A year of being deplatformed: Reflections on digital assassination

Martin Geddes March 9, 2020

“Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy;

do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.”

— Isaiah 8:12

“It’s going to be BIBLICAL.”

— Q

It was a year ago today that I received an email from Medium saying that they were suspending my account, as I had broken their policy on “Controversial, Suspect, and Extreme Content”. I wrote two articles at the time (here and here) documenting the experience, and would like to offer you some additional thoughts on this first anniversary.

Back in 2016 I attended the Hyperwellbeing conference in Mountain View, CA. Mark Rolston of Frog Design made a comment that stuck in my mind: our virtual identities and physical identity are becoming melded, and are increasingly hard to separate. This theme has been echoed by former Marine and CIA officer Robert David Steele, who calls deplatforming “digital assassination”.

When an online identity is deplatformed, YOU are personally under attack. As far as others are concerned, who see you only via your avatars, deplatforming is akin to death. You no longer exist, and you have had a part of your identity taken away from you — involuntarily and violently. Deplatforming is a bit like having your phone number AND address book seized because you said something the cellular network operator didn’t like.

This has an impact in the real world.

I was targeted not because I was writing about crazy “conspiracy theories”, but because my writing on #QAnon was too close to the truth. A criminal mafia has been in charge of Silicon Valley and the mass media, and the evidence is overwhelming of Q being a military intelligence program to expose them. Warplanes going around with callsigns of “Q” and “anon” mean it’s not a political stunt; Dan Scavino just tweeted a favourite Qism, showing it is at the heart of power; and the media consistently refuses to #AskTheQ.

This demonstrates the mass media is coordinated crimimal propaganda (think: Russiagate hoax), and not legitimate journalism. It is not hard to figure out the media is run by crooks, if only you pay attention to independent sources. Silicon Valley’s social media giants are just #FakeNews with extra algorithms. The evidence is already public for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

We are now watching the biggest anti-mob takedown in history. Just as people were laughed at for calling out the Italian Mafia, the Deep State — aka Khazarian Mafia — results in ridicule, prior to remorse and repentance. I was in the crosshairs of the Deep State for being ahead of the game, and my presumption is that I was deplatformed because I was causing [them] real damage.

The article that had “gone viral” — #WWG1WGA: The Greatest Communications Event in History — had reached over 1/4 million hits on Medium. I recently received this email (lightly edited here for readability) which gives you a sense of the impact I was having:

Subject: Your initial Q article

Message: You wrote an article that, in my opinion, was the best written to date — giving the analysis that brought you to the conclusion that Q was real. I had it in my iPhone Safari queue and I shared it often with those who did not know about Q, or did not consider it real. Many friends were “red pilled” by that article.

One day I went to share it and it was gone. I only recently found out you were deplatformed. I have spent hours looking for it on the web because I found it so effective to share. Is there any way to link to that article now, or is it gone for good?

This deplatforming will have had its intended effect of slowing down the spread of knowledge about Q. The impact of deplatforming on me personally is also significant.

Firstly, it was social. I discovered that I essentially had zero real friends in my tech liberal professional circles. None at all. Every single one was a hypocrite, and nobody reached out to say they were against this deplatforming action. This was a shock at the time, but in retrospect is unsurprising.

There was no due process from Medium. I was not told which content was infringing, nor was I given a chance to change it. Many people know me well from my days as a telecoms consultant and Internet commentator. They know I am not stupid, careless, or extremist. There are quite a few who should hang their head in shame should they ever claim to be defenders of free speech in future. You failed the test when it mattered.

Secondly, there was a financial impact. Those 100+ articles had my Patreon and PayPal links at the bottom, and those are essentially all my income. This has been a rough journey in the last two years, and I have been constantly “at the edge” money-wise. It wasn’t just my thoughts and name that were taken down, it was also an important source of safety — and new patrons and subscribers. This put an extra load on me, including on my health.

