Actor and comedian Rob Schneider is the latest casualty in the war against free speech, as the fury of vaccine lovers everywhere prompted Schneider’s recent firing from an advertising gig with insurance giant State Farm. Reports indicate that State Farm canned Schneider for publicly raising concerns about the safety of vaccines several years prior, a major no-no in the mainstream entertainment world.
Known for his popular “making copies guy” schtick that was once featured on Saturday Night Live, Schneider had recently been hired by State Farm to resurrect this persona for a rotational television ad. Everything was fine until a few loudmouthed blogger “babes” riled up their mindless followers to petition for Schneider’s removal from the ad, citing his long-held opposition to vaccines as the impetus.
According to The Wrap, the push began when the self-proclaimed “babes” decided to post a video to YouTube calling on their respective supporters to ambush State Farm’s Facebook and Twitter pages with comments petitioning for Schneider’s removal from the advertising lineup. Like good little minions, many of the bloggers’ followers did just this, resulting in State Farm issuing a statement of surrender to their demands.
“[Schneider’s] ad has unintentionally been used as a platform for discussion unrelated to the products and services we provide,” said Phil Supple, State Farm’s director of public affairs, to PR Week. “With that, we are working to remove the ad from our rotation at this time.”
If you question the establishment, you aren’t worthy of being employed in the US
Regarding recent developments in the vaccine world, Schneider had issued a statement several weeks back that stressed the importance of information unveiled by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who confessed to fabricating data on the safety of the MMR vaccine.
Schneider had also expressed opposition to the continued turmoil taking place in the Middle East, focusing on Israel’s alleged aggression against Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. Back on July 21, 2014, Schneider posted a controversial “tweet” to Twitter stating: “The ugly inhuman siege of Gaza has had it’s deadliest day today,” for which some say he is now paying the price.
“We are all aware of the PC Hivemind Enforcement Brigade which scours the country for any sign of deviation from equalist dogma,” wrote Dr. Dan Phillips, M.D., in a recent piece for LewRockwell.com.
“But we are now seeing the emergence of a related phenomenon, the Conventional Wisdom (CW) Hivemind Enforcement Brigade that likewise scours the country for any sign of independent thought that contradicts what the Powers That Be have deemed unassailable truth.”
Free speech no longer tolerated in politically correct American culture
Unlike most of the shills in mainstream entertainment these days, Schneider has long been vocal about what he thinks, even when it isn’t popular or potentially jeopardizes his career. Opposing vaccinations and questioning what is really happening in the Middle East both fall into this “unpopular” category, or at least the not-politically-correct category.
It is no wonder, then, that Schneider has become the latest target of the thought police, who only accept other groupthink drones in their spheres of social influence. At one point in our nation’s history, having a voice and expressing it in the way that Schneider does was considered a patriotic duty. Today, however, it is viewed with contempt and disdain, and sadly portends much worse things to come for Americans who choose to exercise free speech.
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