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“Hate Speech” Is Not a Crime

Robert Wenzel has this post on Rand Paul being the only U.S. Senator who is holding up an “anti-lynching” bill, and Wenzel includes several tweets by ignorant people who aren’t considering Paul’s objections. However, I don’t think that Rand Paul himself is understanding why such a bill is objectionable.

Wenzel posts the relevant section of the bill:

(1) Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin.–Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person– (A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both;

Rand Paul’s objection, as quoted in Wenzel’s post, is that the bill will “conflate someone who has an altercation where they had minor bruises, with lynching…” and “would allow altercations resulting in a cut, abrasion, bruise, or any other injury no matter how temporary to be subject to a 10-year penalty…”

Now, Merriam-Webster online defines “lynch” as “to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission,” so, just as I had thought, lynching someone involves killing someone, and usually by hanging.

I agree with Rand Paul’s conclusions. However, that’s not the real problem with this new bill that apparently 99 ignorant Senators are supporting.

The real problem is that it is a “hate crime” bill. With the other “hate crime” laws and even the Civil Rights Act, these acts of legislation are criminalizing thought, feelings, and perceptions.

But thoughts, feelings and perceptions are not crimes.

In that proposed Senate bill that Rand Paul is holding up, “Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin…”And, “attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person…”

So “hate crime” laws criminalize how someone thinks of someone else or something. Sorry. Only make it a crime to actually DO something to someone else that involves an act of physical aggression (or actual threat thereof). But for decades now the U.S. and the world has gotten out of control in going beyond condemning someone for racist, anti-Semitic or otherwise “offensive” speech or expression, but criminalizing such thoughts. (Jonathan Turley wrote a recent post on the criminalization of thought and speech.)

So, the police officer who murdered some guy committed that act of killing someone. It may be relevant to the case that the officer did so because of racist sentiment (if that were the case), but the racist sentiment itself is not a crime.

It is not a crime to be an ignorant hater of others based on race, whether the haters are black and hate whites or whether the haters are whites who hate blacks. Hate is not a crime. it is an emotion, an attitude, a mentality. I don’t condone that, by the way. The only people I hate, if I do hate anybody, are politicians and bureaucrats. They are scum.

Related to that stuff, Wenzel also has a post on the entertaining “civil war” going on within the New York Times. Some of the staff of the Times were apparently triggered by the microaggressions of neanderthal Sen. Tom Cotton who wrote an op-ed promoting Trump sending military in to deal with protests.

Some at the Times are saying there is an “Old Guard” there concerned with civil liberties, vs. the younger crowd concerned with being “woke,” and “social justice,” i.e. being irrational kooks far removed from reality.

Wenzel quoted some of Times staffer Bari Weiss’s tweets, including, especially: “The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt and @glukianoff . They call it ‘safetyism,’ in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech.”

Sorry, Ms. Weiss, no one has a “right” to “feel emotionally and psychologically safe.” (Keyword “feel.”) And thus, it has been implied, the millions of brainwashed “woke” millennial sheeple have a “right” to silence other people through censorship or violence, those others who have the guilt of “offending” or of causing the snowflakes some sort of anguish merely by speaking one’s mind or by expressing an opposing or dissenting point of view.

“Anti-racism” has gotten to the point that millions of brainwashed sheeple just couldn’t stand to hear Trump brag about how his policies (signing tax cuts into law and deregulation) resulted in the lowest unemployment rates for black Americans in history, so some of the more powerful “anti-racist” Trump-haters got into the “lockdown” business-closure mentality causing some of those same black Americans to LOSE their jobs, and now the “anti-racist” activists burning down or looting from entire businesses which effected in even MORE job losses of black Americans!

Talk about Stupid! You ignorant “anti-racist” activists have caused black Americans to lose their jobs!

It’s real craziness now. Our society apparently hasn’t learned anything when it comes to “Civil Rights,” and yes, TOLERANCE! That is, tolerance of dissenting or disagreeing points of view.