It also made me nervous to invest in my nascent photography business, since the same criminal gang could target me over and over, kicking me off Twitter, PayPal, Patreon, and Mailchimp. These are not hypothetical concerns; others have been booted off for writing about “controversial” crime and corruption matters. I am now ready to launch my new art career, but only because a generous Patriot stepped up to take the commercial risk away from me.

Thirdly, there was an emotional and psychological impact. Many of the people running the major tech companies and mass media are gangsters. There is a reason for the ongoing mass resignations of CEOs of major corporations. This corruption purge is very real. Being singled out by the Silicon Mafia is inevitably worrying. I have had to think harder about my personal safety and operational security.

When I had my kidney infection meltdown, a friend commented that my paranoid fears of me and my family being targeted were all too credible, and thus initially hard to dismiss as being caused by illness. I don’t normally worry about my welfare, as it is a reasonable guess that anyone who has stuck their neck out as far as I have is closely monitored and protected. But it wasn’t so obvious a year ago, since I was among the first to be publicly punished for prescience.

The problem of mass censorship — and indifference to it from the “liberal” (i.e. technofascist) elite — is very much alive and ongoing. You can easily lose your acting career for stating you approve of Donald Trump, and the courts are putting out censor-friendly verdicts. The overall pattern is obvious, and personal anecdotes of censorship are easy to find.

I have invested a huge number of hours and creative energy into my online presence. The power to deplatform isn’t just about censorship. My Twitter account, and the ability to market my art, is important to my ability to house myself and feed my family. I made more selling Christmas calendars than I ever have from writing, but sustaining that requires access to my market. To have your livelihood removed capriciously and with no redress is simply wrong and unacceptable.

I have learned to adapt and limit my risk. I have many backup accounts in case Twitter goes down. I export my mailing lists regularly in case Mailchimp “does a Medium” on me. I host my own critical content (at more cost I can barely afford). I have also learned that this really is a war, and I am entitled to ask for help and should graciously receive it. The burden is not mine alone to carry. My “social security” is all the people I am connected to online, and who care about my welfare.

Whilst social media companies have the right to set rules and obligation to police abuse, they should not have the power to own our identities or restrict our freedom of association. We have to recognise that an identity like “@martingeddes” is ethically part of ME, and that my social graph belongs to US. Deplatforming without due process must end. We need something akin to telephone number portability, but for social graphs, so nobody is completely dependent on any one social network.

May this be the last anniversary on which I have to lament this phenomenon, and its impact on myself and others. If whoever at Medium made the decision to deplatform me did so under duress, then I forgive you unconditionally. If you exercised free will to take me offline, then I hope there is a RICO sealed indictment waiting for for you. You have thoroughly earned the consequences.

Nothing can stop what is coming.


The Silent War and Digital Soldiers By Martin Geddes

By Martin Geddes March 1, 2020

Original link to Martin Geddes website is broken

“Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.”
— Niccolo Machiavelli
One of the most powerful things one can do is to name a previously unnamed phenomenon. The conflict was are currently immersed in seems to be picking up the moniker The Silent War.

Its occulted nature is that Silent War happens in the shadows, under the ground, in secret, in the skies, and beyond perception. Just as the Cold War was “like industrialised war, but visibly fought everywhere between nations”, this Silent War is “like ye olde war, but invisibly fought everywhere and by everyone”.

To make sense of what seems to be going on, I have some data points that may be of help to you. In How we stay blind to the story of power the British investigative journalist Jonathan Cook writes (with my emphasis):

Very obviously power’s main concern is the ability to conceal itself. Its exposure as power weakens it, by definition. Once exposed, power faces questions about its legitimacy, its methods, its purposes. Power does not want to be seen, it does not want to be confined, it does not want to be held accountable. It wants absolute freedom to reproduce itself, and ideally to amass more power.

Here he hints at the potential for (unaccountable) “dark power” to create systems to reproduce itself as a kind of parasite on the (accountable) “light power” of civil society. Where might this take us? He continues…

That is why true power makes itself as invisible and as inscrutable as it can. Like a mushroom, power can grow only in darkness. That is why it is the hardest thing to write about in ways that are intelligible to those under its spell, which is most of us, most of the time. Because power coopts language, words are inadequate to the task of describing the story of real power.

