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Western Tyranny In Action

Mar 18, 2020

Tyrannical governments are now being supplemented by tyrannical media giants:

The ability to control information and the flow of information as much as possible is the hallmark of a fascist regime. All totalitarians seek to determine what information is available. All dictators want to fully control what the masses read, hear and even think. History makes this perfectly clear.

That is why in these tyrannical states there is no alternative media. There is no alternative press. There is no alternative news source. The state controls it all. The state decides what the people will hear. The state determines what is truth. The sheeple must simply go along with the statists.

Monopoly powers are always a part of this. There are not two or three news outlets – there is only one: the state version of events. No alternative views will be allowed. Censorship reigns. Again, this is all just basic tyranny 101. This is how they operate.

But what happens when the same sort of things start to occur in the supposed free West? What happens when we see similar events happening in what are meant to be open, free and democratic countries? Well, we are now seeing for ourselves this very thing taking place.

I and others have warned for many years now that the near-monopoly powers of so many IT and social media giants (Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, etc) are resulting in a new censorship, a new war on thought, and a new form of ugly tyranny.

When these mega-corporations wield so much power – almost unchallenged power – that is always a recipe for disaster. They can determine what we see, what we hear, and what we believe. Sure, there may be a few miniscule alternatives to some of these giants. For example, the social media site MeWe is a very tiny competitor to Facebook.

But when these massive outfits have almost total market control and dominance, effectively meaning monopoly powers and reach, they can be just as effective as any tinpot dictator in controlling the masses. And when all of these groups have made it quite clear that they are beholden to far-left politics and ideology, then you know there is one main target in all this: conservatives and Christians.

Quite often when blatant cases of censorship take place we get all sorts of excuses being made by the companies involved: ‘Oh, it is just a glitch.’ ‘It is a problem with algorithms.’ And so on. This may explain SOME of the cases of censorship, but certainly not all of them. All of these giants have huge teams of people monitoring what is being said and what is being posted.

And overwhelmingly it is Christians and conservatives who are bearing the brunt of this. They are the ones being censored, having posts deleted, and being sin-binned for daring to share truth online. I of course have experienced this plenty of times over the years.

Yes, all social media giants need to do some monitoring of content, to hopefully keep clearly dangerous, libellous, or slanderous material from proliferating. But in a woke culture awash in political correctness, leftism, and secularism, we all know who will be the main groups in their crosshairs.

As but one example, Facebook has again been pulling a number of my posts – especially on Islam. They really are getting out of control on this. One of the posts they found so offensive and ‘violating their community standards’ was simply a link to an article from the leftist Melbourne Age which revealed the name of the terrorist who had recently spilled blood on our streets. His name, as I noted, was clearly NOT that of a Buddhist or a Baptist.

It seems that certain basic truths are no longer being allowed. And that includes all the taboo topics: not just Islam, but homosexuality, transgenderism and other leftist sacred cows deemed to be untouchable. Better to radically curtail free speech than offend anyone in these groups.

Along with all this suppression of thought are all the newly formed ‘fact-checker’ bodies being set up by these companies. They have large groups of people determining what is factual and what is not. But who checks the fact-checkers? Who monitors them? If they simply adhere to their companies’ left-wing ideology, they are not checking facts, they are just suppressing alternative ideas and viewpoints.

There would be plenty of examples that could be run with here concerning these bogus fact-checkers. Consider just one recent case that has to do with Facebook and the issue of abortion: www.liveaction.org/news/meet-facebook-fact-checker-abortionists-live-action/

The plain truth is this: those who would control the world must first control ideas, speech and thought. Stalin knew what he was talking about when he said this: “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”

Governments bent on total control have always been a problem to contend with. And last century witnessed some mega-examples of this, all of which resulted in the deaths of millions of people. The nineteenth century German poet Heinrich Heine also got it right when he put it this way: “Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.”

The really scary thing today is the fact that it is not just tyrannical statists who are seeking to be in full control and wrestle power away from others. Now we have all sorts of mega-transnational organisations that are doing much the same as they push hyper-left agendas at all costs.

And when these groups end up having as much power and influence as many governments do, that is a very big concern indeed. Freedom is on very shaky ground when we have these media giants with so much control over what ordinary people can see, read or think.

What American conservative Bill Buckley said about the expansionist state can be fully applied to these mammoth corporations: “The best defence against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.” We all better get active now before it is too late.

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10 Responses to Western Tyranny In Action

  • Hi Bill, thanks for all your articles! Just letting you know – here in NZ the Police have started going after “Conservatives” and “ult-right folk” since last years Mosque attack!

