Censorship not only offensively inhibits free speech and human communication but also short-circuits science-based risk management that is crucial for societal safety and which successively involves (a) accurate information, (b) scientific analysis and (c) informed systemic change to minimize risk. Neocon- and Zionist-promoted Mainstream media censorship has perverted Western democracies which have become Murdochracies (Big Money buys public perception of reality and votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and votes).
However intelligent analysis of censorship can help Humanity. M. Aarons and J. Loftus in “The Secret War Against the Jews. How Western espionage betrayed the Jewish people” stated “The hidden parts of history, the covert sides, are more orderly and rational, but can be seen and understood only if you are told where to look. The holes in history are what make sense of the thing.” In the example outlined below, analysis of censorship by the ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC), can reveal what they (with a capital T) do not want the people to know.
The ABC Radio National Late Night Live (LNL) program is an interview program that is ostensibly progressive but which actually plus conservative views and regularly censors out comments by progressive and humanitarian listeners made on the LNL website, presumably because they contain facts or opinions the ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) does not want its listeners to know about or think about. A consistent feature of listener comments attracting ABC censorship is criticism of war criminal US and/or Apartheid Israel human rights abuses and war crimes.
A detailed chronologically-ordered record is being kept of those comments by me on Late Night Live (LNL) that the ABC permits and those that it censors out, noting that I am a 5-decade career scientist who offers carefully researched and documented comments under my own name, Dr Gideon Polya. The censored comments are recorded in bold and a quick scroll down reveals an ABC propensity to censor comments critical of the racist, genocidal war policies of neocon- and racist Zionist-dominated America and of Zionist-run Apartheid Israel. In particular the ABC LNL censors comments about the appalling Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide being perpetrated by US-backed Apartheid Israel.
Thus, by way of example, on 2 May 2012 ABC LNL broadcast a program involving an interview with an American disaster recovery expert about “Post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans”). However my following comments were completely censored out by the ABC (see “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”).
“Of the various disasters mentioned in the program the devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina on 29 August 2005 was the worst - 1,464 dead, 1 million (mostly temporary) refugees, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed. The disaster was ultimately due to the failure of levees constructed by the US Army Corp of Engineers.
Successive Neocon- and Zionist-dominated US Administrations had more urgent if racist, genocidal and obscene fiscal priorities than protecting American lives and property e.g. hundreds of billions of dollars committed to shoring up racist, genocidal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel (2 million Palestinian deaths since 1936, 0.1 million from violence and 1.9 million from war-, occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation, 7 million refugees, 90% of Palestine ethnically cleansed) and the post-2001 $5 trillion accrual cost of the Iraq and Afghan Wars alone (4.6 million war-related Iraqi deaths since 1990 and 5-6 million refugees; 5.6 million Afghan war-related deaths since 2001, 3-4 million refugees).
Of course resolutely kept under wraps by the traitorous, lying, neocon- and Zionist-beholden US Mainstream media (and their presstitutional ilk worldwide) is the ongoing American disaster of about 1 million American preventable deaths each year due to such obscene fiscal perversion by the murderous and traitorous 1% at the expense of the 99% of Americans (for details and documentation of this Awful Truth simply Google "1 million Americans die preventably each year". In Australia (population 22.3 million as compared to America's 314 million) an estimated 66,000 Australians die preventably each year in an ongoing disaster under neocon- and Zionist-beholden, pro-war, anti-Humanity, anti-science and anti-Biosphere Liberal-Laboral (Lib-Lab) governments (Google "66,000 Australians die preventably").”
Indeed the only comment surviving (so far) on the LNL website is a comment by me referring to the censorship: “For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the neocon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC Google "LNL censors".” This absence of comment suggests that other listener comments on this program may have also been censored by the ABC (indeed I know that at least one other listener poster has been censored on the LNL website by the ABC).
As illustrated by this example (and many others; Google “Mainstream Media Censorship”), the neocon- and Zionist-subverted ABC (like the other neocon- and Zionist-subverted Western Mainstream media) censors the qualitative actuality and horrendous magnitude of the ongoing, Zionist-promoted Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide that includes the Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide. It must be noted that the term “holocaust” is used to describe events involving the deaths of huge numbers of people whereas the term “genocide” is very precisely defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.” The dimensions of these ongoing holocausts are summarized below.
Palestinian Holocaust and Genocide
In 1880 there were about 0.5 million Indigenous Palestinians. Of the 25,000 Jews in Palestine half were immigrants. Palestinian casualties of war violence total about 80,000 since 1948 and about 100,000 since 1936. However one must also consider avoidable Palestinian deaths from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation that now total about 1.9 million since 1948. Palestinian refugees total about 7 million. This has been a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention.
According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry:
“From 1920 through 1999, a total of 2,500 residents of Mandatory Palestine and, since 1948, the State of Israel fell victims to hostile enemy action; in most cases, terrorist attacks” and “1,218 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000”.
The race-based, Zionist-run Apartheid State of Israel is an Ethnocracy by genocide. Of about 12 million Palestinians only the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis (21% of the Israeli population) can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus part of Lebanon and a near-completely ethnically cleansed part of Syria, albeit as third class citizens. 1.6 million Occupied Palestinians are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.7 million Occupied Palestinians live under highly abusive military rule in West Bank Bantustans. About 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine. There are 5.9 million Jewish Israelis and 0.3 million non-Jewish and non-Arab Israelis.
