Interview 1518 – Dan Dicks Fights the Canadian Media Crackdown

by | Mar 2, 2020 | Interviews | 22 comments

The Canadian government has recently considered a proposal to require all Canadian media to be licensed by the government. The proposal has been rejected for now, but how long can independent media continue to function in the increasingly draconian Canadian police state? Dan Dicks of joins us to discuss the issue.

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  1. I hadn’t seen Mr. Dicks “” until now. As a Canadian I can attest to the fact that few were outraged when the Trudeau regime openly offered hundreds of millions of dollars of bribes to our Media Establishment. Even less shocked that media trash might line up, begging bowls in hand. There is no shame left in this craven culture of ours. Years ago,I enjoyed long discussions about political corruption with a buddy, who was a retired Vancouver police detective. He would spin scenarios like this one – “Imagine you are a policeman having coffee in a restaurant. You spot the mayor of Vancouver sitting at the back of the room, deep in conversation with a high ranking crime boss. You observe them for a time, and realize they are discussing something of great importance to each. A thick envelope slides across the table, and you prudently leave before their meeting has concluded. WHO are you going to tell?” The answer is, of course, NOBODY. There is no one at VPD Headquarters, or at any media outlet, or even among the mayor’s political opponents who will touch it. This hypothetical example pertains to all of Canada. Those who rock the boat are the first to get soaking wet.

    Yes it is rotten that a corrupt media colludes with, and protects our governments. Yes Canadian society is riddled with liars and thieves, and certainly corruption (moral and monetary) taints our military, our spy agencies, our health boards, our school boards – hell, even our NGOs. If “Alternative Media” is silenced through de-platforming, shadow banning, or even prosecution under cutesy “Hate Crime” laws, few in Canada will care. Decent people can dig up dirt on the surveillance state, corrupt politicians or even the sociopaths running our universities, until their busy desks collapse under the weight of evidence. You will always find eager readers among your peers, but the mindless millions do not crave actionable knowledge.

    Sorry to be a sour pickle, but I am 9th-generation Canadian, and now past my prime. My tolerance for political institutions evaporated long ago. I can’t help thinking that if Winston Smith had a Blog, instead of a diary, his ugly fate would remain the same. Hell, if all the hard-working heroes of the “Truther” resistance were to retire, ‘Big Brother’ would create pseudo-Corbett Reports, just to entrap the next generation of malcontents.

    All of the “democracies” are choosing totalitarian methods for defeating political opponents and rubbing out domestic dissent. What is to mourn? Who wants to save “Democracy” anyway? Won’t we thrive in the anarchic morning after? James, Digital Samizdat will certainly survive in some form or other. I for one, will continue to subscribe to the best of it.

  2. I have noticed an accelerating trend, which seems to be magnified in Canada (and on the West Coast in the U.S.).

    Governments are coming up with more and more rules which suppress the creativity/ability of the average person or business.

    I like Dan Dicks.
    He long has been a scrapper.

    “Scrapper” definition – A person who fights doggedly, who exhibits indomitable will.
    (e.g. He’s a real scrapper, even against impossible odds, he always keeps fighting.)

  3. The problem with many of these platforms is that they don’t offer much visibility. Pocketnet seems to be doing something different, but otherwise I’d say you’re better off hosting your content on private webservers and possibly torrents.

    Having a dozen platforms where most mirror content posted elsewhere doesn’t make much sense in my view and wont hold well in the long run.

    • mkey says:
      “…I’d say you’re better off hosting your content on private webservers and possibly torrents.”

  4. In principle using alternatives to Youtube sounds great.
    In practice, it’s a whole different ballgame.

    When I click on a Youtube link, it just works, (albeit with commercials and other junk thrown at me).

    I resent when a site requires me to log in to view their content.

    steemit requires login requires login
    bitchute never worked for me (Firefox & Chrome) works in Firefox but not in Chrome

    If a reliable, accessible alternative to Youtube presented itself not requiring logging in (tracking), with good content, I would use it.

    In other words, as much as I hate to admit it, we’ve got a long way to go still before we find a good alternative to Youtube.

    • Thanks for the info phreedomphile and tips on blocking ads.

