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People say he talks about some weird stuff, some far-out stuff…

Self-described as a full-time investigative journalist in search of the truth and what's really going on. With over 20 books published and lectures in more than 25 countries. He's been ridiculed and laughed at and even called intellectually lazy, yet still manages to influence the world with his nonsense. Clearly a man of intrigue.

This article looks at David Icke's life and why the likes of Google and Facebook would want to effectively ban him from the internet.

Early Life

Icke is the middle son of an aspiring doctor. Born in Leicester, he had two other brothers and they lived humbly in a terraced house in Leicester.

At the age of 3, they moved to a post-war government-built council estate wherein he recalled hiding under a window or chair when the councilman would come in for rent. He never knew why his mother would force him to hide; it was only when he got older that he realized it was because of the rent. This experience made him develop anxiety whenever someone would knock on his door.

Football Career

Before he is now known as a conspiracy theorist, Icke built up his name in the world of football. He did not perform particularly well at school but at the young age of 9, he developed an enthusiasm for football. In fact, he was part of the third-year football team while in junior school. He looked at football as an avenue for him to escape poverty.

He played the position of a goalkeeper which, according to him, suited his personality. He liked playing the role of a cross between hero and villain. Plus, he considered himself a natural loner so this position was a perfect fit. At the age of 15, he left school and he was signed as the youth team’s goalkeeper for Coventry City. He was signed by the team in 1967 and he officially played for the team in 1968.

However, he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis that affected his left knee, right knee, ankle, elbows, and wrists. The pain was so severe it forced him to stop playing football ending his career and crushing his dreams. He retired at the age of 21 in 1973

However, his love for the sport continued on as it opened up a new career path – sports broadcasting. He took on the position of sports presenter for BBC’s Newsnight in 1981. A couple of years later, he became part of BBC’s first national breakfast show – Breakfast Time – wherein he also presented the sports news. He was part of the show until 1985. Because of his extensive appearance on BBC’s sports programs and shows, Icke was a household name by the 1990s.

Personal Life

Icke met Linda Atherton at a dance in Chesford Grange Hotel in 1971. During this time, Icke left his family home after constantly arguing with his father about his arthritis and football career. He was so upset with his relationship with his father that he decided to move into a bedsit while he worked for a travel agency.

Later that year, he married Atherton – just four months after they met. They had a daughter in March 1975 and another child – a son – in December 1981. They had a third child in 1992. Despite that, the couple divorced in 2001. They remain to be friends to this day, however. In fact, Atherton remains as Icke’s business manager.

In 1997, he met Pamela Leigh Richards. When he divorced Atherton in 2001, he tied the knot with Richards that same year. Regrettably, this marriage didn't go the distance as well. They separated in 2008 and their divorce was finalized three years later.

His Works (Books and Lectures)

Icke served as a spokesman for the Green Party in the 1990s. During this time, he visited a psychic who told him that he was born on this Earth to serve an important purpose. Which was for him to receive messages from the spirit world and for him to evangelize that. ... hmm... okay.... [crikets sound]

He decided to run with it proclaiming himself as the “Son of the Godhead” that following year. Going on to predict that there will be tidal waves and earthquakes that will devastate the world during his appearance on the BBC show Wogan.

Over the next decade, he wrote and published several books. Among these books are 1994’s The Robot’s Rebellion, 1995’s And The Truth Shall Set You Free, 1999’s The Biggest Secret, and 2001’s Children of the Matrix. Most of his books endorsed anti-semitic vibes to the point that his publisher once denied him the opportunity to publish.

He set out on a world speaking tour because he could feel more and more people were starting to feel uneasy about the world. By 2020 he had been to 25 countries. His sold-out lectures included major cities such as New York, London, and Melbourne.

It's becoming more and more of a challenge for him to find places to speak without his shows being canceled. His website got blocked in schools universities and colleges. It's almost as if the system is desperate to silence what he's putting out.

He launched his own internet television station in 2013 known as The People’s Voice. This station was initially broadcasted in London. He was able to establish the station through crowdfunding efforts that helped him raise £300,000. He continued to work as a volunteer until March 2014 but the station stopped its broadcast within that same year.

Banning on Youtube

On May 1st within 48hrs, Icke’s Youtube and Facebook accounts which he worked so hard to build were permanently banned. All his content seemingly vanishing overnight with no appeal. Before his account was officially axed, Youtube has sent him multiple and repeated warnings about his violation of their policies.

A spokesman for Youtube released the following statement after Icke’s banning on the site:

“Youtube has clear policies prohibiting any content that disputes the existence and transmission of Covid-19 as described by the WHO and the NHS.”

He created a video about his now-legendary 5G theory on the pandemic, which he shared across various social media platforms. Suffice to say it went viral. Being viewed almost 30 million times before the tech gods shut him down. Although the video can't be found via google apparently it's floating around somewhere on the dark web to be freely streamed. Let us know down in the comments if you know where...

David Icke’s Coronavirus Theory

So what's the big deal? Why did big tech react so harshly towards Icke over this coronavirus 5g theory? Especially since he's been spewing stories for years.

According to his theory, 5G and other mobile signals are to blame because it suppresses the immune system of humans. As a result, they become more susceptible to acquiring the coronavirus.

According to Icke:

“If 5G continues and reaches where they want to take it, human life as we know it is over... so people have to make a decision.”

So that's a pretty bold claim. What is the truth here?

Well, 5G is apart of the electromagnetic spectrum and the higher up you the higher the frequency where we know there are dangers. That's because this part of the spectrum is ionizing. That means it can do internal damage to our bodies. But then you've got 5G just like WIFI this is in a lower band of the spectrum. It's non-ionizing and the overwhelming weight of international scientific and medical research has said that this band is not harmful. But that's not stopped the conspiracy theory from spiraling out of control.

Since Icke dropped this conspiracy theory, mob mania has taken place all over the world resulting in many 5G towers getting burned down. As well as telecommunication men getting harassed by the public just for doing their job.

Accusation of Anti-Semitism

Icke has been accused of many things over his career, but the anti-semitic thing takes the cake. This accusation started when Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, told the New York Times in 2018 that any fair reading of Icke’s work would suggest that he is an anti-Semitic (someone who discriminates against Jews).

Icke had repeatedly denied such accusations and he has defended his books, particularly The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, as not an attack against Jews. He claims that he was not referring to one race, particularly Jews, but rather of a “generic network that operates through all races”. He even cited that this race is a fusion of human and reptilian genes and is not about an earth race whatsoever.

This led the Canadian Jewish Congress to protest against him in 2000. Icke ended up being detained by immigration officials in Canada, cutting his speaking tour short. With Indigo Books – a Canadian bookstore chain – removing all of his books from their inventory.

Again In 2019, his Australian visa was canceled just before he was set to travel to the country for another speaking tour. This was done in response to a complaint filed by the Anti-Defamation Commission chairman, Dvir Abramovich. Major political parties in Australia applauded this decision.

Other Conspiracy Theories

One of his most notable conspiracy theories was that an inter-dimensional race of reptilians known as Archons is taking over the earth. He also theorized that shape-shifting hybrid race that is a fusion between humans and reptiles manipulate global events to put humans in a state of constant fear.

His critics say his theories about reptilians is just code for his anti-semitism. Also, he believes that the universe consists of infinite dimensions within the same space. His ‘Red Dress’ conspiracy theory is another one that has gotten a lot of criticism, something of which he discussed in detail in his 2005 book Infinite Love is The Only Truth.

Do you think it was fair play for Youtube to ban him? Which of his conspiracy theories surprised you the most?

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