Should Nazis be banned from the Internet?

A few rambling thoughts to introduce my first video blog done on the new camera with thoughts on the camera to follow. For those who aren’t into watching the videos this post covers the same ground. For those who don’t like to read, jump straight to the video.

This video is a response to some stuff happening on YouTube right now. There were quite a few openly racist and even proudly Nazi users on YouTube who were posting some fairly hateful videos which is against YouTube policy, not to mention common human decency. One fairly prominent user started a chain of anti-racist messages that I took part in, there’s about 50 videos in the chain right now. Speaking out against racism and similar cowardice is an important thing. Then I got a message (presumably because I was part of the anti-racism chain) asking me to join a campaign to have Nazis banned from YouTube.

At the risk of being unpopular and having to hand in my left-wing credentials, this is not something I feel I can be part of. My main reason is I simply don’t agree with censorship – first because it usually ends up getting wrongly applied and second because I don’t think it works. Things that are “banned” don’t disappear, they go underground and continue to thrive. Also, since being granted honorary freedom of speech rights by Sandra I want to preserve those rights and I can’t really celebrate my rights by depriving someone else of theirs. I believe the answer to “bad” free speech is more good free speech to counter it, not the suppression of speech that I disagree with.

If I was in charge Make that when I take over the world, this won’t be an issue. I won’t ban anything that doesn’t deserve it. In the meantime, I don’t trust the sort of prick that tends to be in power. They’re gonna fuck things up and extend the banning to things and people that don’t deserve it. Like me. I’ve heard rumours that I occasionally offend people. Pathetic, weenie, loser fuckwits to be sure but they’re out there.

And probably the most annoying part of banning Nazis is it gives them a false sense of credibility. They enjoy being able to say they’re being oppressed. There’s nothing as annoying as hateful oppressive fucks acting like they’re the underdogs. Let them have their say and then point out how fucked up their attitude is. Racism is just so astoundingly stupid it’s incredibly easy to refute. There are people, however few and however stupid they are, react to something being banned by thinking “Oooh, there must be something to this, ‘big brother’ doesn’t want me to know about it.”

So shine a light on these cockroaches, don’t let them hide in the dark places. That’s the way they like things.

So far as the new camera goes, Adam at the camera store showed his integrity by suggesting that I didn’t need an expensive video camera to do the sort of things I’ve been doing. So I went for a better quality digital camera that does better video than my previous one. And it also hasn’t had its microphone blown out by me shouting at it yet. This saved me a shitload of money and I avoided giving any money to the bastard company that fucked me around with the video camera I originally wanted.

The white balance and colours seem much more accurate in the new camera. Which isn’t as good a deal as it sounds at first. Now you can see how pasty white and sickly my complexion is. I actually looked healthier when there was a bias to yellow colouring – I almost looked like I had a tan. The contrast is also better and it does a better job in low light too. So all up it’s a pretty good deal. And if I decide I want to get more serious about making films in a year or so, the cameras will be cheaper and better. Sweet!

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14 responses to “Should Nazis be banned from the Internet?

  1. I say we just spray them with raid.

  2. If all the people we disagree with go underground….who would we blog about???

  3. Mr. Angry, I’m in complete agreement with your views on censorship. We can’t, nor should we, try to impose control over thoughts or ideas, no matter how revolting they may be to us. When those thoughts turn into actions, well, that’s another story…

  4. I hate the neonazis.

  5. Labrat: yeah, right in their eyes suits me

    Sandra: exactly, know where they are and know where to get fuel for our angry fires

    Kylkops: yeah, actual violence and incitment to violence crosses the line into criminal activity. Saying hateful things is, well, hateful but I can live with that

    Range: me too, and I like to know where they are.

  6. They listen to screwdriver, have shaven heads and doc martens. Have to be careful though, some anarchists dress the same way and they aren’t racist, they’re just hippies.

  7. Range: yeah, the funny thing is the original skinhead look evolved out of rude boy culture which was a black sub-culture.

  8. custador

    I went to Uni with an ultra-left wing guy called Carl, who came out with this gem:

    “If I had my way, I’d line up every racist in the world and shoot them”.

    I replied (in, with hindsight, a slightly suicidal bent):

    “Name a person from history famous for killing entire sections of society for their beliefs? Hitler! No? Not seeing it?”

    He went ballistic about how-dare-I compare him to Hitler, yadayadayada….. At which point I spent an hour or so publicly ridiculing him and his personal philosophy until he gave up and left, a broken man.

    That’s catharsis, that is.

  9. Custador: yeah, the problem with going over the top is you don’t know when to stop. “That guy says Bollywood movies are all shit, should we shoot him?” I prefer to hold them up to ridicule – it takes away their power.

  10. Even God had a off day ,when he created fuking stinking, arrogant, pathetic, animalistic,mentally retarded niggers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  11. Yes you’re right you probably weren’t the mistake. You’re the perfect example of why brothers and sisters aren’t supposed to have sex.

  12. What, you want confrontation, I’ll give confrontation Jew boy. do you think any one with an IQ over fifty is going to believe your shit fukhead, your’e nothing but a fcuking pussy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  13. Paul Brown

    Hey, fukwitz, if you don’t want the educated and intelligent section of the world (if you want to find us, by the way, we’re everybody else) to mock you horribly, then you could at least try and make it a little harder. You could learn to spell, for example; you could learn how to form an intelligent argument; you could learn that, whilst nigger is an offensive word to pretty much everybody except Tim Westwood, caling someone a Jew is not an insult – if they are Jewish it’s just a fact and if they’re not it’s just incorrect.

    The main thing that you really need to learn though is that a large amount of mathematical symbols don’t add weight to an argument. There are many charities out there who can help you with reading, writing and learning not to masturbate in public. Get yourself some help – remember, admitting that you have a problem is the first step to solving it.

    Although, in your case, I think that there might be a shitload more steps to go after that, possibly involving electroshock treatment.

  14. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You go Paul! No further comment required from me.

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