TED Talk Controversy: 3 Powerful Talks TED Tried to Censor

ted censorBy Joe Martino,

TED is a powerful and paradigm shattering initiative that brands itself with the slogan “Ideas worth spreading.” At this point, we have probably all heard of TED and the short talks given by inspiring people from all around the world to audiences at different conferences. These talks can range in subject and have included science, politics, entrepreneurship, consciousness, cosmology, inventions and more. As TED’s popularity grew, TEDx talks sprung up around the globe which gave a less moderated voice to inspiring people. As a result, TED has been involved in controversy as they chose to censor various talks they deemed worthy of their censorship. The issue is, these talks are of great importance and TED’s decision to censor them reveals their interest in preserving their own brand while not getting in trouble with the ‘big wigs.’ Here are the talks TED felt were ‘Ideas not worth spreading.’

‘Rich People Don’t Create Jobs’ by Nick  Hanauer

About two years ago, Ted censored Nick Hanauer’s talk called ‘Rich People Don’t Create Jobs.’ Billionaire Nick Hanauer (a venture capitalist from Seattle) gave the talk at a TED conference focusing mainly on income and inequality in America. Although the talk received a standing ovation from the audience, TED didn’t feel it was “An idea worth spreading” and refused to post it to their website. Regardless of the fact that TED has featured many presentations given by high-up politicians like Bill Clinton, David Cameron and Al Gore, this talk was somehow deemed too politically controversial and “explicitly partisan.”

According to Christopher Andersen, the curator of TED, “The talk tapped into a really important and timely issue, but it framed the issue in a way that was explicitly partisan. And it included a number of arguments that were unconvincing, even to those of us who supported his overall stance.”

The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake is a fascinating member of the scientific world. His TED talk named “The Science Delusion” was controversially censored by the TED community after being aired. Rupert shares that humanity has become stuck in turning science into another belief or dogma vs. allowing the method to be what it is. Rupert Sheldrake outlines 10 dogmas he has found to exist within mainstream science today. He states that when you look at each of these scientifically, you see that they are not actually true.

The War on Consciousness by Graham Hancock

TED also controversially censored a talk by Graham Hancock called ‘The War on Consciousness‘. Graham brings light to the war on consciousness that exists in our modern society, especially in the western world. Sharing his experience of overcoming a 24 year cannabis addiction using an ecodelic drug known as Ayahuasca, he makes the argument that modern society does not allow us to truly explore our consciousness by making various these psychedelics illegal. Most people are given pharmaceutical “band aids” to cope with issues that can be cured by exploring our consciousness.

This article first appeared on collective-evolution.com
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24 Responses to "TED Talk Controversy: 3 Powerful Talks TED Tried to Censor"

  1. Edderd  October 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    This reminds me of how True Activist has not allowed many of my post sense I pointed out part of the legacy of the Occupy movement was the MANY Christians killed in the Middle East by the Muslim Brotherhood.

  2. carolyn moss  October 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    These videos provie true education.

  3. Edderd  October 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Truth is the Truth
    In one post for example, I have been trying to expose the same facts about the World bank that Karen Hudes has. When trying to comment and disclose the errors that Jew haters were able to post otherwise unchallenged.
    They are not Jews, they are Ashkenazi, and they are the Rothchilds. They are the enemy and they finance the media. Check it out.

  4. True Actavism  October 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    “cannabis addiction” – Stopped here.
    IF this nigga was smoking real marijuana he wouldnt say that shit, he must be smoking emblaming fluid with reggie.

    • WetWillyWonka  October 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      There is such thing as a mental cannabis addiction

    • Adrian  October 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      there is maybe a mental addiction. But you have this also with shopping, Alcohol, and so on. With a good education there would be no problem with this. When smoking cannabis is going to be habit-forming, you get addicted. Same with alcohol, coffee and everything else.

  5. Eleanor Ruby Moon  October 3, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Aren’t all addictions mental to some extent? I think the difference with weed is it’s habit forming which is a very different thing to addicting. It’s very hard to break a habit but that still doesn’t make it an addiction.

    And Edderd, I’m with you about the Rothschilds. They run the world, like it or not. They run Goldman Sachs, the UN, anything and everything.


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