And how awful that the younger generation are being brainwashed to tolerate actual physical violence against innocent people and their property, homes and businesses (such as in the ongoing riots), but NOT tolerate speech or thinking that is “unapproved.” Not good.

More News and Commentary

Thomas Knapp: End qualified immunity for police.

Jacob Hornberger: Bigoted cops and the drug war.

James Bovard: Trump’s finger on the martial law trigger, and Cops kill because they have the legal framework to do it.

OffGuardian: The George Floyd protests: 20 unanswered questions.

Caitlin Johnstone: The Establishment only dislikes Trump because he puts an ugly face on the Empire.

David Stockman: Sickness is the health of the State.

Charles Burris: Individualist wisdom from Murray Rothbard on the George Floyd tragedy and nationwide riots.

Walter Williams: Some facts worth knowing.

Jon Rappoport: Dangerous nano-particles contaminating many vaccines: groundbreaking study

Ron Paul: One good thing about the lockdown, and Listen to the doctors, end the lockdowns.

Ted Snider: The U.S. has a long history of weaponizing aid to other countries.

Ryan McMaken: Minneapolis riots are a reminder that police don’t protect you or your property.

And David Hart: Pandemic policy in one page.

Sound Familiar?

I wrote this post on September 14, 2009:

Right to Bear Arms, Individual Rights, Public Health Hysteria and the Police State

Here is a question about the Second Amendment, which protects our right to bear arms, a right the Supreme Court recently reaffirmed as an individual’s right, particularly associated with one’s right to defend oneself from the aggression of others. However, the court specifically referred to the right existing within “one’s home.”

My question is this: If there are laws that forcibly disarm a citizen while outside of one’s home, such as while walking in public areas, and that citizen is attacked by some assailant and killed because of being disarmed by the state and thus unable to defend himself, the officials who engaged in that legal disarming, such as the legislators and the mayor or governor who signed it into law, can’t be charged with “aiding and abetting” or being “accessories” because of lack of “intent,” but can they be charged with “involuntary manslaughter?”

Didn’t the Founders create our Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the intention of protecting the individual from the state?

What would the American Founders have done if there were a “Royal Gun Control” policy? Would the Revolution have been possible?

Here is Will Grigg on some issues with local police in Support Your Local Sadist.

In Massachusetts, a bill passed both houses of the legislature in response to H1N1 Flu pandemic hysteria, that will give “authorities” the power to, without warrant, forcibly enter private homes of people suspected of having that illness, and either force vaccinations or “quarantine” them if they refuse, or they would face heavy fines and/or imprisonment. I don’t know if Gov. Patrick has signed it or intends to. It depends on how pro- or anti-civil liberties he is.

It is interesting how people on the left and Democrats were in the past very pro-civil liberties and individual rights. I think that’s changed.

And, with any further government or Federal government control over the entire health and medical care system, the police state mentality and hysteria might very well increase.

News and Commentary

I’m a little behind in getting these links on here, and there are still some earlier articles I have bookmarked that I have to go through. But here are some important articles now.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Coronavirus – Testing: What are we doing? What does it mean?

CJ Hopkins: Brave New Normal.

Ron Paul: Listening to the coronavirus “experts” has led to death and despair.

Jennifer Giustra-Kozek: Masks: Are there benefits or just a comfort prop? Let the facts speak.

Dr. Joseph Mercola: “Plandemic” documentary.

Brian Shilhavy: Vaxxed film reveals deaths and injuries caused by vaccines by interviewing the victims — Gardasil vaccine the worst?

Jeff Tucker: The 2006 origins of the lockdown idea.

John Lott and Timothy Craig Allen: The U.S. is dramatically overcounting coronavirus deaths.

Daniel Larison: It took COVID to expose the fraud of “American Exceptionalism.”

Washington Examiner: California doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns. (probably because many people have been overloading on horrible suicide-causing antidepressants!)

