“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.” – Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut
Democrats think the survival of America’s democracy depends on widespread censorship by the most vital communications distribution platform in the world.
That’s scary, for a few reasons:
- We know what’s coming when Democrats inevitably – whether it’s this fall or 2020 or 10 years from now – take control of the White House and Congress.
- The Internet Cartel, now brazen in its censorship of Alex Jones, is eager to repeal, effectively, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion as way of subverting President Trump and his agenda. What would happen if Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon were unleashed by a future administration and Congress?
- Recent polls show there’s no longer a consensus among the dumbed-down American public regarding the precious right to freedom of expression.
I look at this combination of toxic developments and see this threat to our most cherished liberties as America’s No. 1 national crisis.
The censorship actions and catcalls for more are so overt, so abundant and so open, that it prompted Nadine Strossen, the president of the American Civil Liberties Union for 17 years, to say: “Everybody uses the epithet ‘hate speech’ for any idea that they hate. If that becomes the standard for what we’re going to hear and what we’re not going to hear, we’re not going to hear anything at all. Given the wonderful diversity of ideas in this society, one person’s hate speech is another person’s beloved speech.”
Add to this mix the fact that the Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon cabal all share such a strident leftist ideology that every one of them has chosen the crypto-fascist Southern Poverty Law Center as their go-to source for defining “hate speech,” individual “haters” and “hate groups.” There’s zero neutrality at work within this cartel. There is no non-partisanship. No objectivity. No fairness. No respect for the views of others. No love for ideological diversity. No tolerance for dissent from its worldview.
What does this mean for me, for WND, for the independent media, for conservatives, for Christians, for anyone who deviates from the most powerful communications cartel ever developed? It’s a recipe for virulent persecution.
I’ve seen this coming for a long time.
Way back in 2007 – 11 years ago – I took the fight to Google. I wrote a book called “Stop the Presses! The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution,” in which I called out the danger from what I saw as a new Tower of Babel in the works. I frankly called Google “evil,” which was then getting cozy with Communist China, selling out to the government and agreeing to self-censor any references to political opposition, human rights abuses and dissidents. You can see what I had to say back then in this video:
It was a shameful big black eye for Google. And, for a while, they backed off from their agreement with the tyrants. But today, coinciding with Google’s embrace of censorship in the U.S., it is back in talks with China about a new pact with the devil.
By the way, Google didn’t let me off the hook for calling the company out. That’s when I began noticing that WND, the first independent online news-gathering enterprise, stopped getting any traffic referrals from Google. Believe it or not, before 2007, it was not unusual to see WND breaking news getting featured search coverage. But it stopped cold after that. Today it can be difficult to find WND stories on the vaunted search engine, even if you know the precise keywords to use. Meanwhile, the unrestrained far leftist Huffington Posts and Daily Beasts of the world get preferential puffery from Google.
But it has gotten much, much worse since the 2016 presidential election – and I cannot emphasize strongly enough that point.
It wasn’t just Hillary Clinton who was shocked by the voting results. It wasn’t just CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and Washington Post. So were the Big Six digital mega-corporations that now control the flow of news, ideas, opinions and information on the Internet. That’s when they got serious about using their clout, effectively declaring war on the independent media, conservatives and Republicans and anyone else they blamed for the 2016 election results. For WND and other independent media, it has meant staggering attacks on traffic and advertising revenue. It’s worth noting that Google and Facebook alone control 75 percent of the digital advertising marketplace.
It’s clear they are trying to kill us just as overtly and systematically as they are attempting to destroy Alex Jones.
I’ve been calling attention to all this openly since January 2018 – having no other place to turn for help but to our most loyal audience developed over the last 21 years.
We need to stop this cabal dead in its tracks. We need to preserve our nation’s precious First Amendment freedoms. But it won’t be easy. We’re fighting right now for our very survival – like never before. And we need your help as we push for congressional hearings, work on class-action lawsuits, and solicit the attention of President Trump and his big bully pulpit.
I have no choice but to keep soliciting help from the only source I have left – people who appreciate the truth.
Help us to raise a much-needed additional $100,000 through August – our biggest crisis period yet as we battle for survival against the cartel. We’re already nearly 20 percent of the way there, thanks to many of you. You may not be able to give $1,000 or even $100. But everyone who understands the stakes can contribute $10 or even $3.
You can also support WND’s groundbreaking new book, “The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament,” with your tax-deductible contributions in any amount to the fabulous missions organization, Gospel for All Nations, which has adopted the project to help spread the truth of the Good News around the world. This book, coming out in hardcover in September, is an important part of WND’s recovery, rebirth and revitalization plan for later this year. Your help with book-printing and marketing expenses will help immensely to weather this storm – not to mention help us distribute this compelling and redemptive “breakthrough Bible book.”