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The censors are on the march


I HAD intended to start the New Year with a piece entitled ‘2021: The Year of Censorship of Dissent’. It would have been a somewhat prophetical piece, shocking some readers with predictions of a coming crackdown on dissent, and causing others to laugh because they haven’t quite caught up with the times we are in. You know, the types who say things like ‘Social media companies are private companies and they have the right to decide who they allow on their platform’ and ‘Stop making out it’s the gulag’ etc.

Unfortunately, my plans were scuppered by the fact that media and social media companies – let’s call them Global Pravda – have come out of the blocks even earlier than even I anticipated, and have been censoring left, right and centre. My ‘prophesy’ seems like yesterday’s news.

We’ve had the censoring of TalkRadio on YouTube. Although this was restored after intervention at the highest level, I understand some of the wonderful conversations between Mike Graham and Peter Hitchens are still banned. YouTube have also banned videos from highly qualified scientists around the world.

We’ve seen the President of the United States being banned from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I am no fan of Donald Trump, but it is clear that he has never used these platforms to ‘incite violence’ – the excuse given for his ban – and it is obvious that there something else going on there. And we’ve also seen numerous conservatives and scientists who oppose or question the mass quarantining of healthy people losing hundreds of Twitter followers in the last few days.
Last year really was nuts. The authorities managed to convince people that even though they have no symptoms and feel as right as rain, they need to be tested for the illness they don’t have, using a test that is not fit for purpose, such that they come away telling others that they have the illness they don’t actually have. Imagine doing that before 2020:

‘Doctor, doctor, I think I have flu.’
‘Oh really, what symptoms have you got. A cough? Achiness?’
‘Oh no, I feel perfectly well. No symptoms whatsoever.’
‘Then what makes you think you’ve got the flu?’
‘I just think I might have it. Can I have a test?’

I imagine you’d have been laughed out of the surgery. Yet not only is this what people have been doing for nearly ten months, but we’ve been told that those who aren’t ill need to be placed in quarantine and cover their respiratory passages with a piece of cloth, lest they spread the illness they don’t have to others. It’s quite mad, but we can at least comfort ourselves that it will be a source of amusement for our descendants.

It makes me quite nostalgic for the past. Well, 2009 anyway. Back then, when certain folks were trying to ramp up the fear and hysteria over the H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak (one Neil Ferguson prophesying 65,000 deaths in Britain), and Mexico announced a shutdown of much of its society for a time, the then Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan, appealed for calm:

‘In this regard, let me make a strong plea to countries to refrain from introducing measures that are economically and socially disruptive, yet have no scientific justification and bring no clear public health benefit. Rational responses are always best. They are all the more important at a time of economic downturn.’

Yet despite 2020 craziness, it doesn’t seem as if it will hold a candle to 2021. If the first week or so is any barometer, it may be that 2020 was just the trailer for the real thing. We’ve already seen the Chief Medical Officer telling people who don’t have an illness to act as if they do have an illness. We’ve already seen the rollout of a vaccine, the study for which is not due to be completed until January 2023. And we’ve already seen international organisations telling us that restrictions are likely to continue for the foreseeable future, Salvation by Vaccine notwithstanding – although those of us who have followed things carefully knew this anyway.

Yet the real story of 2021 – if anyone is allowed to tell it – is likely to be mass censorship. What we are already seeing is, ironically, an unmasking. If 2020 was the year in which people put their masks on, 2021 is shaping up to be the year when the Globalists and Global Pravda take theirs off. They are really going for it, blatantly censoring dissent, brazenly de-platforming alternative views, and shamelessly using technology to ensure that reasoned, fact-based challenges to establishment narratives are silenced.

It is ugly, it is sinister and it is menacing. Unless you are someone who longs to live in a totalitarian state, you need to get wise to it now, you need to pray against it now, and you need to fight against it now. The masks are coming off and freedom is being crushed. Choose which side you want to stand on.

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Rob Slane
Rob Slane
Rob is married to Alina, and they live with their six children in Salisbury. He blogs regularly at

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