Jacob Hornberger: How about permanently closing public schools?

James Bovard asks, Will the political class be held liable for what they’ve done?

Thomas DiLorenzo: The nursing home scam.

Bill Sardi: Possible prolonged lockdown by misclassifying tuberculosis deaths for COVID-19.

Whitney Webb and Raul Diego: A powerful network of political operatives, a global vaccine mafia, and their man in Washington.

Max Blumenthal: “The American friends”: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange.

Jonathan Turley: The new ACLU: the once premier protector of due process has filed a lawsuit opposing due process protections.

Richard Ebeling: There will be no recovery without production.

Laurence Vance: Get rid of government licensing.

Caitlin Johnstone: Narrative managers argue China-like Internet surveillance is needed.

Coleen Rowley: Ghost of J. Edgar Hoover haunts Flynn investigation.

Reese Erlich: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection.

And Glenn Greenwald: New Flynn prosecution documents reveal corruption in Russiagate investigations.

Ron Paul: 600 Doctors Warn Trump: Lockdown May Be More Deadly Than Coronavirus!

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the many doctors warning Trump that the lockdown may be more deadly than coronavirus.

From their YouTube page:

Hundreds of doctors have sent a letter to President Trump warning that the nationwide lockdown is killing thousands of Americans. It may end up more deadly even than the coronavirus it is intended to defeat. Doctors understand that you don’t kill the patient to save the patient. Also, homeschool moms in Lake Jackson, TX, defy officials and take their kids to the park. City workers call the cops – but in a twist, the moms know their Constitution and end up schooling both the cops and city officials.

Ron Paul: Corona Masks – Infection Prevention…Or Submission-Signaling?

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the masks, those dreaded possibly harmful face masks that several fascist politicians have ordered the sheeple to wear.

On their YouTube page:

Ironically, as coronavirus deaths continue to decline in the US and as more states are “opening up,” there appears to be an increase in mask wearing. Are the face masks going to prevent the spread of the virus? Will they protect people from the virus? Or may they actually cause harm to some people? Or…even: are they a new form of “virtue signaling,” a show of submission to the “authorities”? Plenty of prominent MDs – including Fauci not long ago – have condemned the mass masking of America. Are they right?

Mandatory Masks Imposed by Ignorant Authoritarian Bureaucrats

Some governors and mayors have imposed mandatory face mask or coverings, even though the CDC had previously said that it’s not a good idea for the general public to wear the masks, until changing its mind and suggesting we should wear a mask. And some of those government fascists are threatening fines of hundreds of dollars if the slaves show disobedience and don’t comply.

Dr. Russell Blaylock has an article recently on the health risks of wearing the masks, especially over prolonged periods of time, including the N95 masks that are really meant for medical personnel and surgeons, etc. (No links given in the article, but FYI I’m providing some of the specific footnotes that go with the quoted portions here, so you can Google for those studies.)

On the N95 mask, Dr. Blaylock writes:

There is a difference between the N95 respirator mask and the surgical mask (cloth or paper mask) in terms of side effects. The N95 mask, which filters out 95% of particles with a median diameter >0.3 µm2 , because it impairs respiratory exchange (breathing) to a greater degree than a soft mask, and is more often associated with headaches. In one such study, researchers surveyed 212 healthcare workers (47 males and 165 females) asking about presence of headaches with N95 mask use, duration of the headaches, type of headaches and if the person had preexisting headaches.2

They found that about a third of the workers developed headaches with use of the mask, most had preexisting headaches that were worsened by the mask wearing, and 60% required pain medications for relief. As to the cause of the headaches, while straps and pressure from the mask could be causative, the bulk of the evidence points toward hypoxia and/or hypercapnia as the cause. That is, a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood C02 (hypercapnia). It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. (Footnotes: “Zhu JH et al. Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study. J Lung Pulm Resp Res 2014:4:97-100.”)