Note that this is from someone who identifies with the political left. Power that comes from secrecy and deceit is on a good-evil axis, not left-right. Invisible dark power entraps people, usurps their free will, and appropriates their resources — so as to fuel its evil ends. These in turn are presented as being meritorious and virtuous to its victims!

Carrying this theme further, in The Origins of the Deep State in North America, Canadian journalist Matthew Ehret writes (again my emphasis):

If a society can be kept under the control of their belief in what their senses tell them, then the invisible structures governing their behaviour will remain mystical and unknowable. More importantly than that, those intentions shaping such structures towards a pre-determined goal will also remain unknowable. If unknowable, then beyond the reach of judgement, and if beyond the reach of judgement, then unchangeable.

This suggests that such “dark power” might be sustained over very long periods, and with specific goals in mind. How long? Well…

This has been the great secret of empire since the days of the Babylonian priesthood and Babylon’s whore Rome, since whose collapse, three more incarnations have manifested themselves in the forms of the Byzantine, Venice and Anglo-Dutch empires. This is the dynamic at the heart of what has today come to be known as “the Deep State”.

There is a simplistic view of society that “dark power” is confined to small-scale “conspiracies”, and that these cannot coalesce and become a cancer of criminal culture. Exposure would be too easy: one whistleblower, and the media would pick up on it. The existence of totalitarian societies shows this to be false: dark power can grow to displace the light, via violence, subversion, and deception.

In the case of the modern West, what if the mass media was itself corrupt to the core, and little more than a mouthpiece for Globalist gangster government? What if an alliance of secret societies, intelligence agencies, bloodline families, corrupt officials, and usurious bankers colluded to rob the rest of the population and enslave them? What if they used extortion, blackmail, and mind control technology to achieve their ends?

The false assumption of many is that such a totalitarian “Deep State” couldn’t happen. An “incredulity barrier” stops otherwise rational people from seeing what is staring them in the face. The Western mass media has sold them endless false flag attacks, fake health scares, and fraudulent politicians. Nonetheless, the masses keep on watching the TV news, as if it were healthy and wholesome factual information.

This is captured neatly by the indomitable @StormIsUponUs:

You know why they stay asleep? Because all those cameras, clean-cut anchors, Ivy League educations, graphics, resources, highrise buildings, decades of being in my living room – it’s IMPOSSIBLE that they could be controlled by a criminal super-mafia trying to destroy the world.
The battle we are immersed in is one to awaken the masses to a very unpleasant reality. Crimes against humanity have been occurring on our watch, and without us paying attention. Millions of children are disappearing into human trafficking networks, never to be seen again. Billions of people are being poisoned by their food, environment, and medicines. Everyone is being ripped off by a banking system founded upon debt slavery, asset bubbles, and warmongering. The corporate media is just a mouthpiece of this structural elite.

So what if the “good people” organised themselves — likely over a long period — to change this tragic and longstanding state of affairs? What if there was an exigency to this process, as the cancer of corruption threatened to kill its host? What if we are right now witnessing The Silent War break through into the open?

The following anonymous post from the boards (that I have truncated) comes via @M2Madness:

The Silent War has a traditional kinetic component. For instance, there have been many seismic events that would indicate the destruction of underground military bases, for their signature is not a natural one. There is also a spiritual component, as the Satanic method is to invert right and wrong, and to encourage good people to join in movements with bad outcomes by persuading them (by deception) it is the moral thing to do.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it is an information war. The mass media has been weaponised by criminals — many of whom are loyal to foreign states. This means these institutions literally are an enemy of the people. The “guns” of information warfare in the hands of citizens are computers, internet connections, and social media. This fight for narrative supremacy — between the Deep State media and the Patriot public — is now coming to a head.