  5. It’s a pity about Canada. Maybe the Canadian Government has become bipolar. Or schizoid. Or both? Alas, the Queen of Canada is none other than the Queen of England, Elizabeth II. Is Canada truly independent, or does it hold some strange fealty to the United Kingdom, remaining as it is, part of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom?….Who knows.

    All I know is that 50 years ago, Canada welcomed with open arms, thousands of young Americans dodging the military draft imposed during the Vietnam War. Would it do so today? Highly doubtful. It would seem now, that whatever its relationship to England is, the Canadian Government have become miserably kowtowing lapdogs to their big brother south of the border. It’s a damn shame.

    On another note:

    I couldn’t help noticing at 5:33 mins, the infamous 9/11 “truther”, Charlie Veitch, in the short snippet of that horrendous G20 meeting in Toronto that Dan Dicks covered. Wow, he was something else. But, what that else is, or was, is a mystery.

    If anybody is interested, you have to check out Veitch’s three part self expose, Charlie Veitch exposes Veitch. I hadn’t seen it since he put it out, but I remember being rather nonplussed by it.

    Many of you may know that Veitch, sometime after these expose videos, changed his mind about 9/11. I’ve included a article discussing his “conversion”.

    Also, prior to his self expose, he was interviewed by Alex Jones where Veitch talks about his G20 Toronto experience. Please note Jones’ lunatic, ranting, insane behavior, making various outrageous,incendiary and fraudulent claims. It’s a pure display of the classical cartoonish Alex Jones in his prime….When it comes to Alex Jones, I’ve got a big question mark as to the nature of his psyop, because be definition, that’s exactly his shtick, a psyop for lack of a better term. It smells more than simple performance art, to be sure.

    So, here’s the Jones’ interview:

    Here’s part 1, 2 & 3 of Veitch EXPOSED:

    And, lastly, the Slate article on Veitch’s change of mind concerning his stance on 9/11:

    The most bizarre link is part 3 0f 3, with Veitch showing his ties to his military background and his working for a Rothschild banking concern. Verrrry, verrrry, odd, indeed.

    You have to wonder, dear fellow subscribers, what in hell it’s all about? Correction: I shouldn’t say all, but there’s a substantial amount of very questionable stuff, in terms of the players and in terms of the “information”. When it comes to covering up the false flag attack that occurred on 9/11, there’s since been as much (psychological) warfare, or more, than the day of.

    • Very nice grasshopper! I missed this the first time around. You make a good point here. I will think on this a little bit. And get back to you.

      • Alex, this is a brain tweeker to say the least. The cause of this here site can be found in this article. Being Played?
        Mirroring? Aping? Why oh why is the question. This may be above my pay scale. Knowing will come from so far inside us it becomes a mirror of the infinity of the space that surrounds us . It is in that void between the innermost depths and outermost limits that the adept operates and applies the science( the accumulated wisdom of the ages) to our enslavement. Im going with MBP, and this does not mean willful avoidance of A Truth, but that ” I too am a lumberjack and I will be OK!

        This is like jazz in its purest form Maestro. Nice find. Gonna have to leave it to the editor and chief head thinker to sort this out.
        Oh great and powerful Oz!…Say my name!

    • Kung Fu Rice Paper SUCCEED
      (45 seconds)

      When I was married, I often told myself:
      “When awound wife, won must walk on wice paper.”

    • alexandre,

      If I’m interpreting you correctly, you’re saying there’s a system in place to sort of deluge the realm of “conspiracy theory” with a “torrent” of stuff, with the further aim of creating ever more confusion and obfuscation? That’s an interesting concept…. An interesting zinger, if you will….So, we now need to wade through a “torrential” sea of bullshit to see the light, or any light. Bad enough dealing with the internet of things (IoT) Now we have to deal with the torrent of things (ToT)! Damn! And my waterlogged boots are getting awfully heavy!

      Though, I suppose it’s all good shit, interesting shit, if not very strange shit…. In checking out your Mr. Michael Hoffman, I found this interview he did with Bonnie Faulkner discussing his book. I happen to like Bonnie Faulkner. She covers some rough stuff, stuff that is anathema to Mainstream, such as the Palestinian crisis, as seen and felt through the hearts and lives of Palestinians, not through the point of view of their Zionist oppressors. She’s straight forward, and in this insane world of the 57 layers of truth and mirrors, as you rightly pointed out, I find Bonnie to be pretty well balanced. Here’s her interview with Hoffman:

      Curiously enough, Bonnie’s interview starts with the same quote as did the Max Igan video you mentioned you were watching.

