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PERSPECTIVE |  IF GERMANY IS CRITICIZING YOUR CENSORSHIP PRACTICES; YOU JUST MIGHT BE A FASCIST! | image tagged in jeff foxworthy,twitter,fascist,liberals | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
2,152 views 102 upvotes Made by Abby_Normal 6 months ago in politics
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6 ups, 6m,
2 replies
When Angela ****ing Merkel came out and said that, I was like 'christ, it MUST be bad..'
That woman would beat the crap out of Orwell for being a hippie..
5 ups, 6m,
1 reply
Angela Merkel | JA! | image tagged in angela merkel | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
1 up, 6m
Careful, those be stereotyping words
2 ups, 6m
She is East German, putins back door into the EU,
2 ups, 6m
Nice one. I wish I had more than one upvote to give.
3 ups, 6m
Yes sir if you have pissed off the nazis you have done something. Heil Merkel!
1 up, 6m
Definitely Rain Man | FASCISTS... YEAH, DEFINITELY FASCISTS | image tagged in definitely rain man | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
1 up, 6m
so true. I applaud this meme and upvote it.
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-germany-twitter/germany-has-reservations-about-trump-twitter-ban-merkel-spokesman-says-idUSL8N2JM4ES

"legislators, not private companies, should decide on any necessary curbs to free expression."

Merkel's spokesperson goes on to defend Twitter's actions up till now saying:

"Twitter’s practice of adding notes to Trump’s inaccurate tweets had been appropriate, since the platform bore a responsibility for ensuring public discourse was not poisoned by hate, lies or incitement."

So, I wouldn't call Merkel's reservations the fascist red flag that the meme claims it is.
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
Well, you're in the minority, but you always were.

It's a meme site, not a poli sci class. Try to have some fun.
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
*The politics stream is for political humor and fun only. There is no place for political discussion in the politics stream.*

~No, the politics stream is for politic humor and discussion. There is no politics in the fun stream.

*The politics stream has always been for humor and fun*

~Don't you tell me which stream is for fun and which stream is for politics.~

*Look Betty, don't start up with your politics stream shit again! There is just no political discussion in the politics stream!

~Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend? We both know perfectly well what this is about. You want to make abortion illegal!~

*It's really the only sensible thing to do unless you're a baby killing man-hating feminist, Betty.*
0 ups, 6m
That is actually pretty good!
1 up, 6m
Upvoted!
0 ups, 6m,
2 replies
Ask her about her views on Trump!

https://www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-slams-donald-trump-capitol-riot/
1 up, 6m
That's not the point, we all know she hates him.
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
I don't see anything on the topic of censorship, which is what we're currently discussing. Nice try at deflection, however, but like the Kamikaze that you are, you missed the target and crashed into the sea. Keep trying, though, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.
0 ups, 6m,
2 replies
The rationale for Trump's Twitter ban cannot be separated from the violence he instigated a couple days prior.

For the last couple weeks and for the next couple days, he has a Presidential lectern and he can address the American people in a traditional format at any time and place of his choosing.

He's not censored in any meaningful way; Twitter just said, "thanks but no thanks, we're getting off here."

Nice try tho!
4 ups, 6m,
4 replies
At least now you're on topic, censorship.

Try to be more inclusive in your views though. It goes way beyond President Trump and big tech. The cancel culture is way out of control. Harvard wants to pull degrees from Republicans. AOC wants a ministry of truth. The FBI is investigating the very troops sent in to protect Harris/Biden.
4 ups, 6m,
1 reply
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
That's funny as f**k dude, I think that this is the first upvote that I've given you.
3 ups, 6m,
1 reply
Thanks!!
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
1 up, 6m
1 up, 6m,
2 replies
A Ministry of Truth that was devoted to truth would be of no harm and no consequence; what made the Ministry of Truth of Orwell’s 1984 evil was that it was dedicated to establishing lies as the truth.

Whose Twitter account does that remind you of?
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
I never was naïve to believe too much that any politician said, but if you're talking about he who shall not be named, then guess what, he doesn't HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT THANKS TO CENSORSHIP. Derp!
0 ups, 6m,
2 replies
Ah yes, because Trump is *now* gone, let's just ignore the pernicious influence of thousands of BS Trump tweets over 4+ years (starting with the birther hoax see above) including hundreds of Tweets specifically pushing the election fraud lie since early-November, which culminated in the carnage we saw on Jan. 6.

