We seem to be experiencing a 21st. Century version of book burning in our society. The burning of books has a long history as a tool that has been wielded by authorities both secular and religious, in their efforts to suppress dissenting or heretical views that are believed to pose a threat to the prevailing order.
Book burnings were regularly organized in Nazi Germany in the 1930s by storm-troopers so degenerate works could be destroyed, especially works which were written by Jewish authors such as Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust and Karl Marx. One of the most infamous book burnings in the 20th century occurred in Frankfurt, Germany on May 10th, 1933. Organized by Joseph Goebbels, books were burned in a celebratory fashion, complete with bands, marchers, and songs. Seeking to “cleanse” German culture of the “un-German” spirit, Goebbels compelled students (who were egged on by their professors) to perform the book burning.
In today’s digital world with so many works in digital form, it’s not necessarily the physical act of burning books by fire but it’s the intentional deletion or removal of these works that makes up much of the modern day equivalent of book burning – bit burning.
It accomplishes basically the same ends…
- Censorship of information that questions the cultural, religious, or political narrative, and
- the denial of critical information to the masses by unelected and unaccountable technocrats.
Because of the decentralization of the Internet it’s been a difficult task to completely remove these works but globalist players such as Google makes it very difficult in many cases to find them. According to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, they will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organization (WHO) coronavirus recommendations. We have seen them go so far as blocking messages from the President of the United States on his Twitter account.
We have witnessed in recent years the wholesale destruction of works that counter the mainstream narrative. Just a few examples of topics being actively scrubbed from the Internet include 9/11, coronavirus, vaccines, 5G wireless technology, pedophilia, and much more. In many cases, they are replacing the historical record with their versions of spun history.
They are not attempting to debate the issues but rather to shut down debate by eliminating their competition. As a free person living in America, you should have access to both sides of the debate so as to make up your own mind. This should concern the Christian, too, because if allowed to continue, how long will it be until the Bible is removed from the web? They’ve already labeled as “hate speech” and removed many Bible references that point to the sinfulness of homosexuality and abortion.
Take for example the actions of social media giants like Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and others to remove from the public sphere the opinions of America’s Frontline Doctors claiming the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in combating the Covid-19 virus. Going even further in their attempt to squelch debate, America’s Frontline Doctors original website was taken down by their provider, Squarespace.
Another blatant example was the removal of the film Plandemic from the Internet. Despite their best efforts, the film is not completely removed… but next to impossible to find using popular search methods. You have to really dig deep and/or use some alternative search engines. Their original website, too, was removed. It has since been replace by their newer site.
Another tactic used to suppress information is the use of so-called third-party “fact checkers” like Snopes, Reuters, factcheck, politifact, Lead Stories, and others. Their job is to scour the Internet for offending information and label it as fake, debunked or inaccurate. Social media sites, along with their so-called fact-checkers, have thus set themselves up to become the arbiters of truth and gatekeeper of information. They don’t just label the obviously fake news, but anything that does not adhere to their personal or political bias.
The censorship is not only taking place in social media, but much of the mockingbird mainstream media is curating what news is fit for you to see. They accomplish this by NOT reporting much of the news and spinning stories they do report with their political slant. For those who rely on the mainstream media for their news… what they see is mostly propaganda designed to social engineer the population to accept their globalist agenda. They don’t get news that is fair, balanced, and in some cases even true. For those poor souls glued to the TV sets and social media news sites, unless their favorite talking head tells them, it just doesn’t ring true for them. They really have no idea what is going on in the world around them and are living in a sorta matrix.