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VIDEO: MTA Board Member Charles Moerdler’s “Filthy” “Odious” Attack on Free Speech

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Here is the video I described earlier of power-mad MTA Board member Charles Moerdler, who led today’s putsch against free speech. He was the only one on record to support the ban. But the fix was in before this meeting ever took place.

Moerdler’s rant was not about the jihad ads. No. In a vicious and disgusting tirade, Moerdler attacked our BDS ads (below) that expose his pals, wealthy Jewish donors who support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) initiatives against Israel.

Moerdler railed against our ads exposing wealthy donors’ support of the New Israel Fund, which supports BDS organizations, shrieking about lashon hara. Actually, truth is not lashon hara, but calling me an egomaniac and a zealot is. Calling our ads “filth,” Moerdler fails to acknowledge the damage and destruction of BDS to the Jewish state. Even an Israeli court ruled that funding BDS was terrorism. Mr. Moerdler and his country club buddies are OK with that, but a “zealot” calling them out about it is “filthy.”

This is part II of Moerdler’s meltdown. After several board members stood in defense of free speech, Moerdler berated us again with his “filthy” mouth.

Moerdler uses the Holocaust and Mein Kampf as examples of why free speech should be banned, but it was because free speech was banned that totalitarianism was able to spread in Germany. If the Nazis had allowed free speech, they would never have remained in power as long as they did. His flaunting of being a Holocaust survivor was simply evil.
The rich and powerful trumped our unalienable rights in New York City, April 29, 2015.
UPDATE: Atlas reader Russ points out:
At 7:37  Moerdler: “Neither the Quran nor the Bible nor the Torah nor any other compass of conscience condones hateful speech.”
With that, Moerdler’s vast legal credentials fall like dandruff from his bald pate. Forget the horrors of the Old Testament, the Quran is the “mother lode of bad ideas” (thanks, Sam Harris). For wall-to-wall, plain-as-the-broad-side-of-a-barn hatred, nothing compares to the Quran. For Moerdler to deny that impeaches all his other arguments. Unlike at a council meeting (where speech is limited to 2 minutes) in a court, you’ll have time to show how much hate fills the Quran. And Hamas airwaves quoting it.
You’ll also have time to show how your ads are NOT lashon hara:
“Lashon hara differs from defamation in that its focus is on the use of true speech for a wrongful purpose, rather than falsehood and harm arising. Speech is considered to be lashon hara if it says something negative about a person or party, is not previously known to the public, is not seriously intended to correct or improve a negative situation, and is true.”
Your ads, while true, expose horrific wrongs for the sole purpose of raising public awareness so those wrongs can be stopped. You “seriously intend to correct or improve a negative situation,” which means your work is NOT lashon hara.
Strange advice from a ‘30s German refugee: don’t provoke brutes, they may hurt you! Does meek silence protect you? Isn’t an informed public a better defense?

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  • RalphB

    I cut him off at 2:00 minutes, as they did Ms. Geller. What I heard in that time was enough to judge Moerdler as a mealymouthed dimwit.

    • Judi

      Me too Ralph, couldn’t bear to listen to his sanctimonious crap.

  • livingengine

    pompous ass.

  • Ghost

    Is he a Brit? Sounded like it. “Inappropriate Speech”…leave it to the Brit leaders to try to dismantle America. They’ve never gotten over themselves.

    “Inappropriate Speech” was what the founders were “guilty” of! So count me IN!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      I’m sock of Brits telling Americans what is right.

      The only example the UK is providing the world is that of a Failed State, a modern day Wiemar Republic.

  • Warren Raymond

    Depressing. What a f*kcwit.

  • Charles Martel

    Why are these Jewish people acting to boycott Israel? Are they also Holocaust deniers, or are they so arrogant and full of themselves that they believe they will be spared? The only consolation is to hope they will be the first to go …

    • SJS

      Madness is an art, to some.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Atheism is the opium of Socialists.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        LOL, that was great SS.

  • JacktheRipper

    First, I’ve been taking the bus off and on for 20 years, and I can tell you the biggest offenses occur inside the bus, with the foul language and rude behavior. Next, considering the offensive nature of so much of our commercial advertising and entertainment, it seems rather disingenuous to cite as “filth” an ad that decries racial hatred and murder

    And this whole argument that riders are “captive” to Pam’s ads is childishly weak. There are tons of ads out in the world that are deemed offensive by many, but nobody is banning their right to exist. Many muslims find bikinis offensive, are you going to ban them too? We are a “free” society that values open discourse. We accept that with this freedom their will be much that will offend, but the payoff is the riches that come with the occasional diamond of life-enhancing truth.

    On a more earthy level, this guy Moerdler sounds like a spineless windbag that argued more with pomposity than cogent reasoning. The basis for his argument is weak at best, that Pam’s ads are hate speech. No, calling all muslims filthy, murderous, ignorant trash, is hate speech. Denouncing the destruction of a race is in defense of good morals and human rights.