      Actually, that’s pretty funny. It reminds me of the video showing all the MSM news outlets around the USA and Canada blurting the same Associated Press(AP) scripts on any given news segment, word for word….Granted, this is totally different than Igan and Faulkner starting their respective discussion and interview with the same Hoffman quote. But, funny nonetheless.


      Is it really so totally different? Is Alternative news and Mainstream news part and parcel of the same matrix? Where exactly does the influence of Freemasonry end and, better, where does it begin? Is there an end? Isn’t this the serpent that eternally eats its own tail?

      Wow! I’m wondering, do we get to exit the matrix alive? Will we? Sucked as we are, into this unholy vortex?…. How does one see the forest for the trees, when the sky darkens, and the torrent comes down?….

      I do find it on the curious side, though, that such a tremendously informative and mind expanding book, such as “Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare”, designed to enlighten and open our eyes, to expose the hidden manipulations, gets published four months prior to 9/11…. The snake eating itself? Once again? Perhaps simply a nice scholarly researched piece of predictive programming unto itself however funnily or appallingly, coincidental? But, somehow conveniently served up courtesy of the matrix, via an unconscious cosmic Jungian synchronicity? In other words, more of the torrent?

      Landing on square one, again, I think I’ll take a breather.

      However, I’m not lighting up any fag. Maybe if I was in the jazz club?

      • alexandre,

        I very thoughtful and sober approach, drawing an analogous parallel between the intricacies of classical composition, and that of….I don’t even know what to call it….?

        And here is my confusion….

        This “it” I cannot name, I also cannot structure into a) b) c) d). My “it” I cannot theme. I cannot put “it” in a structure for I don’t know what “it” is.

        Let me explain.

        Whatever it is, it possesses a quality of vagueness – little understood (by me)- yet is an all encompassing matrix, a deep amorphous structure with undefined edges and borders, sensed at times as if through an opaque lens. This opaque reality, that can sway this way or that, be tweaked here or there, by the power gods we summon, can be at times, understood with clarity, only to then once again, at other times, devolve, and become mired in fog, recalcitrant doubt and unsettled belief plagued by the perceived ubiquity of obnoxious and obsequious dogma, the marriage and mirage of lies and half-truths, the spouting of opinion passing as the religion of knowledge and authoritative truth, with a soothsayer under every rock. It can be a torment. Yes, I’d say we are witnessing – tongue-in-cheek – The Torrent of Arhiman.

        Maybe I’m making it out worse than what it is. Maybe I just need to stop fretting and learn to love cherry picking my “truths” out from amidst what I deem unfounded pronouncements and/or other absurdities, that are joyfully pandered to the crowd…..Ah, I ought to say – jus’ fugeddaboutit!

        I will say your solution of structuring and sorting out into themes is potentially a helpful tool. Only care must be given to also keep in mind whilst keeping chosen themes in mind, that any such themes so ordered, may be by default, artificial static constructs and potentially stultifying artifices, applied to what on a whole is a much more greatly intertwined, free-flowing, organic psychic phenomenon, that we human beings are subject to and, unfortunately, prey for.

        Anyway, equally unfortunate, I’m afraid I haven’t shared a lick of studies here, but as for sharing my confusion….?


        By the way, alexandre, I thank you for your double post above this crappy chicken scratching of mine. In terms of your post’s composition – it is magnifique! As in flawless.

        My problem is I’m a rueful skeptic 360° around!

        Be good.

        • Candlelight. You are on par( since there’s no boggy here) with Benny Wills of Joy Camp in that poetic lay down . Very delightful and timely. Enjoyed it greatly. Keep em coming.

          Carry on. { quote from Pearl } as an aside, I never knew there was a dictionary of 1984 terms. From which I learned JoyCamp was one .

        • Yes, what GBW said (except that I’ve not heard Benny Wills [yet]), but your description, Candlelight, brought to mind a verse from the first book of Corinthians:

          “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

          Alexandre, you are a maestro of words as with notes.

