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Censorship, narrative control and propaganda

Purge 2.0: CrossTalk on Censorship (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/514997-internet-censorship-community-...

"Internet censorship is happening at an accelerated pace. Conservatives and progressives are being demonetized and deplatformed. More times than not, this censorship is never really explained..."

NDPP

Greenwald: Big Corporations Now Deploy Woke Ideology the Way Intelligence Agencies Do: As a Disguise

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1382024857626501122

"By draping itself in the finery of political activism, the corporatist class consolidates political power, corrupts democracy and distracts from its real function."

 

Independent News Getting Shut Down by Tech Monopolies

https://youtu.be/FQ7zy2hZxcw

The Jimmy Dore Show

cco

Just in case anyone had any lingering beliefs about the forthcoming "hate speech" crackdown being targeted only at Nazis, not regular dissenters: Kevin Lamoureux sponsors petition calling for criticism of police to be criminalized as hate speech.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Yikes! The man is seriously tone deaf given he represents Winnipeg North where most victims of police violence in the city live.

contrarianna

cco wrote:
Just in case anyone had any lingering beliefs about the forthcoming "hate speech" crackdown being targeted only at Nazis, not regular dissenters: Kevin Lamoureux sponsors petition calling for criticism of police to be criminalized as hate speech.

Interesting.
Liberal MP is to the right of most Republicans on wanting to criminalize speech in his Orwellian titled bill "Social affairs and equality".

Though there is criticism by Republicans of Democratic politicians criticizing police, authoritarian Kevin Lamoureux's law would actually have them shut down if in Canada.

This is the real face of censorship endorsed by "fuck free speech" crowd of faux progressives now prevalent in general, and on babble, who think that censorship is fine as long as it is aimed at their adversaries.

The reality is those in power, corporate and state, get to decide what is undesirable criticism to be shut down. The apparatus and application of censorship is increasingly accepted and will continue to be applied when governments change hands, though different partisan factions will be targeted.

The answer to the following title question is an obvious "yes".

Has American Liberalism Abandoned Free Speech? Interview With Thomas Frank
The celebrated author writes an article in The Guardian opposing censorship, and is stunned by negative responses
Matt Taibbi   Mar 30
....
Frank addressed the “clampdown mania” of the Internet era, expressing puzzlement over a change in how Democrats look at the speech issue now, versus how traditional liberals almost unanimously viewed the issue in the not-so-distant-past.

“Criticism, analysis, mockery, and protest: these were our weapons,” he wrote. “Censorship and blacklisting were, with important exceptions, the weapons of the puritanical right.”

To say the piece didn’t go over as he expected is an understatement. Although some liked it, he was stunned by the reaction from people he once considered political allies. “People were like, ‘Fuck you, Frank!’” he says, half-laughing....

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/has-american-liberalism-abandoned-d72

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CNN Exposed:  Project Veritas 'Stings' CNN Technical Director, Charlie Chester Part 1 of 3 (and vid)

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-1-cnn-director-admits-network-e...

"I 100% believe that if it wasn't for CNN, I don't know that Trump would have got voted out..."

 

CNN Exposed, Part 2 (and vid)

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-2-cnn-director-charlie-chester-...

"There's an art to manipulation...Inflection, saying things twice...It's like leading them in a direction before they even open their mouths."

 

CNN Exposed: Part 3 (and vid)

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-3-cnn-director-charlie-chester-...

"You can shift an entire people's perception about anything depending on how you do it..."

'CNN: The Most Trusted Name in News.'

voice of the damned

^
Uh-huh. James O'Keefe. The right-wing troll whose "sting" operations "proved" that community-housing advocates at ACORN were engaged in pimping, and that Bernie Sanders supports free college education in order to train students to overthrow the government.

Unionist

cco wrote:
Just in case anyone had any lingering beliefs about the forthcoming "hate speech" crackdown being targeted only at Nazis, not regular dissenters: Kevin Lamoureux sponsors petition calling for criticism of police to be criminalized as hate speech.

