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(LifeSiteNews) — Debanking is not a new tactic used by the left. We saw it with the Canadian truckers and with Donald Trump. Yet the recent debanking of Nigel Farage, the man behind the Brexit movement, and Dr. Joseph Mercola, who prominently fought the mainstream COVID narrative, may be indications of something different.

Joining me on this important episode of The John-Henry Westen Show are Frank Wright and Andreas Wailzer, and we discuss the reasons why men such as Farage and Mercola were debanked and what can be done about it. 

Wright believes the debanking of Farage indicates that institutions hijacked by the left are not acting in good faith. “What’s happened is technically legal, but it demonstrates the distance between legality and morality,” he notes. 

“The principle that governs these people is evidence of a … soft collusion between the major institutions of state and broadcasting, and indeed financial institutions, to exclude and destroy the life chances of people who simply disagree with their political views,” Wright continues. 

He cites as proof for his claim a 40-page dossier that NatWest Bank, the owner of Coutts Bank, which debanked Farage but recently reversed their decision, claims that the debanking was caused by his associations with former U.S. President Donald Trump, tennis player Novak Djokovic, and the allegation that he was a “homophobe and a bigot.” Wright further warns that debanking has not been limited to prominent individuals, but that he knows of cases in which average people were debanked because of their political views. 

Wailzer opines that the debanking of Farage has brought the issue to the foreground, whereas before it had been covered up. He also explains that it could be a turning point in the political conversation, since Farage announced he is starting an initiative to gather those who suffered debanking in the United Kingdom to lobby the British Parliament to reverse the trend. 

“I think [the liberal elites] may have chosen the wrong guy to go after, because he is very persistent, and he … almost single-handedly made Brexit possible, which no one thought possible,” Wailzer says. He also maintains that the debanking of Farage could be the “beginning of something big, to fight back against these big banks and the whole … globalist system.” 

Wright also states that debanking could lead to a greater scrutiny of other institutions in light of what appears to be a “conspiracy” against Farage. 

“It is my opinion that this scandal will lead to a wider examination of employment practices, especially in the professions and in the public service, including in the National Health Service [NHS], the Civil Service, education, and academia, which showed systematic discrimination against people who do not hold so-called ‘progressive’ views,” he states. 

He also warns that the phenomenon is not limited to banking. “If your opinions do not agree with those people who have it within their gift to offer you employment and to secure you contracts and to give you preferment, then you will find your career parked or ruined, or you will find avenues of ordinary career opportunities closed to you.” 

Wright adds that debanking is a sign of desperation from the ruling classes, and that as the mainstream media can no longer cover up such a phenomenon, the situation is not “stable,” which has “mobilized ordinary people against a hostile element which is desperate.” 

According to Wailzer, this awareness will cause people to “fight back” against these institutions, and that stories similar to what happened to Farage should be disseminated more. “As more and more people are waking up to … how corrupted our institutions are, I think more people will start fighting back and start … not taking it anymore,” he opines. “If you have a certain critical mass, I think it’s going to be hard to push through their agenda.” 

Wright also stresses that the Farage example is proof that legal mechanisms exist to fight debanking, noting that the 40-page dossier was a result of Farage using an “existing legal mechanism” to compel his bank to disclose the dossier. 

“The institutions that we have in the West are sound,” Wright emphasizes. “They have been hijacked to an enormous degree, but at this point in time, they do still function to protect your rights if you use them.” 

Wright further advocated for a social network “of support and cooperation” designed to share “information, financial, and legal support,” allowing average people to fight “legal injustices” such as that which has befallen Farage. 

“There is a call to arms to be answered, which is go out, join the institutions, join local government, get into the governance of local credit unions, and this is where you can exercise individual power,” he stresses. “It’s time to get involved. This is a time of crisis, and a time of crisis is a time of opportunity.” 

Wailzer, holding that the debanking agenda is “evil,” emphasizes the need to pray and recall that “if God is by our side, we will win” adding that “we shouldn’t get discouraged, even though we’re facing … powerful enemies.” 

Wright, closing the episode, opines that the debanking crisis shows “that media domination is no longer sufficient to maintain a narrative that is diametrically opposed to the interests of its own population,” adding that while the “system” put in place was once able to punish covertly, that it can no longer do so potentially shows “the tide is turning.”

The John-Henry Westen Show is available by video on the show’s YouTube channel and right here on my LifeSite blog.

You can send me feedback, or ideas for show topics by emailing [email protected].

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John-Henry is the co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com. He and his wife Dianne have eight children and they live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout the world. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum, an annual strategy meeting for life, faith and family leaders worldwide. He is a board member of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization. He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.

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