I experienced my first Big Tech censorship in the first week of July 2015, when from one day to the next, my website was 90% demonetized by Google AdSense.
AdSense had comprised 100% of my income for the previous 5 years and there were no alternatives to Google back then, so this was catastrophic for me.
There was no reason given and there was no recourse. I was simply ghosted by the Google employees who used to help me optimize my ad revenue, in which Google had shared 32%.
Censorship was still unknown in America and this newfangled corporate canceling hadn’t yet become the well-oiled machine that we know today.
I didn’t put the two together at the time, but Donald Trump had announced his candidacy for the 2016 Election two weeks previously, on June 16, 2015 and I had been posting about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) from WikiLeaks and about how Hillary Clinton was desperate to pass it into law.
Although I was a registered Democrat and I had never been a fan of Trump’s, I despised Hillary, so I listened to what he had to say. To my complete shock and amazement, I agreed with most of it and I was public about it – which was probably the first Kiss of Algorithmic Death that got me 90% demonetized.
Trump’s talking points reminded me of some of the things Bill Cooper had said about the threats of Globalism, so on June 20, 2015, I posted his 1991 ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ speech, which had just been remastered.
When Trump withdrew the US from the TPP by Executive Order as one of his first acts in office, I knew I’d made the right decision.
But Trump failed all of us on censorship during his term. Despite several Congressional hearings in 2018 with Big Tech companies, nothing got done.
In 2019, my film was de-platformed by Amazon, which threw me into a debt that took 5 years to pay off. Two mass email services of which I was a paying customer de-platformed me. Through Project Veritas, I learned that Pinterest (of all places) had blacklisted my domain. My site traffic appeared to be severely throttled and it dwindled to a trickle. Even the 15-year-old Wikipedia article about me was deleted.
Not only was I being financially destroyed, I was being disappeared off the web.
In hindsight, it appears these 2019 takedowns were in preparation for the 2020 Corona Hoax.
In 2021, I was de-platformed by Facebook, Twitter and Ezoic, which destroyed my business, yet again.
I always knew the DNC was behind this because that’s who benefitted but I’d never imagined the FBI was involved until two months ago, when I first heard about Elvis Chan, in charge of the cyber branch of the FBI’s San Francisco field office.
With the #Twitterfiles, we’ve since learned that the DHS, CISA, CDC, FDA, the State Department and the states’ Secretaries of State have also been extremely dedicated to violating this most fundamental Constitutional right of the people who pay their salaries to uphold it.
Donald Trump’s announcement today was about 7 years too late but it is a very well thought-out and comprehensive overview of a plan to recover and protect our most fundamental and sacred right, without which the Death Shot and the theft of our elections would not have been possible.
RESTORING FREE SPEECH OVERVIEW:
• Ban federal agencies from colluding to censor American citizens
• Ban taxpayer money from being used to label speech as “mis-” or “disinformation”
• Fire every domestic bureaucrat who has engaged in domestic censorship
• Immediately send preservation letters to Biden administration and Big Tech giants
• Order DOJ to investigate all parties involved in censorship regime and prosecute any and all crimes identified
• Revise Section 230 to drastically curtail big platforms’ power to restrict lawful speech
• Stop federal funding for all non-profits and academic programs engaged in censorship
• Suspend federal dollars to any university that has engaged in censorship support activities
• Enact criminal penalties for federal bureaucrats who partner with private entities to violate your Constitutional rights
• Impose a 7-year cooling off period before former intel and national security officials can work at Big Tech platforms
• Pass a Digital Bill of Rights
If we don’t have Free Speech, then we just don’t have a free country, it’s as simple as that.
If this most fundamental right is allowed to perish, then the rest
of our rights and liberties will topple, just like dominoes, one by one. They’ll go down.
That’s why today, I’m announcing my plan to shatter the Left Wing censorship regime and to reclaim the Right to Free Speech for all Americans – and reclaim is a very important word, in this case, because they’ve been taken it away.
In recent weeks, bombshell reports have confirmed that a sinister group of Deep State bureaucrats, Silicon Valley tyrants, Left Wing activists and depraved corporate news media have been conspiring to manipulate and silence the American People.
They have collaborated to suppress vital information on everything from elections to public health.
The censorship cartel must be dismantled and destroyed and it must happen immediately. And here is my plan:
First, within hours of my inauguration, I will sign an Executive Order banning any federal department or agency from colluding with any organization, business or person to censor, limit, categorize or otherwise impede the lawful speech of American citizens.
I will then ban federal money from being used to label domestic speech as “mis-” or “disinformation” and I will begin the process of identifying and firing every federal bureaucrat who has engaged in domestic censorship, directly or indirectly, whether they are the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI, the DOJ – no matter who they are.
Second, I will order the Department of Justice to investigate all parties involved in the new unlined censorship regime, which is absolutely destructive and terrible and to aggressively prosecute any and all crimes identified.
These include possible violations of federal civil rights laws, campaign finance laws, federal election law, securities law, anti-trust laws, the Hatch Act and a host of potential, civil, criminal, regulatory and constitutional offenses.
To assist in these efforts, I am urging House Republicans to immediately send preservation letters to – and we have to do this right now – to the Biden Administration, the Biden campaign and every Silicon Valley Tech Giant, ordering them not to destroy evidence of censorship.
Third, upon my inauguration as President, I will ask Congress to send a bill to my desk, revising Section 230, to get big online platforms out of the censorship business.
From now on, digital platforms should only qualify for immunity protections under Section 230 if they meet high standards of neutrality, transparency, fairness and non-discrimination.
We should require these platforms to increase their efforts to take down unlawful content, such as child exploitation and promoting terrorism, while dramatically curtailing their power to arbitraily restrict lawful speech.
Fourth, we need to break up the entire toxic censorship industry that has arisen under the false guise of tackling so-called “mis-” and “disinformation”.
The Federal Government should immediately stop funding all non-profits and academic programs that support this authoritarian project.
If any US university is discovered to have engaged in censorship activities or election interference in the past, such as flagging social media content for removal or blacklisting, those universities should lose federal research dollars and federal student loan support for a period of five years and maybe more.
We should also enact new laws laying out clear criminal penalties for federal bureaucrats who partner with private entities to do an end run on around the Constitution and deprive Americans of their First-, Fourth- and Fifth Amendment rights.
In other words, deprive them of their vote.
And once you lose those elections, and once you lose your borders, like we have, you no longer have a country.
Furthermore, you have to confront the problems of major platforms being infiltrated by legions and legions of former Deep Staters and intelligence officials.
There should be a 7-year calling off period before any employee of the FBI, CIA, NSA, DNI, DHS or DOD is allowed to take a job at a company possessing vast quantities of US user data.
Fifth, the time has finally come for Congress to pass a Digital Bill of Rights. This should include a Right to Digital Due Process.
In other words, government officials should need a court order to take down online content – not send information requests, such as the FBI was sending to Twitter.
Furthermore, when users of big online platforms have their content removed, throttled, shadowbanned or otherwise restricted, no matter what name they use, they should have the right to be informed that it’s happening, the right to a specific explanation of the reason why and the right to a timely appeal.
In addition, all users over the age of 18 should have the right to opt out of content moderation and curation, entirely and receive an unmanipulated stream of information, if they so choose.
The fight for Free Speech is a matter of victory or death for America and the survival of Western Civilization, itself.
When I am President, this whole rotten system of censorship and information control will be ripped out of the system at large.
There won’t be anything left.
By restoring Free Speech, we will begin to reclaim our democracy and save our nation.
Thank you and God Bless America.
Reprinted with the author’s permission.