  • I do not use facebook or twitter because I recognise that they are pro homosexual etc. thus I have banned them and there is nothing they can do about it.
    The best way to defeat an enemy is to deny that enemy of any power they may assume against you.
    I get all the news I need and I read the Culture watch every day (almost) so who cares about facebook and the like which features little girls gigling nonsense? I don’t.
    John Abbott

  • It is certainly a difficult time for truth to be told Bill. I walked away from F’book six weeks ago after they penalizing me again for posting a Tommy Robinson article. Their values don’t line up with mine and I can’t stand it when they willfully slander a friend. Tommy is a champ for freedom and for the poor British school girls abandoned by the constabulary!

    Then after some four + years preaching on the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets I received my first ‘baptism’ by way of an iced coffee because someone did not like the Israeli flag that I use as a ‘show and tell’. I’m surprised it took this long in today’s hostile climate.

    Whilst some still come enquiring about salvation 99% of passersby are disinterested in the things of God and it is heart breaking. The Spirit of God does not need a social media platform as he can speak through believers whoever and wherever they are.

  • Keep up your great work Keith. You are a champ.

  • Whilst looking at various world news, came across the opposite thing in Malaysia. A reporter of Chinese ethnicity asked a Malay politician on some domestic (in Malaysia) issue regarding logging, was then threatened and harassed on Facebook by (seemingly) Malay-Muslims. Facebook refused to take down the offensive posts, claiming they do not go against ‘community standards’. Some groups it seems have the privilege of threatening or harassing others….

    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/514716

  • Bill they just passed the last reading in NZ and abortion got through last night!!!!

    as I said on a political website in NZ

    “….Amy Adams[lead politician] wouldn’t know a hospital from a panel beaters.

    Abortion has more in common with fake ti## and as### than it does with medicine as most women get all or either for ‘social reasons’.

    Hospitals are NOW for children and clinics are still for tarts……”

    NZ government will now go out today with all the care in the world for the elderly —- she is one very sick PM — and her father was a police commissioner!!!!!

    God Bless Bill.

  • Discussing the possibility of an extended family engagement being cancelled, yesterday at 10am I tried to post a link in Messenger to a 7news article on Scott Morrison’s banning non-essential indoor gatherings. I forget the error message I got, but the link was not accepted. Strangely it is OK now. The link was: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-australia-scott-morrison-announces-ban-on-non-essential-indoor-gatherings-and-overseas-travel-c-750438

  • I have seen memes of Zuckerberg as a Borg and I kind of think it seems all social media seems like a Borg collective. One mind, one thought, one voice. You often hear when they assimilate “your life as you have known it is over from now on you will service us”. I read awhile back about creating tech to connect you computer directly to your brain. Can you imagine what these people would do with DIRECT access to your brain???????

    Big question Barb is always defining alt-right it mainly seems to mean any non leftest thought.

    Since the 90’s I have heard of stories of people who lived through either Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union warning it was happening here, America, some even leaving rather than go through it again. Yet people didn’t want to listen. maybe back then we could have done something.

    I have seem some people even mention revolution, armed, but my answer is the time for that has come and gone my friend you a few decades too late. We are a train on track to enter a VERY dark tunnel we ignored the warnings to use the switching stations available now with none left we will enter God willing we will see daylight again. He is our only hope.

    As painful as it will be the coming persecution is just the church needs. She lets anyone in no need to even repent or change in any way. She has become like a wild tree in need of severe pruning. She will be a shell of herself when done but she will be faithful. The church does best when she has to work hard to exist not when she sits in luxury pews in megachurch buildings.

  • One of the notable things about this new globalist control, which even includes its own currencies, is that it has grown up beside the normal authorities and has, very quickly, gained a massive power of its own and seems to definitely have an ability to usurp normal, national and democratic authority. The greatly concerning thing is that it seems to be working hand in glove with national broadcasters – not something I would have otherwise expected – but this does put tremendous power in one apparent location.

    I don’t know about anyone else but this reminds me of:-

    Dan_7:8 I was thinking about the horns, and behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom three of the first horns were uprooted. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

    Dan_7:20 and of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth speaking very great things, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.
    (MKJV)

  • have you heard of this Book by Udo Ulfkotte – Presstitutes Embedded in the Pay of the CIA: A Confession from the Profession. Makes for interesting reading. This is from a German journalist, but there is no reason to doubt it happens with American journos, or Australians for that matter.
    It’s available on Amazon!

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