Entries in free speech (47)


Crazed Bible-Wielding Duo Threatens to Rape Lesbians

Recently outside of a "Gay-Day" rally in Michigan, two counter-protesters (who appear to be from the Twelve Tribes of Israel or a similar hate-group) told one of the lesbians attending the rally that she would be raped in the impending race-wars, as prescribed by the book of Isaiah. The lesbians called the police of course, but the police were unable to do anything. I certainly support the First Ammendment, and I don't know that I can say these guys said anything that can be considered a direct threat, so I agree the police had little they could do. However, it seems to me that this is a prime example of the sort of lunacy religion leads people two. Not that I believe all religious people think this way, but it certainly does not help when deviants such as these can fall back on a revered religious text which clearly condones rape throughout it's pages.

The video clearly only shows one side of the story, and offers no clues as to how this confrontation began, but it is pretty clear to me that these two miscreants are the sort of biblical literalists that make religion dangerous.


SOPA is not Dead

Too many people think the battle is over, but the fact of the matter is that SOPA is not dead, and it will be reintroduced next month with a new name and in a far more dangerous guise...

This is not a waiting game, it's a game of poker. Lamar Smith has a royal flush and few people know it.

SOPA may pass. It may not. He doesn't care, and it doesn't matter. The MPAA and RIAA started working on their legislative strategy to pass a new anti-piracy bill in late 2010. SOPA was designed to raise the noise. Everyone is playing right into the entertainment industries hand. The lobbyists are laughing manically at the ignorance of the mob. Even sites like Wikipedia and reddit have played into it.

What people don't know about is the ace: H.R.1981, the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 which is lying in wait. It's not complete. You see, PCIP is not contestable because it's about protecting children. They can, and very well might, copy and paste the full text of SOPA to the end of PCIP. That's the backup. That's the deal that was struck with entertainment industry lobbyists. We will try to push this anti-piracy bill. It probably won't work. Don't worry, we can pass it under an anti-child pornography bill.

There are two things which no Congressman will risk supporting: terrorism and child pornography. There can be no opposition, no discussion. Any anti-piracy law can ALWAYS be reframed as an anti-child pornography bill and it will pass, without even discussion. It will have the full support of the House (minus Ron Paul, of course), the full support of the Senate, and most importantly the full support of the American people. NO ONE wants to risk being called a pedophile.

The entertainment industry has finally caught up with technology. They understand how it works. It took them 15 years, but they know what DNS is. They are going to exploit a fundamental problem with the way DNS is centralized and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. They have found an error in the very architecture of the Internet. The solution, from a free speech standpoint is not to fight it politically. The solution is the fix the error.

We must move to a decentralized system of DNS. It is not impossible. It requires some new thinking and a re-architecture of some web services, but it must be done if we want the Internet, as we know it today, to exist in 5 or 10 years.

Furthermore, we must stop allowing our government to scare us into accepting Orwellian legislation by using words like "terrorism" and "pedophilia". Our government stands as a far more grave threat to our freedom and our liberty than anything else. We act now to stop a government that has run amock and broken free of it's constitutional shackles. If we do not, we will find ourselves to be the ones in shackles soon enough.


America | The Chinese are going to beat us... (Part 4)

These are the people we elect to "represent" us... A frighteningly large number want lunatics like this to be elected to our highest office.


America | The Chinese are going to beat us... (Part 3)

Watch the behavior and actions of a woman who starts her rant with "God is on top!"... These are the people in our country that vote... The rest are too busy watching "Jersey Shore".

Perfect Response to Rebecca Watson & her fabricated scandal...

As discussed in my previsous post, fellow atheist blogger, Rebecca Watson, recently made a scandal out of an innocent encounter on an elevator. Dr. Richard Dawkins correctly saw the situation for what it was, a non-issue, and made some comments about it which got Rebecca's groupies all in an uproar...

Youtube video blogger "stclairose" made a video response that sums up the reality of the situation far better than I could. She perfectly expresses my concerns about this situation, and the Feminist tendency to fabricate issues. She also nicely supports my call to Equalism, although she may or may not know that.

See her very well thought out response here:


LINKS (Referenced in the video):
Chris Burke's post:
Skepchick Blog post:
Furious Purpose post (note the "some creep" bit):
Rebecca Watson's Youtube video "About Mythbusters, Robot Eyes, Feminism, and Jokes":