Since 1936, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide has involved about 2.0 million war- and occupation-related Palestinian deaths, 0.1 million Palestinians killed violently, 1.9 million avoidable Palestinian deaths from war- , occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation, and 7 million refugees. 3,000 Palestinian infants are passively murdered by Apartheid Israel each year, and 0.8 million Palestinian children are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp for the "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians.
Muslim Holocaust and Genocide
The horrendous dimensions of the ongoing Muslim Holocaust are set out below.
Palestine: for Palestinians as a whole, 0.1 million violent deaths and 1.9 million war- and occupation-related avoidable deaths from deprivation, 1936-2011; 0.75 million under-5 infant deaths (1950-2012). For Occupied Palestinians, 0.3 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 1967-2011; 0.2 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 1967-2011 (75% avoidable and due to US Alliance-backed Apartheid Israel war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention and the UN Genocide Convention) 7 million refugees (Google “Palestinian Genocide”).
Afghanistan: as of October 2011, 5.6 million war-related deaths, 2001-2011; 1.4 million post-invasion violent deaths; 4.2 million non-violent excess deaths from deprivation; 2.9 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention and the UN Genocide Convention), 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees (Google “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”).
Iraq: for the period 2003- 2011, 2.7 million post-invasion war-related deaths, 1.5 million violent deaths, 1.2 million non-violent excess deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 0.8 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 5-6 million refugees; for the period 1990-2003, 0.2 million violent deaths, 1.7 million non-violent excess deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 1.2 million under-5 infant deaths; for the period 1990-2011, 4.6 million war-related deaths, 1.7 million violent deaths, 2.9 million deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention and the UN Genocide Convention) (Google Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide” ).
Somalia: in the period 1992-2011 (this successively involving US, Ethiopian and most recently Kenyan invasion), 0.4 million violent deaths, 1.8 million avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 1.3 million under-5 year old infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention and the UN Genocide Convention), and 2.0 million refugees.
Libya: before the France-UK-US (FUKUS) Coalition invasion the under-5 infant mortality was only 19 per 1,000 births in Libya as compared to 8 in the US; the FUKUS Coalition has killed 0.1 million Libyans and wounded 50,000 already; the FUKUS-backed rebels are ethnically cleansing "Black Libyans"; Tawerga, formerly home to 10,000 mainly Black Libyans has been destroyed and completely ethnically cleansed; 1 million Black sub-Saharan refugees have fled; refugees total about 1.1 million; the Libyan Holocaust and Libyan Genocide has just begun.
Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust: the above atrocities are dwarfed by the 1950-2005 excess deaths in the mostly post-colonial Muslim World that totaled 0.6 billion (see my book "Body Count. Global voidable mortality since 1950”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007).
Climate Holocaust, Climate Genocide: man-made global warming increasingly impacts the current 18 million annual avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease; estimates from top UK climate scientists Dr James Lovelock and Professor Kevin Anderson point to 10 billion avoidable deaths this century due to unaddressed global warming, this including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims in a near-terminal, 21st century Muslim Holocaust, 2 billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis).
Analysis of censorship by Western mainstream media reveals the Awful Truth that they do not want their consumers to know about or think about, namely the ongoing Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide (12 million war-related deaths in the post-1990 US War on Muslims and 20 million refugees) of which a part is the Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide (2 million war-related deaths since 1936, 7 million refugees).
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Numerous outstanding anti-racist scholars have written about the ongoing Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide (for details see “Palestinian Genocide” ). All decent people must take action by (a) informing everyone they can about the Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide and the Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide and (b) by urging and applying Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters just as the world successfully boycotted Apartheid South Africa after the Sharpeville Massacre (69 Africans killed).
Fundamentally, decent people must expose Zionist-promoted censorship and oppose Zionist subversion of Western politics, academia and media. The racist Zionists and their supporters, notably the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists, must be sidelined in public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, and KKK. A slice of this Zionist perversion of Western democracies is given by the following websites: “ABC Censorship” ; “Censorship by The Conversation”; “ABC Late Night Live (LNL) censors listener comments” ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”; “Censorship by the BBC”; “Boycott Murdoch Media”; Mainstream Media Censorship”; “Mainstream Media Lying” ; and “Censorship by the ABC”.
It is one thing for a media mogul to bias the reportage by his presstitute employees, quite another thing entirely for taxpayer-funded media to variously lie or censor against the national interest but to the benefit of racist, genocidal, nuclear terrorist rogue states like the US and Apartheid Israel. Media in general should not censor, lie by commission or lie by omission, an injunction that applies with great stringency to media funded by taxation or license fee imposts on ordinary citizens e.g. the taxpayer-funded Australian ABC, the Australian university- backed and academic-based The Conversation and the license-fee funded UK BBC, which is in effect a propaganda arm of the British Government.
Genocide ignoring and holocaust ignoring are far, far worse than genocide denial or holocaust denial because the latter at least admit the possibility of public debate. Nazi collaborator journalist Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce ) was hanged by the British in 1946 but, in the interests of free speech, genocide ignoring and holocaust ignoring (and hence genocide-complicit and holocaust-complicit) journalists today must only be punished by simple public exposure of their offences and removal of consumer and government support for the media concerned. Taxpayers must insist that taxpayer-funded media do not lie or censor under pain of reduction in taxpayer funding.
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On Political Precondition 16 May 2013
The Counterfeit Left 12 May 2013
In Praise of Richard Falk 06 May 2013
The Truth Tellers Lament in a Time of Darkness 02 May 2013
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Divestment at UCSB 16 April 2013
Israeli Massacre of Deir Yassin 15 April 2013
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