Oppression by censorship

The Founding Fathers of the US knew tyranny. They knew that religion, Judeo-Christianity in particular, instilled the values of God’s liberty. They also knew that suppression of free speech, censorship, and leverage applied to silence dissent was foundational to tyranny. Hence, the First Amendment to the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of religion and speech are under attack by government, politicians and corporations willing to do the government’s bidding.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is on record encouraging Black Lives Matter protests, which in many cases turned violent, but when it comes to US athletes speaking out against China, she says, “As I wish the athletes well, I do not encourage them to speak out against the Chinese government there because I fear for their safety if they do.” I guess there are no safety concerns about BLM protests. But Peter Schweizer’s book, “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” gives us some insight on Pelosi’s connection with China. Pelosi’s husband began investing in and profiting from several companies whose success depended on business with the Chinese Communist Party. Paul Pelosi holds between $5 million and $25 million in such investments. So now, US Olympic athletes should just shut up and play.

Another example is the COVID censorship of dissent. The government hard line is that the vaccine is the only treatment that works and it is safe and effective. The government, through National Institutes of Health, controls the bulk of research grants. Any “scientist” wanting to keep research money, was leveraged to promote the government COVID propaganda. Doctors were told to toe the line or lose their hospital privileges. Any dissenters in the medical field who told the truth about successfully treating COVID without vaccination were vilified and censored as being against the science. Scientific studies suggesting life-saving alternative treatments were discounted as uncompelling. But if you follow the money, big pharma was forecast to make over $21 billion in just the first quarter of 2022. All this redistributed by the government from your pocket to theirs.

The Trucker Convoy Protest against COVID mandates received some $8 million from donors on GoFundMe. But GoFundMe decided the protests were violent (which they are not) and has withheld the money—yet another form of hypocritical censorship. Yet the GoFundMe site has pages of requests for donations for Black Lives Matter and Antifa. The DC March to Defeat Mandates was lightly covered by the media and heavily ridiculed as a bunch of ignorant people led by “misinformation.” The government propaganda machine using corporate media, big pharma, big technology, and crooked politicians is doing exactly what the Founding Fathers tried to prevent: censoring freedom of religion and of speech. It is a tyrannical workaround of the Constitution. Christ said in John 8:32, “the truth will set you free.” God’s word and speaking it boldly (freedom of religion and of speech) are foundational to freedom. Pray and speak against this oppression by censorship.

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Bill Wilson