Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

While the world is distracted by COVID-19 Red China continues to demonstrate what they are really about.

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon as thousands took to the streets Sunday — as controversial new security laws from China aimed at crushing the protests sparked the most intense clashes in months. Crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators dressed in black gathered in a popular shopping district, chanting slogans such as “Stand with Hong Kong,” “Liberate Hong Kong” and “Revolution of our times.” The protest did not receive official authorization — and broke local coronavirus social-distancing restrictions, which ban groups of more than eight people meeting. Police raised blue flags, warning protesters to disperse, before firing multiple rounds of tear gas — then firing from a water cannon.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

Blacklist 2.0: Hollywood Cancels Trump Supporter Sabato – Hollywood in Toto

Joe McCarthy is long dead, but Hollywood is working hard to keep his legacy alive. This is just another example of how the Left is anti-freedom, anti-free speech, and anti-diversity. Much like ANTIFA uses Black Shirt fascist tactics to oppose fascism supposedly, the Left uses repression, censorship, and ostracism to espouse an openly tolerant society fraudulently.

Antonio Sabato, Jr. took the biggest risk of his career four years ago. He didn’t gain 50 lbs. for a role or hide his handsome visage under layers of makeup. He threw his support behind real estate mogul Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sabato even praised Trump from the Republican National Convention stage. The former “Melrose Place” star’s career cratered soon after. Here’s what he told Variety this week: “I had to sell everything,” Sabato reveals in a phone interview with Variety from his new home in Florida. “I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids. It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know.” Sound familiar? It should. Right-leaning stars routinely hide their political leanings for fear of retribution. For years conservative artists gathered under the “Friends of Abe” banner. The once-secretive group let stars who didn’t pledge allegiance to the progressive flag share war stories, bond and network.

Blacklist 2.0: Hollywood Cancels Trump Supporter Sabato – Hollywood in Toto

Alarming Christian persecution in Europe – 3000 attacks in 2019. | Times of Sweden | Your home for #RealNews

Christian persecution has increased worldwide in recent years. Now a new report by the Gatestone Institute shows that the number of anti-Christian attacks in Europe have reached alarming, record high levels in 2019. Anti-Christian hate crimes which has previously been happening mostly only in Middle Eastern and Communist countries, have now started to increase more …

Source: Alarming Christian persecution in Europe – 3000 attacks in 2019. | Times of Sweden | Your home for #RealNews

To Deprive a Free People of Their Rights Part III

When the Nazis came to power in Germany in the 1930s, they had numerous ways to suppress any dissent. One was to assign Blockleiters to spy on their neighbors. They were to report anything ant-Nazi at all to the local Gestapo office. People who were denounced in this way more often than not wound up in prison or concentration camps. No due process, no defense, no chance. It was remarkably effective in controlling the population because you never had any idea who you could trust, so it was better to keep any “unpopular” opinions to one’s self. It didn’t eliminate resistance to the Reich, but it did make such defiance much more isolated and dangerous.

Red Flag laws such as those proposed in Virginia are a step in this direction. I can hear you now, “You’re Crazy,” “You’re an alarmist,” “You’re a Conspiracy Nut,” and all kinds of other things that will help you convince yourself not to listen to unpleasant ideas. I know, because I don’t want to think about these things either. I prefer to believe we are living in a free society where everyone has a right to express themselves in a frank and open exchange of ideas. But the Blockleiters are already among us, and most of us do not even know it. Or worse, we willingly participate in this growing and festering cancer eating away at our right to free speech.

What am I talking about? Look at social media. When anyone can post on the internet, anyone does. But this brought about areas of speech not protected by the First Amendment. Threatening, stalking, defamation, bullying, and a whole lot of other things were becoming a problem. So mechanisms were set up to try to prevent some of this activity. The catchword that became popular was hate speech. But the criteria for judging what “hate speech” entailed was so vague that it rapidly became an instrument to remove from social media those with firmly held and powerfully expressed opinions offended some group or other. There have been numerous instances of people being removed from the major social media platforms of Twitter and Facebook because they were too passionate in making their case. James Woods is a case in point. There have been many others.

Indeed, today’s Cyber Blockleiters do not report to a government Gestapo and no one being dragged away to a concentration or re-education camp. Yet. But repression in a free society begins as a mustard seed. It is up to us to determine whether that seed germinates and strangles the freedoms we hold so dear.