RatS 13: In Defense of Craig Kelly

That got your attention, didn’t it?

And, having tabloided you here, we confess we’re not gonna defend Craig Kelly. The man is a dangerous idiot. We will, however, defend the right of Kelly and his dangerously idiotic comrades to spout their dangerous idiocy. It pains us to write this, coming straight after anti-lockdown and anti-vax neanderthals flooded Australia’s, and the World’s, streets. Fuck these morons. But, the idea that censorship is an effective way to counter such group moronicity is insane.

Matt Taibbi is pretty much alone on the (nominal) Left, fighting against the creeping-galloping calls for censorship from pretty much everyone. His Meet the Censored series is excellent and very depressing. Recently, Taibbi has posted on the censorship of information on the drug Ivermectin (the promotion of which was seemingly one of the reasons Kelly was censored on Facebook). This includes an interview with Bret Weinstein, and the following two posts. Taibbi has been whacked every which way, by people too stupid to be able to distinguish between criticising censorship of a position and advocating for that position.

Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?

Ivermectin: Can a Drug Be “Right Wing”?

 

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