Tucker Carlson and Dave Rubin Tackle the Age of Censorship and Authoritarianism in a Must Watch Video

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It’s mind-blowing how much information about the coronavirus is out there that we as a nation don’t collectively know about because the powers that be are hiding it from us. That may sound like the musings of a conspiracy theorist, but sadly it’s not.

Tucker Carlson of Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” had a monologue pointing out the various things that have been censored by big tech, including a recent video by two doctors that was taken down by YouTube for “not following community guidelines.”

As my colleague, Jeff Charles, wrote on Tuesday, Urgent Care doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Masshi uploaded a nearly hour-long video discussing new information about the virus. The message essentially amounted to saying that the virus is not nearly the deadly pandemic that we originally thought it was and that opening the country back up is likely a very wise thing to do.

“The death rate of the coronavirus is similar in prevalence to the flu,” said Erickson.

“If you study the numbers in 2017 and 2018, we had 50 to 60 million with the flu, and we had a similar death rate in the deaths the United States were 43,545 — similar to the flu of 2017-2018. We always have between 37,000 and 60,000 deaths in the United States, every single year. No pandemic talk. No shelter-in-place. No shutting down businesses.”

That was too much for YouTube, who deleted the video which had garnered over 5 million views. To watch the video yourself, click the link below.

(READ: YouTube Deletes Video Of California Doctors Who Argued For Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions)

As transcribed by the Daily Caller, Carlson tackled big tech’s big attack on dissenting information and noted that everyone from YouTube to Facebook is participating:

“‘Harmful misinformation’ … It’s now how [Facebook founder] Mark Zuckerberg describes political opinions he doesn’t like … Suddenly our media are not concerned about freedom of speech,” Carlson stated.

“Our media are no longer challenging power, they are colluding with power and that may be why there has been so little critical coverage of the massive expansion of our surveillance state currently in progress,” he said, noting that tech companies now routinely watch the actions of American citizens via their cell phones and surveillance drones. “Needless to say our politicians approve of this.”

This drone surveillance sounds too Orwellian for America but it’s actually happening. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker was asked about his opinion on drone surveillance in an interview and he praised it as Carlson shows you.

Carlson also points out the media’s obedience to the narrative of the World Health Organization which has not only been wrong repeatedly, it’s been proven to be obedient to China:

“Like everyone else involved in global pandemic policy, the WHO has often been wrong in its recommendations … In January, the WHO told us that the coronavirus could not be spread from person to person. In March they told us that face masks didn’t work. Those were lies and they were welcome on Google’s platforms,” the Fox News host said.

China seems to be a common theme during the pandemic. As Carlson points out, not only did China spawn the virus, our own politicians and media seem to be driving America to become just like our communist enemies:

He described an America dealing with COVID-19 as one where citizens are “locked in their homes, banned from going to church and placated with sedatives like weed and beer,” while opponents of the lockdown are “silenced.”

“Political demonstrations are illegal. Organizers are arrested and only opinions approved by leaders, many of them unelected, are allowed on information platforms,” the Daily Caller co-founder said.

“Does that sound familiar?’ Carlson asked. “It sounds a lot like China … As we fight this virus we are becoming far more like the country that spawned it. We are becoming more like China.”

Talk show host Dave Rubin joined Carlson after the monologue and pointed out that the censorship and edging toward an Orwellian style of dictatorship isn’t all that’s happening. Those that control information gateways are literally shutting down the science in order to promote narratives.

This is an excellent point. The less we know, the more ignorant we are, and it’s starting to appear that this is by design.