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Weaponising Words and the War on Free Speech

Weaponising words and the war on free speech

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Weaponising Words and the War on Free Speech

  1. 1. WEAPONISING WORDS & the War on Freedom of Speech By Dr. Peter Hammond
  2. 2. TOXIC TERMINOLOGY and the WAR on FREE SPEECH By Dr. Peter Hammond
  3. 3. Have you had the frustrating experience of trying to communicate with someone who seems triggered by the words you use into jumping to conclusions which condemn you for things you never even thought to say?
  4. 4. Have you become exasperated at how simple words and concepts can be so hijacked and distorted into the opposite of what you intended?
  5. 5. Perhaps you have experienced people poisoning the well so that, despite your best intentions, your motives have become not only suspect but outrageously misconstrued?
  6. 6. Toxic Terminology In this world war of worldviews, words are weapons.
  7. 7. Ideas have consequences.
  8. 8. Terminology is not neutral.
  9. 9. In the past, to suppress dissent the accusation of “heresy!” or “treason!” was sufficient.
  10. 10. Today: “Hate Speech!” is the modern equivalent to silencing free speech.
  11. 11. Merely accusing someone of: “racism!”, “homophobia!”, “Islamophobia!”, or “bigotry!” is sufficient to silence opposition and prevent free and open discussion.
  12. 12. Hypocrisy and Deceit of Pro-Choicers “Pro-choice,” is not actually pro-choice when it comes to education. Liberal leftists normally reject the rights of those who would choose Bible-based, parental-controlled home education.
  13. 13. Most pro-choicers tend to oppose contentious objectors amongst medical staff who chose not to use their healing skills to participate in the taking of innocent life through abortion.
  14. 14. We have also noticed that many who proclaim themselves to be “pro-choice,” declaring “my body – my choice!” do not believe in choice when it comes to mandatory wearing of masks.
  15. 15. Freedom to Riot Not to Protest Those who normally support “freedom to protest” when it involves Black Lives Matter, or Antifa,
  16. 16. rioters looting shops, burning buildings,
  17. 17. throwing rocks and molotov cocktails/ petrol bombs at police,
  18. 18. oppose the right of the hospitality industry to peacefully protest against unconstitutional lockdowns, or for the right of citizens to protest against draconian lockdown regulations in the name of “combatting a virus.”
  19. 19. We are witnessing an unprecedented war against freedom of speech,
  20. 20. Freedom of Speech Only for the Politically Correct Many of those who claim to be for: “freedom of speech,” oppose freedom of speech on college campuses, or on social media, when it comes to pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage, creation science, or those who are against unconstitutional lockdown regulations, or any other “politically incorrect” positions.
  21. 21. The Limits of Tolerance Many liberals who claim to be “tolerant,” strenuously oppose any tolerance for pro-lifers, home educators, those who oppose mandatory vaccinations,
  22. 22. refuse mandatory mask wearing, are convinced that lockdown regulations are unconstitutional, or for anyone that has a different view to that of the radical liberal left.
  23. 23. Suffocating Free Speech Those who support the “Hate Speech Bill,” which does not even attempt to deal with the genuine hate-speech of Antifa, BLM, LGBTQ, communist revolutionaries and radical Islamic Jihadists.
  24. 24. However, in the name of “combatting hate speech,” most of these liberal left radicals seek to suffocate free speech of Christians to oppose, or even question, the politically correct radical revolutionary agenda. “Corrupt and conquer.”
  25. 25. Promoting Racism While Pretending to Oppose Racism To many today, “non-racism,” means promoting race politics, race quotas and race hatred. It turns out that those screaming “Racist!” the loudest are the worst racists of all.
  26. 26. Most Black Lives Do Not Matter to BLM “Black Lives Matter,” is not true to its own slogan.
  27. 27. They apparently do not think that black lives matter in Sudan…
  28. 28. They do not think that black lives matter in the Congo
  29. 29. They do not think that black lives matter in Zimbabwe,
  30. 30. They do not think that black lives matter in Nigeria, or in Chicago gang violence,
  31. 31. They do not think that black lives matter in the womb, because BLM supports abortion.
  32. 32. BLM even went out of their way to support Kermit Gosnell, Americas worst serial killer.
  33. 33. Apparently, most black lives do not matter to BLM! BLM appears to really stand for Burn, Loot, Murder.
  34. 34. George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, now seems ominously prophetic. Following the Revolutionary Herd
  35. 35. First published in 1949, Orwell’s 1984 envisaged a future with omnipresent government surveillance
  36. 36. and public manipulation through the mass media, the cult of worshipping the party leader,
  37. 37. historic revisionism, intimidation and social engineering.
  38. 38. All this no longer looks like a joke.
  39. 39. Orwellian 1984 Newspeak In George Orwell’s 1984 Novel, he warned of the coming newspeak, where words are hijacked to further the totalitarian agenda of the Revolutionaries.