@RealDonaldTrump is now a blank screen, but the damage is done and it will all be archived in the Trump Presidential Library for future historians to peruse and cringe at their leisure if and when that monument to American proto-fascism is ever built.

Purging his Twitter account 2 weeks before he left office barely helped, but it does belatedly put Twitter on the right side of history.

In fact, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resisted calls to ban Trump *even after* Jan. 6, but the internal pressure was too great. He would have faced resignations, increased criticism and scrutiny, possible liability if there was even more bloodshed, etc.
3 ups, 6m,
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So pressure from elitists internally and externally is a good reason for censorship. Ask Parlor or Parler... Or whatever that app was called about censorship too.

The fact Twitter caved to Censorship/cancel culture & so did facebook & so did YouTube & so did the Main Stream Media.... Should be of concern to you & every free speaking freedom loving American.
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
I agree ! Fyi ive never used parler
3 ups, 6m
Me either lol
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
Again, since you're LD, I don't believe a lot of what he said, especially on Twitter. I've never even had Twitter account myself, so yeah, kind of hard to give a shit or follow anyone.
1 up, 6m
Before 2017 twitter was for the most part a good place to be social & for news
1 up, 6m
Every dnc acount and those supporting them
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
I can't think of any law or even a single good reason why an academic institution can't be allowed to revoke an honorary degree if the recipient in the future evidences dishonor.

You speak generally of "Republicans," however, the issue of the day is a Trumpist coup attempt. #NotAllRepublicans participated and I would imagine their degrees are safe.

However, your reference is vague.
3 ups, 6m,
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Sorry if "Harvard wants to pull degrees from Republicans" is too vague.

Do some research pal, it's not just honorary degrees, it's regular ones that people worked their entire lives to earn.

Furthermore, there's no due process, they can just pull the trigger and poof, gone.

I know that you'll dismiss this out of hand because it's FOX News, but here's the story. Ball's in your court, try to refute it.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/harvard-students-seek-to-revoke-diplomas-of-trump-supporting-graduates-following-capitol-hill-violence
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
"Harvard University students are now circulating a petition"

Activist student population =/= Harvard as an institution. Students and universities frequently butt heads all the time over political stuff. Sometimes students win; more often, they don't.

That wasn't so hard -- no out-of-hand dismissal of FOX Business required.
2 ups, 6m,
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Well, where'd you pull your "honorary degree" nonsense from?
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
I reckon from the same place you got "Harvard wants to pull degrees from Republicans"
1 up, 6m,
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Well, I provided a link, and yes, even though it's not finalized, it's in the works.

"Harvard Students want to pull degrees from Republicans" - there, does that make you feel better?

PS - thanks for all of the replies, it helps keep my meme on the front page of Politics.
0 ups, 6m
It’s not only “not finalized,” it stands a snowball’s chance of passing since how do you think Harvard alumni (not to mention current AND future students) will react if they believe their degrees earned after 4-8 years or more of hard work could be on the chopping block over political differences?

That said, the violations of Cruz etc. over the past couple months were so outrageous to our norms as a country that Harvard might be interested. IMO this goes well beyond “political differences” of Left vs. Right into an attack on our constitutional order itself. I’m still saying no, doesn’t happen. though.

But it might!

Unprecedented actions might have unprecedented consequences!

Stay tuned!
0 ups, 6m,
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Re: FBI, you'd better believe they are screening the troops tasked with protecting the peaceful transfer of power for their commitment to democracy and latent extremist views. To do otherwise in the wake of an attempted coup would be malpractice.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/military-inauguration-extremist-threat/2021/01/17/ed8885ba-593a-11eb-aaad-93988621dd28_story.html
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
I guess that you'd like to do some edits to the Oath of Enlistment too, perhaps?
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
Before we have to mess with their Oath of Enlistment, you would have to amend the Constitution to say something like #3
1 up, 6m
Nice try, total non sequitur. Again, veering way off topic.
1 up, 6m
Democrats have been inciting violence for years.

NiCe TrY tHo!
3 ups, 6m,
1 reply
0 ups, 6m
let wait for the courts, with evidence to find out, right? That individual #1 is F'd!
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
So you agree with the way Germany handles its censorship laws?
4 ups, 6m,
1 reply
It's a f**king meme, dude, try not to let that bug in your but drive you to insanity.
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
It's a f**king question dude, try not to let that bug in your butt drive you to insanity.
2 ups, 6m,
1 reply
Well, if one knows anything about history and the way that Germany has behaved in the last 120+ years, being the poster child for fascism, then the idea of them criticizing U.S. base companies is funny as f**k.

