Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is Friday the 28th day of July in the year of our Lord 2023. I will be talking about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s testimony before a congressional committee on July 20th. The committee was supposed to be looking at the subject of censorship. But then, House Democrats decided to censor him first by disinviting him, and then by having him testify in executive session which would have censored his remarks from the public. They claimed that there are some views so “beyond the pale” they shouldn’t be heard at all.
Kennedy off the reservation
This video is a recorded livestream of the rather raucous hearing before the Weaponization Subcommittee. – Ed.
Kennedy, it seems, has gone off the reservation. He therefore poses a serious threat to Democrats, but if they thought about it, to Republicans as well. The rancor in the room when he spoke almost drowned out his words. He started to give a short tutorial about the importance of free speech. Without it, he said, we cannot talk about the things that divide us, or debate the big issues that affect people’s lives so profoundly. Things like inflation, income disparity and so forth. We need to debate those things and talk about possible solutions instead of making them forbidden to discuss.
It was very fascinating testimony indeed and I hope that many Americans had the chance to hear him. It seems that the Democrats have changed tactics, probably because he is becoming a force they can no longer ignore. Since they can’t ignore this obviously growing threat, they have decided to defame him. He is a Jew hater, a racist, a kook, he’s nuts, and just a fringe politician with nothing but conspiracy theories to offer.
Kennedy brings a briefcase full of receipts
The trouble with that approach is that he is the one with a briefcase full of scientific studies and the one with proof behind him; therefore he must be silenced. Virtually everything you read, especially in such publications as The New York Times and The Washington Post, makes you inclined to dismiss him as just another fringe politician with strange views. However, each time you look at what he actually said you get a different story. And that is the story that must be censored.
He’s always listed as an anti-vaxxer – but he has been vaccinated along with his children. That doesn’t stop him from wondering and investigating whether the vaccines are really as safe and effective as advertised. The Democrats, on the other hand, seem to believe that any question, any investigation, to find the facts is a threat. They are correct in that these things are threats – to their empire built on lies. Kennedy wonders about these things and he often mentions them. And that causes a lot of people in high places to defame him. For example, he wonders whether Sirhan Sirhan really killed his father. And whether his uncle’s murder – which occurred right after he threatened to break the CIA into a thousand pieces – was simply a coincidence.
Forty years of trial experience
His forty years of litigation as a trial lawyer makes him wonder about the efficacy of the drugs being injected into the bodies of helpless infants and those are all things, we are just supposed to accept at face value because that’s what we are told to do. You know what makes the swamp really hate and fear him? He has threatened damage to the entire central banking system by trying to solve the problem of inflation. He would do this by tying the dollar to gold and bitcoin. That simply cannot be allowed to happen. If it did, the money of the people might just have value again. Then the deep state would have to start asking whether their vote buying schemes were affordable. He knows that inflation is a problem for Americans who all need groceries. The price goes up each week but the pay doesn’t.
The Democrats offer nothing but canards
Despite his obvious health decline and the corruption becoming more evident day by day, Joe Biden is the deep state, and all it entails. So the Democrats are very much afraid of anything that threatens it. The Democrats and their captive media, therefore, set out to knock Kennedy out of the race. Labeling him as an anti-semite should deny him Jewish votes and those are overwhelmingly Democrat. Calling him a racist should take away black votes which are normally about 95% Democrat. Labeling him as a conspiracy theorist is supposed to take away the votes of the middle class. The weird thing is that they all know quite well that those accusations are nothing but lies.
House minority leader Hakeem Jeffries called the Kennedy campaign “a living, breathing false-flag operation.”
His whole campaign is being run by right-wing political operatives who have one objective: try to take down President Joe Biden.
I’m certain that Mr. Jeffries knows that isn’t true. Besides Joe Biden is doing a pretty good job of that all on his own. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the committee hearings moved to censor him. And when that didn’t work, she tried to move the hearings to executive session.
Ironically, she tried desperately to censor testimony before a hearing on censorship. They all know he doesn’t hate Jews, and they all know he’s not a racist. But they also know he would seriously threaten their money and their power base.
Stopping the conversation
Kennedy wants the American people and their elected leaders to have a conversation with each other. But the Democrats are desperate to avoid that. They are so desperate that 102 of them signed a letter to that effect. Kennedy addressed the letter in his opening statement. He said that in his announcement speech he talked about conversations that we ought to be having with each other as Americans.