I believe that anyone who voluntarily elects to join a police force fully deserves to be despised, scorned, denied respect, and made subject to ill-treatment on that basis alone - unless they can individually prove that they are free and innocent of all the prejudices and criminal activities associated with the police. I would impose a "reverse burden" on individuals in that respect.

So come and get me for "hate speech", Kevin!

How exactly do scumbags like this get elected in ridings like that? Is it just that there are no alternatives? If Leah Gazan can win in a neighbouring riding, what's the problem in Winnipeg North?

 

NDPP

[quote=voice of the damned]^ Uh-huh. James O'Keefe. The right-wing troll whose "sting" operations "proved" that community-housing advocates at ACORN were engaged in pimping, and that Bernie Sanders supports free college education in order to train students to overthrow the government

[quote=NDPP]

Sure. Nonetheless an important expose of the CNN organ-grinder rather than the PV monkey.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Kevin Chief who also had experience in Manitoba politics nearly beat Kevin Lamoureaux in the 2010 by-election to replace Judy Wasylycia-Leis in the NDP federal caucus (she stepped down to run for mayor of Winnipeg). It's a shame that he lost - less than 1000 votes. Rebecca Blaikie did even better in closing the gap in the 2011 federal election - again another painful loss because it was so damn close - less than 50 votes and probably a recall was involved. The NDP ran inconsequential candidate (no offence to them meant) who had no traction whatsoever aganst Kevin Lamoureaux.

NDPP

The mass media will never regain the public's trust

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/the-mass-media-will-never-regain

"Telling the mass media to 'just do their jobs' and report the news is like bursting into a shoe factory yelling 'just do your jobs and start manufacturing dentures!' Their job is not to report the news, their job is to manipulate public perception of the media-owning class. And toward that end they've been immensely successful..."

NDPP

msn contributor goes off the rails

https://youtu.be/IGx45OjCjC8

"This is the resistance."

NDPP

On Contact: Cancel Culture (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/on-contact/521966-dan-kovalik-cancel-culture/

Chris Hedges and Prof Dan Kovalik, the author  of 'Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Culture' discuss.

voice of the damned

CH: The cancel culture, a witch hunt by self-appointed moral arbiters of speech has become the boutique activism of a liberal class that lacks the courage and the organizational skills to challenge the actual centers of power.  The military industrial complex, lethal militarized police violence, the prison, industrial complex, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, the intelligence agencies that make us the most spied upon, watched, photographed, and monitored population in human history, the fossil fuel industry, and a political and economic system captured by oligarchic and corporate power.  It is much easier to turn from these overwhelming battles to take down hapless figures who make verbal gaffes, those who fail to speak in the approved language or embrace the approved attitudes of the liberal elites.  These parity tests have reached absurd and self-defeating levels.  The irony, of course, is that the cancel culture was pioneered by the redbaiting of the capitalist class and their shock troops in agencies such as the FBI to break radical movements and labor unions.  Tens of thousands of people in the name of anti-communism were canceled out of the culture. 

Without even getting into the ideological differences, it's a pretty huge stretch to draw an ancestral line between McCarthyism and COINTELPRO, on the one hand, and so-called "cancel culture" on the other. Just for starters, a bunch of people on the internet shaming some celebrity for using the n-word(let's say) aren't backed by the coercive powers of the state.

And it's interesting that Hedges later laments "the individualism that has infected this country right from the beginning", since it's the USA's own First Amendment, an individualistic document if ever there was one, that prevents his dreaded "left-wing authoritarians" from harnessing the kind of state power they would enjoy in Canada and Europe. As opposed to the US, where they're basically just confined to naming and shaming people in the media and on-line. 

NDPP

Ottawa's move to regulate video posting on You Tube and social media called 'assault' on free speech

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ottawas-move-to-regulate-video-po...

"...Critics denounced the move to give the country's broadcast regulator the ability to oversee user-generated content, and said it amounted to an attack on the free expression of Canadians.

