Monday, May 09, 2016

Free Speech Under Attack Online

According to a report in The Washington Examiner, governments are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web (this is not just a trend in the USA, the British, German, French and Swedish government have openly considered criminalising dissident opinions posted online concerning climate change, open borders immigration policy, vaccines, NATO foreign policy and globalist trade treaties such as TTIP. Their case is that dissident voices enabled by "new media" have become too influential and are making the task of government more difficult as they try to 'steer the world in the right direction'.

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Should they succeed, experts wonder whether such censorship could impact more traditional media as well, especially in how it relates to conservatives and Christians, the report explained.

"The best example we can give is going back a few years to when the [Federal Communications Commission] was looking at trying to silence talk radio, which was obviously a realm of conservatism," said Drew Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit group "Protect Internet Freedom."

He was referring to the agency's "Fairness Doctrine," which required broadcasters to grant equal time to opposing political candidates.

US Democrats on the Federal Election Commission showed similar regulatory ambition when they voted to apply campaign finance laws, which are traditionally intended to govern paid political advertisements, to unpaid political accounts on Twitter.

"The Twitterverse has carved out for itself a unique and increasingly important role in American elections and political debate," Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub wrote in support of the effort, adding that she believed it "reasonable to count Twitter profiles as among a political committee's websites."

The effort failed narrowly when the commission split along party lines. Had it succeeded, Republicans warned, it could have been a gateway to regulating traditional media (a trademak of the authoritarian 'left').

Some conservatives agree that the Internet has changed the nature of media, but not in an auspicious way. "We're not seeing the best and the brightest anymore," said Jason Lewis, a 25-year talk radio host who retired from his syndicated broadcast in 2014.

However, he added, "Someone in their pajamas in the basement can say and write anything he wants without much consequence. The good news is that not very many people will read it."


The Greenteeth Defending Free Speech Catalogue

Events in recent years have shown us democracy is a sham. From the USA where big money owns the political system through the European Union where the bureaucrats of the European Commission in Brussels openly express contempt for the elected governments of member states and clearly state that the faux - democratic European Parliament is irrelevant, and the wishes of member states are not considered, it is up to the bureaucrats and experts to do what is right for Europe, WE THE PEOPLE are fighting a war like none we have fought before as the political, financial and academic elites try to disempower the masses. Only through our right of Free Speech can we expose the corruption and self interest at the heart of the system and hold to account the people who would create a global, authoritarian government.
The Greenteeth Defending Free Speech Catalogue

Judge Denies Attempt To Block Obama's Transfer Of Internet Oversight To UN

October 2016: In a last ditch effort to block Obama's plan to allow the US Commerce Department to hand over oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to a multi-stakeholder community - which includes the technical community, businesses, civil society and foreign governments - 4 state attorneys went to a Texas federal court alleging that the transition, in the absence of congressional approval, amounts to an illegal forfeiture of U.S. government property. Confirming once more that under Obama's Presidency the judiciary and legal system have been totally politicised, their case was thrown out on a technicality.

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European Parliament President Says ‘Vast Majority Of Europeans Do Not Want Borders’

The point of this UK based blog being called Boggart Abroad is that unlike our original Boggart Blog, now called, rather imaginatively we like to think :-) The Original Boggart Blog because the closure of our platform forced a shift to Wordpress, is that we reach out from our home in a peat bog in the north of England to the rest of the world. We're get a lot of traffic from the USA, have followers in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela, and in France, Germany, Russia (we're big in Russia), Poland, Ukraine, Spain and Portugal, and though our geographic stats only show our top ten nations for the week, we get readers in smaller numbers from many other nations.

We like to feel we are in our small way, champions of democracy, free speech and individuals' right to self determination. Therefor, as one would anticipate, we are totally opposed to the undemocratic, increasingly authorotarian EU. And with good reason, as we are constantly reminded. One such reminder over the past few days has been the reaction of EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker (aka Jean - Claude Drunkard because of his (alleged) habit of consuming brandy for breakfast) and the President of the EU Parliament, (the EU has three Presidents, a bureaucracy has to do everything in triplicate), to the victory of an anti - immigtation, anti - EU candidate in Austria's presidential election (this result may be overturned in a mandatory second round of voting, and the EU will be doing all it can to rig the poll.)

Jean Claude Drunkard - brandy for breakfast (image source)

European Parliament President Schulz warned Austrian voters against a Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) victory in the country’s upcoming presidential election, claiming the “vast majority” of people do not want national borders. One has to wonder what planet this former alcoholic has been living on for the past twelve months as the rise of anti - immigration parties that campaign for open borders has dominated politics in France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Poland and to a lesser extent in Britain where UKIP are well established and Spain where Podemos, a left wing party opposed to uncontrolled immigration became the largest party in an inconclusive election in December, 2015.

