More Silicon Valley Mind Control: Questioning Jewish Tribal History Banned from Facebook

More Silicon Valley Mind Control: Questioning Jewish Tribal History Banned from Facebook

Facebook bans Holocaust denial content

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The infamous "Abeit macht frei" (work makes you free" slogan over Auschwitz's entrance
image captionThe gates of Auschwitz concentration camp, now a memorial, where more than one million people died

Facebook has explicitly banned Holocaust denial for the first time.

The social network said its new policy prohibits “any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he had “struggled with the tension” between free speech and banning such posts, but that “this is the right balance”.

Two years ago, Mr Zuckerberg said that such posts should not automatically be taken down for “getting it wrong”.

“I’m Jewish and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” he told Recode at the time.

“I find it deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.”

His remarks led to a large public backlash.

But on Monday, as Facebook changed its policies, he wrote that he had changed his mind.

“My own thinking has evolved as I’ve seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as have our wider policies on hate speech,” he wrote in a public Facebook post.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen in extreme close-up
image captionMr Zuckerberg had previously said he did not want to ban mistaken beliefs

“Drawing the right lines between what is and isn’t acceptable speech isn’t straightforward, but with the current state of the world, I believe this is the right balance.”

Earlier this year, Facebook banned hate speech involving harmful stereotypes, including anti-Semitic content. But Holocaust denial had not been banned.

Facebook’s vice-president of content policy, Monika Bickert, said the company had made the decision alongside “the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people”.

She said that later this year, searching for the Holocaust – or its denial – on Facebook would direct users to “credible” information.

But she also warned change would not happen overnight, and training its employees and automated systems would take time.

The World Jewish Congress – which had conferred with Facebook on anti-Semitism – welcomed the move.

“Denying the Holocaust, trivializing it, minimizing it, is a tool used to spread hatred and false conspiracies about Jews and other minorities,” the group said in a statement.

But it also noted that it had campaigned for the removal of Holocaust denial content from the platform “for several years”.

Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, tweeted: “This has been years in the making.”

“Having personally engaged with Facebook on the issue, I can attest the ban on Holocaust Denial is a big deal… glad it finally happened.”

Presentational grey line
Analysis box by James Clayton, North America technology reporter

This was a bit of a “wait, they don’t do this already?” moment.

Perhaps that’s because Facebook has quite radically shifted its position on removing hate speech and fake news in recent months.

We’re still seeing loopholes from an old moderating regime being closed.

Critics, though, argue this isn’t happening fast enough.

The combined platforms of Facebook and Instagram – which is owned by Facebook – have an extraordinary reach of billions of users worldwide.

That influence has to be used responsibly, and Facebook acknowledges this.

The advertising boycott in July also helped cement the view internally that more had to be done to tackle hate speech.

Mark Zuckerberg’s instincts have always been to champion freedom of speech – the best way to fight bad speech is good speech he’s always said.

But this latest move appears to indicate Facebook now accepts it needs to be more proactive in combating hate speech.

Look Who’s Bullying Free Speech in Bulgaria (whatever happened to freedom of political expression/)

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder extends deep thanks to Bulgarian government for quelling neo-Nazi Lukov March

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder extends deep thanks to Bulgarian government for quelling neo-Nazi Lukov March

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder expressed his personal gratitude on Saturday to the political and judiciary authorities in Bulgaria, including Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, for putting a long-awaited end to the annual torch-lit demonstration that generally draws thousands of neo-Nazi marchers from across Europe to celebrate Holocaust-era General Hristo Lukov, whose movement sent more than 11,000 Jews to their deaths in Treblinka. 
This year, the organizers of the march agreed to obey a Supreme Administrative Court decision to uphold a municipal court order limiting the event to only flower-laying at Lukov’s home. The Sofia Municipal Police also reportedly advised the organizers of the march that any person who violated this order would be stopped. In the end, only some 60 supporters were in attendance.
“For the first time in more than a decade, the Jewish community of Bulgaria has been spared its yearly day of fear and apprehension from shameful flame-wielding thugs who parade through the streets to glorify the very ideology that brought the near destruction of the Jewish people,” Lauder said. “At this frightening time of rising antisemitic activity across the world, this is a moment of true victory for the Jewish community, the people of Bulgaria, and all promoters of justice and tolerance worldwide.”
“The World Jewish Congress is deeply grateful to the officials within the Bulgarian political and judicial sectors, including Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva and Deputy Foreign Minister & National Coordinator against Antisemitism Georg Georgiev, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, and the many others have been sincerely responsive to our concerns over this inciteful demonstration,” Lauder added.  
“Our partnership to ensure the safety and security of the Bulgarian Jewish community has always been extremely positive and receptive, and the government’s proactive efforts in recent years in mobilizing to ban the march despite the many legal obstacles is a clear testament to its true support and friendship,” Lauder added. “Their cooperation last year with the WJC and the  Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria, Shalom, in convening the first-ever March for Tolerance to oppose this scourge was another critical demonstration of their dedication to helping us work to quell these flames of hatred, and it was an action that spoke louder than words. This year, only a few dozen neo-Nazi thugs showed up. Next year, let’s hope that the month of February will pass without a single disturbance of this kind.”

Germany using increasingly repressive measures against political opposition

Germany using increasingly repressive measures against political opposition

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-07-12 15:53

Germany’s Identitarian movement members are young and clean-cut, but the domestic intelligence agency has placed them under increased surveillance as a “verified extreme right movement.”

