(Natural News) A Waking Times editor pointed out that censorship is now the new battleground in the consciousness war. In a Feb. 15 op-ed, the outlet’s editor Dylan Charles said consciousness plays a big role in the conversation regarding censorship done hand-in-hand by the government and Big Tech. Charles first wrote the piece in August 2018, unaware that his opinion piece would become relevant almost three years later.
The Waking Times editor emphasized the importance of “digging deep with open eyes” and letting “friendly and unfriendly truths” into one’s perspective in his article. “In order to make the best choices for ourselves, this view must be as broad and as complete as possible,” Charles remarked.
He cited the idea of a “war on consciousness,” a concept introduced in 2013 by Graham Hancock. The “war on consciousness” initially centered on the war on drugs – with the end goal of an international police state. The author and researcher explained that in order to achieve this ultimate goal, humanity’s perspective must be restricted and prohibited from moving beyond the socio-economic and political realities.
Hancock suggested that people must be allowed to seek altered states of consciousness. This drive, when followed, is necessary for humanity to continue to evolve. He suggested a number of ways to reach this higher state – such as breathing exercises, meditation, fasting, hypnosis, rhythmic music, dance and plant medicines. Hancock put emphasis on the latter as “the most effective and efficient means available to mankind” in reaching a higher realm of consciousness.
Charles subsequently mentioned that a new offensive in the consciousness war has emerged, this time in the domain of information awareness. “When a group of people … conspires to deliberately restrict access to [viewpoints], opinions, ideas, personalities and information, then [the group is] engaged in a struggle to control others’ perception of the world,” he said.
The Waking Times editor remarked that the group’s ultimate goal is to “shut down imagination” and “control [people’s] consciousness of the world” shared by everyone. Doing so lets them herd everyone else onto the same rules under the guise of “equality.”
Charles ended his piece by reiterating the value of personal sovereignty of mind and spirit. He explained that “it is precisely this inner freedom and fearlessness that makes one impossible to control.”
Big Tech’s overarching censorship powers are designed to keep the people in place
Charles’s mention of a group censoring certain viewpoints and opinions is no longer a dream, but a reality. Big Tech firms such as Facebook and Twitter have been given unprecedented power over public discourse. “With great power comes great responsibility” as the adage goes, but it seems that technology companies are using this censorship power wantonly to keep people in check. (Related: Big Tech’s censorship is leading to “the takeover of humanity.”)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is one of the few lawmakers that have stood up to and spoken out against Big Tech censorship. The lawmaker from the Lone Star State called this particular brand of censorship “the single greatest threat to free speech and democracy” back in October 2020. He told Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow that time: “There are a handful of Silicon Valley billionaires who have amassed more power than ever seen before over information, over the public square [and] over discourse. Big Tech is brazen [and] is shamelessly silencing and censoring conservatives.”
First, he asserted that Twitter “is the most brazen” among the technology firms. Cruz mentioned asking the social media site’s CEO Jack Dorsey if anybody elected him to be in charge of what people are allowed to read. “Twitter brazenly censored the New York Post when it ran stories about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s corruption concerning China, Ukraine and Russia – and they just silenced it. Not only did they prevent [people] from circulating those stories. For two weeks, they banned the [Post],” the senator said. (Related: Twitter waging censorship warfare against corporations that supported Trump.)
He then shifted his attention to Facebook, describing it as “highly problematic.” Cruz was more lenient in describing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as the latter acknowledged the need to protect free speech. The lawmaker commented: “Even though Facebook’s pretty bad, just saying free speech is important makes him appear markedly better than his rivals.” Nevertheless, Cruz said that both social media platforms pose “very serious concerns.” (Related: Censorship spree? Facebook removes almost 200 accounts to “address hate speech, violence”.)