No free speech allowed at SoundCloud or Spotify.
Persecution is now cool! Rappers Bryson Grey and Patriot J have had a song with the opening line “They might ban me for this song” banned by Spotify & SoundCloud.
The song strongly criticized BLM, the government lockdowns, and the modern perverse sexual movement. Bryson noted in announcing the Spotify ban that though these same outlets claimed the song was banned for hateful speech, they do not ban much more violent rapper songs that glorify murder, crime, and drug use.
Patriot J responded by pointing out that other black rappers can glorify death, crime and all kinds of immoral and disgusting lifestyles, “but if you mess around and rap about traditional values and expose truths they will BAN YOU!”
“Remember y’all, you can rap about anything you want except going against the LGBT. You can rap about your vagina to children all day, you can rap about popping pills, you can rap about doing crime… but not the forbidden topic,” tweeted Bryson Gray.
This second link also included this tidbit about the intolerant employees at Spotify:
Music icon Ian Brown revealed that Spotify had deleted his anti-lockdown song Little Seed Big Tree, while it was also reported that Spotify employees threatened a mutiny if the company didn’t blacklist episodes of the Joe Rogan podcast. [emphasis mine]
The highlighted words prove that this oppression is not coming from government or fascist leaders, but from a large percentage of the population that no longer believes in free speech but instead endorses subjugation for anyone who disagrees with them. These grass-roots tyrants will not only vote for tyrants, they will band together to make any social setting they participate in a version of Orwell’s 1984.
What makes this situation even more terrifying is that too many people who strongly oppose this intolerance are also too cowed to fight it. They go along to get along, and thus the bullies win, time and again.
As for SoundCloud, today’s story simply reinforces yesterday’s SoundCloud blacklisting story, both of which show how close-minded that company is to diverse ideas.
Personally, I cannot imagine what it must be like to work at a corporation today. I certainly couldn’t survive there, as I despise bullies and will never bow to them. I would stand up to them and defend freedom of speech for everyone, even those I disagreed with. Which of course means I would be quickly fired by corporate management, who appears now routinely aligned with the bullies and fascists that make up too much of today’s population.
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