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Now, THAT is censorship

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on May 24, 2008


“This has happened with numerous stories , by a variety of posters all of which pertain to Human Rights violations in Africa. Is there no interest or is there another reason. What do you  think, does HR get fair play on the C2NN front page in all areas or  could I be missing something?”

She joined to spread the word to the north. She joined several groups noted for posting news (She didn’t have a large friend base and its hard to develop one while you are on the run) One day in November she sent the same message to all groups she had tried to get interested asking why none of the stories re Argentina & Paraguay were being promoted in their groups (the host/ Co-hosts were deleting every post) The OVERWHELMING response was that this isn’t interesting to people on Care2. Source

Deleting someone’s posts because you hold the opinion that the content is of no interest to people is censorship. Deleting a post because general decency dictates that it’s abusive and offensive is not censorship, since it is fully possible to express oneself sharply without being abusive or offensive.

Random deletions due to an automated filter that needs some tweaking is not censorship – it’s an automated filter that needs tweaking.

Care2 is replete with animal activists who couldn’t care less about Human Rights in Argentina or Peru. As long as they can fight to keep any blind, deaf, lame and sick mutt alive for the “quality of its life”, they give a %#&!*% about human rights. Really.

Only yesterday I was witness to a discussion where it was clearly said out loud by animal activists, that as long as you are willing to kill for animal rights, being abusive towards HUMANS is inconsequential and irrelevant, in fact it almost seemed as if the speaker consider it a desired mode of action to be abusive. Source

So mapping mass graves or identifying remains, the result of atrocities committed against humanity, is not something the average C2 Activist consider note-worthy or news worthy…Perhaps because you actually have to be in the field to do such activism, you actually have to care about PEOPLE to do that – and the activists who support verbal abuse, like the guy in the second source above don’t care about people. He only cares about his Cause.

If one looks at the news on the front page, the popular stories, what people have got their golden notes for, you’ll see the Care2 hierarchy very clearly. What matters is animal “rights”, conspiracy theories and anything supported by extreme fanatic militant fundamentalists. If you get all three together, you have a winning concept for Care2.

They will make front page news about an antisemitic speech held 40 years ago (and not because it’s antisemitic, no… because it’s “the truth”), a blog entry about something very subjective, personal, irrelevant and totally uninteresting to the whole world except these people; about how horrible it is that one may not keep one’s dogs whom one lets wander around freely and attack other people’s dogs; about how horrible it is how someone can even consider euthanazing a 18 years old dog who’s blind, has heart problems and cancer; about an artist/taxidermist who kills the animals she uses in her art by herself; 9/11 conspiracies; antisemitism and islamophobia; libel against people these people don’t like…

THESE issues and others like these are for some reason VERY important and these people will fight with all their might to keep these topics on the front page, and will start screaming about censorship and dictatorship and Goddess knows what if the abusive “news items” are being deleted…

I’m sorry, but this is the reality in Care2. If these militant extremist fundamentalist fascist fanatics don’t get their way, they put you on their black list and start harassing you, spreading all kind of lies and inventions about you, organize witch hunts and what not.

 

HRN has never been very popular in Care2, because we put the people’s rights before the animals’ rights, we care about ALL the people’s rights, even taxidermists’, criminals’, Israelis’ and neo-cons’ and because we are moderate and sensible people.

No-one is saying that animals don’t have rights, but they don’t take precedence over human rights. Activism is important – but activism that express itself through abuse of other people and their rights, is unethical and immoral, and should be excluded from human company.

Unfortunately, especially for a site like Care2, the militant extremist fundamentalist fascist fanatic activists may not be the largest group of activists – but it sure is the most vocal, the most abusive and most prone to violating other peoples’ human rights simply because they don’t care about people. They care for the Cause – for the Fight – but whom or what they hurt, harm or kill on their way to achieve their goal has no meaning to them – they even kill some animals if it can be used to further their image of themselves as the Ultimate Activists.

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America in a Nutshell

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on May 7, 2008


“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

I read this and I see just how accurate a description of the US it is. Especially after 9/11 2001.

It has been denounced by the Republicans and Neo-Cons as not true. All kinds of attempts to prove that this assertion is false have been made – and they have all failed. This is a very accurate description of what goes on in the US, and the violations of civil rights that the American People is being subjected to by its Government.

Political events after 9/11 2001 that are described above which have taken place in the US:

The War on Terror, specifically on Muslim/Arab/Islamist Terror, about which President George W. Bush said:

Any government that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.

Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

Our enemies are a radical network of terrorists — and every government that supports them.

Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure.

Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver.

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.

Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.

The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States – and war is what they got.

Note that the terrorists are being connected with two Islamic countries – Iraq and Afghanistan – thus very clearly establishing that the terrorists he is speaking of are Muslims. This has also been evidenced by the US lack of action throughout history against terrorism that has not been carried out by Islamists.

America’s war on terror is fundamentally a war on Islam and on Muslims.

The Leader of the US has clearly stated who is the Enemy that is attacking the US.

The Patriot Act – especially created to monitor and disrupt any dissension with the Governmental Ideology in regards to the War, and in any given case label and silence such dissension as unpatriotic.

George W Bush on the matter of Patriotism and War:

Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty.

We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the worst threats before they emerge.

I’m a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office and foreign policy matters with war on my mind.

There is no telling how many wars it will take to secure freedom in the homeland.

I don’t give a goddamn. I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way. … Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!

That last quote is from the “White House cabinet meeting to discuss the renewal of the Patriot Act, in response to GOP leaders presenting a valid case that the Patriot Act undermined the Constitution. Doug Thompson, Capital Hill Blue, Dec 5, 2005”

Yes – The President of the USA regards the Constitution – i.e the safeguard of Human and Civil Rights for all citizens of the US – a piece of paper that he can dismiss as so much garbage. He basically replaced the Constitution with the Patriot Act.

Public Libraries in the US are required to turn over their records to the Homeland Security so the HS can see who has borrowed what from the library. The only way the libraries can get around this, and thus protect the constitutional rights of Americans to read and take part in any information they wish, is by destroying their customer records…

NGO Charities or individuals that transfer money to predominantly Islamic countries or organizations as humanitarian aid frequently have their assets frozen, also if they are not living in the US. All it takes is the mere suspicion that the money might, perhaps, maybe be passing through an area that the US consider “terrorist territory”. No proof is needed.

Any protests against current US policies, even wearing a T-shirt with anti-war slogans can end you in Police custody without any questions asked.

American Citizens who immigrated from any country where Islam exists are routinely being monitored and put under surveillance, simply because there might be a connection to Islam and thus to terrorism. Police Officers routinely mistreat individuals who “look Muslim” or have an Arabic name.

If the US Government wants to know what you wrote in your email or said on your phone – they can just simply spy on you without any real reason or a court order based in the probability that you are committing a crime.

Yes, the initial quote is a very accurate description of the US. Who said it?

Herman Goering.

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