The cartoonist and political commentator Scott Adams often makes the point that you don’t realize how dishonest the media is about people until you find yourself the subject of their “fake news” reporting.
I understand the point as I have been the subject of media reporting for being banned from speaking in Australia. Funny how none of the journalists called for a comment from me, or bothered to mention the two books I’ve published, PLAGUE and INOCULATED.
They don’t want me actually looking reasonable, do they?
And so we come to the Facebook ban of Alex Jones and Minister Louis Farrakhan.
I might be one of the few people able to comment at some level on both individuals.
Regarding Alex Jones, I’ve been impressed that his Infowars crew is about the only place in the media where you can get actual discussion about the dangers of vaccines.
I am close with some people who have regularly appeared on his shows, and got to talk to Alex myself for a few minutes recently about vaccines. He even dedicated an entire hour and a half show to the recent measles hysteria.
Now, personally, I generally like a little calmer discussion than Jones normally provides. But he’s about the only figure of his stature who is consistently bringing up challenging topics.
Long live Alex Jones and Infowars!
When I wrote my book, INOCULATED, it covered the admissions of top CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) shot. While earlier administration was causing increased rates of autism in all children, the rates were particularly high in African-American males.
If we had an honest media…
…the headlines about these revelations would have been something like, “BIGGEST MEDICAL CRIME AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICANS SINCE THE TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENTS!”
But of course, nothing like that happened.
In the course of writing INOCULATED, I ran up against the story of how Robert Kennedy, Jr. enlisted Minister Louis Farrakhan in his campaign to talk about vaccines. The man who set this up was Minister Tony Mohammed, who is probably about the third highest figure in the Nation of Islam.
I spent about two hours interviewing Minister Tony about the situation and I have rarely met a more forthright and principled man. When you find yourself misrepresented by the media you have to ask the question, who else gets misrepresented?
For example, I’m sure that few of you realize that a member of the Nation of Islam is not allowed to carry any weapons.
They believe truth should be their only weapon. Members of the Nation of Islam are also encouraged to read widely and come to their own conclusions about reality. Does that message ever get published about the Nation of Islam?
After listening to what Kennedy had to say about the MMR vaccine and black boys, Farrakhan dispatched Minister Tony on a nationwide tour of all the Nation of Islam mosques to spread this information. I don’t know any leader of such stature who has acted with a greater sense of responsibility to his people on this issue than Minister Farrakhan.
With this as a background…
I was pleased to recently run across an interview Alex Jones did with Minister Farrakhan in 2016. I encourage you to watch it. I’m all about people reaching across the divide to find areas of common agreement. If you have just listened to media accounts of Farrakhan, or Jones, I think you’ll be surprised.
If these two people who are supposed to represent the fringe of the left, and right, can sit together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and fellowship as two human beings trying to solve problems, why is Facebook trying to prevent us from seeing that such conversations are possible?
I think people need to be able to talk.
President Trump has now put together a web-site for those who feel they’ve been censored by the tech giants like Facebook. Let’s share this article far and wide and see what happens.
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.