Posted by: Dr Churchill | January 13, 2021

Censorship is Evil anyway you cut it.

And now many world leaders join the global outcry & outrage over the censorship of U.S. President Donald Trump… by the wealthy and powerful technocrats of Silicon Valley and their political minders.

Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia), 2 in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the citadel, 3 that in the third year of his reign he made a feast for all his officials and servants—the powers of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the princes of the provinces being before him— 4 when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor of his excellent majesty for many days, one hundred and eighty days in all.

5 And when these days were completed, the king made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in Shushan the citadel, from great to small, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. 6There were white and blue linen curtains fastened with cords of fine linen and purple on silver rods and marble pillars; and the couches were of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of alabaster, turquoise, and white and black marble. 7 And they served drinks in golden vessels, each vessel being different from the other, with royal wine in abundance, according to the generosity of the king. 8 In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had ordered all the officers of his household, that they should do according to each man’s pleasure.

Esther, Chapter 1:1-8

Leaders from across the globe have spoken out against Big Tech’s censorship of President Donald Trump as freedom of speech online has become a rare, unifying issue for some of Trump’s international counterparts, some of whom have been rivals at times.

Twitter targeted the president Friday amid a massive purge of conservatives which peaked over the weekend. Thousands were permanently banned from the platform, which cited safety issues as its rationale for the unprecedented assault on the First Amendment. Facebook, Instagram and Google-owned YouTube are also undercutting free expression for those who do not align with the politics of the left.

Twitter’s excuse for banning Trump was that he risked inciting further violence with his presence online following the Capitol incursion last Wednesday. Of course, Trump did not directly incite any violence, and never has, which is an inconvenient fact for those who now support the suppression of dissenting speech and ideas.

At the very least President Donald J. Trump, if anything, is a vitriolic demagogue, who pressurized the resistance to the Deep State and to the prevailing silliness and sloppiness of political correctness for the hundreds of millions of Americans who feel the effects of the political correctness silly dogma on their lives daily.

Because of that overall silliness that the Twitter jerks and all the other “know better than though” twits of Silicon valley have imposed upon the people their totalitarian view of the World by engaging on Orwellian style CENSORSHIP of FREE SPEECH — they are prevented from hearing from the President of the United States on Twitter and all the other Tech communication and Social media platforms.

But while the American left and the establishment media might be too blinded by hatred and politics to see the hugely detrimental issues arising out of the banishment of a sitting US president from speaking over the internet — those of us who have not been desensitized, deranged or mentally diminished by the triple tsunami of negativity arising out of the Covid19, the solitary confinement lockdowns, and the country’s constant political and ideological infighting — saw the social media purge for the dangerous spectacle it is, but they also saw the looming danger from the “pressurized masses” that are being “kettled” coming to an explosive head, that will usher a new era of an undeclared Civil War.

And this is seen all over the world as a greater danger to Democracy than whatever President Trump might have said or not said over his Social Media twits and announcements. Take for example the leaders of Mexico, where they have had a changeable relationship with Trump since before he was elected in 2016 — and yet the permanent suspension online of the president was roundly criticized by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a NAZI method of suppression of free speech.

“How can you censor someone? Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful?” he stated after the Twitter banishment, The Washington Examiner reported.

“Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government. This is not an issue for private companies” is what the President of Mexico declared.

Obrador’s spokesman, Jesus Ramirez, also issued his own statement, adding: “Facebook’s decision to silence the current leader of the United States calls for a debate on freedom of expression, the free exchange of information on the web, democracy and the role of the companies that administer [social] networks.”

In Europe, where Trump’s America First policies have not always endeared him to some of the continent’s socially liberal leaders, many had harsh words for Silicon Valley’s suppression of free expression.

Whether you think that the federal government should break up the Big Tech monopolies or not — you simply cannot be silent in the face of Orwellian NAZI censorship of Free Speech in America.

Through a spokesman on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the social media bans “problematic” and her comments were reported immediately by Reuters and other journalistic entities.

“The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance,” Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement to Reuters. “Given that — the chancellor considers it problematic that the president’s accounts have been permanently suspended.”

In Norway, leader of the country’s liberal Labour Party Jonas Gahr Støre criticized Trump, but also Big Tech in a statement.

“I understand that Trump’s statements are problematic, dangerous, and encourage hate, but there is a very high threshold to block people out, so I am skeptical of that”, Støre told the outlet NRK. “This is a line where freedom of expression is also at stake. If Twitter starts with this sort of thing, it means that they have to go around the world and look at other people completely astray, and shut them out.”

Elsewhere in Europe, where leaders have not directly commented on social media’s targeting of conservatives, the companies have been under the gun since the November election over the censorship of Trump.

