I was speaking with a friend a few weeks ago when he said something that got me thinking. He stated that if 90-95% of scientists agree on something, then it is most likely going to be true. I nodded as if agreeing, but needed a little more time to process that before engaging in a discussion.
About ten minutes later, I realized why that statement didn’t sit well with me. The reason? What if there is a large group of scientists saying the opposite, but you don’t get to hear what they say? That surely would change things, I would think.
Just over one year ago, merely mentioning the word censorship would likely lead to you being judged as paranoid, a conspiracy theorist, or just plain nuts. Now, we would all agree that it would be naïve of us to think that there hasn’t been some level of censorship since the beginning of advanced communication. But last year, with the introduction of the virus SARS-CoV-2, I saw for myself censorship that rocked me.
Before last March, I don’t know that I could say that I personally knew anyone who had information posted on the web that was blocked or pulled down. I can tell you now that I know MANY people who have had social media posts blocked or removed. And forget the political stuff right now, because that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about health-related, science-oriented, COVID-19-specific information.
Now, you might be thinking that it might be okay if the information is dangerous. Or super radical. Or blatantly false. But the posts and information that I saw (and am seeing) getting pulled down was solid, scientifically backed, true information. And it was coming from very reputable, highly educated, professional people. I was blown away!
There are many things going on right now that have raised great concern. But this censorship is among the most alarming. The reason it is so serious and so significant is because in the decision-making process, it is critical to have as much information as possible. And right now… we are having to make lots of very, very serious decisions.
Most people stick to the same sources of information. They feel they can trust it, they listen to it, and they make decisions based on that information. Because of the conflicts of interest, agendas, and goal to control, I seek out as many different sources as I can. I seek the truth, not just information that reinforces my position or proves me correct. And I remain open to a change of mind if the information leads me there.
You must be fully aware that you absolutely, positively are not getting all the facts. I’ve seen friends, colleagues, and highly credentialed experts get censored on every major social media outlet. If there is information that flies in the face of the narrative you are currently being fed, you will likely never see it. And if you want to believe something to be true badly enough, you won’t see it (or hear it) if it hit you in the face.
And forget politics, because you’d be foolish to think that either party is innocent of censorship. I’m talking about the current health crisis. Americans’ health has become politicized and is being monetized. I wish I could give you specific, detailed answers as to exactly why all this censorship is occurring (I hope it’s just about money and power), but only time will tell. For now, just know that without ALL the information (and with the not-so-fully accurate information out there), you could be making catastrophic decisions.
I am not talking about any one specific thing here. I just know that I have seen honest and accurate information censored many times over the past several months. Very, very scary!!!