From Beheading to Scream-Fests: How to Silence Critics – and Yourself

Leaders of modern democracies and republics, most of which have been and are still committed to some freedom of speech, have generally refrained from beheading outspoken critics outright.

But there are ways of silencing people that, though subtler than execution, are almost as effective as death by beheading.

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  • tom_billesley

    Soviets pioneered the technique of placing political dissidents in secure mental hospitals.

    • Linda1000

      I thought they just shipped them all off to the Gulag, never to return.

      • tom_billesley

        It had certain advantages: no public trial was needed, there was no set sentence, and dissent was discredited as the product of diseased minds.
        Special Psychiatric Hospitals were under KGB control. After the death of Stalin, the misuse of psychiatry grew as an alternative to gulags or summary execution, until more than 4 million people were held.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union

    • Alain

      So far the strategy used in the West is more effective. Allow the useful idiots to demonise the person and to destroy his livelihood, his freedom and even his life with no cost to government and you get better results.

  • Mark Matis

    Northern Ireland had a solution for those who would silence them:

    One Shot Paddy.

    That is still viable in any area that isn’t fully covered by “security cameras”. As Spain may soon find out…

    • Linda1000

      The right-thinking smart Americans who have actually armed themselves to the hilt will defend themselves against this nonsense if attacked. We need 2nd amendment rights in Canada.

      • Mark Matis

        You need a Canadian leader who is not owned by the Davos & Bilderberg globalists. How long has it been since you’ve had one of those???

  • Linda1000

    The mentally ill and evil radical left in academia, religion and trans movements can take their brainwashing gender neutral nouns and pronouns and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine. I have zero intention of ever using this bastardized form of English. I am a huge fan of Jordan Peterson.