Hello David Icke. Is this election the first step in a move into politics?
No. I'm just using the opportunity to draw attention to the issue of the Big Brother state, the global elite which is slowly taking over. I'm not entering politics as a career.
So what will you do if you win?
I'm think there's a one-hundred per cent chance that I won't win, but if by some chance I did, I would resign. How could I stand up in the houses of parliament with a set of people and a system that I am opposed to?
The main thing is that globalisation, this Orwellian elite - whatever you want to call it - needs to be brought to the public's attention. I'm just giving out vital information. If we carry on as we are, we will one day find that we no longer have any rights, and our freedom will have been completely taken from us.
There's a general feeling of apathy towards the political system.
What's the alternative? How do you make the 'common man' care about what's happening?
I say to those people, 'What will you say to your children and grandchildren?'
If we let these people decide our future, then how can we complain once our freedom is taken away from us? You can only keep your head in the sand for so long…
When I first began writing about these issues, more than twenty years ago, the global conspiracy was something that was around the corner, but now it's here - Big Brother, and everything that Orwell spoke off is happening now. There was a pastor [Martin Niemöller] who said after the Second World War:
'First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.'
Everybody's freedom is our freedom, and the most important freedom is the freedom to speak. If one person took their wheelie bin out on the wrong day to prove a point about their local council, nobody would take any notice, but if you managed to get a whole town or district to do the same, then they wouldn't be able to ignore them.
You seem to have a big following in America. Are they different, on a 'street level',
in terms of their political awareness?
I do get a good response in America, but I don't think there is any real difference in terms of
political awareness. However, they are able to express themselves in terms of free access
to radio frequencies, things like that.
On a local level, the media is not as controlled as it is over here, so there is a greater sense of people being able to communicate their feelings, so there's esoteric forward projection… I'm staggered by the number of people who come up to me and say, 'I'm so glad it's not only me who feels like this…'
Do you feel you are taken more seriously over there?
When I first started seeing the changes, some people said that I was mad. I remember in 1994 I
gave a talk to a few people, and there was a student there who was really interested in what I
was saying. Years later, after 9/11, he called me up and told me that he had become a
television producer and he eventually made the Channel 5 documentary David Icke: Was He Right?
And he wanted to make it because he saw that a lot of what I had said had actually come to pass.
I think that the more people see what's happening around them, the more they realize that I am
just trying to give out information, and once you have heard something that's enough - you
can't 'unhear' it.
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