By Carolyn Yeager

IN THE WAKE OF THE GROWING SUCCESS of anti-migration parties and their demand for protection of the national populations in Europe, the establishmentarians that remain in power are cracking down harshly and ramping up their anti-right rhetoric against any and all they see as threats to their control. In Germany we’ve seen the treatment of Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West – founded in 2014), hit with bad press, frivolous lawsuits and intrusive investigation by domestic intelligence agencies. The founder of Pegida has been sidelined by Facebook in ways that make it difficult to find and read his content.

The Alternative for Germany nationalist, anti-immigrant party has also been demonized in the media and put under surveillance by the BfV, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, and ostracized in Parliament by the group will of the other political parties. Rumors about campaign finance irregularities are circulated to impugn the honesty of the party leaders and suggest irresponsibility and corruption before it can be cleared up.

Another telling incident: Only two months ahead of the September state parliamentary election in Saxony, the election eommittee banned most of the AfD candidates because they were picked during two party congresses instead of one. Only the 18 who were selected at the first congress are eligible out of their 61 total, even though both meetings took place in Markneukirchen, which the party says should be considered as one “interrupted” party congress. The state chairman of the AfD, Joerg Urban, called it a “conspiracy” by the establishment – an effort to “weaken the strongest political competitor in the regional elections in Saxony”, where the AfD had been widely expected to do very well. The committee that made the decision was staffed entirely by the AfD’s direct competitors.

Urban said it can be difficult to find professionals to stand for the AfD because their social and professional lives are jeopardized if they do. He cited the case of Uwe Vertterlein who resigned as head of the Saxon Handball Association following controversy over his decision to stand as an AfD candidate in Dresden.

The latest victim of this reactionary pushback by the still-governing authorities is Germany’s small Identitarian movement, launched in 2012.Yesterday (Thursday) the BfV announced it was stepping up observation of the group, after designating it a far-right extremist organization. This ‘assessment’ allows the security agency to utilize ‘enhanced surveillance powers’ against the group. In a formal statement, BfV President Thomas Haldenwang said the group:

“ultimately aims to exclude people of non-European origin from democratic participation and to discriminate against them in a way that infringes their human dignity.”

“These verbal fire-raisers question people’s equality and dignity, they speak of foreign infiltration, boost their own identity to denigrate others and stoke hostile feelings towards perceived enemies.”

The German Identitarian movement is known to be very well behaved, is not associated with any sort of street violence, is estimated to have only about 600 members (at most), yet is is deemed a problem for the authorities overseeing the “most free Germany ever.”

Thomas Haldenwang, a hardliner against the political right, recently replaced the more centrist BfV president Hans-Georg Maassen over the trumped up criticism of Maassen’s handling of the misreported “riot” that took place in Chemnitz in August 2018. Since Haldenwang took over the office, the scrutiny of right-wing groups has been given priority to the point of harrassment.

Blut und Boden”

This anti-Right sentiment is part and parcel of the post-war battle againstthe idea that people are genetically linked to their ancestral homelands, have a historical right to those homelands, and can keep out foreigners who disrupt the peace and tranquility of that homeland. The contemporary idea being pushed is that migration is a right for all people – if they don’t like it where they are they cannot be stopped from forcing their way into a wealthier location and demanding support from the people there based on “humanitarian” rights.

Another giant error made is that everyone today insists they are not “racist,” but their objection to migration is based solely on preventing abuse of the migrants themselves because there are too many of them for the first-world economies to absorb. The validity of ancestral homelands for a unique people is compromised by such caving in to popular, media-approved sentiments that are destroying our European way of life. The question we should all be asking is “Why is an ancestral homeland for a unique people accepted as a right for Jews/Israelis, but not as a right for Europeans, who certainly have far more claim to their land? I think the answer is that our leaders don’t claim it for us, and listen to them!

Tony Gerber, an Identitarian spokesperson said in 2017:

“We’re not racists. We believe in equality: People may be different but they are equal. No Identitarian would say that someone else is a less worthy person because he is from a different culture, or a Muslim or refugee.”

This is thoroughly modern, but dangerous, language. If people are different, they are not equal. If they are truly equal, their differences shouldn’t matter. People can all be worthy without being equal. We have to be able to emphasize the differences.

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In the USA, the World Jewish Congress supports recycled, previously failed Holocaust Education bill

‘The Never Again Education Act’ was reintroduced in January by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) after failing to be enacted at a previous session of Congress. I wrote about it herejust last year.

The bill would federally mandate and fund a holocaust education grant program run by the Department of Education to provide teachers with training and tools to teach students about “the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society.”

The World Jewish Congress has called on the US Congress to make Holocaust education mandatory in all US schools. The WJC started a petition late last week following recently released statistics that found 49% of millennials polled are unable to name one Nazi death camp, while 41% believed that the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust was significantly less than six million.

“The horrors of the Holocaust are fading from our collective memory, especially among millennials,” WJC explained, adding (the lie) that there has also been an “alarming rise” in antisemitism in the US over the last few years.

What’s alarming is that this education act would create a federal law covering all K-12 schools in the United States—no schools or states can opt out!

If this isn’t Jewish domination of the citizens of the United States, I don’t know what is. Enforcing learning by young children of one small religious group’s self-serving mythology, NOT BACKED BY SCIENCE OR FORENSICS, and historically controversial, is an insane thing for Americans to do. Let your congressman or congresswoman know that you’re against this anti-American bill and you want to see it soundly defeated once and for all.