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What to do when liberals are the censors?

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By John Lloyd

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The funny thing is, a conservative American can more freely express his or her views on LGBTIQ issues in a country like Iran than they could in America.

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The current Liberal government in Canada is far more controlling and dictatorial than any previous Liberal or Conservative government. The is no free speech in Canada now. Perhaps there will be after the next federal election in 2019. Who would or could have though that Liberals would be so nasty...

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The left only likes the speech they approve, not all free speech. Look at UC-Berkley last Sept: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/milo-berkeley-free-speech.html

China and Russia have effectively banned VPNs by mandating that the state have decryption keys.

https://www.wired.com/story/china-russia-vpn-crackdown/ and https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-internet/putin-bans-vpns-to-stop-russians-accessing-prohibited-websites-idUSKBN1AF0QI

While there are exceptions, if the user isn't anonymous.

Anonymous speech allows people to say what they really believe without risks to their family or careers. Why are anonymous votes in elections considered critical to democracies?

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The funny thing is, a conservative American can more freely express his or her views on LGBTIQ issues in a country like Iran than they could in America.

If that's called shooting yourself in the foot, then it worked.

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Unfortunately people in the West are all too easily offended these days.

Many of them fail to understand that it is actually okay to be offended.

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Oh the irony. John Lloyd's articles always raise a smile. As in "oh, him again".

Freedom of speech is an awesome thing. It means we are free to speak out against institutions like the press and Presidents. Sadly, it also means the latter can speak out against the former. And demonise the press and call it the enemy of the people. Which is yet more irony, as such language is usually employed by the likes of Stalin and others who sought to curb free speech.

The world is just mad. Mad, I tells ya.

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