  40. 40. Orwell predicted thought crimes punished by thought police. Subverting Freedom of Thought
  41. 41. Those who question the newspeak of Big Brother are guilty of Thought Crimes, which will be prosecuted by the Thought Police.
  42. 42. The Ministry of Peace ensures perpetual war.
  43. 43. The Ministry of Truth uses lies and propaganda
  44. 44. to distort all information in news, entertainment, education and the arts.
  45. 45. The Ministry of Truth would also vaporise, or expunge, from the public record, opponents of the state which could not be debated with, or argued, against. Memory Holes
  46. 46. These would become un-persons who would disappear down the memory hole.
  47. 47. The Ministry of Plenty controls rationing and ensures starvation.
  48. 48. The Ministry of Love tortures, terrifies and crushes all dissent and resistance.
  49. 49. The Ministry of Love would also orchestrate two minutes hate and hate week campaigns to distract and channel the anger and frustration of the masses towards a real, or imagined, enemy. Mobilising Hate in the Name of Love
  50. 50. “War is peace!” “Ignorance is strength!” “Slavery is freedom!”
  51. 51. (As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the rewriting of History”).
  52. 52. Enemies of the revolutionary state will be “vapourised,” become “unpersons” and disappear down the “memory hole,” or be deleted and de-platformed by big tech social media platform censors.
  53. 53. Double Think Newspeak Deceptive Terminology Have you noticed how Marxists call their violent riots: “protests”!
  54. 54. They call the murder of babies: “choice.”
  55. 55. They call perversion: “an alternative lifestyle.”
  56. 56. They call their hate speech: “politically correct.”
  57. 57. They call their racism: “diversity.”
  58. 58. They call their intolerance: “tolerance.”
  59. 59. They call their violence: “peace” !
  60. 60. They call their looting of flat screen TVs: “a protest.” !
  61. 61. They label your free-speech: “hate speech” and “a thought crime”!
  62. 62. Selective Outrage The only slavery that seems to matter to the radical left, is the slavery that ended two centuries ago.
  63. 63. Opposing slavery today, in Red China, Mauretania, or Saudi Arabia, for example, is considered irrelevant and not worthy of any attention.
  64. 64. The BLM co-founder was convicted of human trafficking. Ferguson BLM leader, Charles Wade, was arrested in 2016 for seven counts of human trafficking, including of under aged girls.
  65. 65. If you try to call attention to the desperate plight of black Zimbabweans suffering under a brutal Marxist dictatorship,
  66. 66. Apologists for Marxist Dictators If you try to call attention to the desperate plight of black Zimbabweans suffering under a brutal Marxist dictatorship, you may be accused of being a “racist!”
  67. 67. Apologists for Abortionists If you try to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, pre-born babies and try to advocate the right to life of pre-born babies, you will be accused of being “anti-choice!” Pro-choice is a lie. Babies do not choose to die.
  68. 68. You Do Not Have the Right to Choose Anything the Left Disapprove Of
  69. 69. “My body – my choice,” is what they shout.
  70. 70. However, if you chose not to wear a mandatory mask, you may be accused of being guilty of a “hate crime!” Apparently, when it really is your body, you may not have a choice at all.
  71. 71. Repeat Radical Revolutionary Rhetoric or Else! Anyone who disagrees with radical Revolutionary Rhetoric, may be accused of being a “far right extremist!”
  72. 72. Those making such judgmental generalisations may be far left radical extremists, attempting to silence dissent by shouting incendiary slogans.
  73. 73. Selective Blindness to Real Racism “All whites are racist!” is not normally recognised as the racist generalisation it obviously is, nor even as “judgemental”!
  74. 74. BBBEE racial quotas in the work place and in sports is not often publicly recognised as racial discrimination, but it is.
  75. 75. Immune to Criticism Nothing is their fault. Any criticism of their violent, intolerant racism, is dismissed as “racism”!
  76. 76. The radical left is no longer willing to discuss or debate the merits of a case using facts and logic, but generally chose to shout insults and ad hominem invectives in an aggressive attempt to stifle debate and silence alternative viewpoints.
  77. 77. Temper Tantrum Tactics Everything is your fault. Any attempt to respond to these generalisations and condemnations will be dismissed as “racist,” or “judgmental!”
  78. 78. Like spoilt brats, these radicals resort to temper tantrum tactics to intimidate and bully others into compliance to their ever increasingly irrational demands.
  79. 79. The Liberal Gospel of Victimisation Liberals preach the gospel of victimisation. “I am a victim!” “You are to blame!” “Nothing is my fault!”
  80. 80. Unravelling Leftist Rhetoric “Previously disadvantaged,” refers to those who received subsidised housing, free medical care and free education.
  81. 81. “Previously advantaged,” refers to those who were over taxed to pay for free medical care, free education and subsidised housing for millions of migrants pouring into their country from “free, liberated countries,” for opportunities, freedoms and benefits they could not enjoy in their own liberated countries.
  82. 82. Translating Toxic Terminology
  83. 83. “White privilege,” refers to those who were caned at school, conscripted into the Army to protect black tribesmen from being terrorised by “freedom fighters” and taxed to aid the people they were accused of oppressing.
