Saturday 1 October 2022

New Zealand PM tells UN expressing bad ideas about the climate etc is a weapon of war

“After all, how do you successfully end a war if people are led to believe the reason for its existence is not only legal but noble? How do you tackle climate change if people do not believe it exists? How do you ensure the human rights of others are upheld, when they are subjected to hateful and dangerous rhetoric and ideology?”

In Europe censorship of bad ideas, about people but not about the weather, has been considered normal since the 1960s. It is perhaps the saddest thing that happened in my lifetime. In America, happily, restricting freedom of speech is still considered authoritarian and undemocratic. 

Many Muslim countries have said at the UN that they want insulting the Prophet to become illegal worldwide under international law.

Glenn Greenwald
This is the face of authoritarianism - even though it looks different than you were taught to expect. And it's the mindset of tyrants everywhere: This is someone so inebriated by her sense of righteousness and superiority that she views dissent as an evil too dangerous to allow:
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PM Jacinda Ardern calls internet freedom a “weapon of war” in most recent UN speech. Calls for a new type of internet with “rules and transparency”. “How do you tackle climate change if people don’t believe it exists”. Source:

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