Free Speech? For Whom?

The Occupy Wall Street movement claims to be a defender of free speech. “Free speech,” in their case, often means rioting, attacking policemen, drug dealing, sexual assault and so on. Still, they pay lip service to the First Amendment. So it was striking that when we linked to the brand new web site Occupy Wall Street Exposed, it almost immediately came under a denial of service attack by liberals. The site was down much of the afternoon yesterday, but was back up again this morning.

Then Occupy Wall Street Exposed went down again. I wrote the guy behind the site to find out what is going on; he responded:

Just back up now – server was hacked bringing down all of our websites. Let’s hope we can keep it up this time.

As of this moment, Occupy Wall Street Exposed is functioning again, but just barely; images are not coming through.

This is an age-old story: the far left pretends to support free speech, but they mean theirs, not yours. If they had the power, the Occupiers would shut up everyone who disagrees with them, as their forebears did in the USSR, China, Cuba, Albania, North Korea and everywhere else the Left has prevailed.

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