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The end of free speech - Prez Appoints Speech Police Czar

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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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Well looks like free speech in your USA is over. Your prez just appointed the USSA's first minister of propaganda. Americans, welcome to socialist facism!

www.mediabistro.com...

Even Europe is joining the party. guess our leaders want to praise the internet ability to help.people organize and overthrow tyrants as long as it is a different tyrant than themselves.

www.breitbart.com...

more
hosted.ap.org...

and those men in black continue their illegal virtual raids
m.wired.com...

It is a sad state of affairs people. If free speech is dead in the US the rest of the world has no chance. How is it the Americans tolerate this?u
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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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I bet that many governments, corporations and other entities have employees who scan the internet for favorable and unfavorable press, making changes and posting comments. Id be surpised if they WERENT on ATS right now.

Theyre sock puppets and if you were the leader of a country or mega-business then you'd be stupid NOT to use them.

This article isnt about the end of free speech, its about how your free speech is monitored, which is nothing new since the PATRIOT act got passed 10 freakin years ago.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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An equally telling requirement of Lee's new job, however, is that of crafting strategy for outreach to the progressive community. Lee has been tasked with that responsibility in his previous incarnations, both as a member of the DNC online team during the '08 election and as a senior new media adviser with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).


ANOTHER political appointee to save the day....

Let me prognosticate: Lee will be echoing lobbying sentiments about reducing the number of 'wrong-minded' people on the internet....

When this administration is done... it's off to WorldComm.... or maybe the UN.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Already posted.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Freedom of speech equals anyone on the internet can make up er I mean say anything they want to about the President and he can't respond? Gotcha...



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Not sure where you are going with this. Are you defending the appointment of the new minister of propaganda or against it?

Yes, I am sure there are plenty of gov't people combing the internet attempting to silence or squash information that doesn't serve their agenda. I believe that is wrong. I believe it is subversive to free speech and is not in good keeping with the government's job of protecting the people and working FOR them, not against them.

Also, the gov't is NOT a corporation. They are a public servant and the public SHOULD know just what is going on. They don't need someone chasing them down if they ask a question a gov't official doesn't want asked or publish information a gov't official doesn't want published. Control of the media by the gov't is the halmark of fascist regimes.

The mere fact that the leader of the "free" world is appointing someone to ensure that anything not "fair" is quashed is indeed a problem. It shows that not only is the "free" gone from "freedom" but that the people in charge aren't even trying to hide their agenda to control the populace anymore.

I figured something was up when Obama took over the US. I remember they were supposed to be shutting down all analog television signals and he basically put a stop to that until the government could buy every man, woman and child a digital decoder. I figured back then that the man was trying to control the populace through their portals of ignorance. It seems I was right and now he has moved on to the internet which isn't as easy to control. So, now, behind the scenes, there will be a political hack monitoring what everyone says.

Politburo anyone?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by Kali74
Already posted.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Freedom of speech equals anyone on the internet can make up er I mean say anything they want to about the President and he can't respond? Gotcha...


Heh. He can respond - just not by taking away free speech. He can deny, offer proof, etc.

Well... Actually, it seems He CAN take away free speech - how "free" is it if One has to watch what One says lest They come and "rehabilitate" One? 1984, anyOne?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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How is taking away free speech?
2nd



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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We, as a whole, abhor and resent our freedoms.
We can not handle the resposibility they carry with them.
They are an inconvenience to us.
They are the reasons we have to listen to Rush and Glen.(what idiots, can someone please pass a law to have them removed from the airwaves)!!!
They are a thorn in our side.
They are a burden.


Without them we would all be so much happier.

The neighbors would not be allowed to spout off at the mouth about how much the President sucks.
Hell, do you know that yesterday I overheard my boss saying that if a revolution against our government broke out that he was going to be in the front lines?? He said he has the firepower to take on anything they can throw at him.
I am reporting him to the FBI as soon as I am done.That bastard is finally going to get what he deserves.

My co-workers would finally get what's coming to them for forcing me to listen to conservitive talk radio because they refuse to turn it off even though I've told them SEVERAL times that it offends me.

The Christians would finally be held accountable for shoving Jesus down everyones throats and be forced to take down those Goddamned manger scenes and crosses everywhere. Thoses people have been told several times that they offend me and yet.....they still persist. They will be forced to stop soon enough.

The damn Gun owners who think it is their right to arm themselves for home protection/self defense and hunting will finally be made to turn in their guns. They have been told several times how much those guns offend me. They make me afraid. The only people who will own guns are the police and the military, then we will all be safe again from the terrorists.

People who ARE arrested for breaking the law will finally be held accountable for their actions.
No more "speedy trial" or "right to an attorney" And can anyone honestly tell me that it is fair that these people can commit a crime and then have a right to a trial by his peers??? WTF?? They will finally be locked up and the key will be thrown away. Once we start treating criminals like we do the prisoners at Guatanimo we will be a great country again!

I am so tired of people yammering on about rights this and rights that.
Get OVER IT!!!
It's a two thousand year old document or something!!!!
People need to wake up and realize that if we don't get tough the terrorists will win.
I don't want to die....do you???
Those people hate us for our freedoms and want to kill us for our freedoms.
If we get rid of the freedoms.....they'll go away, plain and simple!!!

