MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
People who have listened to Ground Zero know that we are a show that loves to speak our mind about all kinds of subjects that are considered taboo by most broadcasters. There have been a number of my peers who have told me that they feel that I have a lot of courage to talk about the things I do.
Well obviously, I push free speech as far as I can without breaking it and I don’t see myself as being a rebel now– I felt rebellious when I first started and my aim has always been to somehow get a story out to the public before someone else gets it and manipulates it with some agenda.
In the early 90’s, the internet was a useful tool to do that. Now it seems that while the internet is useful for doing research, it is no longer a means to get a story out using social media or even YouTube.
Both have been very difficult as they upend their terms service and punish people who somehow clash with their political model and I am trying to figure out what it is I see that it has a lot to do with a pseudo political corporate model.
In other words, the investors and the advertisers are what force these new draconian rules and it is the corporate side of these institutions that create the incentive to ban, strike or censor any independent thought.
Now before you say that the censorship ploy is a liberal conspiracy, I am also learning that conservative operations are not happy with those who consider themselves centrist or even objective.
There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright cover-up the truth at worst.
It is no longer easy to inform — and it is not easy to be believed when one’s own echo chamber will not allow an opinion that may rub people the wrong way politically, and since no one wears their politics on their sleeve — you are actually walking into a den of vipers both conservative and liberal.
Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
I got a phone call from Wes Skotko the other day telling me that we received our second strike from YouTube because of a video that we labeled private. We did not publish the video but apparently even videos that are not published and be banned or censored from sitting on their servers.
Many of our videos have been suppressed or removed by Facebook or Twitter.
I often laugh when people accuse me of posting something controversial to get video plays or page hits because most of the time what we post on Facebook diminishes our reach and I end up having to wait until our newsfeed builds again.
That can take weeks. People then write me and say why aren’t you in my news feed.. and I say because I posted something they did not approve of.. as you can already figure out –you don’t get radio ratings from a controversial Facebook post and you don’t get much reach either.
What is most disconcerting is that now YouTube and Facebook have clamped down on anyone who has an opinion about health issues especially when anyone mentions COVID-19.
According to their medical misinformation policy we read,
YouTube doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19. This is limited to content that contradicts WHO or local health authorities’ guidance on:
Social distancing and self-isolation guidelines
The existence of COVID-19.
You cannot mention or even post content that that encourages the use of home remedies, prayer, or rituals in place of medical treatment such as consulting a doctor or going to the hospital
Content that claims that there’s a guaranteed cure for COVID-19
Content that recommends use of Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19
Claims that Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine are effective treatments for COVID-19
Other content that discourages people from consulting a medical professional or seeking medical advice.
Content that claims that COVID-19 is not caused by a viral infection
Content that claims COVID-19 is not contagious
Content that claims that COVID-19 cannot spread in certain climates or geographies
Content that claims that any group or individual has immunity to the virus or cannot transmit the virus
You are not to have an opinion on Social distancing and self isolation.
You cannot have an opinion or generate content that disputes the efficacy of local health authorities’ or WHO’s guidance on physical distancing or self-isolation measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
You cannot post content that denies the existence of COVID-19:
You cannot make claims that people have not died or gotten sick from COVID-19
You can’t even say that the virus no longer exists or that the pandemic is over, or that the pandemic is coming to a close.
You cannot give your opinion that the symptoms, death rates, or contagiousness of COVID-19 are less severe or equally as severe as the common cold or seasonal flu
You cannot even share your experience with COVID-19 and what you did to ease your symptoms.
This is why today I asked Wes Skotko to remove his video where we encouraged him to tell the fans of the show that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and what he is doing to combat it and feel better.
Now if you think these hoops you gave to jump through are crazy—it doesn’t stop with social media.
The Federal Trade commission is cracking down on individuals who are telling people that they can beef up their immune systems by eating healthy and taking certain supplements.
The FTC recently charged a St. Louis man for making fraudulent claims about COVID-19. The FTC is charging Eric Nepute and Quickwork LLC in a federal court for the heinous crime of advertising zinc and vitamin D to combat COVID-19. Nepute is charged with ten counts of violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act. The FTC alleges that Nepute falsely advertised his products, which contain vitamin D and zinc – two important supplements that are scientifically proven to block viral replication and prevent hospitalization.
So now you walk that fine line of illegality when you inform people on how to treat and overcome infections, by building your immune system using typical vitamin supplements—especially if you mention that you can protect yourself from COVID-19.
