Censorship in America: The New Abnormal

Big Media Pushing for Trump’s Removal
January 8, 2021
Evidence Mounts of a Capitol Hill False Flag
January 8, 2021

Censorship in America: The New Abnormal

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Speech, media and academic freedoms are too precious to lose.

Without them, all other rights are threatened — totalitarian rule replacing them, enforced by police state harshness.

What happened on Capitol Hill Wednesday has clear earmarks of an orchestrated false flag — a coup to assure unelected Biden/Harris replace Trump on January 20.

Or sooner if removed from office by impeachment or invoking and distorting the 25th Amendment.

Worse still, what happened may be prelude to restricting free expression — blatant censorship to silence views not conforming to the official narrative.

Twitter silenced Trump’s speech for 12 hours, deleting several tweets. 

Facebook and Instagram banned his posts indefinitely.  

So did Snapchat, Shopify and Twitch.

Will these and other platforms silence him permanently?

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg — in cahoots with US dark forces — unjustifiably justified his constitutional breach, saying:

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great (sic),” adding:

“Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on (Trump’s) Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete (sic).”

Breaching the US Constitution is a criminal offense — accountability never following when in pursuit of Washington’s diabolical agenda.

You Tube announced that it will temporarily restrict video postings that contain alleged “misinformation” — aka views contesting the official narrative.

Thousands of posted videos were removed. Temporary restrictions will be permanent in cases of continued content a higher authority wants suppressed.

If social media deny a US president his First Amendment rights, will state approved censorship on everyone diverging from the official narrative become the new abnormal?

Will truth-telling on vital issues be criminalized? Will independent voices be mistreated like Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and other heroic whistleblowers?

Will full-blown tyranny become the new abnormal ahead to permit no challenges to the diabolical agenda of US dark forces ahead?

Surrender by most Republicans to acceptance of unlawful transition of power from Trump to Biden/Harris is an ominous sign for what may lie ahead.

So is undemocratic Dem Senator Mark Warner’s support to unacceptable social media actions against Trump.

He welcomed “long-belated steps to address (DJT’s) sustained misuse of their platforms to sow discord and violence (sic),” adding: 

These “actions are both too late and not nearly enough.”

“Disinformation and extremism researchers (sic) have for years pointed to broader network-based exploitation of these platforms (sic).”

In less than so many words, he supports censorship as the new abnormal, and he’s not alone.

Many others in Washington and corporate boardrooms support the same thing.

Trump has over 100 million Twitter and Facebook followers.

His postings ahead, if permitted, will be monitored and censored if dark forces find them unacceptable.

How he’s treated may be followed by similar actions against everyone.

It this lies ahead, it’ll be a diabolical deep state plot to abolish an open, free and fair society, according to the rule of law.

Big Media sticks to the official narrative with disturbing regularity, operating as press agents for wealth, power and privileged interests.

Remarks below by the NYT show support for social media censorship, saying:

“(S)ocial media sites (promote) a false rumor that Antifa…was responsible for committing violence at the protests (sic).”

These cites “have been lackadaisical” by not blocking what the Times and other Big Media consider unacceptable content.

“Freedom of expression is not the freedom to incite violence. That is not protected speech.”

The above claim followed criticism of tweets by Trump for nonviolence on Capitol Hill, not the other way around as the Times and other Big Media falsely reported.

In its latest edition, the Times — to its disgrace — called for shutting down Trump’s social media sites.

“(C)anel him,” said the Times — falsely blaming him again for inciting Capitol Hill violence he had nothing to do with.

Establishment media, Google, Facebook, and other social media are guardians of power, operating as gatekeepers to censor and eliminate truth-telling content that diverges from the official narrative — falsely calling it “extremist.”

You Tube CEO Susan Wojcicki earlier said the following:

“(B)ad actors are exploiting” the Internet to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm” — referring to truth-telling views dark forces want banned.

Google, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are technologically able to identify and remove unwanted content.

They’re powerful tools for what power brokers want disseminated, restricted, blocked or censored.

The Internet is the last frontier of digital democracy, the only reliable independent space for real news, information and analysis.

It lets everyone freely express views on any topics – unless corporate gatekeepers undermine the public interest by blocking them.

That’s where things are heading, greatly boosted by false flag events on Capitol Hill Wednesday night.

If dark forces triumph of constitutionally guaranteed rights — including unrestricted free and open expression — digital democracy in America no longer will exist.

Content in this and other articles I write may be criminalized. The same goes for others like me.

Tyranny in America will become the new abnormal — the law of the land.

That’s what lies ahead if not challenged and stopped before all fundamental rights are lost.

A Final Comment

Among others and yours truly, Edward Snowden sounded the alarm tweeting what may be deleted:

“Facebook officially silences the President of the United States.”  

This unacceptable action “will be remembered as a turning point in the battle for control over digital speech.”

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”

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“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.