Advocating for freedom of expression in propaganda supporting censorship

Exploited Snowflakes

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Stephen Pollard

The propaganda produced by the Israel lobby is inventive, pervasive, focused in its purpose, and diverse in its camouflage.

Here I expose a recent example, intended to appeal to proponents of the well-deserved backlash against societal political correctness. It exploits the easy target known as “snowflakes”, as a capsule to deliver its poison. Under a cover of alleging to defend the principle of freedom of expression, it supports violent and systematic state censorship.

In his article, “[a]s editor of the country’s leading Jewish newspaper, The Jewish Chronicle,” Stephen Pollard, pays lip service to freedom of expression by being critical of “snowflakes”.

However, snowflakes are not the state. Snowflakes do not use lethal violence to silence dissidents and political participation in the affairs of global and regional state aggressors. Rather, snowflakes are a social phenomenon that results from decades of evisceration of the state educational system by design, away from independent thought and towards emotional malleability.

The snowflake culture is nurtured by an exploitative political class, and that relation can lead the state to pass laws that degrade freedom of expression, especially when the repressive laws also prevent political challenge to the (for now) dominant correctness constituency.

In presenting snowflakes as the nexus of suppression of speech, Pollard achieves two primary propaganda goals:

1. He opens with the pervasively promoted Israel-lobby meme and political device that The Holocaust is a “unique evil”, as though this were a given law of nature. Actually, “The Holocaust” is not a unique evil and is extensively used in propaganda and extortion schemes, as conclusively established in Professor Norman Finkelstein’s landmark 2000 book “The Holocaust Industry”.

2. He covers up by omission and substitution the Israel-lobby-driven current aggressive state attacks against freedom of expression and political participation rights: criminalization of criticism of the very state of Israel, cast as anti-Semitic “hate speech”; criminalization of so-called Holocaust denial (any questioning of historical events surrounding the Nazi holocaust); and statutory civil liability for supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) civil-society campaign against Israeli occupation (e.g.).

Mission accomplished.

So, while many Western states are prosecuting and jailing ordinary citizens for their beliefs and expression, as “hate speech” or as civil campaigns allegedly motivated by anti-Semitism, in Canada, France, Germany, the USA… Pollard invites us to have an emotional reaction against “snowflakes” because snowflakes are silly. In doing so, he quotes Orwell.

Snowflakes don’t scare me. They will be offended and insulted back into reality if and when reality imposes itself. State laws and state militarism to dominate domestic and foreign populations on the other hand are precisely the instruments that lead to “unique evils”.

Author Details
{p}Denis G. Rancourt was a tenured and full professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He was trained as a physicist and practiced physics, Earth sciences, and environmental science, areas in which he was funded by a national agency and ran an internationally recognized laboratory.{/p} {p}He published over 100 articles in leading scientific journals. He developed popular activism courses and was an outspoken critic of the university administration and a defender of Palestinian rights. {/p} {p}He was fired for his dissidence in 2009 by a president who is a staunch supporter of Israeli policy. He is the author of the 2013 book "Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism".{/p}
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  1. After I read the article I thought you’ll be in trouble in Canada mate for writing that kind of work, then I read his little biography and realised he already has been in trouble. I was in Canada this summer and as a native of Scotland was very annoyed at the efforts of the Canadian thought police to write the Scottish contribution to Canadian history out the countries history and to replace them with groups of people who were conspicuous by their absence in the creation of Canada.
    How can Canada defend the holocaust after the Zundel trials is amazing denial, O I know we will deport Zundel to Germany and they can imprison him. Canada is not a country I intend to visit again.

  2. There is no shortage of man’s inhumanity to man throughout recorded history regardless of whether one describes it as “Holocaust” or “Genocide” or slaughtering millions of innocent human beings or anything else. Man’s inhumanity to man did not begin or end with the so called “Holocaust” of WWII. A much more thoroughly documented one happened earlier to the Armenians by the Turks in 1915 during WWI described here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide This horror involved slaughter of about 1.5 million Armenians and theft of their property by the Turks. Yet today, 2018, not only is Erdogan in Turkey continually obstructing any admission of responsibility for this Holocaust, neither the U.S. nor Israel recognize or acknowledge it either. This failure is an abomination and lie to history. All this is to raise the WWII Holocaust to a higher level to bring in more sympathy scam money. This is a shameful disgrace. The U.S. even partners with the successors to these criminals in Turkey and has a base there; just “another day at the plant” Why not partner with the former Nazi’s too? There is no shortage of hypocrisy in the Holocaust industry in the world today. In Germany people are in jail for just questioning the Holocaust story.

    • Boycott is a basic human right which transcends all national and international boundaries and controls. Boycott international criminals like Canada, Germany, Israel and Turkey. Never visit these intellectual cesspools or buy one dime of goods or services from them or aid them in any way, shape or form until they decide to join the community of nations in a true, honest and civilized manner. Israel steals land from neighbors, treats Palestinians like garbage, possesses illegal nuclear weapons, refuses all international inspections and even did 9/11 as it bribes or threatens the whores in Congress to do its bidding:
      https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it
      Quote:
      • “Larry Silverstein – is a Jewish American businessman from New York. Silverstein obtained a 99 year lease on the entire world trade center complex on 24 July, 2001. [3] The towers were in fact close to worthless, being filled with asbestos, [4] yet Silverstein “felt a compelling urge to own them”. Silverstein had breakfast in “Windows on the World” restaurant (located in North Tower 107th Floor) every morning. [5] but broke this routine on the morning of 11 September 2001. Silverstein’s two children, who also worked in the WTC, were also absent from work that day. Larry Silverstein was paid a little over $4.5 Billion in insurance money as a result of the destruction of the WTC complex. [6] Silverstein was on personal friendship terms with Zionist media-magnate Rupert Murdoch, former Israeli..”

  3. I have always seen snowflake as a projection of those who propagated the term. I get what you are saying here, and agree. But, the real snowflakes, that melt, are those whose beliefs are built on shaky foundations and they can be triggered with the slightest of touch into a meltdown. When that term started to fly, it was from the very snowflakes themselves.
    They are hilarious.

  4. Denis,
    Welcome to Veterans Today.
    Why don’t you do an interview with Kevin Barrett soon. Give us an update on your views.

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