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Problems with Freedom of Speech in America - Political Correctness, Agendas and Mis-defined Intents

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posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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My personal experience reveals to me that freedom of speech is often infringed upon because of misunderstandings, misinterpretations, presumptions and political correctness.

I'll be giving two examples. One at the government level, and one at a personal level.

Firstly, at the government level we see the FCC implementing rules of speech against non-violent, non-inflammatory and non-hate filled remarks. One thing I can agree with is laws, or public awareness against pure hate speech. However, the fact that the SH, F, A and other words are bleeped out and considered "bad" is beyond any level of competent comprehension.

When the above mentioned words are used against another in a derogatory manner, I can then see the cause for concern. However, we see no uproar when the synonyms of these words are used in damnation and spite. For example: if an individual strikes out on baseball and yells "crap", it is considered okay, however, if the alternative synonym is used, the "SH" word, then this is considered a violation of some form of speech and grounds for some form of termination or punishment.

I find it absurd and hilarious that poop, crap, butt, feces, defecation, dang, sex, darn etc. are "okay" words to say, type, or otherwise use. Yet, their "evil synonyms" are considered "bad". Words that have the exact same meanings and are used in the exact same context. Some of these words even containing the same amount of letters.

Secondly, my short time here on ATS recently has led to one of my posts being deleted for a "serious violation of the terms and conditions". In my post, I stated that I do not care if people like me or not, that I am here to present the facts, not limit my freedom of speech for the purpose of political correctness or an image of beneficence. No where in my post did I directly insult any members, nor even allude to it. It is evident to me that my post was removed due to my intents being distorted and defined by the moderators and staff of this website.

Another member, who was insulting me and wishing death upon police officers, those who we pay to serve and protect our communities, also had his or her post removed, but the reason given was "manners violation". Clearly an attempt to politicize the debate by the staff against me and in favor of others.

To sum up this political ideology regarding the political correctness of speech:

The government at the federal level is obviously incompetent to seriously enforce such rules, and politics within power structures attempt to preserve an image they deem correct at the expense of violating your right to freedom of speech, your privilege to define yourself, and ultimately what people think about you.

It's a sad state of affairs.




posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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We have freedom of speech, just not the right to say anything bad about government. I can talk to anyone all day long as long as it is chit chat. We never really had the right to challenge the power, most people used to know that. You can't fight city hall.

Sure, they will let you say things where the subject doesn't matter much, but touch the wrong nerve and you get squashed by one of many different methods.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Oh, give me a break. Al Sharpton and the rest of the black elites can play the race card all they want. They can talk about how the police force is majority white, and how the cop is white, and how basically it's another senseless white cop on black citizen murder, but the minute anyone says anything regarding something black, it must be silenced and condemned. What a bunch of horse manure. This government and its politically correct spins to things is a complete and total farce and over-reach of power to control public opinion.

The double standard and the hypocrisy is a joke.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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I received a serious violation of the terms and conditions for a post I made in the joke forum,it wasn`t even for the entire post it was for 2 simple letters that were in the post,the 2nd and 10th letters of the alphabet.
oh well, it`s their site they can do what they want, I`m just here for the free beer.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

That's because the site owners think that sex is offensive. They must be closet Christians. It's typical Christian Government thought behavior. Sex is bad! There are "evil" synonyms and "good" synonyms.

It's incidents like these that make me lose faith in our leadership, and cause me to think bad things...



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: PansophicalSynthesis
a reply to: rickymouse

Oh, give me a break. Al Sharpton and the rest of the black elites can play the race card all they want. They can talk about how the police force is majority white, and how the cop is white, and how basically it's another senseless white cop on black citizen murder, but the minute anyone says anything regarding something black, it must be silenced and condemned. What a bunch of horse manure. This government and its politically correct spins to things is a complete and total farce and over-reach of power to control public opinion.

The double standard and the hypocrisy is a joke.


Yeah, but I am a white taxpayer. Not much of what we say is even heard. If it is it is ignored. Well, unless we get really rich or manage a big corporation.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

We could always just take to the streets, loot stores, vandalize property and openly sport our gang relations at the next killing of a white citizen by the hand of a black cop... of course, then we could say the circumstances surrounding the matter are irrelevant, post pictures of when he was 9 years old, and if the cops release to true facts about him being a thug, we can just call it character assassination. That could get our voices heard!



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