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Leftism = Democracy?Democracy Dies at the Washington Post

The socialists have engineered a semantic revolution in converting the meaning of terms into their opposite.

Ludwig von Mises, excerpt from "Liberty and Property" 1958, published in 2021 by the Mises Institute



 In August 2021, Leftists were calling the election to recall the Leftist CA Governor an attack on democracy. Some Progressives Are Now Claiming California's Recall Election Is 'Undemocratic'


 On June 7, 2021 in Minnesota, the environmental extremist group RISE Coalition trespassed on private property, intimidated employees, chained themselves to equipment, and destroyed property. The media reported their actions as "protecting democracy". And, enforcing laws and removing the "mostly peaceful" protesters were, "Part of the Assault on Democracy".


 "Fossil Fueled-Crackdowns Are Part of the Assault on Democracy" Institute for Policy Studies (2021)



But if you opposed government regulators forcing the change to "green energy", you were "attacking democracy".


 In the 2020s, if you were accused of "harassment" and being a "bigot" that actually meant that you were probably Speaking out to oppose the far-left socialist political agenda. Censorship by Leftist was done to defend free speech.


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Facebook Censors Defend Democracy?

“The internet has changed a lot in 25 years. But the last time comprehensive internet regulations were passed was in 1996. We want updated internet regulations to set clear guidelines for addressing today’s toughest challenges.”

Paid ad placed by Facebook in local newspapers across America in August 2021




Why would Facebook want government to regulate the internet?


The “1996” refers to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which regulated issues with telecommunications companies selling broadband Internet access and the convergence of telephone, cable, and internet providers. And the act made it illegal to use telephones to make harassing phone calls, which was perhaps the only good thing it did, protecting people from unwanted intrusions.


But Title V of that Act was called the “Communications Decency Act, and it gave government regulators power to regulate the transmission of “obscene images” on the internet in the way that the regulators controlled TV. And the act used the law against harassing phone calls apply to comments made on the internet, possibly making disagree with someone “harassing” that person.


But the Communications Decency Act was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court because it violated the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech.





Now Facebook wants to bring back the unconstitutional Communication Decency Act in a new attempt to give government regulators the power to control the information which you send and receive over the internet, and to censor and deplatform people who oppose the leftists’ attacks on freedom.


The leftists say that they censor, deplatform, and deny financial services to their opponents to "save Democracy". The truth is that these leftists are the historical and natural enemies of real democracy.


Leftism is not democracy. Leftism is increased control of the people by government regulators. Leftists promise that this increased control will produce "equality" and a higher standard of living. But it never works out that way. In practice, leftism really always produces the opposite. The logical outcome of leftism is not democracy, it is totalitarianism.



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