, the processions, the banners, the hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles, the yelling of slogans, the worship of Big Brother — it was all a sort of glorious game to them. All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. And with good reason, for hardly a week passed in which The Times did not carry a paragraph describing how some eavesdropping little sneak — ’child hero’ was the phrase generally used — had overheard some compromising remark and denounced its parents to the Thought Police. ~ Nineteen Eighty-Four
forcedmemes  globalwarming  environmentalism  statism  education  indoctrination  thoughtpolice  snitching  1984 
6 weeks ago by adamcrowe
The Sun -- Roofer fined £300 for having empty crisp packets in work van because he doesn't have licence to carry waste
'A ROOFER has been hit with a £300 fine for keeping empty crisp bags in his van – because he doesn’t have a licence to carry waste. -- Messy Stewart Gosling, 43, kept empty crisp packets, sandwich wrappers and water bottles in a plastic bag in the back of his van. -- But when he was pulled over by council workers carrying out spot checks they told him he was breaking the law for carrying the rubbish without permission. -- He tried to appeal the fine but has been told he will be hauled to court if he doesn't pay the penalty. -- It costs £229 (+VAT) to register for a waste carriers licence which lasts for three years. It's then £154 for a renewal. -- Stewart said: "It's so infuriating. The working-class man gets penalised for going to work basically. -- "I've not fly-tipped. I've not left it in someone's garden. It's frustrated the hell out of me. There was just a bag of rubbish, bottles, crisp packets, newspapers and sandwich wrappers." -- ... A Waltham Forest Council spokesman said: "The waste in this case was being transported in commercial refuse bag in the trader's vehicle. -- "Regardless of what the items are, if waste is being stored in a commercial refuse bag in a trader's van it is necessary that they have a valid waste carriers' licence. --"It is widely recognised as best practice for tradesmen to be licensed to avoid legal repercussions, in the event they are required to transport even small quantities of waste."' -- Whitevanmancrime
UK  statism  grifting 
6 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Breitbart -- Delingpole: Has Tommy Robinson Exposed the BBC's Far Left Bias?
'...The problem is, according to Robinson in his Panodrama sting, that the BBC wasn’t interested in the truth. -- I doubt, for example, that there was ever going to be a section in the planned Panorama documentary where Sweeney set out to question the legitimacy of the extraordinarily draconian sentence passed on Robinson last year for contempt of court. -- Robinson, arguably, was a citizen journalist who had taken pains not to break the law but who was yet treated as a dangerous criminal by a vindictive State desperate to make an example of a supposed “far right” menace as a sop to the aggressive Islamist victimhood lobby. -- If this is what happened — and I suspect it was — then it is by far the most scandalous thing worth investigating about Tommy Robinson: the fact that a blameless man was imprisoned and had his life put at risk not because he had committed any genuine crime but because the State wanted to use him as a political scapegoat. -- A political prisoner in one of the world’s most respected democracies? Now that, definitely, is a subject for a Panorama investigation. -- But of course, as we know — or at least have strong grounds to suspect — this was never remotely the BBC’s plan. This was intended to be a hatchet job, pure and simple, conducted by the left-liberal Establishment in cahoots with a far-left propaganda organisation to get Tommy. -- It’s not just the BBC that wants to get Tommy. So do all the newspapers, even the supposedly conservative ones. So do the politicians, right the way to the top — Theresa May. So, it would appear, do the police. -- But what kind of message do you think it sends out to ordinary British people when the Establishment colludes so shamelessly to hide the truth? -- All those white working-class Tommy Robinson fans — the people whose communities have been most hurt by immigration, by multiculturalism, by radical Islam — who are forced by law to pay £150 for their BBC licence fee in return for a service which is supposed to be fair, balanced, authoritative, trustworthy, impartial: how do you think their faith in the system is going to be enhanced by these apparent revelations about Panorama and its star reporter John Sweeney?' -- If there is hope, it lies in the proles. ~ George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
UK  statism  BBC  minitrue  thoughtpolice  1984  backlash 
7 weeks ago by adamcrowe

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