Europe: When Free Speech Died

Earlier this month, the European Commission, a powerful and unelected European Union’s executive branch, announced plans to combat “illegal online hate speech.” The same European Commission unveiled a code of conduct that will ensure that online platforms do not offer opportunities for “illegal online hate speech to spread virally.” Unsurprisingly, it is the European Commission that will determine what constitutes “illegal online hate speech” and not the people’s elected representatives in the individual European countries that make up the European Union (EU).

  • Hard Little Machine

    what’s not to like about an unelected unaccountable supranational body creating secret laws they don’t tell you about in order to suppress speech they and they alone deem illegal with no direct mechanism to appeal or every fight and question the charges.

  • Jim Horne

    Most Canadians would say that this sort of thing could never happen in Canada. They would be wrong. It has already happened and it will continue to happen.

    Under the Trudeau Government, Canada aceded to the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). This change literally seceedes Canada’s souvernity over firearms imports to an unelected body of U.N. bureaucrats.

    Canadians hunters and sports shooting enthusiasts import modern sporting firearms from all over the world and in particular from the U.S. and Europe. That could change in the blink of an eye.

    If the U.N. decided to disallow exports from either the U.S. or Europe then modern sporting firearms would be not just in short supply. It would have the effect of a de facto firearms ban in Canada.

    Every time the Trudeau Government decides to secede Canada’s souvernity to the U.N. it is creating the same set of conditions that led to BREXIT. Canadians may elect governments but it will be unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats in places like the U.N. who decide what’s best for Canadians.

  • Brett_McS

    American visitors to Germany report that their contacts are very careful how they speak about ‘certain subjects’ even in private conversation. It’s very Orwellian and shocking how far it has gone there.

  • Europe’s graying population is being replaced with violent migrants. Economies are going belly up.

    The ship is sinking and the fools won’t see it.