Friday nightcap

Why Americans should care about Tommy Robinson: Will Chamberlain & Ezra Levant

U.S. lawyer Will Chamberlain tells Ezra Levant of why what happened to Tommy Robinson could never happen in America. MORE:

Auckland council’s attack on the fundamental principle of free speech

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Friday feline

Should we kill Lauren Southern?

Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May over Brexit

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Daily roundup

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Anti-free speech activists powered by…rabbit food.

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Tweet of the day

‘The enemy is behind you’

It was from the Commons backbenches that Winston Churchill spoke up about the German threat in the Thirties. He warned the country that Hitler was not a man to be bought off by the policies of appeasement

Perhaps politics is summarised by an incident from real life when a protege of Winston Churchill’s sat on the front bench for the first time. He looked across the house and said ‘So, that’s the enemy’ Churchill corrected him. ‘ No. That’s the opposition my boy. The enemy is behind you’

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Eating one of their own

The following has been posted anonymously as the author says that writing anything under his own name would invite renewed social justice bullying. Quote.

I drive food delivery for an online app to make rent and support myself and my young family. This is my new life. I once had a well paid job in what might be described as the social justice industry. Then I upset the wrong person, and within a short window of time, I was considered too toxic for my employer’s taste. I was publicly shamed, mobbed, and reduced to a symbol of male privilege. I was cast out of my career and my professional community. […]

In my previous life, I was a self-righteous social justice crusader. I would use my mid-sized Twitter and Facebook platforms to signal my wokeness on topics such as LGBT rights, rape culture, and racial injustice. Many of the opinions I held then are still opinions that I hold today. But I now realize that my social-media hyperactivity was, in reality, doing more harm than good.

Within the world created by the various apps I used, I got plenty of shares and retweets. But this masked how ineffective I had become outside, in the real world. The only causes I was actually contributing to were the causes of mobbing and public shaming. Real change does not stem from these tactics. They only cause division, alienation, and bitterness.
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