Rob Schneider has blasted technology giants and liberals in a free speech rant where he suggested he’d been threatened with violence because of others pushing ‘totalitarian crap’.
The 56-year-old actor – who has been vocal about his anti-vaccination stance for many years – took to Twitter on Friday and criticized brands including Google and YouTube for hiding information from users.
Facebook has admitted limiting views of groups that could spread misinformation about vaccines linked to causing autism, and Amazon has removed books that claim to promote cures for those on the spectrum.
‘Sorry to have to repeat this again: Free Speech is ALL speech. Even the speech that you find repugnant,’ Schneider began his series of tweets. ‘You are either for ALL of it or… you are for none of it. We don’t need people deciding FOR us what to think, see or hear. That’s a load of totalitarian crap.
‘Amazon is already banning books that dare question medical orthodoxy. Facebook, Google, YouTube bury information as well. The push within democratic societies to further restrict their own freedoms is a road we mustn’t take.’
Rob Schneider warned his 775k Twitter followers Friday that Google, Youtube, Facebook and Amazon were helping to suppress free speech
The Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo star who has three daughters aged 30, seven and three – continued by saying he knows democracy can ‘create a mess out of society’, due to people being able to ‘spew whatever they want’ but said he prefers it to being told what to think.
Schneider expressed that he worries lack of free flowing ideas, good and bad, ‘will lead to more horrors’.
‘People can decide for themselves what ideas belong in the dustbin of history,’ he went on. ‘Silencing those we disagree with denies us the chance to question our preconceived notions. Either to reaffirm them or reassess them.
‘Our ideas need and should always be consistently challenged and reconsidered so we don’t merely end up as consensus group think.’
Schneider then suggested that he had received threats of violence from ‘(supposed) liberals’ who accused him of creating a panic simply for attention.
He told 775k Twitter followers that the tech giants were burying information from the public
He shared that he worried the suppression of free speech would ‘lead to more horrors’ and later shared footage of petrol protesters in Iran being targeted with gas canisters as a warning
Schneider suggested he had received threats of violence from ‘(supposed) liberals’
He also retweeted a post where one Twitter user claimed the ‘fake news media’ would not tell the truth about vaccinations and in another post (pictured) said ‘real journalism is no longer practiced’ in America
The Los Angeles-based comedy actor’s rants came between performances of two sold-out shows in Florida at the weekend.
But on Saturday he found the time to share stories of parents angry their child’s medical exemption for vaccinations was reversed when Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)’s SB 276 was signed into law in March.
Those California parents were claiming their children have been kicked out of school because of their opposition to compulsory vaccines and many said if illegal immigration is protected by a sanctuary status so can the rights of parents.
Announcing that he would be donating $10,000 to New York children who have been kicked out of public schools by the ‘cruel Gov and New York Legislators’ he urged followers to help parents pay for home schooling and claimed ‘medical segregation’ was occurring.
‘Please support NEW YORK KIDS FORCED OUT OF SCHOOLS! Parents, Educators, Other Students STAND UP AND SAY NO TO MEDICAL SEGREGATION OF KIDS!’ Schneider continued on Saturday.
Schneider – who is a father of three daughters – also urged students to walk out of schools offering the HPV vaccination without the consent of parents
Pledging to donate $10,000 so parents could home-school he then claimed medical segregation was happening to children being kicked out of school
Seemingly comparing compulsory vaccinations to #MeToo, he said: ‘Democrats and Main Stream Media tell us to, “Believe Women!” but don’t believe anti-vaccine women
He also retweeted a post where one Twitter user claimed the ‘fake news media’ would not tell the truth about a British researcher of the Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccine.
Commenting on another post by a journalist Schneider seemingly referred to Julian Assange as he complained real journalism no longer exists in the United States.
He posted: ‘The greatest American journalist of course doesn’t live in America where real journalism is no longer practiced.’
Taking his rant into Sunday, when he urged students to walk out of schools that were offering the HPV vaccination to students without the consent of parents – on Monday morning he labelled California Governor Newsom a ‘coward’ and compared attitudes towards vaccinations to the #MeToo movement.
‘Democrats and Main Stream Media tell us to, “Believe Women!” Then… But do NOT believe the Women who are Mothers and who witnessed their precious child injured right in front of them,’ Schneider tweeted. ‘Don’t believe THOSE women! Contact your legislators! #NoMandatoryHPV.’
On Monday Schneider warned the country could end up in a similar situation to Iran in the fight for free speech.
Sharing footage of tear gas canisters aimed at petrol protestors recently, Scneider captioned the clip: ‘Here is a good example of when the State (Iran) decides what Free Speech you’re allowed. If you AGREE with the State, you’re good! If you don’t? Here’s what happens…’
It came after earlier this month he replied to a tweet about the ‘left’s ignorance of Stalin’s tyranny against the kulaks’ saying: ‘Unfortunately, people in California would vote for a bowl of s**t if it had ‘D’ next to it.’