Which is where “digital soldiers” come in — to borrow a term from General Flynn. We are an irregular insurgent force on a real battlefield, with physical world consequences to our fight. This very newsletter is a piece of terrain in the war: I have chosen to speak my mind and to fight. I am a strategic communications asset, too, likely monitored by the military as a consequence. Glad to be of service!

For some of us have seen the enemy’s eyes, and we will not cease our pursuit until their propaganda factory is out of action. No more will we tolerate media being a tool to protect the guilty and ruin the innocent. The days of naively allowing our family to be socially engineered via purported “entertainment” are over.

The mass media’s control over the public psyche is dependent on the true nature of “dark power” remaining concealed. Crucial to the mass media’s grand deception is that the “dots” — of wars, crimes, and crooks — do not get joined up. The public’s attention is endlessly drawn from one manufactured story to the next, without them ever being connected. There has, until now, always been a new distraction lined up ready to seize the headlines should anything awkward come to light that needs to be buried.

As digital soldiers, our battle is to connect what was not connected, to set upright that which was inverted, and to shine light on that power that was previously in the dark. We provide a true, transparent, and accountable alternative to the corrupt corporate mass media. This conflict will be won when the masses get the “big picture” of dark power — and how it has abused, robbed, and enslaved them for generations.

Expect a noisy Great Awakening to end the Silent War.

Andrew Breitbart was on the political left until he saw its corrupt reality up close.
Then he realised that THIS IS WAR

Further recommended media from my newsletter readers

By Martin Geddes Feb 29, 2020

Original link to Martin Geddes website is broken

I got a strong response to my earlier newsletter where I shared a list of alternative media sites endorsed by my Twitter followers. Many of you wrote to me say “but what about…?!?”, so I’ve collated these, and located the suitable links.

The mass media has participated in a coup attempt to cover up Spygate (and a thousand other crimes) and to take down President Trump. This is the biggest political scandal in modern history. Powerful and famous people are going to jail. LOTS OF THEM.

This is not a rehearsal: 2020 is the year when the legacy media loses its grip on the public narrative. So this list may be useful: many of people will be reconsidering their media sources… soon! As before, this list is offered without endorsement; do your own research and discernment.

Adam Riva (Dauntless Dialogue)
– “Commentary on health, politics, conspiracy, & culture”

Web: http://dauntlessdialogue.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAFHX3B6TOkppY5s0hFo9Eg

American Thinker
– “Contributors are accomplished in fields beyond journalism and animated to write for the general public out of concern for the complex and morally significant questions on the national agenda.”
Web: https://www.americanthinker.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanthinker

Dan Bongino (The Dan Bongino Show)
– “Former Secret Service Agent. New York Times bestselling author.”

Web: https://bongino.com/
Web: https://bonginoreport.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DanBongino
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbongino

Doug Belmore (Qniversity)
– “Jesus. Q. President Trump. We are the news now.”

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-xl89xGCgPWu7L60_2ZFw
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheQniversity

Dustin Nemos (Nemos News Network)
– “Dustin Nemos is a freedom-maximalist, Voluntaryist, Autodidact Polymath, Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Farmer, Trend Watcher, Avid Researcher and hobbyist Economist, holistic researcher, Philosopher, And Political Talking Head.”

Web: https://www.dustinnemos.com/
Web: https://nemosnewsnetwork.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ7VgW7XgJQjDEPnOR-Q0Qw
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DustinNemos

Gateway Pundit
– “More Accurate than The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC for Two Years and Counting!”

Web: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit

George Webb
– “Reporting on Political Corruption”

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQ-wHKVi0JDWjQGcuoYnew
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgWebb

Gerald Celente
– “…American trend forecaster, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other important events.”

Web: https://trendsresearch.com/
Blog: https://geraldcelentesblog.blogspot.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gcelente

Greg Hunter (USAWatchdog.com)
– “The site will keep an eye on the government, your financial interests and cut through the media spin. Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com is neither Democrat nor Republican, Liberal or Conservative.”

Web: https://usawatchdog.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/usawatchdog/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/usawatchdog

Hero’s Media Group
– “Your voice for Community Heroes, providing education, entertainment and empowerment.”

