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GLAAD, Blacklists, and Acceptable Fascism

‘With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured…the first thought forbidden…the first freedom denied–chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom…and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.” – Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Drumhead

Hollywood used to think blacklists and the suppression of free speech were terrible things when applied to communists who were working to undermine and destroy the United States of America; but blacklists and suppression are now good things when used to advance the Gay Agenda. But GLAAD has shown them that blacklisting can be a very effective tool in squashing free speech that they don’t agree with.

Within hours of GLAAD’s publication of my addition to the list, which amounts to an excommunication from polite society, an e-mail was sent to the president of my university, along with dozens of other high officials in California, with the announcement: ROBERT OSCAR LOPEZ PLACED ON GLAAD WATCH LIST.

Aside from that one fling on Al Jazeera, since GLAAD placed me on their blacklist, no secular media outlet has invited me on its show in the United States.  In-depth interviews with me have been broadcast in Chile, Russia, France, Ireland, and a number of other nations.  In the United States, Christian broadcasters like the American Family Association and Frank Sontag’s “Faith and Reason” show in Los Angeles have interviewed me.  And I’d been interviewed, prior to the GLAAD blacklisting, by Minnesota affiliates of NBC, CBS, Fox, and NPR, as well as a number of newspapers.  Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none.

Prior to GLAAD’s blacklisting, I had received calls from people at universities discussing their interest in having me come to campus and give speeches.  Three were working with me to set up dates.  Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none.  Those who had discussed this with me said point-blank that their superiors did not want to create controversy.

The idea behind this form of proactive speech suppression is simple; punish one man and terrify a thousand more into silence for fear of losing their careers, their income, their social standing.

And underneath it all, leftist progressives don’t really respect teh gheys, they just patronize them for the sake of political correctness, so they can flaunt their “tolerance” they way Victorians flaunted their piety. But every once in a while, the mask slips, as with Alec Baldwin, Al Franken, Tracy Morgan and others… and gay leftists are made aware of the sad little secret that those who are supposed to be their biggest supporters privately loathe and ridicule them.

I imagine that explains at least some of their inconsulable bitterness.

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7 Comments

  1. If it silences speech, it is censorship whether the government caused it or not. I say that in the spirit of: if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck.

    I fully understand the whole canard about freedom of speech, censorship, the First Amendment and legalistic wrangling of word meaning.

    GLAAD censors people using the same tactics which the Reh-ver-hand Jack-sssonnnn-ah uses his mouth to bilk millions out of corporations. Call it blacklisting, blackmail, boycotting, or whatever, it is meant to stifle and gain.

    How much did A&E pay GLAAD in this settlement?

    A&E has launched “a national service campaign promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance of all people.”

    Ignatz, a commenter at JustOneMinute responds to a post:

    “Unity, tolerance and acceptance” — Could you get any more Orwellian?

    Unity = unity of thought.

    Tolerance = intolerance of a lack of unity of thought.

    Acceptance = rejection of anyone who refuses to unify their thoughts with the collective.

    No government action was necessary in GLAAD’s game plan. GLAAD knows that censorship by any other name stinks the same.

    Comment by heliotrope — December 30, 2013 @ 10:08 am - December 30, 2013

  2. Actually, Heliotrope, I am reliably informed that censorship can only come in the form of a Government Official in the official Government Bureau of Censorship who wears a shiny metal badge with the words “Official Government Censor” on it crossing out words on war dispatches with a thick black Sharpie; and anyone who thinks any other form of censorship can exist is an idiot.

    Comment by V the K — December 30, 2013 @ 12:49 pm - December 30, 2013

  3. And contrary to the accepted “…it’s well known on the street“-canard fascism, socialist and communism are all creatures of the Left where “the people“, the collective, ein Volk, “the street”, the State, or the howling mob are used as justification for intolerance, oppression and control of the individual.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — December 30, 2013 @ 12:53 pm - December 30, 2013

  4. An interesting note: in the book of “The Return of the King,” as Frodo and Sam are infiltrating Mordor, they observe that the orcs seem to hate and fear Sauron just as much as the Free Peoples do, but are stuck with him.

    Comment by Sean — December 30, 2013 @ 1:18 pm - December 30, 2013

  5. The Hollywood Ten? The only thing they wanted to “undermine” was the studio system. The historical reality was more complicated than your sound bite presumes. Prof. Bernard Dick at Fairleigh Dickinson wrote the excellent “Radical Innocence” on that spectacle. Just like the “Duck Dynasty” fracas, greed was a major motivation. As for GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project (as they call it), except that I have seen the names on Gay Patriot and Joe My God, I would never have heard of any of those persons GLAAD mentions. As usual, the extremes meet to talk back to each other.

    Comment by Mike Roberts — December 30, 2013 @ 3:09 pm - December 30, 2013

  6. “The Hollywood Ten? The only thing they wanted to ‘undermine’ was the studio system.”

    Bullshit. The Hollywood communists were trying to exclude anti-communists as much as they felt able to do so.

    Comment by pst314 — December 30, 2013 @ 4:15 pm - December 30, 2013

  7. I’ve read Mr. Lopez’ articles on American Thinker. He deleted one of my comments. Does that mean I’ve experienced violation of free speech? His virulently anti-gay fans have commented that he sounds imbalanced and emotional in some of his posts. At first I recall his articles sounding like he was claiming to be gay and was converted therefore all gays can also be converted. Some of the gay commentators there called him out as bisexual. Then later he started referring to himself as bisexual. His articles about his life don’t reveal any abuse by his deceased lesbian mother and her partner yet he uses himself as an example of how gay parenting can mess you up. That reminds me of Obama throwing his own soon to be dead grandmother under a bus as “a typical white person”. I think you’ve fallen for this fraud’s story. Perhaps you should’ve vetted him a little better.

    Comment by Stan Schulz — December 31, 2013 @ 9:34 pm - December 31, 2013

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