Rise Up and Salute the Sun -- 7 Years of Censorship in America


Tell me something.

In a country that annihilates other countries under the guise of spreading freedom, how is it that America has become the number one country for the censorship of writers?
And how is it, that a writer can be on walls all over the world, and at the heart of so many trends and movements for years, yet not a single word is mentioned about them in western media (outside of BBC/UK)? Is true popularity and influence dictated by an Instagram or Twitter page -- or the global streets? And isn't it easy these days for anybody to hire a publicist and buy followers?

Where are the true intellectual culturati, why are they hiding, and is wisdom really dead in America? What is this censorship really about?
For me to speak confidently like this means only one thing, I know my influence and TRUE WORTH. I see it everywhere. Truth does not sit in a cave and hide like a lie, it roars proudly like a lion.

So I was wondering about something else, and would like to invite your opinion. Why do you think many international artists always paint me with tape or a handkerchief over my mouth? What do you think they are insinuating by such imagery, and how do you think that reflects on America? And when they see my visibility on the streets, in reputable colleges, and cited somewhere in the world every minute, but then see me yanked from Wikipedia after the removal of many articles and links about me, do you honestly believe people who see all that will not question the system's credibility and motives? After all, Wikipedia now hosts pages of anybody with a Youtube channel. What is wrong with wanting to unite the human family? What is wrong with writing about morality, the conscience and the human condition? Is that what the problem is? Or is it because I do not play the game and cannot be tamed?

In the last few years, I have been cited by doctors, professors, fellow authors, religious leaders and political candidates all over the world. And wherever there is a a presidential election, the odds of two opponents reciting my words to each other in a debate are very HIGH. It happened in Africa and in the Philippines. I get permission requests to have my words printed in books every day. I don't even have to write or say anything anymore. My work is already out there and multiplies by the minute. And yet, in America, I am still to be classified.

I am tired of hearing people say philosophy is dead, or that there are no female philosophers. Could it be because we are too busy studying the names and works of old ones, thereby abandoning new voices of the hour? Or could it be because these certain voices could be threatening to the political agenda Could it be too, because America is void of truth to recognize truth in the literary context? After all, one needs truth in them to recognize truth. Or is it because everyone is afraid to form an opinion without a marching band telling them how to think? And what if there is no marching band because the conductor is a rebel? Does the marching band really lend credibility to his orchestrations, or is it because people need to be told how to think and what to like all the time? Would Plato even stand a chance to be heard today without a Twitter account? And if he really needs one, then what does that really say about society?

So if you've wondered why I've pulled away from the internet these past few years, it's because I was experiencing massive suppression everywhere. I was able to see the internet for the illusion and net that it is. I have watched it divide, distract and blind people -- more than unite, educate, and inform them. We live in an age now where truth is leaving us, and not many people are thinking about what this sad reality really means for the future of our children.

Please reflect on these words. I only want you to remember that America is a reflection of who it honors.

SUZY KASSEM
TRUTH ALWAYS RISES WITH TIME.