TED claims it’s about ideas worth spreading, but this is what TED does to ideas put out on its forum that it judges to be alternative or non-mainstream — see attached screenshot, and full talk at this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyfE3IvDWR8). They stick an orthodox health warning over the speaker’s face, smear the talk as “outdated and counter-factual” (see the video description), give no evidence to support the smear, and use the opportunity to big up some of their pet mainstream speakers.
If I was ever in any doubt that TED is a tool of the dominator society that seeks to keep us all asleep, and that believes itself to be the fount and guardian of all legitimate knowledge, my latest encounter with the TED organisation has settled the matter for me. The attached screenshot is from my TEDx talk, given in the city of Reading in the UK in March. It’s a talk about my latest research into the possibility of a lost civilization and sets out some of the evidence presented in my new book Magicians of the Gods (https://grahamhancock.com/magicians/). I was very careful with this talk. Indeed I did something I’ve never done before which was to read it to make sure no slip of the tongue, or over-running of the extremely limited time allocated, could be used by TED to delete it from Youtube as they did with my last one (https://grahamhancock.com/ted-war-on-consciousness-hancock/)
I don’t like reading talks from a carefully pre-prepared script, but having done so in this single case I am quite certain that the ideas I present are NOT “outdated and counter-factual” as TED allege and I challenge them to provide evidence to support this smear.
Meanwhile I am encouraged that some of those who have posted comments to the video have so clearly seen through TED’s tactics. I’m grateful for this solidarity and take the liberty to quote some of the posts here
From Christine Menefee: ‘How annoying. TED needs to make up its little mind: Is it a forum for ideas, or not? Easy for the guys behind the curtain to slap a big banner over the presenter shouting words like “counterfactual” and “outdated” since they own the forum, but words are cheap. Meanwhile, Hancock’s work speaks for itself.’
From Doc Valiant: ‘Love the TED troll note in the description. Modern Scholarship needs a increase in unemployment.’
From The Reality Checker: ‘”NOTE from TED: Please be aware that this talk contains outdated and counterfactual assertions, and should not be understood as a representation of modern scholarship on ancient civilizations.” What kind of BS is this?? Graham’s work is not in line with the current paradigm on humanities past and that’s what makes his work so interesting. For “TED” to come out and disparage Graham’s work like this says a lot about what/who “TED” really is . . . they are nothing more than gatekeepers for the status quo. It’s this same attitude in virtually all areas of modern science that are repressing new and exciting revelations from the general public. IMO “TED” really SUCKS . . . . .’
From Adam Young: ‘Sorry TED, this is becoming the accepted truth more and more. Do you want to be on the wrong side of the paradigm shift? All history books will be re-written in the next 50 years, and you’d do well to pick the right side early on.’
From Silent Progressive: ‘Thanks for the trigger warning and flagrant disrespect of ideas’.
From Kian Kolahi: “NOTE from TED: Please be aware that this talk contains outdated and counterfactual assertions, and should not be understood as a representation of modern scholarship on ancient civilizations.” COWARDS!!!
From Newton 2013:’ “Please be aware that this talk contains outdated and counterfactual assertion” According to who, and what are those assertions?’