Date: February 14, 2021
“Patrick Wood joins us to discuss a new non-profit organization he has founded to help combat the threat to free speech: Citizens for Free Speech. With 26,000 members, the CFFS seeks to activate people at the local level and teach them how to better communicate their ideas and combat the threats to fundamental freedoms that are facing us during this generated crisis.
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“When communication stops, the fighting begins”…
…This is one of several reasons why we never tolerate the complete banishment of anybody, at all.
Individual expression is critical, regardless of what ideas one might express…Refusal to interact will only isolate, leaving people to become angry, extreme…and sometimes violent…
An individuals right to express their thoughts is down right sacred.
“…the channels for communication have been destroyed”…Yes!…and this is an obscene travesty, for all people!
In real open dialogue you at least have something to work with, and a way to avoid and heal social conflict [and the really shitty ways we maltreat each other]…
…Allowing these stupid tech companies [or roving mobs of zealots] to impose strict censorship, when they’ve proven time and time again that they don’t even comprehend what they are attacking, is as unjust and disgusting as social manipulation gets.
It is at the root of what causes violence and war.
This never ends well.
Why do you think there has been so much talk by some in the broader MAP community, about terrorist tactics?…fighting back?…making last stands?…potential for killing cops and politicians?…
…This is all a direct consequence of MAP’s being completely locked out of all social dialogue, and all common, peaceful avenue to political grievance solution.
If you are unaware of this…then you are not well traveled among the MAP communities.
No…it’s not everywhere…but it is absolutely out there…
…and people from all angles had best start taking it seriously.
Forcing people out of the public square is not helping anything…In fact, it is causing an alarming amount of hate, aggression and motivation towards real world violence.
This is what happens when you allow tyranny of the powerful, or the majority, to impoverish and terrorize any group habitually…and nobody stands up to defend the group being targeted…and nobody allows the targeted group to peacefully defend itself.
What is so galling to me…is that it is quite well established in research by now, that the simple act of allowing people to express whatever is on their own mind at the moment acts as a pressure valve…and has this massive social impact, on diverting people away from extremism and violent acts…
…Yet this simple, vital need is being aggressively denied to people…
…Why?…Who is gaining in this, and what are they gaining?
…Does it serve the people?
Disclaimer: I do not endorse everything that comes out of the Corbett Report…but the first half of this video is really darn solid.