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Diversity Czar Threatens Free Speech
IBD Editorials ^ | August 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 08/31/2009 5:49:36 PM PDT by Kaslin

1st Amendment: Mark Lloyd, a disciple of Saul Alinsky and fan of Hugo Chavez, wants to destroy talk radio and says free speech is a distraction. The new FCC diversity "czar" says Venezuela is an example we should follow.


When Mark Lloyd was appointed July 29 as the chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission, a nation focused on ObamaCare and a deteriorating economy took little notice. But as angry constituents flood town hall meetings and call in to talk radio, a man dedicated to silencing them sits at the right hand of the president.

They share a common hero — Saul Alinsky — who wrote the community organizer's bible, "Rules for Radicals." It speaks of confrontation or, as candidate Obama put it, of "getting in their faces" as a way to obtain power, not from the people or for the people, but over the people.

Lloyd has written that we make too much of the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and the press — for "the purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance."

We thought we were democratically governed. We thought we could vote as we choose after a vigorous and open debate. Once the major networks served as information gatekeepers controlling what we saw and heard. Now talk radio, the Internet and cable news have enhanced democracy by promoting the free flow of information and discourse. Lloyd wants to stop all that.

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1 posted on 08/31/2009 5:49:36 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Does he want the war now, or later?


2 posted on 08/31/2009 5:50:48 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; FrdmLvr; FreedomPoster; ...

3 posted on 08/31/2009 5:51:06 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Diversity does not apply to speech.

Or thought.

4 posted on 08/31/2009 5:52:43 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Kaslin
"the purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance."

Chillingly Orwellian statement, ehhhh?

5 posted on 08/31/2009 5:54:05 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Da Coyote

We The People will soon be demanding IMPEACHMENT.

Neuter them in 2010
Vote the rest out in 2012
Clean Out the Dirt


6 posted on 08/31/2009 5:55:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

This administration is really dangerous. It appears people are starting to catch on that they are far to the left. The MSM will not sound the alarm. We will have to do it through the Internet, talk radio and word of mouth.


7 posted on 08/31/2009 5:57:02 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Mr_Moonlight

This isn’t a joke?


8 posted on 08/31/2009 5:57:09 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Funny, I always thought free speech was free speech and now there's this fascist pig telling me "it's warped".

Naw, it's still free speech, and he's still a fascist pig, and he should go off himself to save the people the trouble.

9 posted on 08/31/2009 5:58:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Its kind of cute that you are so hopelessly naive that you think voting will do any good.
10 posted on 08/31/2009 5:59:25 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Da Coyote; Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; backhoe; Badray; ...
"Does he want the war now, or later?" --Da Coyote

CW2 Ping


11 posted on 08/31/2009 6:02:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Kaslin

These idiots can always be counted upon to overplay their hand...they act as if they already have us in their concentration camps.

Man...are they in for a suprise.


12 posted on 08/31/2009 6:04:08 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is un-American.)
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To: muawiyah
Funny, I always thought free speech was free speech

As well as how CFR was designed to 'open up the political process' by banning political free speech just before an election.

13 posted on 08/31/2009 6:05:00 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Travis McGee

Now’s fine. Might as well do it while we’re still young and save our children the hassle. Besides, this is our fight, not theirs.


14 posted on 08/31/2009 6:06:52 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
This isn’t a joke?

Well, I've checked the keywords and so far none of them say "humor" or "satire", so guessing that this is NOT a joke, and that Lloyd's quote is an actual one made by him

15 posted on 08/31/2009 6:07:40 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Uncle Hal
Time to stock up on cigarettes, blindfolds, torches, and pitchforks.

Payback is going to be a bitch for these red sons of bitches.

16 posted on 08/31/2009 6:09:16 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Hussein Baraka Mook Kebba)
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To: Travis McGee

They just keep pushing, keep trying us. They had this planned and he is the puppet. Who is his puppet master?


17 posted on 08/31/2009 6:10:35 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Kaslin

http://independentrage.blogspot.com/2009/08/ive-seen-tonight-perhaps-most.html


18 posted on 08/31/2009 6:10:38 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: CodeToad

I’d sure hate to face the next generations and admit that freedom was extinguished on our watch.


19 posted on 08/31/2009 6:10:38 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Rome2000
Time to stock up on cigarettes, blindfolds, torches, and pitchforks.

HAY ... NO SMOKING !!!

Haven't you heard? /sarcasm off

20 posted on 08/31/2009 6:11:42 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: mojitojoe

I don’t think there is a single puppet master, although I could probably make a short list of major players.

