“Vial Of Death”: Farrakhan’s Anti-Vaccine Statements Expose The Fallacy Of Internet Censorship Policies

We’ve been discussing the enlarged censorship on the Internet and the danger of the free speech and free press rights. The expanding censorship of the web continues to show bias and contractions as Allied members push “strong modification” to silence opposing views of everything from climate change to social justice. A fresh controversy shows the contradictions as humans spread the bogus claims of Rev. Louis Farrakhan the Covid-19 vaccines are the”vial of death” The continuing spreading of his perspectives indicates that speech like water has a means of finding a way out, actually false and hateful speech. The proper response is not less but more (and better) speech.
We’ve previously discussed Farrakhan’s dangerous and ridiculous views in addition to companies like Facebook penalizing him.  His perspectives will, of course, still be discussed by tens of thousands of the followers. His latest diatribe is an example. Farrakhan captured a video late last month during the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day conference, that remained accessible via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube  where he predicted the vaccine proved to be a”vial of death” He announced”it’s death itself” and compared it to the Kool-Aid in the Jim Jones mass-death tragedy in Guyana in 1978. He guaranteed that”[b]y rushing so fast to find something out, bypassing regular actions in a real vaccine, today God is going to turn your vaccine into death in a rush.”
Along with people submitting his views or his speech, Farrakhan’s words are also carried in news posts and basic coverage. Thus, these businesses are censoring direct mailings but the message is still getting out.  The reason is that this really is news and folks want to share it.  While censors think that people should stick to their view of what could and cannot be discussed, there’s a lingering desire of many to make this decision for themselves.
Democrats are pushing for greater censorship along the lines of Europe regardless of the utter collapse of such policies in Europe. Germany has shown the fallacy of changing minds through prosecution.   While I’m certainly sympathetic to the Germans in seeking to end the scourge of fascism, I have long been a believer of the German legislation prohibiting certain symbols and phrases, I view it as not only a violation of free speech but a futile effort to postage but extremism by barring certain symbols. Instead, extremists have rallied around an underground civilization and embraced symbols that closely resemble those banned by the government. I fail to see how exactly does a man for a Hitler ringtone is achieving a significant amount of deterrence, even if you dismiss the free speech implications.
We discussed how decades of anti-free speech policies in Germany have reduced the expectations of taxpayers in that nation to the degree of the authoritarian regime. A survey, conducted by the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach(and released in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) found that just 18% of Germans feel free to express their views in public.
This is obviously a dangerous material for his followers but they will find the message in an assortment of ways, such as direct communications in the Nation of Islam. Instead of embracing censorship, we can let him speech freely and use our own free speech to counter his message of hate and ignorance. We’re creating a massive device for private censorship in this nation that will succeed much more in quitting free speech although not untrue or hateful speech.  Farrakhan’s biggest danger to this nation is not as a powerful leader but as a justification for censorship.  We don’t need free speech values to protect popular speech or favorite people. Farrakhan is the cost that we pay for free speech.
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