Corona and Censorship – Where Have We Seen This Before?
The widescale suppression and censorship of information has been done before:
I have often spoken about the politicisation of society. And it is clearly the case that for many years now even things like medicine and science have become heavily politicised. And when this occurs, you can fully expect indoctrination and censorship to replace facts and the free flow of information.
We are certainly seeing this happen with the corona crisis. The censorship of ideas and information not considered to be ‘correct’ by Big Tech companies and social media outfits is every bit as damnable and dangerous as what was done in Germany not so long ago.
Indeed, it really is almost identical. Back then they burned books that were considered to go against the party line. Now they are pulling down posts, even entire websites, that go against the party line. Whatever runs against the narrative must be suppressed. The message is clear: ‘you will only be allowed to think what we tell you to think’!
The full-fledged debate over hydroxychloroquine and whether it may be of help as a treatment in corona is a clear case in point. Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants are now deciding what can be posted on this and what cannot.
For example, the recent White Coat Summit in which a number of doctors sought to make the case for it has been pulled down continuously and prevented from getting a hearing. It goes against the narrative, so the masses will NOT be allowed to even hear the case being made, and decide if there is any merit to it.
The story of this latest case of censorship has been told often by many now, so here is but one link: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/07/28/facebook-twitter-youtube-remove-doctors-coronavirus-video-claiming-it-is-false-n719341
Tucker Carlson put it this way:
Scientific consensus changes. That’s the point. As we learn more, our conclusions change. Legitimate scientists understand that. That’s called the scientific method. Big Tech companies don’t care one way or the other because their goal is not the truth. Their goal is to control the outcome of an election. It’s not to protect public health. This isn’t about public health, and it’s not about science. It never was. It’s about power. And no one in the history of the world has ever had more power than Google and Facebook have right now. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/big-tech-censors-covid-19-video-tucker-carlson
Exactly. And the truth is, the line we are now being told is this: ‘If masks help even a little then they must be worn – no questions asked. But any information about hydroxychloroquine will be banned, and you will be restricted from getting access to it, even if it might help a little.’ It is the usual double standards once again at play.
It is not my intent here to enter into the scientific debate on this – there are others far more qualified. Let me just briefly mention some of them. In a recent piece in Newsweek, Harvey Risch, MD, PhD, and professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, made an impassioned plea for using this drug. He argues that it is the “key to defeating COVID-19”. But he is fully aware of how things have been politicised:
As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily. Fortunately, the situation can be reversed easily and quickly.
He concludes his important piece this way:
In the future, I believe this misbegotten episode regarding hydroxychloroquine will be studied by sociologists of medicine as a classic example of how extra-scientific factors overrode clear-cut medical evidence. But for now, reality demands a clear, scientific eye on the evidence and where it points. For the sake of high-risk patients, for the sake of our parents and grandparents, for the sake of the unemployed, for our economy and for our polity, especially those disproportionally affected, we must start treating immediately. https://www.newsweek.com/key-defeating-covid-19-already-exists-we-need-start-using-it-opinion-1519535
And we keep getting studies telling us that there is real benefit to using this drug. One study from just this month is worth being aware of: “A substantial study has found that the arthritis medicine hydroxychloroquine sulfate helped patients survive COVID-19. In fact, the study from the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan said the drug ‘significantly’ cut the death rate of patients.”: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/july/new-hydroxychloroquine-study-proves-trump-right-says-it-significantly-cuts-death-rate
The following site offers us much more along these lines. Many dozens of studies are examined, with this conclusion being drawn: “Global HCQ studies. PrEP, PEP, and early treatment studies show high effectiveness, while late treatment shows mixed results”: https://c19study.com/
There are many more such pages that can be presented here. As I keep saying, I – like most of you – am not a medical expert, so I have to rely on those who are, and when conflicting claims arise, one can only seek to discern truth from error as best one can. But when one side of the debate keeps being censored so heavily, that is quite telling in itself.
