10 March 2013
Satire is the last bastion of free speech, and when that is diminished, we will know that Western society as a whole has taken a turn for the worse.
Here at the Daily Squib we are staunch guardians of free speech whether it be satirical or any other form of literature.
Our brand of satirical writing is rooted in the school of Juvenal, and our dedication to this form of written work is absolute.
Satire is not fake but based on a level of truth
2016 – Since writing our initial piece on the importance of free speech in 2013, we have seen a noticeable downturn in freedom on the internet. Sadly, things are definitely taking a turn for the worst, especially under the regime of Barack Obama who has effectively killed off much of comedy and satire with a massive politically correct anti-free speech push utilising the web’s monopoly controllers.
2017 – In response to the deluge of so-called ‘authority’ sites on some Mccarthyite witch hunt labelling satirical websites as ‘fake news‘, and using that moniker to denigrate and censor, we would like to respond by saying it is NOT fake, the purpose of satire is to critique a topic based on a level of truth. Satire is thus the ultimate truth and has been for thousands of years.
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
UPDATE On the 11th July 2017, the Daily Squib was threatened by Google and ordered to take down its most famous article ‘The Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama‘ despite the article being on the internet for almost ten years. This action by Google is a violation of free speech and satire and is a comment on the sad Orwellian censorious state of the internet today.
2018 – Another heavy year of massive censorship and deplatforming on the internet by biased politically motivated monopolies. The monopoly controllers utilised heavy political bias to completely purge their platforms of anyone who was not of their political persuasion. These actions helped one party win many seats in the U.S. congress and effectively take control over it. These acts alone are a sign that Western Democratic values and freedoms have now been superseded by an authoritarian puritanical pseudo-communist tyrannical ideology.
2019 – Started off great for the Squib with the major controlling monopoly on the internet censoring a famous nude picture by artist Modigliani. The celebrated painting was deemed as “sexually offensive” and we were ordered to remove it or lose our advertising again.
“..difficile est saturam non scribere.”