In 2019, some
Irish leftists started using a
block list on Twitter called
to block non-left thought.
The list is a fascinating insight into Irish far left mentality.
say the list is to block:
"Racism. Bigotry. Xenophobia/xenomisia, anti-immigrant. Homophobia/homomisia. Misogyny & anti-choice. Far-right 'patriots'."
5 minutes looking at who is blocked proves this is nonsense.
and a wide range of non-left voices.
People blocked by Irish snowflake blocklist "GowlBlocker":
Ian Miles Cheong
The Daily Caller
The Daily Wire
Ruth Dudley Edwards
Human Life International
Col. Richard Kemp
Love Both (Ireland)
Christina Hoff Sommers
List of some of the people blocked by GowlBlocker.
See above as an image.
The blocklist includes all sorts of people.
Some of whom I like.
Some of whom I don't.
Not to follow them is fine.
But to block
such a vast range of thought speaks to an incredibly narrow mind.
Yes I included myself above.
(Well, I am including many Irish accounts with a similar profile to me.)
Note that the list includes some
comedians and leftists and feminists and non-whites and gays and even trans people.
All of whom have become in some way
offensive to the radical left.
GowlBlocker also blocks some actual extremists, sure.
But I left them out of the list above
because that is not the issue.
The issue is that it blocks mainstream non-left thought.
I think the GowlBlocker people
appear in this video.
GowlBlocker appears to be linked to a guy called
Aidan O'Brien ("artimusfoul").
And yes, he is just what you expect.
O'Brien calls me a
"festering bin bag of racism & bigotry."
O'Brien tries to link me to all sorts of random Nazis I have never heard of.
calls me a racist
for criticising a racist organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood.
This was the last straw for me and I blocked him.
I was willing to debate him, but all he wanted to do was abuse me.
Who I block on Twitter:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who:
(a) target my job,
(b) target my appearance, or:
(c) libel me.
Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing.
I was targeted with abusive reporting by
an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish".
So I now also block:
(d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies,
(e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish.
It is just self-defence.