In 2020, the U.S. Congress quietly installed a new censorship clause in a coronavirus emergency response and relief package. In HR 133, Congress gave the FTC supreme authority to target, arrest and fine anyone who doesn’t follow the government’s narrative on lock downs, masks, quarantines and vaccines. Anyone who promotes a healthy immune system can now be charged and fined for the “criminal” act of helping people treat and overcome respiratory infection.
It’s now obvious that there is a global conspiracy to deprive people of their rights and make the population so ignorant and scared, they become sick and dependent on a system that will ultimately kill them off. This conspiracy seeks to restrain and eradicate healthy people and oppress everyone until they are subjected to forced propaganda, obedience training, behavioral controls and nefarious levels of medical experimentation.
Eric Nepute is the first person in the US to be charged under this new statute. According to the commission’s complaint, the Nepute Wellness Center could be fined $43,792 for each violation. This attack could steal nearly half a million dollars from Nepute, not only putting a gag order against him, but also shuttering his entire practice.
Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said the FTC is “has quickly put to use its new authority to stop false marketing claims related to the pandemic.
Nepute posted a video last April encouraging viewers to drink tonic water containing quinine. The quinine is the original ingredient found in hydroxychloroquine, an effective prophylactic that helps cells absorb zinc and therefore block virus replication.
“Have about 3 to 4 ounces a day of that Schweppes tonic water and take at least 50 to 100 milligrams of zinc. I’ll say that again, 50 to 100 milligrams of zinc. Do it every day as a preventative,” Nepute said in the video. Nepute included a “disclaimer” — telling viewers this wasn’t professional medical advice. The video received millions of views on Facebook but was quickly deemed “misinformation” by the Big Tech censors. The FTC, apparently working with Big Tech, began to target Nepute. They quickly went after his product “Wellness Warrior” — which includes both vitamin D and zinc.
Nepute’s claims, “COVID-19 patients who get enough vitamin D are 52% less likely to die” and “those who get enough vitamin D are 77% less likely to get the disease” were targeted by the FTC despite there being studies to back up these claims. The commission wants to stop Nepute and Quickwork from ever making health claims about vitamin D or zinc in the future.
FTC Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter was most interested in punishing Nepute for questioning, comparing and criticizing covid-19 vaccinations. “The defendants’ claims that their products can stand in for approved COVID-19 vaccines are particularly troubling: We need to be doing everything we can to stop bogus health claims that endanger consumers,” Slaughter said.
Under these new FTC powers, targeted individuals (who promote healthy solutions to COVID-19) are automatically deemed guilty. They are not innocent until proven guilty. The presumption of innocence is a core principle of due process rights, enshrined in the US Constitution. When vaccine science is accepted as the ultimate truth, then anyone who is targeted by the FTC for making “false claims” is not receiving due process at all. These targeted individuals are being forced to submit their speech, beliefs and allegiance to the vaccine orthodoxy, which continues to subvert the rule of law.
On YouTube, you are not even able to point out that vaccine side effects are killing people. I was put is face book jail for posting the video of Nurse Tiffany Dover fainting after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. I stated that she may have suffered from a heart aliment like atrial fibrillation or some other thing that the vaccine triggered but I was told that I posted the video and that it was taken out of context.
I am still appealing the strike but they keep denying it.
After sifting through all of the science-sourced “facts”, claims, death statistics, cases updates so many, many cases and the dire, ever grim projections from our modern-day high priests with their computer models it really just comes down to what do we stand to lose—what have we lost – our freedom to seek out treatments and advice from others who do not necessarily feel that fear and coercion is the answer in this pandemic.
It is also evident that even if you have had COVID-19 or have lost someone due to COVID-19, you are not an expert – nor can you express your experience with it anywhere on social media.
The censors are there to tell you that you can’t speak about real hardship or suffering due to covid compared to what small business owners would be going through or what the working poor have had to endure.
If you even bemoan the fact that you have suffered loss, you are told to keep your mouth shut unless you can find a way to blame it on the Trump administration.
Those who have suffered hardship must be forced to suffer in silence keeping real empathy, or even advise to yourself.
In no way are you to speak of injustices or abuse of power unless it is being done by a police officer on a minority,
Sometimes, when I see the anger being expressed on Facebook, I wonder about those who claim that it is based on ignorance or fear or bigotry… maybe it is because people are becoming jaded.
You are forced to complain to your like minded friends about the state of the world.. but you can only do it in private and even then, what is privacy when you are being cancelled for thought crime?
The enemy of the state now is someone who asks why or how or the one who gives advice that is not approved by billionaires and doctors that have big money invested in vaccines.
It is a sin now to tell people to beef up their immune system but you can have all the booze, pot and fast food you want; after all, it is legal and can be delivered.
It is convenient to get all of these things delivered to your self-imposed prison cell.
I guess they know that as long as we remain in a well-fed stupor with Netflix keeping us from reality, there will be no real angst or frustration on the streets. As long as the ban plays on we will be protected from those bad thoughts and advice that questions the science.
I am beginning to think that it is naive to believe that our old lives are coming back. Perhaps that is why they are so willing, so adamant to get the jab. It is not really to save the lives of others or prevent the scourge of an infectious disease but because it mainly seems like most people just want to travel again or to have the chance to no longer have to hear or worry about covid constantly.
People were so excited recently to hear Joe Biden give the a Okay to not wear a mask outdoors if you got the vaccine. It is like the media thought that it was magical – that Moses made the decree from God and that those who listened were getting a reward for their toil and patience.
It is pathetic – really.
How much more are they going to take from us in the months and years to come? The powers that be will take and take – promising us rewards for our sacrifice –and they will make none.
How soon will it be before the small and often harassed people who bring us sources of genuine information are completely demonetized, de-linked, banned or de-platformed from the internet?
The access to content and commenting that we have lost in the last year alone would have been incomprehensible to almost all of us just a few years ago.
Now we are experiencing a more harsh and unforgiving internet, one that reports us for straying outside of the ever-narrowing community guidelines.
I don’t know how many times I have heard the statement “They will come after you Clyde” –and every time I get a chill up my spine – and then I tell myself that I took measures to protect myself with aftermath.media.
I remember when I made the move to save what is mine by creating the network, there were those who claimed that I was greedy or a sell out for doing so but radio is still free – I have talkstreamlive.com who still broadcast my shows for free – aftermath.fm runs my shows for free every night.
But the truth is that it is not about whether my shows are free or whether the archives are behind a paywall – it is about what you value.
Freedom of speech may exist, and it may be a right in the constitution – but what is not in the constitution is the freedom to reach people and that is why you should never ever take for granted that we will always be on your radio or that we will always be on Facebook or YouTube—this is why I started aftermath.media.
The censors are now reaching beyond social media and the ride is no longer backed by my freedom or your freedom. Your have freedom of speech but not freedom of reach.
This is because of cancel culture, political treachery and mad science.
The technocrats are now enforcing their form of bought and paid for science –and you are not to question the efficacy or even safety of what they are doing.
In this draconian technocratic fascism, you are being told that you should not refuse a hastily developed medical technology, one that has not been thoroughly tested but is still supposed to, guaranteed to (almost) provoke the appropriate immune response to a virus that poses almost no harm whatsoever.
You are not allowed to ask about unintended consequences.
What happens if you suddenly develop any number of rare or debilitating health conditions in the future? We cannot say that the chances of catching COVID-19 or experiencing ill effects from it are quite because then people will ask so why they can’t be allowed to take this risk?
The reason is because you will be judged harshly for doing so.
What happened to our acquired knowledge as a society as to how to behave when sick? This has served us well for thousands of years. When our amazing immune systems were fighting a significant illness, it was almost always obvious that the sick individual should be cared for but isolated and kept from others.
We have lost this trust in ourselves and in our own judgement.
Exercising our own good judgement is a critical aspect of a well-functioning, civil society. Removing this right, this freedom of choice will only lead to a punitive, dystopian type of society, one that eagerly turns on each other rather than to help one another.
It is hard to explain to people that this is the overall agenda – it is obvious because they want to shut you down for pointing out the obvious because it makes them look bad.
But pay no mind – trust the science, believe in the system that now is responsible for over 500,000 dead—believe in the system that now has half the planet living in poverty but don’t worry about that, just a minor flaw, just an inconvenience.
Keep believing in this neo-liberal fabulous system of democracy and commerce that will deliver us the health outcome we all deserve. It will protect us and our weakest and all we need to do is take a shot, or two or three, every year and do not mind the costs or how or to whom the money was distributed, it was necessary, it will be worth it.
Once this happens, once we reach the now newly re-defined as solely vaccine derived “herd immunity” then life is back! School, travel, friends and family. You can have it all, but you may need a mask for just a bit longer, maybe two masks actually.
The rest of us, a small vocal minority or perhaps, hopefully a larger, mostly silent and dumbfounded mass of citizens will finally start taking stock of what we have lost and what we are truly at risk of losing.
The losing will continue because no one in power wants to give up the power we allowed them to accrue.
Information has never been more widely available but then immediately censored or “fact” checked. Prominent voices of reason, objectivity and truth are shadow banned or de-platformed. Even the minuscule, insignificant, and frustrated comments you make in a forum get whacked by fact checkers.
Even obvious jokes get a warning from the internet police.
Maybe one day we will realize just how much of a sick, killing joke all of this has become—as the ban plays on.