It seems that we have arrived at the “then they fight you”stage of Gandhi’s famous quote: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you and then you win.”
No longer able to ignore or ridicule the millions of us who are no longer afraid to ask legitimate questions about the events leading up to the wars waged in Muslim countries, “secretive and unaccountable” governments around the globe are getting more and more suppressive.
Cases in point are the new gagging laws in Spain and the downright totalitarian blanket ban by degree of those ridiculous “tinfoil head” conspiracies everybody used to ridicule with such ease in France. Both country’s governments, while professing to be incensed by the anti freedom of speech “terrorist events in France and Danmark, couldn’t wait to vote in laws that go against everything a democratic country should stand for.
In fact the wave of arrests in both countries (here and here) of political activists and people critical of Israel’s genocidal policies should worry everybody living in a country voting in more draconian population control measures.
Political elites and super-bureaucrats are worried. It’s becoming harder to control consensus reality.
A history stitched together by lies and cover-ups, political assassinations, slight-of-hand false flag deceptions, secret societies, dual loyalties and stolen fortunes – this has been the exclusive privilege of organized crime and the ruling elite for centuries.
Putting aside history’s ‘big ticket’ items though, the real reason for this authoritarian trend is much more fundamental. By knocking out their intellectual competition, political elites and their media moguls hope to minimalize, and thus eliminate any alternative analysis and opinion by applying the completely open-ended and arbitrary label of “extremist” to speech. They want to wind back the clock, where a pre-internet, monolithic corporate media cartel held a monopoly on ideas.
Although France has taken the lead in this inter-governmental effort (see below), the preliminary 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 grounds of ‘national security’. The first came with Cameron’s warped speech at the UN, and afterwards, a similar charge was made by the UK leader against anyone who dares press the issue of institutional paedophilia and child abuse.