        • I don’t know if I can post here a link to the only piece I wrote that came out more or less how I expected. It’s a 7 movements suite illustrative of my trip to Atacama desert in 2005.

          Ah, the Atacama desert! Was it in bloom when you went? Your willingness to share your creation with us, what a gift! Yes, please!

        • Yes, even better! Your mentioning “program music” is remarkable since my daughter was telling me about that just yesterday! Still fresh in her mind from her music appreciation class last semester, she made alive for me Vivaldi’s “Spring”, describing his intention to convey the birds’ chatter, the storm and lightning, etc. Knowing that is pivotal! Years ago, we attended the symphony during a special day tailored to appeal to kids. The conductor introduced Bedřich Smetana’s “Moldau” by first telling the story of the river (which I’ll lift from wikipedia since my faulty memory won’t do him justice):

          “In this piece, Smetana uses tone painting to evoke the sounds of one of Bohemia’s great rivers.[4] In his own words:

          The composition describes the course of the Vltava, starting from the two small springs, the Cold and Warm Vltava, to the unification of both streams into a single current, the course of the Vltava through woods and meadows, through landscapes where a farmer’s wedding is celebrated, the round dance of the mermaids in the night’s moonshine: on the nearby rocks loom proud castles, palaces and ruins aloft. The Vltava swirls into the St John’s Rapids; then it widens and flows toward Prague, past the Vyšehrad, and then majestically vanishes into the distance, ending at the Labe (or Elbe, in German).[5]”

          Thanks to that wise conductor providing the intent of Smetana, it’s my favorite piece to date:

        • I’m stunned. Words fail me. Simply exquisite, Alexandre. Your descriptions of the landscape and your mindset (with the added benefit of our getting to read your thoughts here) made for such a profound listening experience. Earphones are a must! I could hear the breeze, the chimes (was there water too?). For each movement, I entered the specific locales into DuckDuckGo’s image page. Of course, mere images can’t begin to approach the actual majesty, but I do have my imagination.

          Thank you so much for sharing your labor of love. I’m in awe of your incredible talent.

        • Bravo, alexandre, Bravo! Bravo!

          Really beautiful. Yes, definitely headphones, pearl….And I close my eyes and I see dancers, both classical and modern dancers, and as I listened, I watched their emotive rhythm, an emotional journey. I saw two lovers, arising from slumber, stretching, waking up, then dancing about like you would see on stage. At times a troupe of dancers, lining behind one other, forming geometrical designs….I felt like I was at the ballet, and enjoying the music as much as any I’ve heard.

          Your music is actually as good, if not better than any I’ve heard performed, either at Lincoln Center, or anywhere else I’ve heard world class, top performances.

          Again, bravo, alexandre.

          My hat’s off to you!

          I’m taking the rest of the night off, my friend, from conspiracy theory. No need. I’d much prefer tonight to revel in and about the ancient, primordial salt sands and trails of the Atacama!

          Cheers! And…BRAVO!!… ENCORE!!! 🙂

      • I’m watching it now! So cool!!

      • I love to see how things are made so this was a rare treat. And how neat to get to see our beloved Alexandre!

    • mbp

      “I often wonder to what extent I’m helpfully participating in predictive programming…”

      Hmm. Participating in, or a product of? 🙂

  6. I see a lot of people debating Anarchy vs Government and coming out in favor of Government.

    They may give many reasons such as a belief that government is needed for roads, health, security looking after the aged etc. Or they may believe there is some kind of natural tendency in people to seek government anyway or maybe people are not “ready” for Anarchy yet.

    The fallacious part of the argument is that they are always comparing Anarchy to how they perceive the current state of how the government is now (or in the past)

    As Dan Dicks story shows, government is always in a never ending slide towards tyranny.

    Never ending, because it’s not like that one day the government stops and say “OK, We have reached the ideal level of Tyranny now, we will stop and keep it on a level”

    No, that never happens. The slide to tyranny continues until either something happens to eliminate the government or the government eliminates the population.

    It’s not academic for me, as I live in an island on which the government in the past killed off most of the population to the point where the survivors could be counted on one hand.

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