Parler has been surging in popularity recently thanks to the social media giants acting like members of the Joe Biden campaign team.
Now the Jews are making their first moves against it.
Parler, a social media website founded in 2018 that prides itself on allowing virtually unfiltered viewpoint, has allowed antisemitism and other forms of bigotry to flourish on its site, according to a report released on Thursday by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The report details how Parler has taken no action against antisemitic and overt racist postings, including one depicting former US President Barack Obama with a noose.
We submitted these materials for Parlers review and have spoken with senior officials of the company who emphasized that Parler makes room for all speech, said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of global social action at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in a statement. We emphasized that the last thing our nation needs is for Parler to become home to a subculture of hatred and violence that besets other social-media platforms. We are grappling not only with the [corona]virus but the virus of anti-Semitism that saw 60 percent of religion-based hate crimes last year targeting American Jews.
He added that this opens the door wide for white supremacy, neo-Nazism and conspiracy theories that range from Holocaust denial to charge that COVID-19 is a hoax.
The report also shows the international reach of Parler and its increased role as a space for extreme far-right individuals and organizations like the Proud Boys. Parler has surged in popularity after endorsements by multiple figures, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and Eric Trump, one of US President Donald Trumps sons.
While Parler seeks to be as much of an unfiltered website of viewpoints as possible within legal limits, Cooper said that we should be able to experience a platform that is open for the full gamut of the marketplace of ideas without allowing for a subculture of hate that feeds anti-Semitism and racism. Unfortunately, as the report shows, it has also attracted extremists who seek to use social media platforms to inject their hate into the mainstream of society.
Anytime any new platform for free speech opens up on the internet or reality, Jews must mobilize against it. It is literally a religious commandment for Jews to attack free speech, as laid down in book Arakhin 15b of the Talmud.
The Gemara returns to the topic of malicious speech. Rabbi Yoḥanan says in the name of Rabbi Yosei ben Zimra: What is the meaning of that which is written: What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done for you, you deceitful tongue (Psalms 120:3)? The Holy One, Blessed be He said to the tongue: All the other limbs of a person are upright, but you are lying horizontally. All the other limbs of a person are external, but you are internal. And moreover, I have surrounded you with two walls, one of bone, i.e., the teeth, and one of flesh, the lips. What shall be given to you and what more shall be done for you, to prevent you from speaking in a deceitful manner, tongue?
Jews live in permanent fear of being found out, of the goyim discovering what theyre really like. They know that when information can be freely exchanged, levels of Goyim Knowing must inevitably increase; and, historically, high levels of Goyim Knowing tends to precede pogroms or expulsions. Therefore Jews must have Emergency Response Teams permanently on stand-by to deal with free speech outbreaks wherever they occur.
The fact that they are now attacking free speech in the name of proven con man Simon Wiesenthal is just a way of rubbing in the completeness of their control over public discourse within our civilization. They are saying, in effect: Haha, goyim! We can take an exposed liar, present him as a hero, and theres nothing you can do about it!