It is not fair that I get my American Idol interupted for breaking news this and breaking news that, usually talking about
terror alerts and Osama. We need to kill everyone who doesn't look like us and let god sort 'em out so I can get back to my T.V. dinner and watch my stories.

Do you know that yesterday,while I was driving, this guy changed lanes without signaling????
Can you imagine?? What nerve!!! When the government finally gets their # together and starts installing more cameras on the interstates people like that will finally go to jail...and rightfully so! Who in the hell do you think you are???

People will pay dearly for obstructing justice and interfering in police wok by filming the cops, as well they should.
They are trying to protect us from the terrorists 'n' stuff and they don't need you getting in the way.Off to jail you go,lol.

Would you believe that just last week, my wife and I were watching the evening news and they were talking about the fact that the police were forced to taze an infant because of his refusal to comply and she just sat there shaking her head??? I know what she was thinking and thoughts lead to actions, we all know that. It was just the way she was shaking her head, as if to say,....I'd wish someone would KILL those cops!!! That will be llegal to think and she god damned good and well knows it!!!All it is going to take is one more time of her serving me cold dinner and I WILL report her ass. What if that infant was sent here by Alquada to blow us up?? Did she even stop to think of that???? NO!!!! IDIOT!!!! Have you never heard of a baby bomb before??? They'll do it, they're crazy.

If we continue to complain about our freedoms the terrorists win.
The president is going to kill them and keep us safe.
The Navy SeALS are on it. They know what to do to get them.


We just have to trust in our leaders and it will all be ok.

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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by Kali74
Already posted.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Freedom of speech equals anyone on the internet can make up er I mean say anything they want to about the President and he can't respond? Gotcha...


Of course he can, and does, respond. He has an army of people to respond. He has his press secretary, his secretary of state, secretary of defense, secretary of the treasury, and many more. And I have never seen him shy away from an opportunity to go on some show like the view, or some other such nonsense, to get his message out.

This new appointee is specifically to STOP people from publishing things, or saying things, or doing things, that they don't like. This is designed as repression of speech, not an office of spirited debate.

There has been a slow, but steady, progression towards massive social-fascism world wide and the US is now a completely different country than a mere 3-4 years ago. It was bad enough with that "patriot" act but now this?

Once the US goes the rest have no chance.

As pink floyd once said:

A place to stay
"Oi! A real one..."
Enough to eat
Somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street
Where you can speak out loud
About your doubts and fears
And what's more
No-one ever disappears
You never hear their standard issue
Kicking in your door
You can relax on both sides of the tracks
And maniacs don't blow holes
in bandsmen by remote control
And everyone has recourse to the law
And no-one kills the children anymore
No-one kills the children anymore



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Ahmen!



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by Amaterasu
 


How is taking away free speech?
2nd


As I pointed out... How "free" is speech when opinion can result in repercussions? How "free" is it if One has to watch what One says?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by Kali74
Already posted.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Freedom of speech equals anyone on the internet can make up er I mean say anything they want to about the President and he can't respond? Gotcha...

How does Obama plan to respond?
Will he personally respond to the negative comments he receives or will staff members do it for him?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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K so he can respond everywhere BUT the internet?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by Tonosama


This new appointee is specifically to STOP people from publishing things, or saying things, or doing things, that they don't like. This is designed as repression of speech, not an office of spirited debate.


From what I have seen, the position's purpose is to be more aggressive in countering false claims. it does not prevent or stop people from expressing their free speech. You can still say almost anything you like except things like yelling fire in a crowded theater, but thats rather obvious.

Now, I do wonder if the blow up about this is the fact that spreading false rumors is a rather valuable political tool. Having the target of such rumors aggressively countering them might reduce their effectiveness.
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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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• U.S. Government has been closing websites and seizing online domains for a few years now.

• Director of Progressive Media & Online Response will now "combat" unfavorable online articles and writings.

So... when Jesse Lee finds writings too unfavorable, will the White House shut down those sites as well?

Looks like the Communist/Marxist/Dictatorial state-run media is forming in the U.S. now.

You'll see the link to Freedom of Speech if you can look into the future further than the next 30 seconds!



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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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Do you not have a voice? Are you not an American?

If you answered yes to both you still have free speech.

Hook, line, sinker, SUNK!



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Do you not have a voice? Are you not an American?

If you answered yes to both you still have free speech.

Hook, line, sinker, SUNK!

I don't understand what you're saying. By answering yes to a negative we are stating that yes we do not? Or by answering no we are saying... what? Can I have a different question, please?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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just means obama now has his propagnada minster just like hitler had joseph goebells.




“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”


a quote by joesph goebbels.


and he has been playing them for the past 2 and half years.

zieg heil
zeig heil

all hail the wise and most glorious leader the messiah obama the the sun never fade from his most glorious visage.

zeig heil
zeig heil

may the 4th riech last 1000 years.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Well looks like free speech in your USA is over. Your prez just appointed the USSA's first minister of propaganda. Americans, welcome to socialist facism!


Time to bookmark that article and the Huff NPuff article. This could rally back fire on the Obama.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Jesse Lee? Is that you? lol "trust" in our government and they will kill all the "terrorists" dude seriously...our government is like a broken record right now...terrorists terrorists terrorists...trust us! trust us! trust us!

ugh after reading your post a second time I'm absolutely sickened by you...you would throw away all our freedoms in the name of protecting us from your imaginary terrorists...people like you are ruining this country and everything it used to stand for...
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