Actor Rob Schneider hammered anti-first amendment “totalitarians” over the weekend on Twitter, as he shredded Big Tech for censoring content that they don’t like.
“Sorry to have to repeat this again: Free Speech is ALL speech. Even the speech that you find repugnant,” Schneider said in a tweet. “You are either for ALL of it or … you are for none of it. We don’t need people deciding FOR us what to think, see or hear. That’s a load of totalitarian crap.”
Schneider was upset with how groups are banning books that “question medial orthodoxy.”
“Amazon is already banning books that dare question medical orthodoxy. Facebook, Google, YouTube bury information as well,” he added. “The push within democratic societies to further restrict their own freedoms is a road we mustn’t take.”
Schneider went on to note how free speech can sometimes be problematic however it is necessary for society to have it.
“I know free speech and democracy create a mess out of society, people being able to express and spew whatever they want,” Schneider continued. “But I can’t think of a better one. And I surely don’t want to live in a society where people decide for me what to think or watch or how I should interpret it.”
“I worry more that the suppression of free speech will lead to more horrors than the continued free flow of ideas; good AND bad. People can decide for themselves what ideas belong in the dustbin of history,” he continued.
“Silencing those we disagree with denies us the chance to question our preconceived notions. Either to reaffirm them or reassess them,” he finished. “Our ideas need and should always be consistently challenged and reconsidered so we don’t merely end up as consensus group think.”
Schneider has been a vocal opponent of the Democratic party in recent years. Back in April of 2018, the actor slammed Saturday Night Live for being a left-wing propaganda machine.
“The fun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ was always you never knew which way they leaned politically,” Schneider said in 2018. “You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat’s out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less interesting because you know the direction the piece is going.”
Similarly in May, Schneider went after Big Tech companies for promoting an “Orwellian nightmare of censorship.”
“We are in a real world Orwellian nightmare of censorship. Be careful who you label and smear today. You will be the smeared tomorrow,” Schneider said.
“Free Speech is ALL SPEECH! The UK and Australia don’t have protected speech. And we are not protecting our 1st Amendment. #EternalVigilance,” he continued. “As America’s greatest linguist Noam Chomsky says, ‘Free Speech is ALL SPEECH. You’re either for ALL of it or NONE of it.’ ([Emphasis for] dummies).”
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