'Granting a government agency authority over legal user-generated content - particularly when backed up by the government's musings about taking down websites - doesn't just infringe on free expression, it constitutes a full-blown assault upon it and through it, the foundations of democracy,' said Peter Menzies, a former commissioner of the CRTC.

'That is an infringement of Canadians' rights, University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist said. 'In a free, democratic society we don't subject basic speech to regulation in this way. Of course there are limits to what people can say, but the idea that a broadcast regulator has any role to play in basic speech is, I think, anathema to free and democratic society where freedom of expression is viewed as one of the Canadian freedoms..."

The Birkenstock comes down.

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

Unionist wrote:

cco wrote:
Just in case anyone had any lingering beliefs about the forthcoming "hate speech" crackdown being targeted only at Nazis, not regular dissenters: Kevin Lamoureux sponsors petition calling for criticism of police to be criminalized as hate speech.

I believe that anyone who voluntarily elects to join a police force fully deserves to be despised, scorned, denied respect, and made subject to ill-treatment on that basis alone - unless they can individually prove that they are free and innocent of all the prejudices and criminal activities associated with the police. I would impose a "reverse burden" on individuals in that respect.

So come and get me for "hate speech", Kevin!

How exactly do scumbags like this get elected in ridings like that? Is it just that there are no alternatives? If Leah Gazan can win in a neighbouring riding, what's the problem in Winnipeg North?

 

Kevin Lamoureux was first elected in Winnipeg North in a by-election in 2010, with a low voter turnout of 30.8%. He was re-elected in 2011 by a margin of only 44 votes. So not exactly a ringing endorsement. Then came the 2015 election, in which Kevin Lamoureux increased his vote by 33%, as voters flocked to the Liberals to "throw the bums out".

Kevin Lamoureux was able to hold on to his seat in the 2019 election despite losing 21.30% support from 2015.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Lamoureux

So I guess this begs the question of why the NDP hasn't been able to motivate enough voters in any of the last 4 elections in Winnipeg North to elect their candidate?

cco

voice of the damned wrote:

Without even getting into the ideological differences, it's a pretty huge stretch to draw an ancestral line between McCarthyism and COINTELPRO, on the one hand, and so-called "cancel culture" on the other. Just for starters, a bunch of people on the internet shaming some celebrity for using the n-word(let's say) aren't backed by the coercive powers of the state.

And it's interesting that Hedges later laments "the individualism that has infected this country right from the beginning", since it's the USA's own First Amendment, an individualistic document if ever there was one, that prevents his dreaded "left-wing authoritarians" from harnessing the kind of state power they would enjoy in Canada and Europe. As opposed to the US, where they're basically just confined to naming and shaming people in the media and on-line. 

The more appropriate analogy is with the culture wars of the 80s and 90s, where Christian fundamentalists flocked to cancel everyone who was insufficiently Jesus-worshipping, including sending innocent people to jail over Satanic hysteria. That's a problematic analogy for Chris Hedges to make, however, since he's on the side of cancelling the unbelievers. But then, these days, who isn't?

NDPP

Why Power is Getting Woke

https://www.inquiremore.com/p/why-power-is-getting-woke

"Woke politics makes politics less about what powerful people do and more about what everyone does. Maybe the point of politicizing everything is to make you forget what actual politics is?"

NDPP

Master List of Official Russia Claims that Proved to be Bogus

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/aaugh-a-brief-list-of-official-russia

"The Director of National Intelligence releases a report and the press rushes to kick the football again. What follows is a brief list of official claims that proved untrue..."

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Why Power is Getting Woke

https://www.inquiremore.com/p/why-power-is-getting-woke

"Woke politics makes politics less about what powerful people do and more about what everyone does. Maybe the point of politicizing everything is to make you forget what actual politics is?"

I love this image. It should be the NATO logo.

