The authoritarian left’s disdain for free speech is alarming


Marc Glendening writes for CapX

Marc Glendening, IEA Head of Cultural Affairs, has written for CapX on what he terms the “Culture-Control Left” (CCL) and their incorrect association of free speech with hate speech.

“At the core of the CCL’s speech prohibitionism is the contemporary left’s belief that speech is a technique of power – one they believe is deployed by those with ‘privilege’ to suppress the identity groups they assert are oppressed.”

“Within the inner core of the CCL sit groups like Extinction Rebellion and BLM, who have overtly expressed a desire to dispense with liberal democracy altogether. XR have awarded themselves the right not only to disrupt oil refineries but to block the distribution of newspapers they disapprove of.” 

Read the full article here.


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