These days it is the liberals who are the most illiberal and who want to slap down free speech and open debate.
You do not have to like voices like Alex Jones,Lauren Southern or Stefan Molyneaux to respect their right to speak out.
But these days it's: "don't like 'em? Ban 'em"
YouTube Slaps Infowars With Another Strike, Termination Warning
25 July, 2018
Infowars founder Alex Jones was hit with yet another strike on his YouTube channel on Tuesday for violating the site's community guidelines, while four videos have been removed from his channel which has 2.4 million subscribers, according to The Verge.
While YouTube removed four videos, they were bundled together into a single strike due to a quirk in how the system manages violations. Creators are asked to acknowledge strikes the first time they log in following one of their videos being removed. If more than one video receives a strike, they can be “bundled” into a single violation.
The offending videos do not include Jones’ threatening rant about Robert Mueller, which stirred a controversy earlier this week after it was posted on Facebook. That video does not appear to have been uploaded to YouTube. -The Verge
"I mean, Mueller covered up for a decade for [Jeffrey] Epstein kidnapping kids, flying them on sex planes, some kids as young as seven years old reportedly, with big perverts raping them to frame people," Jones says in the video, referring to billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted of sex crimes after being accused of soliciting multiple teenage girls as young as 13. -The Hill
A defeat for free speech and open debate in this country. At least, in Australia they spoke and were interviewed on television.
To make it clear, I do not like Lauren Southern one little bit.
To me what she and Molyneux say miss the point more than being "offensive".
It’s all par-for-the-course in these insane times and in the context of a burning planet oddly irrelevant.
However, for all that, values matter.
Right-wing Canadian speakers' visit canned, legal action on back burner
26 July, 2018
A possible visit to Auckland next week by controversial Right-wing Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux has been called off.
At least in Australia they were given a fair-go on televisions while being attacked by Antifa