Many people still have the idea that certain voices or specific people are being censored. That idea is completely wrong.
Censorship is not about silencing one person or source. Censorship is about silencing and controlling ideas, your very thoughts. Indoctrinating you to what is acceptable by the corporate state and what is not. When specific voices, faces, names are silenced, it is typically someone with a large following. They have become a threat to the status quo and must be made an example of.
I am not even talking about the most obvious recent events. I am talking about past voices that were made examples. Phil Donahue and Chris Hedges were both fired for speaking out against the invasion of Iraq. Jesse Ventura had signed a contract to do a show on a major news network. Because he opposed Iraq, the contract was canceled and paid out. Then he was slapped with a gag order for several years, so he could not talk about it. Ed Schultz was fired from MSNBC while he had a very highly rated show because he spoke out against TPP. He was not allowed to cover a Bernie Sanders rally the day Bernie announced his campaign.
All throughout the 2016 campaign season, anyone paying attention KNOWS that Bernie Sanders rallies had many hundreds more attendees than Hillary rallies did. During the campaign season, I wrote monthly how many rallies she had versus how many fundraisers. In one month, she had 3 rallies and over FORTY fundraisers. How many corporate news outlets covered Bernie rallies? Nearly none. There was a complete blackout. That IS censorship.
Those are only blatant examples. How about other examples?
Universal healthcare- How many times have you heard a two sided debate which details the benefits and cost SAVINGS of universal healthcare? Instead, what you hear is one-sided fear mongering telling you there would be “death panels” and giving anecdotal instances of failures of socialized medicine. Those anecdotes are literally single incidents out of millions of successes.
Russiagate- How often do you hear MSM screaming about Russia in one day? Now, how many times do you hear rational voices telling you that there is NO evidence and Russia would have nothing to gain by bothering with our election? When has the media DEMANDED the DNC servers be examined or subpoenaed?
Anti-war voices- Most Americans do not even realize that the US is currently bombing SEVEN countries. We have been…