YouTube was doubtless a good idea when it started. I expect the originators may have had good intentions – they, perhaps, hoped to provide members of the public with a place for new ideas and for discussion. And I appreciate the fact that most of my videos are still available.
But I fear that the platform has allowed itself to become a tool of the devil-worshipping oppressors who are working hard to destroy mankind.
If you do stupid things on roller skates or leap out of a tree into a vat of blancmange then your videos will be safe. YouTube doesn’t censor the puerile or the pathetic.
But it seems that the platform’s censors do not approve of free speech, original thought or any sort of public debate.
I have absolutely no idea why they choose to take down videos these days. They’ve taken down a number of my videos. Indeed they’ve taken down a good many videos made by doctors or including interviews with doctors doubtful about the official line on the coronavirus. Worse still, they’ve removed some channels completely. So, for example, David Icke’s channel was apparently banned. Many years ago I was David’s GP, he was kind enough to appear in a TV series based on my book Bodypower and in days long gone by we used to appear on TV programmes at the same time. I suspect that these days there isn’t a mainstream TV programme in the world which would let us both in. It was a diabolical example of censorship to remove his channel completely. I discussed YouTube’s censorship policy in an earlier video of mine entitled `Why did YouTube ban my video?’ which is worth hunting for if you haven’t seen it. It’s still available on my channel.
YouTube seems to ban anything which departs from the WHO’s instructions – but those are not the law and they are often debatable. And so videos which deal with social distancing, masks and vaccination may be removed.
It sometimes seems to me that they simply look for videos which contain words of more than six letters and then take them down on the dubious grounds that anything which contains big words must be dangerous. The blancmange and the roller skating gerbils are fine. But anything which includes facts and opinions is likely to find itself on the equivalent of the cutting room floor. I made another video entitled `Everything you are allowed to know but I can’t tell you what about’ which also attacked the YouTube curious policy on health matters.
The pathetic lies and abuse from the feeble-minded trolls are easily ignored – the trolls who so eagerly spread libels are clearly a bunch of ignorant half-wits. Their lies and deceptions are blatant and laughable. Talking of abuse, I have a fine collection of screenshots of libellous remarks made on the pages behind my Wikipedia entry. Excellent and useful evidence.
But in theory the censorship of free speech is threatening the last remaining vestiges of our freedom. And in practice too.
The internet is important because as we have seen the main stream media have been bought. The BBC was always going to defend the indefensible – it has, after all, taken money from the European Union and Bill Gates – but I am shocked and saddened at the way that other television stations and national newspapers have managed to bend their knees and, at the same time, bend over to facilitate the desires of the remorselessly wicked cabal so clearly determined to rule the world.
I sincerely hope that YouTube will revise its attitude to freedom of speech and debate. If it doesn’t then sadly the one certainty in my mind is that when this fiasco is over, and we have reclaimed the world and rediscovered our freedom, there won’t be much of a place for an organisation which appears to have sold itself to the public enemy. My experience suggests that YouTube may have taken sides and I don’t believe they’re going to end up on the winning side.
Meanwhile, I know that we cannot be silenced.
If I have to find a soap box or stand on street corners handing out hand written leaflets then that’s what I will do.
We have built this society. It is our responsibility. If we stay silent then the evil will be done with our blessing.
It has always been up to us to shout ‘stop’ when we have had enough of the wickedness around us. We all have a voice we can use and we all have a duty to make sure that our voice is heard. If we remain silent then we are just a part of the evil which is corrupting and destroying our world.
We have to ignore the sad individuals who scoff or mock – either because they have been bought with a purse of silver or because they are too unintelligent to understand the nature of the war we are fighting. We must not allow ourselves to be put off by scorn, derision, undisguised contempt or a lack of support or encouragement from others.
Look through history and we can all see that imaginative, thoughtful and creative individuals have always had a hard time. Look back and you will find countless examples of citizens who were harassed or persecuted simply because they dared to think for themselves – and tried to share their thoughts with others.
The sad fact is that our world has never welcomed the original, the challenging, the inspirational or the passionate and has always preferred the characterless to the thought provoking.
Those who dare to speak out against the establishment have always been regarded as dangerous heretics. The iconoclast has never been a welcome figure in any age.
Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, was dismissed by his political masters and his books were burned. Those who didn’t burn his books within 30 days were branded and condemned to forced labour. Two and a half thousand years later Confucius’s influence was still considered so dangerous that Chairman Mao banned his works.
Described by the Delphic Oracle as the wisest man in the world Greek teacher Socrates was accused of corrupting the youth of Athens, arrested for being an evildoer and ‘a person showing curiosity, searching into things under the earth and above the heaven and teaching all this to others’. Socrates was condemned to death.
Dante, the Italian poet, was banished from Florence and condemned to be burnt at the stake if ever captured.
After they had failed to silence him with threats and bribes the Jewish authorities excommunicated Spinoza in Amsterdam because he refused to toe the party line, refused to think what other people told him he must think and insisted on maintaining his intellectual independence. He and his work were denounced as ‘forged in Hell by a renegade Jew and the devil’.
Galileo, the seventeenth century Italian mathematician, astrologer and scientist got into terrible trouble with the all-powerful Church for daring to support Copernicus, who had the temerity to claim that the planets revolved around the sun.
Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (known to his chums as Paracelsus) made himself enemies all over Europe because he tried to revolutionise medicine in the sixteenth century. Paracelsus was the greatest influence on medical thinking since Hippocrates but the establishment regarded him as a trouble-maker.
Ignaz Semmelweiss, the Austrian obstetrician who recognised that puerperal fever was caused by doctors’ dirty habits was ostracised by the medical profession for daring to criticise practical procedures.
Dr John Snow fought two huge battles. He introduced anaesthesia for women in confinement and by removing the handle from the Broad Street pump in Soho he helped prevent the spread of cholera in London. Both battles brought him enemies.
Henry David Thoreau, surely the kindest, wisest philosopher who has ever lived, was imprisoned for sticking to his ideals.
These are all my personal heroes. They show that original thinkers and people who do not fit neatly into the scheme of things have never gone down well. You and I are in good company. (I’m not speaking to the trolls, by the way. They pressed the thumb down button within a second of the video starting and they’ve been back in their cells for some time now.)
And nothing has changed over history.
Today, incompetence and mediocrity thrive and are subsidised, supported and encouraged by our increasingly bureaucratic and intrusive society. Among bureaucrats and administrators incompetence and mediocrity are esteemed virtues; these be-suited morons revere the banal and worship the bland.
The unusual or the eccentric attract scorn and ridicule. Politicians are frightened of anything new or challenging. They reject the innovative, the creative and the imaginative in favour of the accustomed, the comfortable and the ordinary. It is hardly surprising that the sensitive, the thoughtful, the imaginative and the caring find twenty first century life almost too painful to bear.
But this isn’t simply a battle for the right to say new or unthinkable things.
We are fighting a war for our right to say anything; we are fighting for the right to question our rulers.
Whenever we feel that something is wrong it is our duty as human beings to stand up for our principles, to shout and make our voices heard.
There is a chance that some people will regard us as lunatics.
Many small-minded people will sneer and tell you that in trying to change the world and root out dishonesty, corruption and injustice we are tilting at windmills. But there is also a chance that our voice will be heard; that others will respond and that we will win our battle.
But we really don’t have a choice.
If we fail to fight then we will lose the world we know. Our very gods will have been defeated.
On this occasion the benefits of victory far outweigh the insults of the insignificant. And, after all, only when you’ve found something you are prepared to die for will you really know what life is all about.
The battle you and I are fighting against the coronavirus hoax is the most important battle any of us will fight. It’s crucial to our lives, our world, our beliefs, our humanity, our mental and physical health, our spirituality and our future. It’s crucial too to future generations and to the planet God gave us.
It’s just a pity that YouTube appears to have chosen to side with the forces of evil and to censor and remove what I believe were perfectly sensible and well-researched videos – apparently because they used facts to question official policy.
But that won’t stop us and I predict they will find themselves on the losing side.
It has been widely reported that doctors and nurses have been forbidden to question the official line – even when it is patently wrong. They have been banned from speaking to the media.
Have the bosses at YouTube been told to suppress those who dare to question the lies – even if they are medically qualified?
That, I think, is the difference between them and us.
You and I prefer to think for ourselves, and to do the right thing whatever the cost, and we cannot be bought or pressured to do the wrong thing.
Copyright Vernon Coleman July 18rd 2020