    I know a nazi sympathizer when I see one, and in my uncensored opinion, Moerdler is acting like a nazi. To sit and wail like he did about the poor riders as “captives” is an astounding display of emotive imagery designed to bamboozle his listeners into submission. No, sir, it is we that are held captive by your narrow minded bigotry and deliberate misperception of the good intent and purpose of these ads. You may have fooled the stuffed shirts sitting next to you, but you didn’t fool the islamophobes. You just kissed genocidal hate on the cheek. Sleep well.

    • JacktheRipper

      Anyone up for drinks? ;)

      • Myriam

        Sure why not! Let’s celebrate Pam getting right under this ‘spineless windbag’s’ skin!! Cheers!

        • Myriam

          BTW I always look forward to reading your ‘uncensored opinion’!

  • Publius

    This Englishman, who presumes to tell us Americans about free speech said that it is illegal to yell fire in movie theater. He is not correct. If it is true that there is a fire in a theater, then informing the public of such truth is not illegal. Are these adverts the truth, or are they provable lies? Or do you merely disagree with their premise because it opposes you? Be that as it may, the government may not censor political speech, not in my America. That, above all else, is protected. All he has given is his political opinion, and prevents opponents from disagreeing with him. Mr Moerdler, if you disagree with a political statement, buy your own defensive poster and put it on the bus to counter what you disagree with. That is the American way. Go back to England if you do not like the First Amendment, Mr Moerdler, where Kings can silence Subjects. Come back only when you understand and appreciate the First Amendment.

    • Publius

      Let me be clearer, Mr Moerdler, you are a government official; you may not censor political speech. If you disagree with the statements. put up your own ads to counter them. It’s called the Marketplace of Ideas, something which used to be valued in this country.

  • xenonic

    This comb-over POS sucked all the air out of the room and said absolutely nothing of merit, record or meaning. I wish I could rise to meet his faux-erudition but truly, he is nothing but a pompous douche bag. In fact, his ilk have been recapitulated throughout history and deserve only scorn: Judas, Judenrat, Chamberlain. Truly a poor player that struts and frets his time upon the stage telling a tale by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing. God bless you Ms. Geller – I add you to my daily prayers along with Bibi Netanyahu to grant you strength against a world where the easy thing would be to just give up to the looters and destroyers. Instead, you hope to give truth a voice and, in the end, save us. You fight the good fight but I wish I could suppress my pessimism – we’ve seen this story before and it is mankind’s lot to suffer from a failure to learn from history.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    If he thinks there’s nothing wrong w/Islam, why doesn’t he move to any islamic state? Maybe he could found a synagogue in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Somalia, Bangladesh, the Gaza Shite, or Pakistan?

    • SJS

      Or London, Paris, Istanbul.

  • SJS

    This is a dangerous man.

  • Prinz Eugen

    Hateful speech is harmful speech, so says the lying bozo and islam enabler. Is he bucking for a position in sultan Barry Sotero’s coming US moslem nation? One so
    blustery and pompous should really have gained some more meaningful position in life!

    • 4True

      Absolutely . Sycophancy is an art to weasels and rats looking to keep their share of garbage.

  • 4True

    Someday he’ll get his. There’s a God.

  • MicheleSchwarz

    I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of abuse for this, but I think we should stick to the point, to the facts and to why one was right and one was wrong.
    I don’t care if Moerdler is fat or balding, few of us have perfect bodies so why harp on that? He is an American. Look it up guys! He was born in France, German was his first language. He moved to England when he was around 6 and learned to speak English there. But he moved to the US when he was 13. From what I saw online, in court and when speaking publicly, his British accent seems to unconsciously get stronger, but in more casual videos online and in some tv interviews, he sounds more America. Lots of people have different accents, but that doesn’t make them any less American. My grandmother moved to the US after the Holocaust, but she always had a German accent. She spoke perfect English, just with a Jewish German accent. But she always thought of herself as an American.
    Apparently Moerdler has a bunch of union clients, hey we’ve all got to pay our bills. But from what I read online he is a life-long active Republican. He didn’t seem to be a liberal (which I guess is surprising based on his view of this issues, but I’m still trying to figure that one out). He strongly supports Israel and is again two state solutions or any of that bull shit. Someone even told me that he visits Israel often and is a quiet but strong supporter of the Jerusalem Reclamation Project (aka Ateret Cohanim).
    Based on all the comments here, I know this might not be popular, but personally, I don’t care about Moerdler’s physical appearance or his accent. I read this blog and the comments to see people’s opinions about current events, the issues, the law, and why we believe that we are correct.

  • Charles Martel

    I will never understand some Jews’ actions. WHY are they doing this? What master are they serving? WHY, WHY, WHY? Does anybody have the answer. Any ideas are welcome.

    People do not need to be religious to understand what is happening!

  • cmh

    I love you PG.

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