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Democrats now favor oppression and censorship by almost 3 to 1

Key result from Pew survey
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Blacklists are back and the Democrats have got ’em: A poll released this week by the Pew Research Center has starkly revealed the dark oppressive mentality that now dominates supporters of the Democratic Party, and makes possible the enthusiasm for blacklisting and censorship by its leadership.

The graph to the right shows the big take-away from the poll, as indicated by the arrows and the red box. Democrats now favor censorship by 70 to 28 percent, a major rise since 2018, when their attitude towards free speech was almost identical to Republicans. Since then, while Republican support for the First Amendment and freedom has remained largely stable and strong, Democrats have almost entirely abandoned these American ideals. As Pew notes:

There was virtually no difference between the parties in 2018, but the share of Democrats who support government intervention has grown from 40% in 2018 to 70% in 2023, while the share of Republicans who hold this view hasn’t changed much.

There is a similar gap between the shares of Democrats and Republicans who say technology companies should restrict false information online. A large majority of Democrats and Democratic leaners (81%) support technology companies taking such steps, while about half of Republicans (48%) say the same. The share of Democrats who support technology companies taking these steps has also increased steadily since 2018.

These partisan gaps persist when it comes to restricting extremely violent content online. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say that the U.S. government (71% vs. 48%, respectively) and tech companies (83% vs. 61%) should take steps to restrict violent content online even if it limits freedom of information.

I must add that this is not a poll of the politicians of the Democratic Party. It is a poll of that party’s supporters, its rank and file, its grass roots. And though the poll showed a rise in the willingness to censor across all age groups, the cause of that rise is clearly coming from Democrats. As noted by Alex Berenson,

The left – the entire left, readers and writers, consumers and producers of information -is clearly losing confidence in the First Amendment, telling itself a tale of the dangers of too much speech, and trying to wall off opinions and even facts it does not like.

And those of us who hoped the end of Covid and the manifest failure of the mRNAs would spell an end to censorship, or at least a serious rethinking of its pros and cons, appear to have been sadly mistaken.

The Democratic Party now a party of oppression, tyranny, and censorship. Nor should anyone expect it to change, as it derives its strength not merely from the power it holds in government, but from the enthusiastic support of its followers. They are no longer Americans, but communist fascists, eager to stamp their boots into the face of anyone who disagrees with them.

I am not noting this harsh fact so bluntly in order to inspire hatred of Democrats, but to educate Americans of the real threat these people and their party now represent. They are dangerous. Be careful what you say to them. Be prepared for battle, but don’t run from it. Do what country singer Jason Aldean has done when these censorship kings tried to cancel him for writing a song that simply notes that America’s small down culture will not tolerate rioting and looting: Stand tall and refuse to back down. As he said in this first concert after the left attempted to blacklist him:

“You guys know how it is, in this day and age, cancel culture is a thing. That’s something that if people don’t like what you say they try to make sure they can cancel you, which means try to ruin your life, ruin everything. One thing I saw this week was a bunch of country music fans that can see through a lot of the [%@#$&]. I saw country music fans rally like I’ve never seen before and it was pretty badass, I gotta say. Thank you guys so much.”

More people have to do the same. Democrats want to silence us, but they can only do so we consent to it. Don’t consent. Tell them to go to hell.

Nor will you be doing anything but speaking the truth, since by their tyrannical behavior they certainly will do so.

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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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4 comments

  • Cotour

    The Democrat party machine and their supporters want and intend to literally take over the country and only have a “Constitution” in name only.

    And that is not hyperbole.

    The Democrat party machine “lead” (?) by Joe Biden as the symbolic head who must in his imaginings (?) see himself as some degree of modern-day FDR on steroids? Can and will justify ANYTHING in the retention and further acquisition of political power and the destruction of the Constitution in order to keep it.

    And this is why the political warfare is fought within the parameters structured by the Constitution.

    Political warfare is the only way, every day.

    What’s the next strategic move after the Hunter Biden plea deal rejection?

    One more indictment for Trump!

    Who threatens the Democrat party machine’s power? That is a rhetorical question.

  • pzatchok

    I remember when democrats and their youth would have never trusted big business to run their life set the rules or make policy.

    Now they are all for those big mega companies running their lives and the government protecting them.

    They have no idea that the politicians who propose this are the few who will be running their lives. Not for what the citizen wants but for what the politician wants.
    They think a benevolent dictatorship would be great and would get things done much faster.
    they just do not realize that a benevolent dictatorship within a few elections becomes a full dictatorship and will be running everything with a lifetime dictator at the helm.
    Or they know it and think that their parents will pull them out of any trouble.

  • The words of C.S. Lewis come to mind.

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

    This is the bigotry we endure, we get when a faction is so full of their self-righteous selves that they think they alone are the possessors of the One True Way, and therefore see the world as Normal vs. the Evil Other …

    … forgetting the wisdom of one Harry Callahan: a man’s got to know his limitations.

    These days, fascism doesn’t come in jackboots and armbands … it comes in nice suits, in robes academic and judicial, that drip with such condescending arrogance.

    The Progressive Left have become the very bigots and blind fundamentalists that they sneer at … because self-confidence and independent thought have been so suppressed in their faction, that they can’t trust themselves to discern misinformation from the truth and therefore look to that little intellectual elite in the far-distant capital to do their thinking for them.

  • Jeff Wright

    I think they got Greens into the medical community.

    We have tick bites that cause an allergy to red meat.

    Now ars technica is reporting on an illegal lab with HIV

    Something’s up!

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