The important thing to realize is that the communists have never admitted defeat. They are harder to put down than vampires.

And they got tougher to kill when they quit the Lenin/Stalin overt path and went the clandestine internal route of Gramsci and Alinsky.


21 posted on 08/31/2009 6:13:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Da Coyote
Does he want the war now, or later?

I am concerned that these Marxists know exactly what they are doing, however improbable it might seem. They have learned (from Saul Alinsky) that if you push a negative hard enough, it will emerge as a positive.

As an example: any serious effort to restrict free speech in the name of "diversity" or "fairness" will undoubtedly result in turmoil, and ultimately in violence, which the Administration will in turn denounce. On cue, organizations from among the Democrats' accredited victim classes will publicly demand the restoration of order and safety - leading to further restrictions on civil liberties, as directed against the "domestic terrorists" the Justice Department earlier warned about.

Prior restraint of free speech will be justified, as it has been elsewhere, in the name of preventing violence. Radio stations and FOX News will be silenced. Web sites will be banned and blocked. And the Left will have achieved nearly complete control of the communications media, as has been their goal.

Pure dystopian fantasy, right? Perhaps, yes. But only because the more likely scenario should push come to shove is the very one you suggest.

22 posted on 08/31/2009 6:15:35 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Rome2000
Time to stock up on cigarettes, blindfolds, torches, and pitchforks.

Payback is going to be a bitch for these red sons of bitches.

Forget all of the above. Guns and ammo is what it's going to take!

23 posted on 08/31/2009 6:21:34 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (We knew a revolution was coming, but who knew it would be started by rowdy senior citizens! lol...)
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To: Kaslin
 

http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/mtm04/archives/just_media_jury.php


Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches communications policy and conducts research on the relationship between communications policy and strong democratic communities. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of the Civil Rights Forum on Communications Policy, a nonprofit, non-partisan project he co-founded to bring civil rights principles and advocacy to the communications policy debate. Previously, Mr. Lloyd worked as General Counsel to the Benton Foundation, and as a communications attorney at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson in Washington, D.C. representing both commercial and non-commercial companies. He also has nearly twenty years of experience as a print and broadcast journalist, including work as a reporter and producer at NBC and CNN, and is the recipient of several awards including an Emmy and a Cine Golden Eagle. He has served as board member of dozens of national and local organizations, including the Independent Television Service and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund. He has also served as a consultant to the Clinton White House, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Institute and the Smithsonian Institution. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

24 posted on 08/31/2009 6:21:52 PM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: Da Coyote
Does he want the war now, or later?

I want war now!!!
25 posted on 08/31/2009 6:25:31 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Rome2000

“Romanian term limits”


26 posted on 08/31/2009 6:27:39 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: Travis McGee
They are especially tough to kill when the opposition on our side is led by a bunch of ball less country clubbers afraid to be called Joe McCarthy II.

Bottom line is the man that will lead us out of the woods is the man who picks up where McCarthy led off and making an example of this racist black supremacist sel admitted communist lawyer and fraud Jones is a pefect place to start.

THE SILENCE FROM THE GOP ON THIS IS DEAFENING AND EMBARRASSING.


27 posted on 08/31/2009 6:27:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Hussein Baraka Mook Kebba)
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To: Travis McGee

No this is a team effort. Weathermen, socialist, social justice warriors, unions, and a few outright communist sprinkled in for old time’s sake.


28 posted on 08/31/2009 6:30:17 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Kaslin
Diversity Czar Threatens Free Speech

Well, just imagine that, a Czar threatening freedom.

Who would have thunk it?

29 posted on 08/31/2009 6:34:41 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin

Is there anyone in Obama’s White House who isn’t a radical left-winger? I would fully expect there not to be anyone.


30 posted on 08/31/2009 6:37:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Travis McGee
Up...
31 posted on 08/31/2009 6:38:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Rome2000
THE SILENCE FROM THE GOP ON THIS IS DEAFENING AND EMBARRASSING.

If I were a GOPative, I would be embarrassed, since I'm a conservative, I tote attitude, directive toward freedom and sovereignty within our nation and most of all a blessed respect for our Constitution!

No embarrassment here.

32 posted on 08/31/2009 6:39:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Travis McGee

“I’d sure hate to face the next generations and admit that freedom was extinguished on our watch.”

We won’t let that happen.


33 posted on 08/31/2009 6:41:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: popdonnelly

“Is there anyone in Obama’s White House who isn’t a radical left-winger?”

