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David Icke’s Expulsion From YouTube — A Clarification

This is a follow up to my recent article about David Icke and the spurious criticism it received. The best way to do this is to go through some of the comments. The following quotes are verbatim.

“Icke got banned for telling the truth.”

No, he appears to have been banned for ignoring repeated warnings about making ill-advised comments on the coronavirus.

“So The Duran now advocates for censorship?”

Not as far as I know, and neither do I, but many people don’t understand what censorship is, or free speech. David Icke and others like him have no problem branding the rich and famous child sex abusers, Satanists, even mass murderers, yet if you accused Icke of kicking his dog he’d probably sue you for defamation. Icke has in fact been sued for defamation, successfully. He alleged Canadian lawyer Richard Warman had sought to suppress his “exposure” of Satanic ritual child abuse.  That action was concluded in 2015 with Icke shelling out a tidy sum.

Defamation isn’t a free speech issue, although things can get complicated. The British politician Jeffrey Archer was awarded half a million pounds in libel damages against a newspaper that claimed he’d had sex with a prostitute. A decade later the truth came out, and Archer ended up in criminal court.

My own view is that in the age of social media, it is largely a waste of time and resources for anyone to sue for defamation unless the defamatory material is both extremely gross and is published by a mainstream source that is generally regarded as above reproach. We have seen with the years’ long lie campaign against Donald Trump that little if any of the American media can now be so regarded.

Another point here, when someone is the victim of an especially gross libel by a “fringe” source, the usual course of action is to ignore it. Some people, including David Icke, see this as vindication: “If Lord Rothschild really is not a blood-drinking lizard, why doesn’t he sue me?”

Yeah, right.

“The author is severly misinformed about the Hampstead child abuse case…”

No, he is not. I met some of the people who supported and still support this garbage. To a man and woman they are batshit crazy.

“re: Hampstead case. Below is a compilation of police interviews…”

The author goes on to link a YouTube video, one that should not be on YouTube because all these videos were ordered to be removed by the Family Court and later by the Crown Court.

Again, this is not a free speech issue. The two kids in these videos are supposed to be protected, not blighted for the rest of their lives.

The author of the same comment goes on to parrot the usual claims about the late Jimmy Savile. Like Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, Savile is said to have been a serial rapist. A High Court judge found he had committed over thirty rapes. Yet like Cosby and Weinstein there was not one contemporaneous police report or medical report to validate even one of these allegations. What does that suggest?

“The protocols of the learned elders of Zion are genuine…”

No, they’re not.

“It saddened me quite deeply to read this article by ‘The Darkman’ on The Duran. Hurling accusations at Mr. Icke, without demonstrating precisely where he went wrong is without merit. “

No, your comprehension is wrong. Here is what I actually said about Icke:

“If your information about David Icke comes only from the mainstream media, don’t believe a word: he is no anti-Semite, no hate preacher, and no madman. Rather, he means well but is extremely gullible… Primarily, David Icke is a modern mystic, and should always be viewed as such.”

I also provide documentation on that. Is this what the mainstream media and powerful Jewish groups say about Icke, seriously?

“Banning Icke and others like him is a sign of weakness, not strength.”

I have never said Icke should be banned. I have suffered far more legalised persecution than he has. In 1996, an attempt was made by a powerful Jewish organisation to have me thrown in gaol for having the temerity to expose and document their lies. I was actually arrested. Has Icke ever been arrested?

Like most everyone else, I find the current situation troubling, but the governments of the world are caught between a rock and a hard place. If the coronavirus turns out to be the second coming of the Great Plague, tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions, could die. On the other hand, if it turns out to be no worse than common or garden influenza, the global shutdown will do enormous economic damage. Clearly to take the extreme position is the lesser of evils.

The situation with the virus remains ambiguous, one group of experts contradicting another. Under those circumstances it is reasonable that someone like Icke who had a massive subscriber base on YouTube be asked to refrain from adding ill-informed speculation to the existing debate. He ignored that warning, and has now paid the price.

