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Students of history flinch when left-wingers refer to Hitler as being right-wing because anyone who knows their history knows that Hitler and his ?party were socialists. His party was called the?National Socialist German Workers’ Party. The parallels between his policies and the policies of modern-day left-wing parties are obvious. When lefties call conservatives fascists they conveniently overlook the fact that Hitler was a fascist and his brand of socialism was the nanny state on steroids. Hitler is a perfect example of what happens when a socialist leader becomes a dictator.

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Free speech will be a casualty of the social media war against hate speech

Have you ever heard a person say ?This isn?t free speech, it?s hate speech,? or ?When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?? In America there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever they are ) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas.

One?is as free to condemn Islam ? or Muslims, or Jews, or blacks, or whites, or illegal aliens, or native-born citizens ? as one is to condemn capitalism or socialism or democrats or republicans.


Social Media however have banded together to create an Orwellian world where free speech that is disapproved of is labeled hate speech and is replaced with European Union sanctioned speech ie propaganda ( counter-narrative. )

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have ?signed up? to a new European Union (EU) ?Code of Conduct?, pledging to help censor and ?criminalise? perceived ?illegal online hate speech? and ?promot[e] independent counter-narratives? that the EU favors.

I fear that these “counter-narratives ” will be about ideas rather than people. As the below graphic illustrates, people have rights not ideas.


It should not be labelled ” hate speech ” if it is open and free discussion about ideas. The new code appears to support this definition.

The IT Companies and the European Commission also stress the need to defend the right to freedom of expression, which, as the European Court of Human Rights has stated, ?is applicable not only to ?information? or ?ideas? that are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the State or any sector of the population?.

In reality however the practical application is not as clear cut as you would expect given the above definition. The other day I wrote about a facebook page being shut down for “hate speech. ” The page which was about Islamic genital mutilation for both men and women was clearly a page that discussed Religious/Cultural ideas.

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Are Whaleoilers hard right wingers or is that a myth?

I took the the world’s smallest political quiz.?this week and to my?surprise?it told me that I am a Centrist who leans towards Libertarianism and the Conservative right. This is not at all the box that the Left Wing blogs would expect me to be in and I wonder if they are wrong about?Whaleoil’s?readership as well.

It seems to be a commonly held belief amongst the Chardonay sipping Socialists that our readers are all hard right wingers who care only about money and not at all about people.

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As the above test was short I thought I should take?a longer?more?in-depth?test to compare. Interestingly I?obtained?a similar result from the much longer test but this time it said that while Centrist I am?definitely?in the?Right, Libertarian Camp.? Read more »

Why Canada isn’t falling of the fiscal cliff

As Americans wake up to the feckless spending of their government many are looking north wondering why Canada isn’t falling off the fiscal cliff:

It has long been said that when the U.S. sneezes, Canada catches a cold. So why have these debt-related ailments in the U.S. not afflicted the Canadian government?

The answer is that Canada has been practicing what the U.S. always preached: free markets, low taxes and minimal state interference. And it is working.

For example, Canada avoided the interventionist policies that led the U.S. to the sub-prime crisis.

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