Indeed, I have to go along with California cardiologist Dr. Afshine Emrani on this:
You know what the real conspiracy is? A handful of pompous, Silicone Valley boys trying to control what you read, what you believe. They want to tell you what to think. Google. Facebook. YouTube. Twitter. Imagine Wells Fargo, BofA, Morgan Stanley telling you that you should buy stocks, and a group of private financial advisors making a video telling you that this is a bad time to buy and you should keep your cash. Imagine Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter removing that video. Nuts, right? That’s exactly what happened yesterday. A number of working physicians across several disciplines talked about the potential use of hydroxychloroquine and opening up schools and the economy. The video was removed. By Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter. Mind you, 1- they have NO effective treatment for Covid19 when a patient gets sick, before ending up in the hospital, and 2- hydroxychloroquine is used by millions of young and old alike and has never been said to be dangerous, and is over-the-counter in many countries such as Mexico! These “elite” Silicone Valley boys don’t think YOU are capable of thinking for yourself. They want to feed you THEIR agenda! They want to tell you what news to listen to, what politics to believe in, what products to buy, what medicine you should take. It is MORE than censorship. They want to OWN you.
So I return to my original point. Not all that long ago we had book burnings as a regular part of tyrannical control. Whenever an ‘official’ narrative is mandated, and all competing views eliminated or banned, that is always a recipe for real trouble.
Do scientists and medical experts differ on the value of things like HCK? They sure do. Do they differ on things like the value of wearing masks? Yes they do. They differ not only with each other, but can often differ with themselves over time. Thus we need to be wary of infallible ‘experts’ who can say and do no wrong. They can get things wrong – repeatedly.
And when science and medicine become politicised, then we are in a real bad way. This happened quite clearly in Nazi Germany. Both were brought to bear to serve the cause of Hitler’s dark ideology. And of course the suppression of other points of view was the norm.
The only thing more worrying than all the censorship and attacks on those holding differing thoughts on these matters is the number of folks who have succumbed to being blind sheeple, doing whatever they are told to do by the powers that be. After all, ‘it is for their own good’ so they must obey without question.
Let me close by quoting from a very important book that first appeared in 1955: They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer. One reviewer of the book provides this background to it:
In 1952, American journalist Milton Mayer moved his family to Marburg, Germany, a small town near Frankfurt. There, he set about to answer the question plaguing the world since Hitler’s rise in 1933: how did a modern, western democracy fall prey to Nazism? Mayer was from German descent himself and a Jew, and he decided the answer to this quandary might lie in the “little man.” Mayer met with ten such men in Marburg, men who had average jobs and lived average lives.
Here then are a few paragraphs from the book:
What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.
This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.
So am I saying that Western leaders today are just a bunch of Nazis? Of course not. But what I am saying is this: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” (the Spanish philosopher George Santayana in The Life of Reason, 1905).
24 Replies to “Corona and Censorship – Where Have We Seen This Before?”
Same with “Climate Change” – fail to believe the “Party Line” of it being anthropogenic (man-made) & you’ll be labelled a skeptic or denier. For me, a lame excuse by governments, hiding behind “Scientific Consensus” (whatever it is) to slug everyone with extra taxes.
I heard a so-called expert attribute the recent bushfires to “global warming & climate change”. The real reason are poorly made policies including prevention of hazard reduction burns.
The climatologists are deafening in their silence now – suppose they attribute CoVid-19 to “climate change”?
And on a related front – If this does not utterly make your blood boil then you need to check your pulse:
And my new piece on what I mentioned in the comment just above – Why do Muslims get special exemptions while the rest of us do not? https://billmuehlenberg.com/2020/07/31/one-law-for-us-another-law-for-you/
This is the best news coming from you for some time Biil. I have been keenly awaiting your response to the ever increasing evidence that Hydroxychloroquine works. So many commentaries were being published and yet a unrelenting opposition kept suppressing this evidence. Now well informed medical experts are being sacked for speaking up. So glad that you have now also made your view public, it’s what I have been waiting for. Thank you Bill.
Many thanks Bill.
Everything you say Bill is spot on. The TGA website has effectively banned the use of hydroxychloroquine for Covid 19 in Australia. https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/new-restrictions-prescribing-hydroxychloroquine-covid-19
The persistent question in my mind is Why? Our so-called health authorities here are silent on the effectiveness of this treatment. Why? Is there international pressure brought to bear on our governments to take the particular course of action that they have? Where are these directives coming from?
We are constantly being told that governments are acting on the “best health advice,” but it is abundantly clear that they are not. The effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and zinc have been known right from the very start by doctors and scientists of integrity all around the world, yet they have been prevented from freely disseminating that advice. We are dealing with principalities and powers here; wickedness in high places. We need to come before God and seek His direction in how to pray effectively.
Quite right Sue.
It cant all be government suppression (with Google and FB etc). Trump is the head of the government but it still cant get out…
These two videos are well worth watching. I think its criminal that the first one was taken down by Facebook.
