In the midst of unprecedented numbers visting my blog during the airing of the fourth post related to the New Yorker Story on Scientology, I was notified by WordPress yesterday that I was locked out of publishing new posts temporarily. After many hours of investigation, the reason for the CENSORSHIP was finally disclosed:
We have received complaints that you are promoting your site in unsolicited emails. If you are doing so, please cease this activity. If we continue to receive these types of complaints regarding your site, your site can be suspended permanently.
I have unlocked your site and you may now use it again.
Odd, given the fact that no emails promoting my blog have ever emanated from my blog, nor from my own email.
Not surprising though given the fact that this was the precise reason given by my url’s domain registrar when my blog url was re-routed to a dead end (effectively shutting down the blog) just two weeks ago. Incidentally, take a fresh look at my account of that censorship, and the nature of the information that apparently the grand Censor wished to silence then, https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/attempted-suppression-of-communication-lines/. See a pattern?
In the interest of keeping the grand Censor in the dark, I won’t disclose the evidence I have linking both of these Ops to the Office of Special Affairs of Scientology Inc carrying out the orders of the grand Censor himself.
When I finally cleared this up with WordPress and re-obtained my right to post, I was about to listen to a Canadian Broadcast Corporation Radio special I was interviewed for on Thursday, scheduled to air this morning. The topic was Paul Haggis and the New Yorker story. The link to that was the likely next post. However, the show did not air as scheduled. I pulled some strings and found out why. Scientology Inc lawyers launched a barrage of threats at CBC, pretty much guaranteeing them they’d be sued if they aired the program. Don’t worry, I am certain CBC will come through – give them a week or so. Miscavige just can’t seem to get it through his thick skull that the more he censors, his crimes become more his future; never even considering for a moment that should instead he simply come clean, those crimes would become his past.
These recent events makes me wonder just how many other outlets were shuddered into silence in the last week.
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington