Stanford’s COVID Censorship A Microcosm of Eroding American Freedoms
By Matt Kane – January 12, 2023
Recently, a long-time Stanford Professor of Medicine, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, published a disturbing yet sadly unsurprising article about his experience at the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not yet read it, I encourage you to do so. He uncovered the new philosophy adopted by many areas of society that so-called “experts” words are to be accepted as absolute truth and to question them is an inherent wrong. Essentially, they are your God now. Bhattacharya earned two degrees in economics from the university in 1990. He has been a fully tenured professor at Stanford’s medical school for nearly 15 years. Based on how he was treated during this experience, however, you would never know it.
A Brief Summary
In October 2020, Bhattacharya co-authored a proposal called the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD). The purpose of this was to consider moving away from the lockdown-centric strategy deployed by most of the world (following the lead of communist China). Why? Because no scientific evidence proving lockdowns to be effective existed. In fact, evidence proving the opposite was far easier to find. Bhattacharya explained at the time of his proposal that lockdowns had done tremendous harm to much of the population, particularly children, the poor, and the working class. Additional reports from the CDC showed a significant increase in suicidal considerations in young adults. Furthermore, an estimated 130 million people would experience food starvation due to strict lockdowns.
Initially, overwhelming support rolled in from thousands of people in the science community. But shortly after that, the far-left mainstream media, including The New York Times and the Washington Post, swarmed, asking Bhattacharya why he wanted to “let the virus rip,” even though that was the exact opposite of his proposal. Unfortunately, the examples of evidence that led to his entirely rational proposal also did not sit well with some of his work colleagues.
Bhattacharya was blocked from organizing a seminar where he would publicly present the ideas of the GBD, despite having previously held dozens of seminars over the years. A secret petition circulated throughout the medical school seeking to censor Bhattacharya, followed by a public pressure campaign around campus that involved his face being plastered next to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ to intimidate him. He received secret messages from supportive colleagues too afraid to publicly support him, in addition to others who felt they had to forcefully sign the censorship petition to protect their futures at the university.
How This Relates to America as A Whole
Consider this excerpt from Bhattacharya: “It was at first quite perplexing to be the target of what turned out to be a well-organized, government-sponsored campaign of smears and suppression of scientific argument and evidence.” Doesn’t this sound all too familiar?
Since COVID began, healthy dialogue has been suppressed by the government and mainstream media. But this does not apply exclusively to covid. This attack on Americans has long been speculated but has now been confirmed with the release of the Twitter files.
Though America does not need any more of these, Bhattacharya’s experience should be a wake-up call. These stories are no longer “fringe conspiracy theories.” Now is not the time to turn a blind eye to these issues because whether we like them or not, they exist. It may be dejecting to do so, but we all must look at how the powers that be have systematically begun to destroy America to fully understand the severity of what is happening. This is unlike previous times. This is not as simple as “we just need to vote them out!” Our elections have never been less secure, our votes less meaningful. This is, unfortunately, a far more profound and sinister time than other eras of American history.
There is now documented evidence that exposes governments, universities, mainstream media, and other entities for participating in a coordinated effort to silence Americans for any reason they choose. Bhattacharya is the most recent example of a good-intentioned citizen who was silenced for attempting to make a positive change. He is far from the first and certainly won’t be the last. They de-platformed a sitting President from social media, removed anybody who dared to question their analysis on COVID lockdowns and the efficacy of vaccines, including the side effects, and hired 87 thousand new IRS agents to assert themselves in your day-to-day lives further. They have displayed their evil agenda for all to see, now so comfortable with it they don’t even attempt to hide it. The easiest way for them to continue to do this is for those who know it is wrong to sit idly by and allow it to continue. Pray this does not happen.