The Europhile German Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician stated that if the populist, anti-mass migration Norbert Hofer becomes president "this will change Europe’s character". Last month Hofer came top in the first round of the Austrian elections, and in two weeks voters will go to the polls for the second round, to choose between the right wing FPO figure and his Green rival Alexander Van der Bellen as the nation’s next head of state.

Die Presse reported yesterday that speaking with Italian radio station RAI 3, Mr. Schultz said he believes the vast majority of people in Europe "do not want the change he believes electing an anti-mass migration president would bring. He added that this “silent majority”, who also apparently oppose national borders, should mobilise against the FPO "for Europe".

In a press release, General Secretary of the FPO Herbert Kickl, rejected Schulz’ “interference” in the Austrian elections, calling it “totally inappropriate”. Mr. Schulz’ comments came soon after the President of The European Commission (the administrative arm of the EU ruling bureaucracy) Jean-Claude Juncker slammed elected leaders of European Union (EU) countries for listening too much to voters rather than focusing on being "full time Europeans".

The Telegraph reported that the European Commission president blasted Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, for not speaking about Europe "in the proper way" and instead discussing the EU in terms of national interests.

"If you are listening to your national opinion you are not developing what should be a common European sense and a feeling of the need to put together efforts. We have too many part-time Europeans," the former prime minister of Luxembourg told the audience at Rome’s Capitolini Museum.

The latest Gallup poll looking to the upcoming presidential election shows Hofer and Van der Bellen are currently neck and neck.

Who TF does Juncker think he is, this jumped up pipsqueak of a a country Luxembourg that is beautiful and brews great beer (I used to work there for the EU) but about the size of a postage stamp. Luxembourg, like so many mickey mouse EU countries, has no significance in the world and so has lost nothing by surrendering its national sovereignty to the EUSSR.

On its own, Luxembourg is nothing, nor are Belgium, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovenia. On our own, we did EVERYTHING (almost) and still found time to save Europe from tyranny at least three times World Wars 1 and 2 and the Napoleonic War. Royal Navy ruled the world's oceans for 400 years (from when Drake routed the Spanish Armarda to 1918), ruled a QUARTER of the globe (not just by force folks, impossible for such a small island) by intelligence, character & consent, launched the Industrial revolution, and invented the steam engine the jet engine, railways, computers, gave the world its finest literature, its most popular music, produced loads of Nobel prize winners in the sciences and humanities and much more. Other European nations did great things, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Greece (OK, a long time ago admittedly) and Austria, where the advance of the Ottoman Army of Sulymun The Magnificent was halted at the Seige of Vienna, even little Malta played a pivotal role in turning the tide of World War Two (but it was a British colony at the time). Germany, the wannabe hegemonic power of Europe wasn't even a proper country until 1870 and while there are mny notable German achievements particularly in electronics, engineering and technology, they don'yt make up for those two world wars.

And the Luxembourg has produced that gives the former Prime Minister the right to lecture Britain and those other great nations of European history? What? WHAT!??? NOTHING. Nada. Well OK, they gave the world Blue Nun wine.

So please Luxembourg, I loved your radio station back in the day although I'd rather forget about "Under The Bedclothes With Jimmy Savile", but today, compared to the greats of British politics who shaped European history, Churchill, Lloyd George, Atlee, Gladstome, Disraeli, Wellington, Walpole, the Cromwell boys, Tommy and Ollie and, it has to be said even though it hurts, Margaret Thatcher , an ex-Luxembourgois leader lecturing us on our place in the world is like a mouse saying 'Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough,' to a Lion. So please, Jean Claude Drunkard, you go ahead with your plan for a German-dominated Europe by yourselves, piss on the graves of those brave Bohemians and Burgundians who gave their lives to preserve the independence of their microstate and hold back the advances of the Prussians and Bourbon French as their incessant wars raged.

Schulz BTW is a failed German bookseller's employee; an ex-alcoholic* from the Aachen region and as thick as p*gsh*t as any Member of the European Parliament will tell you. But Hausfrau - Voksfuhrer Merkel likes him because he is good as following orders (something of a national trait I'm told.)

Can you imagine anything more dire having a drink with him?

Alcoholism on his CV is probably what attracted Juncker the Drunkard's attention.


Europe is at The End of its Existence. Western Europe Is Virtually Dead

The free flow of guns and grenades West is not the main problem Europe faces said the counter - terror expert said. Pointing to the existential crisis Mr. Wrona said: "The worst problem for is political correctness. Europe is at the end of its existence. Western Europe is practically dead. These people live in a void, without ideas. And then come along the young, who [only want] to make money, as once did the barbarians".

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