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Europe Wants Regulated Media to ‘Prevent Hate,’ America Next

An EU justice minister has proposed that the media be regulated in order for liberals to “prevent hate” in the media.

This is how liberal fascists think and don’t fool yourself into imagining that this is only coming from wacky, left-wing Europeans. Liberals here in America would dearly love to do the same thing here.

This is how fascist liberals end all forms of freedom. They move in with regulations to “help” you. Remember Ronald Reagan’s famous warning: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

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Anyway, EU “Justice Minister,” Věra Jourová, is not just a mere justice minister. Her full — ridiculous — title is, “European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality.” In other words, her title is meaningless PC gobbledegook meant as double speak to hide her real, fascist intentions.

Jourová claims she wants social justice and an end to “racial abuse.” As Politico reported:

Racial abuse, discrimination and the “bad version of nationalism” that promotes exclusion and hatred are on the rise, and the media may need to be regulated to help curtail the problem, European Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová warned today.

A “dangerous” version of nationalism is “not only visible in the rising popularity of the extreme parties” but is also evident in the political mainstream, which “accept[s] some part of this rhetoric of division,” the commissioner said in a speech in Vienna, according to pre-released notes obtained by Brussels Playbook.

Jourovà called on politicians and the press to take action.

“Media can build the culture of dialogue or sow divisions, spread disinformation and encourage exclusion,” the commissioner said. “The Brexit debate is the best example of that.” Politicians should “show responsibility” and “restraint,” and must “realize that their words become justification for some people to act on their urges and their fears.”

So, what did this fascist point to as examples of things her new iron-booted media rules would helpfully stop? Tellingly she only pointed to right-wing “crimes” as things that needed stopping.

The Czech politician pointed to far-right protests in Chemnitz, the “anti-Soros campaign in Hungary or growing anti-Muslim or anti-Roma rhetoric” as examples of when “exclusion, discrimination and lack of respect for minorities have spilled over from the margins to the center and don’t meet enough resistance from the media, politicians or opinion leaders.”

Ah, so campaigns to bring nations back to respecting their own heritage and a campaign to destroy the destructive, left-wing interference of billionaire George Soros… THOSE are the “real” dangers, according to this extremist, freedom-hating, left-wing “justice minister”?

Yep, that is about how things size up, alright.

This jackbooted fan of authority added:

The media is “instrumental in holding politicians to account and in defining the limits of what is ‘unacceptable’ in a society,” Jourová argued, before highlighting the front page of a British tabloid that labeled EU leaders “dirty rats.”

Ah, yes. Let government save us. Because it has such a stellar reputation for doing so. Remember, Stalin had his media under full control, too. And if government officials need the media to help “hold them to account,” why, heck, it is a BRILLIANT idea to give those same officials the power to regulate what the media is allowed to say. Does this halfwit even hear what she is blathering about?

Then this communist unleashed this (my bold):

She also called for potential new regulation for the media, saying she would “advocate for a European approach to media based on quality and smart regulation, if needed,” adding that “we need to keep up our support for public broadcasters and independent media more broadly than just following the laws of markets.”

And there you have it. An attack on “markets.” So, in fact, it isn’t just the media she’s worried about. She wants no less than to destroy another sector of the free economy because it is driven by capitalism.

Just another left-wing, anti-capitalist, fascist, leftist looking to control your life.

But liberals here in the U.S.A. are sympathetic to this sort of authoritarianism. So, if they succeed in further hampering the free press in Europe (which is already not very free as it is) then they’ll be trying it here, too.

Liberals all hate freedom.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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