It Is Crucial to Actively Seek Out Alternative News Sources

The Big Dog Project

By Ray Wilson

“A whistleblower accuses BBC bosses of ‘collusion’ with Sadiq Khan to silence ULEZ criticism.

Exclusive: An informant at the BBC has released messages to Reform UK London Mayor candidate Howard Cox with a warning: Stories on ULEZ need top level clearance.”

Rich waves a copy of the Daily Express.

“Question everything, Ray.”

It’s crucial for us to question everything we encounter. We live in an era where misinformation and disinformation run rampant. If a senior news producer at the BBC leaked messages that show that the Corporation is limiting critical coverage of Sadiq Khan’s controversial expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, what other information over the last three years may the BBC have been instructed to limit?

It’s an early start; my brother Rich and I are building our alternative means of transport.

“I got a letter from the mayor of London yesterday—pass me the m17 Rich,” I say.

“Not good news, I’m guessing; what did the letter say?” Rich asks.

The letter helpfully explains how the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding from August 29th, 2023, all across London boroughs to help clear London’s air. It suggests that my vehicle may not comply and would therefore incur a daily charge of £12.50.

“It explains that ULEZ has already reduced nitrogen dioxide pollution, improved air quality for 4 million Londoners, and prevented cancer, asthma, lung disease, and dementia. I’d like to see quantitative data on that.”

We move the bicycle buggy out onto the driveway, and already the sun is warming up the metal tubes and perspex.

“That is, it really is, looking good.”

“Hi Bill,” I respond.

“Your dog is waiting for me to give her a treat; go on, sit then.” Bill makes her sit before dispensing the treats among his hounds and mine.

“Well,” I begin, “we are calling it the “Big Dog Project, 80 miles on a charge, no road tax, no insurance, no pack drill, for the moment, but the UK government plan to force you to have registration plates as well as insurance in a dramatic shakeup of road laws for cyclists.”

“We don’t know what to do,” Bill says. “Our company vans don’t comply; we can’t afford to replace them, so it will be alternate routes if possible.”

“We never hear anyone on the BBC challenging the dogma; it’s like their so called reporters are on very short leases.” Bill concludes, “Come on, I better get my hounds home.”

The city plans to charge £12.50 per day to 700,000 motorists who aren’t ULEZ compliant, aiming to reduce pollution and encourage electric or low-emission vehicles. However, concerns arise for those unable to replace their vehicles. Alternate routes may provide temporary relief, but their effectiveness remains uncertain.

Better have a break; I’ll make a coffee,” Rich suggests.

“Bill’s been next door for a few years now; what happened to the Tates?” I ask.

“Mrs. Tatevosyan died, and then Mr. Tatevosyan followed in 2020.” Rich tells me they have been his neighbours for over 25 years—Polish people of Russian heritage, salt of the earth. Mr. Tatevosyan told him that during the Cold War, the Soviet Union exerted significant control over the media within its own borders. Back then, all speech was tightly controlled by the Communist Party. This was to ensure that the information disseminated to the public aligned with the government’s narrative and ideology. The primary goal was to maintain control over public opinion and shape the perception of both domestic and international events.

The Soviet media landscape consisted of newspapers, radio, and television, all of which were state-controlled. The two main newspapers were Pravda (meaning “Truth”) and Izvestia (meaning “News”), both of which served as mouthpieces for the Communist Party. These newspapers propagated the government’s views and policies while also disseminating propaganda to support the Soviet narrative.

Additionally, the radio and television networks were tightly regulated and operated under the supervision of the state. They broadcast news programmes, political speeches, and other content that promoted Soviet ideology and glorified the achievements of the Soviet Union.

“Somehow it all feels like the totalitarian regime rolling out in the UK now,” I say.

“Our very own BBC “Verify” is now panicking and desperately trying to retain any remnant of audience trust by showing how its journalists know what they are reporting is true, the caveat being that as long as it limits critical coverage of certain narratives as instructed by the government and asks no awkward questions, it’s all fine ,” Rich speculates.

“The Mockingbird Media: Legacy media lying by omission?” I say.

“Where was the unbiased BBC coverage of the 2020 Freedom, Anti-Lockdown protests, and, Truth Be Told, vaccine-injured groups and anti ULEZ protests in London right now?”

“We were there on occasion with over a million others standing up for freedom,” I add. “The BBC has no trouble covering the ‘government-sponsored-approved’ Extinction Rebellion: Just stop oil and Insulate Britain.”

“Aah,” Rich begins wielding the oil gun pump and hands it to me, “there is nothing wrong with the internal combustion engine; if we “just stop oil,” there will be no more life-saving medical devices, such as MRI machines and pacemakers. Byproducts from oil refining are used to produce plastics, as well as lubricants, paints, glues, waxes, tars, and even asphalt; the list is endless.” Rich pauses for breath. “Don’t get me started. Does anyone talk about the abiotic theory of oil? No.”

“Bugger, it’s everywhere; I don’t believe it.” I said that as the oil leaked out of the pump onto the driveway.

The abiotic theory of oil challenges traditional assumptions about its origin. Oil forms through abiotic processes within the Earth’s crust and organic matter decomposition. Magma pressure plays a crucial role in oil formation, providing heat and pressure for maturation and hydrocarbon migration. Further research could lead to new insights into oil reservoirs, ensuring sustainable resource utilisation.

Magma pressure contributes to oil formation through heat generation, facilitating organic matter maturation, and thermal cracking, releasing hydrocarbons from kerogen.

Magma intrusion causes fractures and fissures in rocks, facilitating hydrocarbon migration and enhancing reservoir porosity, allowing oil storage capacity.

It’s both tragic and oddly amusing to witness how easily the truth can be distorted and twisted into something unrecognisable, but the big clue is simply to recognise the narratives that are not debated, shadow-banned, or completely ignored. If we pay close attention to the narratives that are consistently pushed and the ones that are conveniently avoided, we can start to see the underlying agenda at play. It is crucial for us as consumers of news to actively seek out alternative sources and perspectives in order to form a more comprehensive understanding of the truth.

Some countries have implemented stricter regulations governing online content, while others have more relaxed approaches. These regulations often involve issues such as hate speech, misinformation, copyright infringement, and national security concerns.

In some cases, governments have imposed fines or penalties on platforms for failing to comply with their specific regulations or for allowing certain types of content to be published. These penalties can vary in severity depending on the jurisdiction and the nature of the violation.

The UK government claims that stopping misinformation is about keeping us safe online. Governments and commentators use misinformation as “hate speech” to justify legal punishment against opposing views. Social media companies have been censoring critics for years, indicating the government’s desire for more censorship and enforcement powers.

Sock puppet governments around the world threaten fines against social media for content censorship, leading to companies blocking content and debates. Legislation prevents appeals and blames social media platforms for censored posts and accounts.

The internet can be a source of false information, but the government must trust the public to process and critique online content; after all, the government is a servant of the people. Free debate and a fair media are essential to combating misinformation.

World governments under the control of unelected elite groups such as the WEF universally adopt censorship and suppression, akin to authoritarian regimes, appointing elites as truth arbiters.

“Got that old Daily Express, Rich?”

“Do you want to re-read it?” Rich asks.

“No, but let’s put it to good use to mop up the oil I spilled.”