But I was shut down. And that is why the First Amendment’s important. Debate—congenial, respectful debate—is the fertilizer, it’s the water, it’s the sunlight for our Democracy. We need to be talking to each other. Now, this is a letter that many of you signed—many of my fellow Democrats. I’ve spent my life in this party. I’ve devoted my life to the values of this party. This—102 people signed this. This itself is evidence of the problem that this hearing was convened to address. This is an attempt to censor a censorship hearing.
He went on to tell them that as far as America goes and its history of representative democracy, they are the oddballs, not he.
We need to be able to talk. And the First Amendment was not written for easy speech. It was written for the speech that nobody likes you for.
He told them that they had to invent a new word called “malinformation” to censor his Instagram account. Because everything on it was sourced with peer reviewed publications or government databases. Nobody has ever pointed to a single piece of misinformation that he published.
Notably, it was not the ones who wanted him gagged who were citing scientific papers. The censors remained loud and they moved from, no, there was no censorship, to yes, we did it, and it was good, we need more of it. The New York Times joined in the defamation on the side of their masters.
These are thorny questions: is misinformation protected by the First Amendment? When is it appropriate for the federal government to seek to tamp down the spread of falsehoods?
To the Times, I point out that the only purveyor of falsehoods more adept than the federal government might possibly be its propaganda wing called The New York Times.
Kennedy learns a bitter lesson
He is learning a lot about the party whose values he said he has spent his life defending. I would like to tell him that those values, the ones his uncle and his father held, don’t exist anymore within that party. He probably finds himself awake in an alien universe that he doesn’t recognize and he is trying to make sense of it. He explained to the committee that after his announced candidacy it became harder for them to censor him so they changed tactics.
So now I’m subject to this new form of censorship which is called targeted propaganda. I am being censored here—through smears, through misinterpretations of what I’ve said, through lies, through association, which is a tactic that we all thought had been discredited and dispersed with after the Army-McCarthy hearings in the 1950’s. But those same weapons are now being deployed against me to silence me.
He then called on the Democrats to turn from their wicked ways and start ending the polarization in America. The Democrats led by Wasserman-Schultz continued the persecution throughout their portion of the hearing by refusing to let him respond to questions, etc. I submit to Mr. Kennedy that he has grossly underestimated the complete dishonest, power-mad nature of his fellow Democrats. His appeal to civility and open debate is, therefore, doomed to fail within the confines of the Democrat party.
Why so angry?
Why are Democrats so angry with Kennedy that they want to gag him, silence him, and not allow him to present the evidence of what he asserts to be true? Some are angry because he dared to challenge his own party. They see him as a traitor to his class and that is the elite East Coast Democrat liberal class. Some because he threatens the medical/pharmaceutical industry by wondering about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Some despise him because he wants to threaten and reign in the military, industrial, security, intelligence complex and with it the trillion-dollar no-win wars, body bags, waste, graft, and corruption.
And some people despise him because without working a day outside government they have become rich and powerful. For example, Members of congress who have served 10 years or longer somehow manage to maintain an extremely high net worth which goes up each year. They don’t appreciate his criticism and his betrayal of the elite class. His own grandson called him an embarrassment to the family. These people who hate him are the obvious, but not the most dangerous, ones. He is running against the deep state, yes. It’s the military, security, intelligence, pharmaceutical, education, high tech, complex. He threatens them and in short, he is a threat to the empire.
Subject to dishonest attacks
His willingness, for whatever reason, to threaten the empire has made him the subject of the most dishonest attacks since Trump. He is probably even more of a threat to the system than Trump because he is honest enough to say the truth and challenge detractors to prove him wrong. They can’t, so they just defame him to cover their fear. In conclusion, I will leave you with a warning he issued later in the speech:
A government that can censor its critics has license for every atrocity. It is the beginning of totalitarianism. There’s never been a time in history when we look back, and the guys who were censoring people were the good guys. All of us grew up reading Arthur Koestler, Robert Heinlein, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and they were all saying the same thing: once you start censoring, you’re on your way to dystopia and totalitarianism.
Finally, folks, this man has something to say to the empire. But the empire does not want to hear it and that is why he is an enemy of the state.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks,
This is Darrell Castle.
From CastleReport.us; appears by permission. – Ed.
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Darrell Castle is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee, a former USMC Combat Officer, 2008 Vice Presidential nominee, and 2016 Presidential nominee. Darrell gives his unique analysis of current national and international events from a historical and constitutional perspective. You can subscribe to Darrell's weekly podcast at castlereport.us
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