In this excerpt from my Saturday show, “Waking Up with Alan,” I spend time discussing how the censoring of speech led to a campaign of disinformation from the top of public health and elected leadership. There is a growing body of evidence showing how public officials put pressure on private companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to pull content they didn’t like. That is a direct violation of the 1st Amendment.
What’s worse, some of the information that had been squashed, is now being validated as not only truthful, but could have save thousands of lives! It is stunning to learn that existing treatments or the repurposing of existing medications and therapeutics was canceled by people simple because they hated President Donald J. Trump. They intentionally went the exact opposite way in an effort to mock the president and cause him political harm. But, in the process, how many thousands of severely sick people were never even given the chance of HCQ/Zinc or Ivermectin? What will be the fallout in terms of human lives lost over political gamesmanship? What censorship is still taking place? Even Senator Ron Johnson had a video removed and his account banned for 7 days for posting a public hearing asking these very questions.
Regardless of political affiliation or leanings, the idea that we allowed known therapeutics to be cast aside, mocked and derided, solely for political expediency should shock everyone to their core. As we move through the remainder of 2021, we need to all take a deep cleansing breath and really think hard on whether or not we like the idea of government telling private entities what should or should not be allowed to be heard. When we look at how much they have censored and lied in just the last year and a half, we have to wonder, what more have they been lying about and why do we allow it to continue?
Actor - Writer - Director - Radio - Veteran | I like ‘guy’ things: women, sports, video games, dogs, drinking, football, shooting guns, war movies, action movies, sci-fi movies and playing the hero. I am a red-blooded, American male through-and-through. But, I have another side as well, a deep and entrenched creative side, which started with writing and evolved to include acting and radio. As a result, I have appeared in nearly 100 stage shows and been involved in dozens of motion pictures, including two independent features available on Amazon Prime.
I have also been in broadcast radio for over 20 years. Thus far, I have been honored to receive five GAB Awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters: Two for Best On-Air Personality and three for Best Talk Show.
It was only natural with these pursuits, podcasting would eventually be added to my plate. In late 2017, I decided to start a show with my buddy and co-host, Walt Murray, called, The Wilder Ride. We examine the films of Gene Wilder in the movies by minutes format. This has opened the door to meeting so many new and amazing podcasters from around the world and led to some amazing friendships! As Shakespeare puts it, “I am amazed and know not what to say!” Afterwards, my wife and I started a show called, 'The Marriage Fit Podcast" where we talk about our lives as a blended family. Our tag line is it's a show about trying to make things fit, staying fit, and not throwing a fit.
Of all the roles I play, though, I want to point out that there are two I consider more important than any I have ever played (or will ever play) and that is being a DAD and HUSBAND. I have four girls, ages, 26, 24, 23, and 21 and there is nothing I won't do for them. And, none of life's ambitions would be possible without the strength and support of my best friend in the entire world, my wife, Susan. Regardless of anything else, nothing will ever outshine them.
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