  84. 84. Inoculated Against Logic Communists seem to be inoculated against logic.
  85. 85. Hence, we are living in the most intolerant age, with the worst racism ever seen in history, when hate speech is most propagated by those who claim to be against hate speech and where free speech is at risk by those who claim to be for freedom!
  86. 86. Marxist Hypocrisy If I say “all lives matter,” then I am condemned as a racist!
  87. 87. If an American stands for his country’s flag and national anthem, he has to apologise!
  88. 88. You are not allowed to go to church to worship, but you can burn down a church as a “protest!”
  89. 89. You cannot open your own business, but you can loot and destroy other people’s businesses!
  90. 90. The police in America are condemned as “racist pigs,”
  91. 91. but Antifa and BLM mobs can destroy cities because they are called “protestors!”
  92. 92. You cannot protest oppressive Covid-19 Lockdown regulations,
  93. 93. but you can riot against “racism” when you want!
  94. 94. You may not play with friends and family at the park, but you can destroy the park.
  95. 95. You are not allowed to protect your monuments and history,
  96. 96. but you can graffiti, vandalise and pull down national monuments!
  97. 97. You are not allowed to have an opinion on all these issues and if you express any opinion other than the mandated mantras of the politically correct crowd, then you are a “racist, bigot, guilty of hate speech,” who deserves abuse!
  98. 98. In America, you can riot with Black Lives Matter, but if you go to a Trump rally, then Covid-19 magically re-appears as a threat to public health!
  99. 99. The Most Deadly Virus in History Communism is a mind virus, the most destructive force in history.
  100. 100. Identity politics which seek to define people as a group and pits groups against one another, aims at complete state ownership of your life, where state power even supersedes the church. “Confuse, Divide and Conquer.”
  101. 101. Freedom Under Fire For centuries it has been recognised that freedom of worship, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of movement and free enterprise are absolutely essential for freedom.
  102. 102. It is a testament to the insidious success of Cultural Marxism that all these essential foundations for Western civilisation are under relentless attack today
  103. 103. and that any attempt to expose the inevitable consequences of these destructive tendencies are shouted down, censored and deleted from many internet platforms.
  104. 104. “Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
  105. 105. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:13-18
  106. 106. Recognise and Resist Revolutionary Tactics We need to recognise how Revolutions work.
  107. 107. Reading, or remembering, George Orwell’s ominous warnings in Animal Farm and 1984,
  108. 108. the writings of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn in the Gulag Archipelago and Otto Scott’s, Robespierre - Inside the French Revolution, will go a long way to helping one to understand the tactics of guilt manipulation, indoctrination, gaslighting and Stockholm Syndrome in intimidating, bullying and manipulating the masses to destroy what centuries of Christian sacrifice have so painstakingly built up.
  109. 109. Where the Battle Rages There the Loyalty of the Soldier is Proved Nearly 500 years ago, Professor Martin Luther declared: “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God’s Word, except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, then I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him.
  110. 110. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
  111. 111. German Reformer, Professor Martin Luther, warned: "I am much afraid that schools will prove to be wide gates to hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth.
  112. 112. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not constantly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."
  113. 113. “The generation now coming out of Western schools is unable to distinguish good from bad. Even those words are unacceptable. This results in impaired thinking ability.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Unable to Even Distinguish Good from Evil
  114. 114. My Conscience is Captive to the Word of God We, as Bible-believing Evangelical Christians must respond as Dr. Martin Luther responded at Worms, before the assembled political and ecclesiastical might of Europe, on 18 April 1521:
  115. 115. “Unless I am convinced by Scripture, or by clear reasoning, that I am in error - for popes and councils have often erred and contradicted themselves - I cannot recant, for I am subject to the Scriptures I have quoted.
  116. 116. My conscience is captive to the Word of God. It is unsafe and dangerous to do anything against one's conscience. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. So help me God. Amen.”
  117. 117. Always Be Ready to Give a Defense The Word of God commands us: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and always be ready to give a defence to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you…” 1 Peter 3:15
  118. 118. Conviction and Courage In the face of intimidation and threats from the world, we need to respond with the courage and conviction of the Protestant Reformers, Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli.
  119. 119. Our conscience must be captive to the Word of God. We must stand on the unchangeable Word of Almighty God. We must not be conformed to this world. We must be willing to be different. Stand up for Jesus. Step out in Faith. Speak up and proclaim the Word of God faithfully and accurately.
  120. 120. Scripture alone is our ultimate authority.
  121. 121. “And that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:26
  122. 122. Stand Fast in the Liberty by which Christ Has Set Us Free Truth does not fear investigation.
  123. 123. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
  124. 124. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
  125. 125. “For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
  126. 126. “Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Romans 8:21
  127. 127. “Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16
  128. 128. Dr. Peter Hammond Reformation Society P.O. Box 74 Newlands, 7725 Cape Town, South Africa Tel: (021) 689-4480 Fax: (021) 685-5884 Email: Website:
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