No, to answer your question, I have no idea about how Germany handles its censorship laws as it's irrelevant to the meme.

Perhaps you could enlighten me with four or five sources. Thanks. Screenshots or urls are fine.
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
As someone who lived through Germany's fascism and experienced it directly; I would say the "fascism" accusations of U.S. based companies are highly exaggerated. I would not compare my family's need to flee from country to country to former Twitter users need to find another platform because of their abuse of their terms of service.
1 up, 6m,
1 reply
Seriously, if you were born in 1935 you would have been old enough (barely) to remember living under the Nazi boot. However, that would make you 95. I refuse to believe that you're anywhere near that old. If you are, much respect, but nah.
1 up, 6m,
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As in, I'm pretty old.

No, I do not. But I do remember the stories of my Mother and Uncle. I only remember my father's face through photographs. I do remember my Mother having trouble learning English and being spit on for being German. I remember being afraid that because I was German that I might be Evil. That if I were to read Mein Kampf I would be like some Manchurian Candidate. It turns out that whatever power Hitler had over my people; just as it did not hold over my Mother and Father and my Uncle, it did not hold over me.

So yes. I stand by what I said. The ramifications of the "fascism" you're experiencing right now is nothing. When you are speaking to me from another country, in another language, then you can tell me of your oppression.
1 up, 6m,
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I just read this whole line of bullshit again and here's another giant whole in your story - YOU CLAIM THAT YOU ARE GERMAN (OR GERMAN HERITAGE), YET YOU ARE ALSO CLAIM THAT YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF GERMAN FASCISM???? I could see that holding water if you were a German Jew (or one of the other groups targeted for extinction by Hitler), but not if your family was the run of the mill German citizens.

Whether or not Hitler's power had a hold over your mother & father is irrelevant. What do you have to go on, besides mudder und uncle's word for it? Of course they're going to deny supporting Hitler after the fact. What happened to Daddy? Killed fighting for the reich or picked up by the SS for denouncing Hitler? There can only be one correct answer.

The German population was guilty by association over a span of 12 years. Check out the series "Band of Brothers" where they come across the concentration camp yet no one in the neighboring village claimed to know a damn thing about what was going on even though the stench could be smelled for miles. You need to take some time and do some deep retrospection before trying to bullshit people with your stories.
0 ups, 6m,
1 reply
It is entirely possible I'm bullshitting you, but it is my family history. And frankly, I would be careful mocking someone who might've gone through the things I did. Not because you'll be thrown into a holding cell or shot. It just makes you look like an ass.

And we wouldn't want anyone comparing you to a Democrat now would we?
1 up, 6m,
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I'm not mocking you at all. I'm entirely serious. Your claims are bullshit and I'm telling you and the IMGFLIP world that.

A German (not of Jewish descent) claiming to be a victim of German fascism is like an arsonist complaining about his 3rd degree burns. It's like Mike Lindell complaining about stores pulling his products.

You still didn't answer any of my questions or claims, just redirected the conversation, but it's not working. Don't try to pick a fight on my meme and then cry like a bitch.
0 ups, 6m
I’m not the one bitching about censorship and comparing it to Nazi Germany.
1 up, 6m,
2 replies
""As someone who lived through Germany's fascism and experienced it directly" really means "I do remember the stories of my Mother and Uncle." You can stand by what you said but I call bullshit. In the first comment you purposefully misrepresented yourself. (You lied.) Typical for a liberal.

You're as bad as the clowns that, in 2021, want reparations for slavery.

PS - I made a typo - you'd have to be at least 85 if you were born in 1935
1 up, 6m
"PS - I made a typo - you'd have to be at least 85 if you were born in 1935"

I didn't even notice. I saw an eight instead of a nine. Bad eyes. It's okay. We're only human.
0 ups, 6m
Except I don't want slavery reparations nor am I strictly for a gun ban; so I can't be a liberal.

Then again, I believe the 2020 election wasn't a fraud and that building a wall and investigating Hillary, Biden, and Obama are a complete waste of time.

My string of disagreements with you and calling bullshit on claiming Twitter and other Big Companies fascist just because they won't let people use their platforms to plan government coups doesn't make me a liberal.

If anything, your wild misinterpretation of the constitution makes you a liberal.
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