NDPP

"I have been asked several questions about why the amendment to Bill C-10 to remove the user-generated content exception raises free speech issues. Here is my take...(Thread). 'Bill C-10 forces social media companies to censor speech...The only option to comply with Bill C-10 is for social media to heavily regulate content.'

https://twitter.com/EmilyLaidlaw/status/1387120748184031234

 

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NDP Open to Supporting Controversial Broadcasting Bill Amendment: Singh

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ndp-open-to-supporting-controvers...

"The Liberal government's controversial new amendment to its broadcasting bill that would open up user-generated content on social media platforms to government regulation could find support among some opposition parties. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said Tuesday he was open to supporting the bill with the new amendment, which critics have said amounts to an attack on free expression rights...."

 

'Content Moderation': Watch for it

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1387832273110769665

"A major plank of US liberalism [always dutifully copied here] (including journalists) is eagerness for more online censorship of political speech. But since nobody likes to admit they're censors, they've invented a euphemism for it -- 'content-moderation'. Watch for it."

contrarianna

kropotkin1951 wrote:

NDPP wrote:

Why Power is Getting Woke

https://www.inquiremore.com/p/why-power-is-getting-woke

"Woke politics makes politics less about what powerful people do and more about what everyone does. Maybe the point of politicizing everything is to make you forget what actual politics is?"

I love this image. It should be the NATO logo.

Too close to reality for parody.

The expansion of "Humanitarian Intervention" propaganda into identity politics.

The British spy agency GCHQ is so aggressive, extreme and unconstrained by law or ethics that the NSA — not exactly world renowned for its restraint — often farms out spying activities too scandalous or illegal for the NSA to their eager British counterparts. There is, as the Snowden reporting demonstrated, virtually nothing too deceitful or invasive for the GCHQ. They spy on entire populations, deliberately disseminate fake news, exploit psychological research to control behavior and manipulate public perception, and destroy the reputations, including through the use of sex traps, of anyone deemed adversarial to the British government.

But they want you to know that they absolutely adore gay people. In fact, they love the cause of LGBT equality so very much that, beginning on May 17, 2015 — International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — they started draping their creepy, UFO-style headquarters in the colors of the rainbow flag. The prior year, in 2014, they had merely raised the rainbow flag in front of their headquarters, but in 2015, they announced, “we wanted to make a bold statement to show the nation we serve how strongly we believe in this.”...

Big Corporations Now Deploying Woke Ideology the Way Intelligence Agencies Do: As a Disguise
By draping itself in the finery of political activism, the corporatist class consolidates political power, corrupts democracy and distracts from its real functions.

    
Glenn Greenwald
Apr 13
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/big-corporations-now-deploying-woke

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Your free speech is at risk with Ottawa's push to regulate online content, experts warn

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bill-c10-user-generated-1.6007192

"The kind of speech that many Canadians engage in on these platforms is just basic, fundamental freedom of expression that does not require, and should not be subject to, any sort of regulation or regulatory oversight by a broadcast regulator, said Michael Geist, a University of Ottawa professor and the Canada Research Chair in internet law..."

NDPP

Analysis: 'Freedom of Expression Be Damned', C-10 Amendment Amounts to Censorship

https://twitter.com/MichaelGeist/status/1387764894892761093

"Some social media could decide to shut down user-generated content in Canada until the CRTC establishes an oversight/censorship regime to govern it."

What about it Rabble/babble?

MegB

When people criticize babble 'overlords' of censorship, I always think of places like Turkey in the '90s where in the southeast Kurdish newspapers, political parties and gatherings were banned and shut down. Journalists, politicians and activists were imprisoned and disappeared. That's censorship. What you're complaining about on babble is, "you can't post that or behave that way here. Why not go to the thousands of other sites that will applaud you for your shitty post." That's not censorship. Those are boundaries that you can either abide by or go where you do not have to. 

Seriously, this mythology of oppression that people with privilege labour under when someone says, 'no, you can't fucking do/say that' is ridiculous. Grow up.

cco

Not to say nobody's made that argument here – I've seen it – but most of this thread's posts have been about the federal government moving to censor expression, not babble moderation.