Don’t feel too sorry for him, this ban will only enhance his martyr status.

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Dave Patterson
Dave Patterson
May 11, 2020

every day that goes by proves more and more conclusively that this ‘horrible virus’ is nothing more than a flu variant, with comparable disease and death levels. The very best you could say about ‘our authorities’ is that they were grossly negligent in doing even the most basic ‘due diligence’ in terms of doing some normal questioning of the people claiming this was going to be as bad as the great plague and we had to take massive shutdown measures to prevent it – since this is now very obviously a gross exaggeration, it would be obvious that some initial… Read more »

BobValdez
BobValdez
May 11, 2020

So you wrote a response to those of us who believe that fundamentaly, Icke is right, just to prove “your” point? Is that the one on top of your head?
Icke got banned for telling the truth. The REAL truth.
Deal with it.

Diana
Diana
May 11, 2020

I scanned this article because it was too ridiculous to read in depth. It was riddled with inaccuracies and ignorance as just about everything this sinister individual writes. I cannot understand why the Duran includes his comments; he knows nothing, researches nothing and his articles are utterly pointless.

BobValdez
BobValdez
Reply to  TheDarkMan
May 11, 2020

Going back to Mummy’s basement to sulk?

rockyboy117
rockyboy117
May 11, 2020

read 1 line and stopped reading

TEP
TEP
May 11, 2020

First rule when you find yourself in a hole – stop digging. TEP.

JayTe
May 11, 2020

I think that your view is deeply flawed. First of all, it is not just David Icke who said that a new virus that is unique from every type of virus in the coronavirus family doesn’t exist. Dr. Andrew Kaufmann has said exactly the same thing. In fact, David Icke’s view is based on his understanding of Dr. Kaufmann’s view which comes from the fact that the PCR test is not a test but a means of manufacturing more of a particular DNA and most importantly the sample taken from each patient is contaminated and not filtered and isolated before… Read more »

Tjoe
Tjoe
May 11, 2020

Breathing the vapors of ethyl alcohol (EA) puts the best anti-viral there is where the virus grows….in the sinus and lungs. EA disturbs the outer protection of the virus and YOUR antibodies see it as foreign. Ever Clear is 95% EA, made for human consumption and is taxed. Put a little on a cloth and breath the vapors in your cupped hands after going in public or daily. Ounce of prevention is worth many pounds of a cure (once established in lungs). I don’t want Youtube deciding I cannot watch a video. Slander and libel have a good defense….truth….and you… Read more »

T W Huning
T W Huning
May 12, 2020

Much of what David Icke claims makes no sense to me. It’s just not rational. I think he is in la la land.

Hawaiiguy
Hawaiiguy
May 12, 2020

Well we actually and literally live in a world, a supposed 21st century world, that is run by maddening corrupt heads at the DOJ, FBI, CIA, Eastern District of NY Court, Special Court of Virginia so forgive those if you will who give slack to the Ickes of the world. It wasn’t he who was stopped on a tarmac by Bill Clinton to shut down an entirely expected and lawful investigation into Hillary Clintons Emails. Remember those? Those seemingly unimportant in context emails that launched the last 5 years of krazytown we now live in! Remember those 600,000 plus Clinton… Read more »

Richard
Richard
May 12, 2020

Very hard to find level-headed people these days. Every opinion is now extremely politicised and ridiculously construed as scientific when in reality everyone is just trying to see in the dark true trials and errors.Rhks for your common sense .it is a breath of fresh air

Arthur
Arthur
May 13, 2020

“The Dark Man” is just a shill for Bill Gates.

Elephant In The Room
Elephant In The Room
May 13, 2020

Before ANYONE writes Icke off as a “loon” for talking about paedophilia/satanic worship in the higher echelons of power they need to watch the mind blowing…

outofshadows.org

You will never look at the MSM in the same way again

CNN’s Stelter LOSING IT over Flynn news shows depths media will go to divert attention away from stories they DON’T LIKE

Obama PANICS, as his central role in Russiagate hoax is revealed (Video)