|RT's questions are clearly getting under somebody's skin|
In a massive blow to free speech in the UK & 24 Hours after US Secretary of State, John Kerry, met with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the situation in Syria, television station RT (Channel 407 in SA) received a letter from Natwest Bank to inform them that their bank account had been closed. Natwest is a 73% state owned bank and their letter gives no reason and simply states that the decision is final and that the matter is not up for discussion. This issue is much bigger than one broadcaster because the issue of free speech in general is addressed, as well as whether other institutions beyond broadcasting authorities are involved in enforcing censorship of non-establishment agenda's. This is very curious and of course the timing is very interesting, but is this a surprise?
No, of course not.
RT has been a massive spanner in the works for the establishment media and a key instrument in putting an alternative perspective into the public domain to break the war-machine’s propaganda instrument for selling the idea of war to a war-weary public. RT has made it their mission to give the Russian perspective in Syria and other regime change hotpots and in doing so has undermined the rationale that a forced regime change via military means is a reasonable path to take. I would take this a step further and propose that RT has introduced the element of debate itself into the public realm and this is very, very bad for the establishment because the more questions that are asked, the more likely lies are to be uncovered. To “Question More” is a terrible idea for the political and banking class because they do not want the average Joe running about asking all sorts of annoying “questions” about how their tax money is being spent.
|Image Courtesy RT|
I guess congratulations are in order, well done RT, this is yet another sign that your disruption in the media marketplace is worthy of intervention from above and a testament to your success. Please, for all of our sake keep up the good work, this is a battle that transcends your station and Natwest Bank and gets to the heart of the very notion of free speech in Western society as a whole.