(Natural News) You would think that the A-list artistic types in Hollywood and New York who make their living entertaining Americans would be more sensitive to overt censorship, but since most of the more notable stars are to the political Left of Karl Marx, they have no problems if the ‘right’ people are getting censored.
In fact, oftentimes they call for more people to be banned and censored from the public square — especially social media — simply because they disagree with their political, cultural, or social views and opinions.
But actor Rob Schneider is an exception to the Hollywood Left insofar as his concerns that “progressive Democrats” and their like-minded allies in big tech are going too far when it comes to pushing for more “Orwellian” censorship.
As noted by Breitbart News, Schneider launched a half-dozen tweets over the weekend in which he criticized the tech giants for ramping up their censorship campaign against ‘far-Right’ figures.
To that end, as NewsTarget reported, Facebook deplatformed/‘de-personed’ Alex Jones and his Infowars news site, former Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson, conservative activist Laura Loomer, and others.
Schneider began by retweeting a post from investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson warning about the never-ending campaigns by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others to ban mostly conservative voices.
She asked, “When did we decide, as Americans, that it’s ok for government & 3d parties to censor/curate our info? That we cannot be trusted with unfiltered info? That we should only be able to find info that *they* tell us is true on matters that are opinion or in legitimate dispute? #SlipperySlope.”
When did we decide, as Americans, that it's ok fo govt & 3d parties to censor/ curate our info? That we cannot be trusted with unfiltered info? That we shd only be able to find info that *they* tell us is true on matters that are opinion or in legitimate dispute? #SlipperySlope
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) May 4, 2019
In addition, Schneider retweeted a message from writer Stephen Miller who observed that the Poynter Institute pulled a lengthy list of more than 500 news sites it claimed were disinfo and propaganda factories and “unreliable,” while apologizing for the “weakness in the methodology” behind gathering names for the list. (Related: Don Jr.: Conservatives face huge Big Tech censorship hurdle in 2020.)
“We are in a real world Orwellian nightmare of censorship. Be careful who you label and smear today. You will be the smeared tomorrow,” Schneider wrote in response to Miller’s tweet.
We are in a real world Orwellian nightmare of censorship. Be careful who you label and smear today. You will be the smeared tomorrow! https://t.co/3LNe7pkF1d
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) May 4, 2019
The old Democratic Party no longer exists
He followed up that tweet with his own thoughts on the subject, noting that the sudden atmosphere of blatant censorship by Left-wing “progressive” Democrats and their supporters is getting “bizarre.”
“Just bizarre. Progressive Democrats, who once stood for Civil Rights, Liberty, Free Speech now stand for censorship & remove parent rights,” he wrote.
In another post he wrote:
“Free Speech is ALL SPEECH!
The UK and Australia don’t have protected speech. And we are not protecting our 1st Amendment.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) May 5, 2019
There is no disputing the fact that by far, most of the voices and figures booted from major social media platforms in recent months have been conservative, conservative-leaning, and right-of-center. They include, most recently, Jones, Watson, Loomer, and actor James Woods, who is a very frequent (and hysterical) critic of Democrats and their policies.
It’s slow but it is happening: Long-time Democrats are beginning to realize that the party they have belonged to for decades in many cases is no longer the party they joined.
Democrats today are Marxist or Marxist-lite, at a minimum. The party is attracting young socialists, not defenders of all rights. And when it comes to political opposition, today’s Democratic Party prefers authoritarian measures like legislation, censorship, and bans to regulate and/or silence all who oppose them. Today’s party cares more about “civil rights” for illegal aliens than for American citizens.
Schneider is right; that’s not the Democratic Party everyone is used to. And it’s not a party that stands for American freedom and liberty.