Now a days censorship and modern day ‘book burning’ is carried out by multinational technology firms.
No longer are governments the ones with the largest power over the ability of individuals to speak in the public square. Today, companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google and more recently, so called ‘platforms’ like ‘God Fund Me’ have become the arbiters of who gets to express their opinions and raise money for their causes, and who does/do not.
Time and time again the court has ruled that private companies can legally discriminate based on identity and viewpoint, essentially declaring that laundering the suppression of speech through a 3rd party is just fine with the courts.
Recently we have seen this trend move from disallowing speech to restricting who can raise money for their causes …
by Kevin Moncla, via The Gateway Pundit:
On Wednesday, we reported on a Texas deputy and father of 6, Jason Jones, who is hospitalized with Covid and on a ventilator. His wife, Erin, has been fighting the hospital in court for the right to have an outside doctor treat him with Ivermectin. That outside doctor happens to be Dr. Mary Bowden, who we reported Thursday had her admitting privileges revoked from a Houston hospital. Her crime? Spreading “disinformation” about Ivermectin even though she’s treated hundreds of patients successfully with the medication. Strange that the hospital took this action right after Dr. Bowden testified on Mr. Jones’ behalf.
** You can help the family here on GiveSendGo.
Thursday, the court ruling which would have provided Dr. Bowden to treat Mr. Jones with Ivermectin, was overturned. The hospital, Texas Health Huguley, had appealed the court order on the basis that Dr. Bowden (mentioned above) did not have admitting privileges to the hospital. The hospital argued that the court did not have the authority to circumvent its policies by ordering admitting privileges without the doctor going through the standard process. The appellate court agreed and overturned the order of the lower court. The decision is significant because Ms. Jones would have to start all over again, but also find a doctor with admitting privileges at Texas Health Huguley, who’s willing to prescribe and treat with Ivermectin.
It must be said that Ivermectin is an FDA approved medication that has a safety profile to which even Tylenol cannot compare. It has been prescribed off-label to treat Covid in India and other countries with miraculous success. Prescribing a medication off-label is a common practice doctors use frequently to treat a condition with a medication that is intended for something else. For example, doctors prescribe Aspirin to those at risk of heart-attacks, even though it was not made for that purpose. Doctors are being restricted from practicing medicine as they were trained to do. Sharing their findings and experiences is considered “spreading “disinformation”.
Restricting “disinformation” is nothing more than censorship rebranded.
Friends and family organized a prayer rally for next Monday to both show support for the family, while making sure the hospital knows their lack of human decency and compassion will not go unnoticed:
Also, a GoFundMe fundraiser page set up for the family was shut down Wednesday without notice or warning because an update mentioned Ivermectin. The action of closing the fundraiser immediately was taken in an unforced and unprofessional manner that could have been addressed properly in a number of other ways. GoFundMe has garnered a reputation for which they’re known to be politically biased and hostile against conservative causes.
** A new account has been set-up to help the family at GiveSendGo: