If we the people allow it, free speech will be the last casualty of Covid – 850 WFTL
By Stephen Diener
As Covid begins to calm down all over the world, those in power who have gained so much can’t seem to let it down. They cling to their last bastion of fear and panic-induced control over the masses like a dog clings to a chew toy. You can try all you want to keep it away from them, but they’ll fight like hell to hang on to it at all costs.
There are many examples of how they try to retain this power, but their most effective means of sinister deeds is to crush all freedom of thought and expression.
This tactic is not new, it has been practiced for years by many different diets around the world, and in case you haven’t noticed, it has never been practiced by the good guys. What makes it different this time is that they hid their tyrannical ambitions under the guise of public safety and phrases like “in the interest of public health” to achieve their goal of controlling thought and word.
However, it is not like that everywhere. In countries like Denmark, Sweden, UK and others they have dropped all mandates and some cases have even dropped their vax passport programs.
But in other places like Australia, Canada and our own United States of America, the “kill free speech” playbook is in full force.
From the start of the pandemic, it became apparent that big tech and the liberal media were on the same page with what they wanted the general public to hear and believe as the truth. Anyone who posted anything that didn’t fit these accounts was quickly removed from any given platform and labeled a conspiracy theorist.
These “conspiracy theorists” dared to post things like natural immunity is more effective than vaccine, or that cloth masks don’t work, and for comments like that they had a big “CT” scarlet painted on the back for all to see. That is until those same comments that were once considered conspiracy theories or even worse, liberals’ most beloved buzzword, misinformation, turned out to be the truth. Who would have thought, right? !
But no matter how many times the “experts” are wrong, that won’t stop them from telling you they’re right. They want you to shut up, stop thinking for yourself and follow science!
And that’s the case today with situations like those we see in the field of podcasting with Joe Rogan, or in Canada with the trucker revolution. Power wants them to be silenced. They mark and label them to try to make them look inferior to the general population. The media and liberal talking heads say Joe Rogan is promoting misinformation, (there’s that word again), asking questions and thinking for himself when it comes to covid. God forbid, we’re having a real discussion about it rather than just telling each other what to believe, right?
It got so bad for Joe that after multiple protests from grumpy old hippie rockers and complaints from the social media herd of sheep, Spotify finally decided to give in to some degree and remove over 100 episodes of the podcast from Roger. All because he dared to question the establishment and the covid media machine. That’s the reason, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Things aren’t looking much better for Canada’s trucker revolutionaries fighting to have all covid warrants revoked. Their coward asshole of a leader, Justin Trudeau, left the capital and went into hiding where he quickly held a press conference to call out all racist and hateful dissidents. Why is that, Trudeau? Because they’re trying to challenge the tyranny you imposed on them?
As an example of what happened there, Canada had and may still have a program whereby the police would come to your home to check on you and make sure you or a family member did not hadn’t left the house. If you were absent, you had 15 minutes to return home before being sent to prison. Funny stuff, right?
The most recent blow to Canadian freedom fighters was the rejection of more than $9 million in funds raised on the bogus gofundme.com. The lords of this site simply decided to refuse the money that had been collected for the truckers and instead reimburse all those who had made donations. But hey, if you’re a BLM activist and you’re burning cities, then you’re fine, right?
It is indeed a frightening time for those who dare to think, or speak for themselves, or even worse, protest for their rights to freedom. Those who do should be prepared to take some heat. Freedom is not free. Never was, never will be. And if that means keeping our God-given rights and freedoms, then we can’t let wannabe dictators scare us into submission.
Keep fighting the good fight, don’t give in to intimidation.
Speak for yourself, think for yourself and stay free!
Disclaimer – “In Your Face” is a weekly Sunday editorial by Stephen Diener and the views and opinions expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of 850 WFTL.