Probably a few, who are stupid to the bone,or just plain whores.


34 posted on 08/31/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: mojitojoe

“Who is his puppet master?”

Probably his little cadre of radical friends. Doesn’t really matter, since the main issue is Obama’s intent to turn this country into a large third-World Marxist dictatorship.


35 posted on 08/31/2009 6:43:51 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Kaslin

[[The new FCC diversity “czar” says Venezuela is an example we should follow.]]

Here’s a thought- Why don’t we STICK TO our OWN model instead of pining after evil regimes? I know, I know, Silly me- Morality and ocmmon sense are ‘icky American ideals that need to be squashed as quickly as possible’

Yep- let’s all be clones of evil regimes instead of uniquely American moralists


36 posted on 08/31/2009 7:10:41 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Da Coyote

They have been prepared for this war since FDR . We are the ones that need to prepare.


37 posted on 08/31/2009 7:11:57 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: stephenjohnbanker
SJB,

They're all stupid whores.

Hope all is well with you. Haven't seen an update lately. God bless.

38 posted on 08/31/2009 7:16:57 PM PDT by HoosierHawk (www.firstsundaymusic.com)
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To: Kaslin

No matter, 0 has intellectual appeal to the pseudo intellectuals of the state media, so they will play the game of destroying free, political speech in the name of promoting responsible speech.


39 posted on 08/31/2009 7:23:14 PM PDT by pallis
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To: HoosierHawk

Senator John McCain on October 13th 2008:

“Senator Obama is decent man, good family man, citizen and you do not have to be scared of him as the President of the United States.”

August 25th, 2009

“I’m sure that he does and I’m sure he respects the Constitution. I’m absolutely convinced of it. President Obama believes in the Constitution, I’m convinced that the president is absolutely sincere in his beliefs.”


40 posted on 08/31/2009 7:28:02 PM PDT by techno
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To: Travis McGee

History will refer to McCarthy as a “hero”

Maybe.


41 posted on 08/31/2009 7:29:29 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Travis McGee

So who is doing the knitting for our side?

Just in case we need it. Which, unfortunately, seems not unlikely.

I’m thinking this is a good start:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/


42 posted on 08/31/2009 7:31:54 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster

Glenn Beck had a gentleman on his show today who said Lloyd comes from the George Soros Center for American Progress.


43 posted on 08/31/2009 7:35:36 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (OBAMANOCARE: No Privacy, No Choice, No Humanity, No Quality, No Health, No Life)
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To: Travis McGee
"I’d sure hate to face the next generations and admit that freedom was extinguished on our watch."


"Daddy, why did you take my freedoms and money away?"

44 posted on 08/31/2009 7:40:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Mojave

This crap is going to push America too far!


45 posted on 08/31/2009 7:45:18 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
as angry constituents flood town hall meetings and call in to talk radio, a man dedicated to silencing them sits at the right hand of the president... Lloyd has written that we make too much of the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and the press -- for "the purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance." We thought we were democratically governed. We thought we could vote as we choose after a vigorous and open debate. Once the major networks served as information gatekeepers controlling what we saw and heard. Now talk radio, the Internet and cable news have enhanced democracy by promoting the free flow of information and discourse. Lloyd wants to stop all that.
Bring it on, beeotch.
46 posted on 08/31/2009 7:54:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: All; Kaslin

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NEVER FORGET

.

After the Fall of FREEDOM here,
just like the Fall of FREEDOM in Saigon, Vietnam long ago after we shortchanged a crucial Fight for FREEDOM there,

...it can all happen again right here:

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

.

NEVER FORGET

.


47 posted on 08/31/2009 7:59:06 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Travis McGee
And they got tougher to kill when they quit the Lenin/Stalin overt path and went the clandestine internal route of Gramsci and Alinsky.

Which makes how overt this administrating is quite interesting. More people are aware of these mechanisms and strategies now than ever before - by a very large and growing margin.

Literally decades of stealth maneuvering and denial are going up in flames every day.

And they can't ever get that stealth genie back in the bottle.

48 posted on 08/31/2009 8:11:16 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Kaslin
The new FCC diversity "czar" says Venezuela is an example we should follow.

Isn't this literally sedition with treasonous intent?

49 posted on 08/31/2009 8:12:43 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Travis McGee

“I’d sure hate to face the next generations and admit that freedom was extinguished on our watch.”

At the very least, some of us will go down fighting, and thus not be privy to any complaints from the “next generation”.


50 posted on 08/31/2009 8:17:46 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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