The UK Daily Mail previously reported that in the weeks after the election that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lashed out at those who hold the keys to online discourse. He was particularly incensed by Twitter’s putting warning labels on Trump’s tweets.

Johnson has reportedly floated a bill amendment to “limit the ability of a bunch of woke Californians to interfere in the UK.”

“Boris did not like what he saw in the US election and has asked for more time to consider how to avoid the same thing happening to him in future,” a source in the government told the Mail.

Meanwhile, French Junior Minister for European Union Affairs Clement Beaune told Bloomberg he was “shocked” after Twitter banned Trump.

“This should be decided by citizens, not by the puny CEO of a tech company … There needs to be public regulation of big online platforms.”

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called for regulating social media, referring to it as “the digital oligarchy,” and also as “one of the threats” to democracy, Bloomberg also reported.

Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People’s Party in the European Union’s European Parliament, hit at Big Tech in a Twitter post two days after Trump was banned online.

“We cannot leave it to American Big Tech to decide how we can or cannot discuss online. Todays mechanisms destroy the compromise searching and consensus building that are crucial in free and democratic societies. We need a stricter regulatory approach,” Weber tweeted.

SBS News in Australia also received comments against the censorship of Trump from Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and other officials.

“I’m not in favour of censorship — I think if people don’t like what they see on Twitter — well don’t go onto that social media platform,” McCormack said.

The international response to Big Tech’s all-out assault on Trump and other conservatives tells us the world is, as usual, paying close attention to American politics. But in a world where Big Tech’s influence is global, there is cause for concern over how far Friday’s historic censorship might reach.

America once set a standard for free speech not previously seen in world history — yet now, our Silicon Valley Tech oligarchs have set a precedent for unilaterally suppressing Free Speech, starting form whatever “Speech” they do not like, and moving on to police all speech and curtail the basic freedoms of all Americans.

This is not a tree falling in the forest quietly. It is not like nobody got hurt. This is evil censorship and anyone asleep or awake — has heard it and ought to resist its effects, and all the Plebs are now rising and plotting the overthrow of the Censors at large tech and their brethren in government.

As for now, this NAZI termination of Free Speech in America portends the rise of fascism with this blatant abuse of power that is the equivalent of a blast from a nuclear bomb whose fallout emanating from Silicon Valley, threatens to blanket the whole wide world of the internet and beyond.

Beware the days ahead … because the plebs, the peasants and the dissatisfied masses, are busy sharpening their scythes, readying the guillotines and oiling the axles of the tumbrils because they plan to descend upon the woke Tech Titans like the locust sent by God to devour the Egyptians’ crops…

And because hubris is the main failure point of the Tech Titans — we are in for another turning of the wheel of history that will be remembered as the rising of the Plebs running forth to efface the woke Aristos…

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

There are some unique things about the book of Esther; the name of God is never mentioned in it, but we can certainly see the hand of God in it. This book covers events that happen during the reign of Ahasuerus, and events that happened beginning around 483-482 BC, concluding in about 473 BC. The book covers about 10 years; Ahasuerus reigned from 486-465 BC, so this covers about half of his reign. This is one of the ‘feel-good’ stories of the Bible where the ‘bad guy’ gets his just desserts and the ‘good guy’ gets his reward. As well, there are not many stories in the Bible where there is a woman hero, so this is a really popular book with the ladies, as is the book of Ruth.

Of course Esther was a babe…

As we open the book, we are met by a party – a very large party. Often, when we think of the eras that are described to us in the Bible, we do not understand the depth of the wealth that many people had. We, as Bible people, are familiar with King Solomon; he had great wealth, and no one else in the world has ever had that kind of wealth. Yes, not even our modern-day billionaires are as wealthy as Solomon was; let that sink in. Nonetheless, Ahasuerus was very wealthy, and the Persian Empire at the time of the book of Esther was very wealthy.

And the wine flowed in gold cups and all manner of debauchery continued in the party.

Persia represents modern-day Iran. As you can see from the description of the size of the territory in verse 1, the landmass that Persia controlled was huge. If you take out a map and take a look, you will see that the kingdom covered 4,310 kilometers ‘as the crow flies’ from Ethiopia to India, but as a landmass, it covered modern-day Yemen, Oman, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and a lot of lands. This was a huge empire to rule over, and as such, generated a lot of wealth. We get to see a display of wealth in the opening verses of this book.

And yet all that came crushing down and disappeared from history, and because of that we ought to be mindful and humble today; because the fate of the rich and powerful is not going to be any different than that of those thousands of empires, kings and people — all lost in the sands of history.

By the way — the only reason why anyone remembers King Ahasuerus is because his story of extravagance and foly came into the Good Book.

Let us be mindful of that today…


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: