Censorship in the US, West, and Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman
Colonized and controlled Ukraine is a Nazi infested, US-installed fascist dictatorship in Europe's heartland — bordering Russia and six other countries.
Obama/Biden bear full responsibility for replacing democracy in the country with anti-Russia despotism, iron-fisted governance over the rule of law.
Then-assistant secretary of state
for European and Eurasian affairs/hardcore neocon extremist Victoria Nuland was Obama/Biden point person for the late 2013-14 made-in-the-USA coup.
She's back as Biden/Harris undersecretary of state for political affairs, one of many hawks infesting the new regime.
They support president Vladimir Zelensky's war on free expression and the rule of law.
On February 2, his regime ordered eight news outlets shut down, including 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and Zik.
Representing opposition views, they were banned by presidential diktat.
The scourge of censorship is the new abnormal in the US and West.
Will views conflicting with the falsified official narrative no longer be tolerated ahead?
Is what's happening prelude to restricting or banning free expression altogether?
Was silencing Trump and others on social media a shot across the bow for much greater censorship ahead?
Will truth-tellers expressing views that conflict with the official narrative be silenced on social media and in other social discourse?
Will they be declared domestic terrorists by congressional legislation signed into law by selected, unelected, Biden?
Is police state-enforced totalitarian rule in the US and other Western countries headed for full-blown tyranny to eliminate their free and open societies — as part of planned Great Reset dystopia, a diabolical scheme to establish ruler/serf societies worldwide?
Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft is the latest controlling the message victim.
He's permanently banned by Twitter for truth-telling about brazen US Election 2020 fraud that unlawfully elevated Biden to the nation's highest office.
According to Twitter doublespeak, it's for violating its "community guidelines" and "civic integrity policy" — euphemisms for censoring what diverges from the official narrative.
Who's next to be silenced? Will truth-tellers on sensitive issues risk arrest and imprisonment ahead?
Is Big Brother mass surveillance and silencing dissent the new abnormal in the US-dominated West?
Jefferson reportedly said that "(a)ll tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
At a time of what Orwell reportedly called "universal deceit," silence is self-destructive.
If the US constitutional right of free expression is banned or pushed to wither on the vine, a free and open society no longer will exist — replaced by the worst of what Orwell and Huxley imagined.
There's nothing remotely democratic about US-installed and controlled tyrannical rule in Ukraine.
Banning independent news outlets was ordered by the ruling regime's National Security and Defense Council, thought policing one of its duties.
A statement said the action taken was "(o)n the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)" against Deputy Taras Kozak (Opposition Platform – For Life party).
He owns three of eight targeted news outlets. Now shut down, their licenses to operate were cancelled.
Speech, media and academic freedoms in Ukraine no longer exist.
Official narrative reporting alone is permitted.
Russian media, including online, its print materials, even children's books in Russian were designated propaganda and banned earlier.
Silenced Ukrainian TV channels have large audiences.
They're now denied news, information and analysis that diverged from the official narrative they featured.
In September 2019, Zelensky expressed support for channels now banned, adding:
"I've never closed a single channel in my life."
"I don't have the right to do so. I don't have the powers."
"I personally value freedom of speech."
That was then. His above totalitarian action is now.
Like his predecessor Petro Poroshenko, Zelensky expelled foreign journalists from Ukraine, notably Russian ones.
He ordered arrests and detention of journalists who diverged from the falsified official narrative.
Head of Russia's RIA Novosti-Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested and detained for over a year on fabricated treason charges.
Likely state-sponsored murders of Russian journalists Andrey Stenin, Anton Voloshin, Igor Kornelyuk and Anatoly Klyan were never investigated.
Tyranny is the law of the land in Ukraine, the nation used by US dark forces as a dagger pointing at Russia's heartland.
New media restrictions are headed toward being enacted into law.
On the phony pretext of combatting disinformation, full-blown state-sponsored censorship will be enforced.
A provision of the draft law requires anti-Russia propaganda against what it calls an "aggressor state."
Events since the Obama/Biden regime's late 2013-2014 coup have been systematically banning free expression, along with other repressive actions.
"Ukrainian democracy" is a euphemism for full-blown/US-supported tyranny.
In response to Zelenzky's war on speech and media freedoms, the US embassy in Ukraine said the following:
"The United States supports Ukraine's efforts…to counter Russia's malign influence (sic), in line with Ukrainian law (sic), in defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity (sic)."
"We must all work together to prevent disinformation from being deployed as a weapon in an information war against sovereign states (sic)."
Is the worst of what's happening in Ukraine taking root in the US and other Western societies?
Are freedoms in all forms on the chopping block for elimination?
Is a diabolical plot in the West underway to replace them with dystopian rule?
Is what's going on unjustifiably justified by protecting national security for our own good?
Are the worst of times in the US and other Western societies on the way?
A Final Comment
The US and Ukraine are the only world community nations that annually vote against the UN General Assembly resolution on "Combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance."
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