NDPP

My question had nothing to do with rabble/babble censorship and everything to do with rabble/babble's response to the possible implications of Bill C-10. But always enlightening to hear your views.

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

My question had nothing to do with rabble/babble censorship and everything to do with rabble/babble's response to the possible implications of Bill C-10. But always enlightening to hear your views.

Your question was poorly framed and people think they know already what you mean without much analysis. It is called confirmation bias.

But the question is relevant since if this bill passes it would seem that babble either gets shut down or rabble will have to pay for moderation based on the bill's values.

NDPP

Blinken: 'On World Press Freedom Day, the United States Continues to Advocate for Press Freedom...'

https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1389116664176857090

"What an absolute joke..."

NDPP

Facebook reverses censorship of WSWS article debunking 'Wuhan Lab' conspiracy theory

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/03/cens-mo3.html

"On Friday, Facebook notified users that the WSWS article 'Washington Post's 'Wuhan Lab' conspiracy theory stands exposed' had been inappropriately censored. The WSWS article reported the backhanded admission by the Washington Post that the US government had presented no evidence that COVID-19 was created as a biological weapon, despite the promotion of this debunked conspiracy theory by the Post itself..."

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'When you can't tell if the person talking is AOC or CIA' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/aishaismad/status/1388963034274701316

Biden's new 'progressive' CIA knows how to talk the talk. 'Friendly fascism' at work.

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Stop C-10: NO CRTC Regulation of User Speech

https://action.openmedia.org/page/81358/action/1?ea.tracking.id=om

"...The government lied to us about this bill. Exempting our user content was a key part of C-10's limitations, that helped get it through parliamentary readings and committee without more dissent. Removing that exemption makes C-10 the most breathtaking power-grab over online speech we've ever seen in Canada.

Tell your MP (and Party Leaders) this kind of broad government censorship power is unacceptable. They MUST vote no to Bill C-10!

Send form attached.

NDPP

Canadian Civil Liberties Association (and podcast)

https://twitter.com/cancivlib/status/1389232922197204992

"Latest Law Bytes podcast on Bill C10 just dropped featuring Cara Zwibel. Take a listen here..."

voice of the damned

NDPP wrote:

'When you can't tell if the person talking is AOC or CIA' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/aishaismad/status/1388963034274701316

Biden's new 'progressive' CIA knows how to talk the talk. 'Friendly fascism' at work.

I'm not sure I agree that "the left has failed" simply because non-progressive organizations are embracing exclusive hiring. It's like saying the civil-rights movement failed, because the US military no longer practices Jim Crow.

Discrimination is wrong and inclusive hiring is good. These statements remain true, regardless of whether or not the CIA has jumped on the
bandwagon about a decade late.

NDPP

It also remains true that the CIA is an evil thing for evil purposes no matter who it hires.

voice of the damned

NDPP wrote:

It also remains true that the CIA is an evil thing for evil purposes no matter who it hires.

Yeah, but it still doesn't follow that that makes their more inclusive hiring practices a failure of the left.

I mean, what exactly would the tweeter have the left do in order to reverse this alleged failure? Pressure the CIA to return to discriminatory hiring, so as to remove the PR boost the Agency gets from being more inclusive?

kropotkin1951

Disband the CIA would seem to be the obvious answer to your question.

 

voice of the damned

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Disband the CIA would seem to be the obvious answer to your question.

 

The existence of the CIA still doesn't make the their inclusive hiring practices a failure of the left.

Justin Trudeau, generally regarded around here as a sleazy neo-liberal operator, likes to open his ralllies by acknowledging that he's standing on unceded First Nations land.

Now, I'm sure we all hope that most progressives see through that schtick, and also that the Liberals get voted out in favour of a more progressive alternative.

But I don't think anyone should point to First Nations activists or the left generally and say "You guys have FAILED because Trudeau started using one of your phrases!"