And:

While most agree that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia and hypercapnia, another study of surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons using an oximeter. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries.4 The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels (pa02) significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels. (Footnotes: “Bader A et al. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery. Neurocirugia 2008;19:12-126.”)

And apparently the drop in oxygen levels can impair immunity:

Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. . This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome (Footnotes: “Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.”, “Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.”, And “Sceneay J et al. Hypoxia-driven immunosuppression contributes to the pre-metastatic niche. Oncoimmunology 2013;2:1 e22355.”)

So, because my fascist governor has imposed Mandatory Mask or pay a fine of lots of money, I have to wear the mask, which I am doing when I go out, but lowering it under my mouth when I’m walking and there’s no one around, and putting it back up when I go into the store. So, that’s what I’m doing.

I hope that, in the case of someone developing some sort of health problem because of being made to wear the mask, that person or those people SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THOSE FASCIST, IGNORANT GOVERNORS AND MAYORS!!!

 

Gov. Ron DuhSantis: A “Reasonable Fascist”

Laurence Vance on the “reasonable fascist” ruler of Florida:

In a recent interview on Fox & Friends, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said regarding the actions of other state governors to the coronavirus: “If you look around the country, clearly there have been examples of really draconian, arbitrary restrictions that have nothing to do with public health.” To these governors he said: “You’re not a dictator, you don’t have unlimited authority, and people do have rights. I don’t think any governor has the authority to restrict anyone unless there’s a direct relationship to combating this virus.” He thinks that “absolutely it’s gotten out of hand.” In Florida, “we did not do that. We were reasonable,” he said. “We trusted the people to act appropriately and we’ve had better results than some of the states that you’ve seen.”

Not so fast, Gov. DeSantis. As a resident of Florida, I strongly disagree. To cover up your really draconian, arbitrary restrictions, your exercise of unlimited authority, and your violation of people’s rights in Florida, you try to point to other states that did these things to a greater degree. I don’t buy your argument. You spooked the churches into closing. You ordered businesses to close that you thought were unnecessary, you issued decrees like a dictator, and even now you are only allowing restaurants to open at 25 percent capacity. DeSantis is a mini-Mussolini like all of the other state governors that shut down their states. He is just a reasonable fascist. All hail the few governors that did not do so.

More on the COVID Scamdemic

Robert Wenzel posts on the “nut job power freak governors” who ordered nursing homes to have to admit coronavirus patients, knowing that the elderly are the group most vulnerable to succumbing to the coronavirus COVID-19. New York and the criminal Cuomo aren’t the only states murdering elderly people in nursing homes. Wenzel shows a tweet by Jack Posobiec who states that his team has found that New York, New Joisey, Michigan, California, and Pennsylvania all ordered nursing homes to have to admit coronavirus patients.

And Wenzel has another post regarding the mayor of Ocala, Florida who says he will not enforce the state’s “phase one” of lifting sanctions on businesspeople and so on. (The governors, including Massachusetts governor Charlie Half-Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sunununu, are lifting their sanctions by “phases,” in true Soviet, central planning style. Those two idiots, and Florida Gov. Ron Duh Santis, are all Rethuglicans, not Dumocrats. However, I’m not sure about Sunununu but I KNOW that Charlie Half-Baker HATES Donald Trump, and I think his Trump-hate is one of his main motivations of his lockdown crap, another one being Baker wants that stimulus money! But Ron Duh Santis is a Trump supporter, so the main reason I can see for his playing along with this fascist unconstitutional crapola is because he is just really DUMB, the more accurate phrase for him being “Useful Idiot,” in service to the ones with their society-destroying agenda.)

Speaking of that, Jon Rappoport has this terrific article on the “Chinese system coming to America.” It’s a plannedemic, for a new Soviet Amerika. (I know, “Chinese,” “Soviet,” not that much difference.)

And Dr. Mercola has an article on the well-known hazards of coronavirus vaccines. The greedy, Big Pharma agenda has been way out in the open now for all to see.