Web: https://www.heroesmediagroup.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/heroesmediagrp

James Corbett (Corbett Report)
– “…operates on the principle of open source intelligence and provides podcasts, interviews, articles and videos about breaking news and important issues from 9/11 Truth and false flag terror to the Big Brother police state, eugenics, geopolitics, the central banking fraud and more.”

Web: https://www.corbettreport.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/corbettreport

Jason Goodman (Crowdsource the Truth)
– “Crowdsource the Truth is a community sponsored news source.”

Web: https://crowdsourcethetruth.org/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Cl9QaRtuW9CNjP7pP4BBQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/csthetruth

Jon Rappoport (No More Fake News)
– “Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years. He is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX.”

Web: https://nomorefakenews.com/
Blog: https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/

Kauilapele Blog
– “This blog is intended to share some of the “things” I am “getting” from moment to moment, as energies change or move or talk to me, as well as items that may be useful to some of you as we move towards the Golden Age.”

Web: https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/

Lew Rockwell
– “The Lew Rockwell Show covers the U.S. government’s economic depredations, police state enactments, and wars of aggression.”

Web: https://www.lewrockwell.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LewRockwellShow

Millennial Millie
– “That most elusive of creatures. A right-of-centre millennial. Non-virtue signaller. Zero snowflake credentials. Brexiter. English Identitarian. Free speech”

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCglVbeKF9JGMCt-RTUAW_TQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/millennialmill4

Matt Couch (The DC Patriot)
– “Christian, Father of 2, Investigator, Founder The DC Patriot & America First Media Group, Razorback, Truth Slinger”

Web: https://thedcpatriot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch

Mike Thompson
– “Mike & Ck Thompson are Word-based, Spirit-filled prophets in Las Vegas, NV.  Mike oversees Word of Life- S. Las Vegas, prophetic/apostolic training center & church.”

Web: http://www.wordoflifeworldoutreach.org/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEiuMK0UJJu5Qdnih-Z59w

One America News Network
– “…a family owned and operated, independent media company focused on providing high quality national television programming to consumers via its national cable networks.”

Web: https://www.oann.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OANN

Northwest Liberty News

Web: https://northwestlibertynews.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NorthWestLibertyNews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWLibertyNews

Tom Fitton (Judicial Watch)
– “Judicial Watch, Inc., is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.”

Web: https://www.judicialwatch.org/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JudicialWatch
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomFitton

Sarah Westall (Game Changer)
– “Business Game Changers with Sarah Westall – Original Content covering Innovation, Disruption, and the Big Issues”

Web: https://sarahwestall.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtO4mL7AAM97yt5EHacdpKw/videos

Starship Earth: The Big Picture
– “What’s happening on our planet—and why”

Web: http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com/

Dr. Steve Turley
– “I believe that the secular world is at its brink, and a new conservative age is rising. Join me each week as we examine these worldwide trends, discover answers to today’s toughest challenges, and together learn to live in the present in light of even better things to come.”

Web: https://www.turleytalks.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCsiAKRKcgzA_372WbXNBaw
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrTurleyTalks

The Still Report
– “Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News.”

Web: https://thestillreport.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3

Techno Fog
– “Lawyer”

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog

Whatfinger News
– “The Relentless Pursuit of Creating The Greatest Aggregate Link News Site On Earth. Whatfinger News was founded by military people and 100% unapologetic for being patriotic.”

Web: https://www.whatfinger.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatfingerNews

White Hats Report (True History project)
– “We are a group who have banded together to assist in the world’s awakening by reporting truth and exposing our fraudulent corporate government.”

Web: https://whitehatsreport.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2mXKObC3Y8QEbBOzHo_Aw

– “Interviews with people creating positive change for a free world based on contributionism, open-sourcing and life-loving principles for the betterment of humanity.”

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuTOagsxlfgVBfOzCjxOPw


Final thoughts… remembering Andrew Breitbart, the Happy Warrior, a man ahead of his time.