Because there was never anything anyone could do to stop Trudeau from saying that, so the question of a failure doesn't really apply.

(Now, it WOULD be a failure if the left were unable to convince enough voters of Trudeau's insincerity to get him booted from office.)

kropotkin1951

The CIA is a failure to humanity not the left. Disband it and all the other spy agencies. The ad is about appropriating the voices of marginalized people to say that they too are the empire. It is the same as having Colin Powell lie to the UN. I don't give a damn what his race is he is a war criminal and I don't give a damn what her race is or how woke she is, the CIA agent is a terrorist.

 

voice of the damned

kropotkin1951 wrote:

The CIA is a failure to humanity not the left. Disband it and all the other spy agencies. The ad is about appropriating the voices of marginalized people to say that they too are the empire. It is the same as having Colin Powell lie to the UN. I don't give a damn what his race is he is a war criminal and I don't give a damn what her race is or how woke she is, the CIA agent is a terrorist.

 

Well, I think we agree about the nature of the CIA. My point from the beginning has simply been that the ad itself doesn't represent "a failure of the left", contra the tweeter.

NDPP

[quote=kropotkin1951]

The CIA is a failure to humanity not the left. Disband it and all the other spy agencies. The ad is about appropriating the voices of marginalized people to say that they too are the empire. It is the same as having Colin Powell lie to the UN. I don't give a damn what his race is he is a war criminal and I don't give a damn what her race is or how woke she is, the CIA agent is a terrorist.

 

[quote=NDPP]

For what it's worth I think the continued existence of the CIA is very much a failure of the American left. Arguably the North American left too. The monster is after all centered here in stolen North America. The left according to its own oft declared ethical and moral principles has a responsibility to work towards its elimination. I think every honest thinking  leftist on great turtle island already knows that and fights for a time when this malevolent thing is gone and its apologists, excusers, promoters, torture practices, murder practices, regime-change practices and inclusive hiring practices along with it. Not evasions, quibbles or outright advocacy for its causes, as seems increasingly to have become the practice. It's far too serious a matter to far too many people and the agonies caused them, wondering when the North American left are going to finally do something about this awful thing and more.  And voting NDP or Democrat isn't that.

Perhaps a leftist sitting in the Middle East right now, say in Yemen, or Syria, or Libya or Palestine, or even Ukraine or Donbas, Cuba or Venezuela, maybe Guantanamo Bay -  almost anywhere else but here - might be thinking much the same as the Tweeter. Perhaps they will even get to sample one of Joe Biden's new diversity torturers and see if there's any difference.

NDPP

Feds plan change to Bill C-10 to make it 'crystal clear' social media uploads won't be regulated

https://globalnews.ca/news/7829583/social-media-free-speech-regulation-b...

"The move comes after both the NDP and the Conservatives called on the government to temporarily halt the legislation. The opposition is pushing for a fresh analysis to see how the proposed law could infringe on Canadians' charter-affirmed rights..."

Sneak attack appears to have failed for now, but we'll see.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

I haven't posted on this subject yet, largely because I don't understand how this would actually work. Let's use babble as an example. Suppose this law is passed, and then some time later I write a babble post saying that capitalist profit driven enterprises are nothing but theft from the workers, and all capitalists should have their property confiscated and be forced to work for a living like the rest of us.

Assume that some watchdog in the government or CRTC or whatever notices my post, and thinks it falls outside this law. What would happen then? Would I receive a stern email, ordering me to take my post down under penalty of criminal charges? Would rabble.ca get a notification that it must take down that particular post of mine, and maybe ban me to boot? I don't think either of these would be particularly effective, and I think both would be met by quite a bit of public opposition, even from supporters of capitalism who also somewhat believe in free speech.

So, what dark, dystopian future am I failing to visualize here?

voice of the damned

Michael:

From what I can tell, the ostensible purpose of this bill is to extend Canadian Content regulations to certain for-profit social media outlets.

