France Moves to Make ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Illegal by Government Decree
Putting aside history’s ‘big ticket’ items though, the real reason is much more fundamental. By knocking out their intellectual competition, political elites and their media moguls hope to eliminate all alternative analysis and opinion by labeling it as “extremist”. They want to wind back the clock, to a pre-internet, monolithic corporate media cartel, and back to a monopoly of ideas.
This frontal assault began this past fall with British Prime Minster David Cameron publicly announcing on two separate occasions, that all of these so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ (anything which challenges the official orthodoxy) should be deemed as “extremist” and equivalent to “terrorist” and should be purged from society on the ground of ‘national security’. The first came was Cameron’s warped speech at the UN, and afterwards, a similar declaration against anyone who dares press the issue of institutional paedophilia and child abuse.
Watch this UN speech by Cameron where he clearly claims that ‘conspiracy theorists’ are the ‘root cause’ and indeed, an equal threat to national security as ISIS terrorists currently running amok in Syria and Iraq (start 4:26)…
Not many are aware how in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, French Prime Minster,Francois Hollande made a similar declaration (see full report below), but he takes it beyond the usual hyperbole and focuses on giving the state an administrative and legal foothold for policing both speech and thought crimes in France. If this is can be accomplished in France, then a European roll-out would soon follow.
Ironically, in order to achieve this fascist leap forward, Hollande has equated “conspiracy theories” to Nazism, and is calling for government regulations to prevent any sharing or publishing of any views deemed as ‘dangerous thought’ by the state. Specifically, Hollande is citing “Anti-Semitism”,and also speech which could possibly inspire ‘acts terrorism’ as the chief vehicles for designated ‘dangerous thoughts’. With the thumb of Hebdo still pressing down, this may just sound like politics writ large by the French leader, but in reality it’s full-blown fascism.