In the United States under the first amendment of the constitution we have freedom of speech, however, Collective-Evolution was permanently suspended from Reddit for using theirs. Collective-Evolution simply asked the question that was on all of our minds and because of this, they lost their right to post on Reddit.
Yesterday, NASA held an AMA to provide a suspenseful reveal regarding the seven planet discovery. Collective-Evolution, an alternative media outlet took the opportunity to ask NASA about extraterrestrials.
Unfortunately, Reddit apparently did not appreciate the question. In their question, they merely asked, “When is NASA going to reveal what is known about ET life?” While the question was innocent enough and didn’t contain anything that truly violated Reddit’s terms and conditions, Reddit permanently suspended their account.
Collective-Evolution also backed their question with a substantial claim regarding whistleblowers. Continuing, they stated, “Former defense minister of Canada Hon. Paul Hellyer has said there are at least four known ET species communicating with humans. He is certainly not the only high ranking whistleblower on this topic. When is NASA going to address this? Thanks!,”
The question was obviously not answered, despite commenters urging them to answer the simple question.
Other Reddit users criticized the remark by stating their inquiry was silly and that NASA had held the AMA to answer legitimate questions rather than “conspiracy theories.” However, that begs the obvious question of how in this day and age is it looked down upon to answer simple questions? Especially questioning authorities that need to be questioned.
Furthermore, with various reports that have come out over the years of various other important whistleblowers including past workers of NASA as well as scientists and notable intellectuals, shouldn’t they be forced to begin answering important questions. If it is important to reveal other findings that concern NASA’s space exploration, how are questions regarding extraterrestrials not important?
NASA is an agency of the government, and because of that, they should be held to a higher standard of transparency. Especially in a more technological world, where internet users have a plethora of information at their fingertips. Sadly, it all boils down to NASA telling the public what they believe they should know and leaving out all of the rest. And while that is one thing, it’s quite sad that journalists are now punished for questioning the official story and digging deeper to find the truth. Isn’t that what true journalists do?