“First, They Came for…*” On the Perilous State of Freedom of Speech in the United States 8/7/18

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UPDATE 8/9/18: I have just re-inserted the video clip referenced in the caption below, which appeared yesterday all day after I posted it. It was gone this morning. However, there has been enough news out on innumerable media sources, both state and independent, on this topic since the major censorship event that occurred Monday, 8/7/18, so that an interested reader can access what has been going on. I have just linked it again. And NOTE: my site is very small, I don’t have a presence on social media save for a very limited one on a job search/connections site, so if the reach of censorship has gone this far deep, this far into the periphery, we are likely in more trouble than we thought. Also note: viewers of the site linked were encouraged to share the content and the source is cited. Let’s see if the video  will “disappear” again today…

P.S. Should you be so inclined, let me know in the comments section if you can view the video. This is 8/9/18, 6:52 am Pacific Daylight Time.

LATER THIS SAME DAY, 8/9/18, 8:42 am PDT (an update to the update): A reader has informed me that he was able to view the video, but it was hard to listen to due to loud, raucous rock music playing over the conversation. This, of course, was not there on the original link. Side note: last year, it seemed to be loud restaurant noise that was used for distraction over interviews on “politically incorrect” topics.

*First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

– Martin Niemöller

The censorship has begun.

Speak out. 

Conservative radio host Michael Savage interviewed Alex Jones Tuesday over the purge of Infowars from social media and the future of free speech.
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5 Responses to “First, They Came for…*” On the Perilous State of Freedom of Speech in the United States 8/7/18

  1. Carl Gordon says:

    The video is still here today, Aug 9th 2:25 pm local time


  2. Cathy says:

    It most certainly has begun! I have noticed on my Groups on Facebook…Conservatives are being censored by missing Posts! I personally have not been effected. Even using the terms: Socialist, Marxist, Fascist, Leftist, Communist, they still haven’t censored me!


    • pmb says:

      Hi, Cathy,

      Those of us who still have platforms (even very small ones like mine) need to speak out in whatever way they/we can. There are still a lot of people who are very unaware of what’s going on. Let’s hope we can maintain our freedom of speech and press for as long as possible.


    • pmb says:

      Hey, Cathy,

      Please view my post again today. The video disappeared and I re-linked it with an “update”.  Can you let me know if you saw the video yesterday and if it shows up today after the re-link?

      If you want to….

      I so appreciate your “following”!

      Cheers and blessings, Phyllis


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