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.
Satire still under attack
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 These acts alone are a sign that Western Democratic values and freedoms have now been superseded by an authoritarian puritanical pseudo-communist tyrannical ideology.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.
2020 – May – We have noticed an uptick in levels of Big Tech censorship, especially Facebook. Naturally, the left-wing biased FB is eager to skew things their way before the November U.S. Election where Biden, their favourite will go up against Trump. The illiterates at FB do not seem to be able to distinguish satire, from factual journalism, and have come down hard on our site by censoring our posts, and shadow banning us. We are fearful that the West is truly moving towards a totalitarian anti-satire anti-freedom of speech era, as well as one where elections are deliberately sabotaged by biased Big Tech companies who skew their systems to favour only one political side. In the past, this used to be illegal, however things have obviously changed for the worst.
“..difficile est saturam non scribere.”