American front-line Covid doctors, including Dr Stella Immanuel who reports 100% success rate with 350+ high-risk Covid patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin: 45 minutes. Near the end one doctor says Fauci has known hydroxychloroquine is a cure for similar viruses for 15 years. https://www.bitchute.com/video/zr04GsUupOwk/
Dr Richard Bartlett | ACWT Interview 7.2.20, 31 minutes explaining how Budesonite acts as a ‘silver bullet’ to 100% cure vulnerable Covid patients.
The link you posted is very informative Sue. Clive Palmer bought 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine and donated it to the national stockpile. For the TGA to put on their website that there is a shortage of this drug is rather troubling. The same information is on the Victorian DHHS Coronavirus website.
Furthermore, if every consumer of pharmaceutical drugs read the insert that used to be included in the box with the medication, they would be too terrified to take it. All the potential side effects are listed so that the consumer implicitly accepts the risks associated with taking the medication. This applies especially to the vaccines that are administered for overseas travel, and the childhood immunisations that are a pre-requisite for admission to kinder, school and also to entitle parents to receive family benefits. Does this “informed” consent insure the manufacturer of the pharmaceuticals is not liable for any bad outcomes if they were all listed on the information sheet?
There are too many questions going unanswered because we are not allowed to ask them. We are entitled to conclude that those in authority are not worthy of our trust.
We’ve been listening to experts since at least the 1950’s and things have only gotten worse maybe it is time we admit they don’t know what they are talking about and go back to common sense. With hydroxychloroquine Trump likes it so they don’t. They would rather most of the country, even the world, die than admit he was right. Blind hatred prevents them from doing the right thing. Hatred can be very powerful!
Hi Bill, Is it just me and my devices or does anybody else have trouble scrolling down your pages?
Thanks Leona – it could be your device. Perhaps try another and see what happens.
An interesting piece, and Legal Insurrection has a couple of articles that tie in:
Just as communists and fascists started burning Bibles and other books then moved on to burning people, the Portland revolutionaries have added Bible burning to their terrorist activities.
And in academia an ardent evolutionist has been forced out because his commitment to the fact that male & female are biological realities not points on a spectrum, is an affront to those who pursue transanity.
Science is increasingly subordinate to politics, and freedom is increasingly being constrained by those who commit and define hate crimes.
Odd I used safari and cant even get the mouse to work UNLESS I use the wheel while the mouse arrow is over the side scroll bar (I just checked and those keys are not working either). When I use firefox the mouse works but those key apparently do not. I never used them before and just checked and sure enough no go. I have a mac mini.
They haven’t taken this down yet but it’s a must watch on the politicization of our health
Thanks Ian. I will share this with my computer guy.
I think you are missing the real culprit in this fiasco – Big Pharma and the $billions to be paid for a vaccine(s). If there is suppression by Facebook, and their ilk, it is to further the narrative set by the companies and their insiders in the FDA and CDC. The interconnected companies and regulators, even medical journals including Lancet (since withdrawn as fabricated), have suppressed HCQ. The medical and pharmaceutical licensing bureaucracies have piled on with bans on off label use and threats of punitive action against prescribing doctors and druggists. Why? Money and lots of it is to be made from government grants and sales of a vaccine. And, of course, as a put down of President Trump for introducing HCQ as a treatment. The real cost – 100,000’s of lives, and $trillions economic damage to businesses and human suffering.
The whole sordid story is publicized on LifeSiteNews.com.
A donkey response to Herb: LIFE??? sorry but there is a profit to be had.
“For the love of money is the root of all evil.”
While being rich and moral are certainly possible far too often when one accumulates great wealth mammon become ones god not Jesus. Too many companies and foundations were started by good moral people but in the 2nd and 3rd gen have become obsessed with making money – mammon is who they now follow……. all the way to hell! That is the hard thing about creating a company or philanthropic organization or foundation is you have NO control over it’s direction once you die. When you leave this world you have no say on what is left behind.
Hopefully, you Australians will set the world straight and fully implement EARLY TREATMENT of Covid-19 infections. Prove the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine (+ antibiotic + zinc). Save Lives!
Following up on my Oct 28 comment below is a list of links:
America’s Frontline Doctors Summit –
Supporting Evidence from America’s Frontline Doctors Summit – https://americasfrontlinedoctorsummit.com/references/
The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It –
Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis –
This Indian slum contained a possible COVID-19 disaster with hydroxychloroquine –
Pharmaceuticals Lobbying From OpenSecrets.org –