New Freedom of Speech in the United States

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For a long time, the bipartisan political system was the backbone of American democracy. Thanks to freedom of speech, the media, and open hearings in the US Congress, the opposition was always able to control the party in power. However, it took just a few years of active work and a year of mass-scale, illegal protests for this system to fall apart, and the thinking of many Americans to change so dramatically as to support this new reality.  Ira Glasser, a veteran public figure and the longtime leader of the American Civil Liberties Union, became one of the first to speak up about the strange situation with one of the cornerstones of American democracy – freedom of speech. A man, who had spent decades fighting for the rights of people of color, migrants and workers, was shocked when, during a discussion at one of America’s leading universities, some of the participants said that their goals of social justice for blacks, women and minorities were incompatible with freedom of speech. Moreover, the participants in the discussion were young teachers and students, the future of the American nation. One can only imagine the shock that Glasser, this champion of the old democratic traditions, felt realizing what kind of a monster he had helped set loose to roam the endless vastness of good old America…

Criticism of Trump, whom the Democrats and their supporters blamed for just about everything, started literally the moment he was elected and last year, after the police killing of George Floyd, a wave of protests by BLM and likeminded groups against “white supremacy” flared up. Thanks to the “cancellation culture” of the past few years, protesters have effectively denied most Americans the right to criticize them. Free and public expression of one’s own opinion in defense of the police, against illegal migration and LGBT education in schools was outlawed and people, who voiced such an opinion, face boycott.

Worst of all, it looks like the current situation sits well with America’s Big Business. Amid the protests of the past few years, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, Postmates and other corporations have spent more than $200 million on lawsuits and quietly secured court rulings that seriously restrict the rights of their employees. By the way, that legal battle was organized by Tony West, who happens to be the son-in-law of Vice-President Kamala Harris, the first woman of color to hold this post. The hearings were held in the courts of California, the most “socialist” of the US states. However, major corporations with links to the “democrats” can feel free to exploit their workers any way they want.

The “democrats” who are in the White House now and, helped by street activists, they will crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them. By the next presidential elections, in a number of US states, rooting for Republicans will be perceived by many as offense. And, before very long, the rainbow-brown curtain of “the only correct values” with all its trappings, including the persecution of free journalists, political assassinations and a wave of black and LGBT protesters will fall over America. Some US media outlets, such as www.greanvillepost.com, one of the country’s oldest, that has just released an investigative documentary about the nature of the “new freedom”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4dwaZBE4LA&t=4s


Author: Batko Milačić – analyst, Montenegro. Exclusively for White Nettle.

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