However, there is apparently some concern that this will somehow be used to enforce political censorship on the internet generally.

Though I'm not entirely clear why. No one ever seemed to worry that having CanCon enforced on the radio, for example, would lead directly to the left being suppresed on the airwaves. Okay, maybe progressive politics aren't exactly flourishing on the radio, but I don't think that's because radio stations were required to tip the scales in favour of Gordon Lightfoot over John Denver.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

"Gordon Lightfoot over John Denver" is pretty insulting to Lightfoot. At least you could compare him to Paul Simon, Jim Croce, or some other reasonably talented musician. ;^)

voice of the damned

I'd actually rate Denver higher than Croce. Only so many novelty songs about Chicago tough-guys or ballads about my best old ex-friend Ray I wanna listen to.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Fair enough. De gustibus non disputandum est.

NDPP

Intersectional regime change? Queer drone strike? (and vid)

https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom/status/1389607380502159360

"Katie Halper joins Rania Khalek to discuss the CIA's latest recruitment videos weaponizing identity politics and left buzzwords to woke-wash imperialism. 'It's sordid and needs to be called out...'

NDPP

'This is Repulsive...'

https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1389731899883626507

"The Intercept ditching its oppositional posture to do an FBI-like job snooping on ordinary people in Gab files feels familar - like Wikileaks being discarded as a partner by mainstream outlets in favor of Bellingcat, an approved (tm.) leak site..."

Some babblers quite like Bellingcat. And the FBI. But not Wikileaks.

kropotkin1951

Michael Moriarity wrote:

I haven't posted on this subject yet, largely because I don't understand how this would actually work. Let's use babble as an example. Suppose this law is passed, and then some time later I write a babble post saying that capitalist profit driven enterprises are nothing but theft from the workers, and all capitalists should have their property confiscated and be forced to work for a living like the rest of us.

Assume that some watchdog in the government or CRTC or whatever notices my post, and thinks it falls outside this law. What would happen then? Would I receive a stern email, ordering me to take my post down under penalty of criminal charges? Would rabble.ca get a notification that it must take down that particular post of mine, and maybe ban me to boot? I don't think either of these would be particularly effective, and I think both would be met by quite a bit of public opposition, even from supporters of capitalism who also somewhat believe in free speech.

So, what dark, dystopian future am I failing to visualize here?

Here is a very different take on this Act and how it affects content that I got in an e-mail from my brother in the arts community.

Broadcast Act Amendments Demystified & A Call to Action

Hello musical friends and supporters of Canadian music,

Please take a moment to read this analysis of the call for change to the Canadian Broadcasting Act, (Bill C-10, amendments to the Broadcast Act) If possible, I encourage you to share this within your cultural circles.

 

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Dear Members,  

We hope that you have been following our recent posts and those of our labour and industry peers in support of passing Bill C-10, amendments to the Broadcast Act.

The basis of all this is that government is having difficulty with the Conservatives in passing Bill C-10. The Conservative Party is desperate to delay passage until they can possibly get an election in the fall, and then use the contents of the Act to help them defeat the Liberals. Their rhetoric, if you have listened, is that government wants to infringe on everyone's basic rights and freedoms, and stop people from uploading their cat videos (as an example). In fact, it's just a political spin, but if you remember what happened with the so-called "iPod Tax”, politics destroyed the extension of the copying levy to digital media. Getting the public outraged over nothing is the intent, and it's working.

The creative industry in Canada will be at the mercy of the large internet giants without regulation and oversight by the CRTC, and various performer unions and industry peer groups are all releasing a statement in support of the Bill. We ask that you please lend your voices in support of B-10 through social media and contact your MP

Points of reference for use in whole or in part within your communications:

This Bill is not about usurping the public's rights and freedoms; it never was. Any language which does not make that clear is sure to be tweaked and amended.

The passage of C-10 will update the Broadcasting Act to be consistent with today's reality where Canadians have access to multiple streaming services, and isn't coming for the cat videos or other amateur content posted by the general public user.

