• Canceled by Medium

    June 7, 2022

    Posted in: Democracy

    I’ve been canceled by the web site Medium. I’ve been posting reprints of my articles there after they had been printed elsewhere as a kind of repository, a handy one-stop place for my work.

    Well it turns out Medium does not support free speech. They write “Due to elevated risk of potential harm to persons or public health, Medium’s Trust & Safety team has removed the following content under its rules https://wemeantwell.medium.com/covid-lies-claimed-lives-d7c442c5008d” The article was about zero excess Covid deaths in Sweden.

    Medium also did not like something I wrote about Black Lives Matter. They said “We do not allow content that constitutes or promotes violence, harassment, or hatred against people based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, caste, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity” and dumped https://medium.com/p/what-lives-matter-on-george-floyd-day-239c68712fff

    Please take a moment to read the articles (if you still can) and let Medium, and me, know what you think of them in the comments. I doubt that will change any woke-sick minds over there, but it is always good to get these things on the record.

    Until free speech is acknowledged by Medium, I will not be posting there. Follow me at www.wemeantwell.com instead.

     

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  • Recent Comments

    • jpb said...

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      I read both those articles on this site: both fact-based with you citing reputable statistics, though those stats certainly didn’t fit with the approved narrative.

      Didn’t Orwell say something like, by appearance, there may be very little difference between a society with free speech and a society with state-managed speech? Seems baffling that a broad slew of private independent companies in a country with an ostensibly strong value of free speech can in unison crank out a censorship line that’s straight outta the Ministry of Truth.

      How is this possible? Groupthink run amok among people tipsy on self-importance/grandeur mixed with a zeal that the Puritans, Khmer Rouge, and other Cultural Revolutionaries could relate to? A deeper more sinister conspiracy theory that ties this all together would at least be more exciting.

      I can only guess the discussion with the Medium “editors” on your GF article went something like Akela Lacy telling Lee Fang to stop being racist by promoting harmful stereotypes (i.e., citing stats that don’t fit the election-year narrative), or the NYT staff telling management they didn’t feel safe at work because a senator’s op-ed was published.

      06/8/22 3:57 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Try Below Average. They pass everything.

      06/8/22 8:39 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

      3

      The recent Georgetown Law Administrator firing, reinstatement then resignation case presents a useful lesson to writers. Read everything scheduled for publication aloud to a close and trusted friend as if you are delivering a baccalaureate speech at Harvard. Ilya Shapiro (Georgetown used a disparagement term (“lesser”) about Biden’s creepy promise of making gender and race the criteria for qualification for his POTUS appointment. He quickly realized he had screwed up big time and admitted the word choice was flawed. One adjective tripped him up.

      06/8/22 9:29 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Jpb: The era of “private independent companies” may be ending. We’ll all be beholding to the National Security State’s agenda and clustering around the mother ship in DC.

      06/9/22 10:12 AM | Comment Link

    • Beobachter said...

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      Of course the medium links don’t work anymore.

      Your work is always worth looking for (and especially anything banned by our pravda proctors!). So I checked.

      Though it’s not listed in the related articles list, I checked on the wayback machine and found that the corona piece blackholed there by our masters was the one headlined here as:

      What Went Wrong During the Pandemic

      The one about the black crime stats was not even archived by the wayback machine, but since it is mentioned in the related articles list, I assume it is:

      Do Black Lives Really Matter… to Blacks?

      By the way, you have one of the strangest comment sections around, and comment count is always 0.

      Oh and once again, the past tense of lead is led. 😉

      06/12/22 11:36 AM | Comment Link

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