The Bill clearly and specifically stipulates that uploads from the general public are not regulated, and are exempted under section 2.1 of the Amended Act. This Act is aimed at companies that broadcast professional cultural content.

Furthermore, digital platforms play a very important role in the discoverability of creative content and music creators and performers must be better valued. Also, regulation will better help to ensure production of Canadian content.

The removal of 4.1 will ensure that all companies which broadcast cultural content will be subject to the same laws. Otherwise YouTube, Canada's #1 online music service, would have been exempted from the Act, but not Spotify, Apple Music and others – all of which could have the same content available for streaming. This loophole needs to be closed and social media companies do not need exemptions for their broadcasting activities.

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Les amendements à la loi sur la radiodiffusion démystifiée et un appel à l'action

Chers membres :

Nous espérons que vous avez suivi nos récents messages et ceux de nos pairs syndicaux et industriels en faveur de l'adoption du projet de loi C-10, qui modifie la Loi sur la radiodiffusion.

La raison de tout cela est que le gouvernement a des difficultés avec les conservateurs pour faire adopter le projet de loi C-10. Le Parti conservateur cherche désespérément à retarder l'adoption du projet de loi jusqu'à ce qu'il puisse éventuellement déclencher des élections à l'automne, puis utiliser le contenu de la loi pour l'aider à gagner contre les libéraux. Leur rhétorique, si vous avez écouté, est que le gouvernement veut empiéter sur les droits et libertés fondamentaux de chacun, et empêcher les gens de télécharger leurs vidéos de chats (à titre d'exemple). En fait, ce n'est qu'une pirouette politique, mais si vous vous souvenez de ce qui s'est passé avec la soi-disant « taxe iPod », la politique a détruit l'extension de la redevance pour copie aux supports numériques. L'objectif est de susciter l'indignation du public pour rien, et cela fonctionne.

Le secteur de la création au Canada sera à la merci des géants de l'Internet sans réglementation ni surveillance de la part du CRTC, et divers syndicats d'artistes-interprètes et groupes de pairs du secteur ont tous publié une déclaration en faveur du projet de loi. Nous vous demandons de faire entendre votre voix en faveur du projet de loi B-10 par le biais des médias sociaux et de contacter votre député

Des points de référence à utiliser en tout ou en partie dans vos communications:

Ce projet de loi ne vise pas à usurper les droits et les libertés du public ; il ne l'a jamais été. Tout texte qui n'est pas clair à ce sujet est sûr d'être modifié et amendé.

L'adoption du projet de loi C-10 permettra de mettre à jour la Loi sur la radiodiffusion pour qu'elle soit conforme à la réalité d'aujourd'hui, où les Canadiens ont accès à de multiples services de diffusion en continu, et ne vise pas les vidéos de chats ou d'autres contenus amateurs affichés par les utilisateurs du grand public.

Le projet de loi stipule clairement et spécifiquement que les téléchargements du grand public ne sont pas réglementés et sont exemptés en vertu de l'article 2.1 de la loi modifiée. Cette loi vise les entreprises qui diffusent des contenus culturels professionnels.

Par ailleurs, les plateformes numériques jouent un rôle très important dans la découvrabilité des contenus créatifs et les créateurs et interprètes de musique doivent être mieux valorisés. De plus, la réglementation permettra de mieux assurer la production de contenu canadien.

La suppression du paragraphe 4.1 permettra de s'assurer que toutes les entreprises qui diffusent du contenu culturel seront soumises aux mêmes lois. Sinon, YouTube, le service de musique en ligne numéro un au Canada, aurait été exempté de la loi, mais pas Spotify, Apple Music et d'autres — qui pourraient tous avoir le même contenu disponible en streaming. Cette faille doit être comblée et les entreprises de médias sociaux n'ont pas besoin d'exemption

Sincerely and fraternally, 


Alan Willaert
Vice President from Canada

 

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